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Table Lu01: Livestock population estimated from U.S. Census of Agriculture, 1997

Table Lu01 Livestock population estimated from U.S. Census of Agriculture, 1997 (Barney 2002, personal communication).
County Total number livestock operations Total AU on livestock farms Number of confined operations Total AU on confined operations
Cole 844 35,678 424 8,284
Moniteau 841 56,801 533 17,864
Morgan 708 67,619 478 36,745
Miller 894 77,149 561 37,445
Total 3,287 237,247 1,996 100,338

AU = animal unit = 1000 pounds live animal weight; Livestock = beef, dairy, swine and poultry; Confined operation = livestock held in a feedlot or other facility such that accumulated manure needs to be removed on a regular basis

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