- Soybeans in the form of soybean meal are fed as a protein source to livestock.
- Livestock is the biggest consumer of Indiana soybeans.
- Indiana Livestock consumed 1.18 million tons of soybeans meal in 2011.
- 39.3 million bushels of Indiana soybeans in the form of soybean meal were fed to livestock in the state.
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- Hogs – 16.7 million bushels
- Egg Layers – 10.6 million bushels
- Turkeys – 6 million bushels
- Dairy Cattle – 3.7 million bushels
- Broilers – 1.7 million bushels
- Beef Cattle – 600,000 bushels
Source: Informa Economics (2011 data)
At the state level, animal agriculture represented $7.0 billion in revenues, $1.2 billion in household income, and 32,600 jobs. In addition, it yielded an estimated $287 million in income taxes, and $208 million in property taxes
Over the past decade, the expansion of animal agriculture in Indiana has led to increases of $1.6 billion in economic output, $271 million in household wages, 7,200 jobs, and $64 million in tax revenue. Source: United Soybean Board (2011 data)
Global Livestock Facts
- 30 million metric tons of soybean meal is consumed by the U.S. Poultry and livestock sectors.
- 1.2 billion bushels of U.S. soybeans are needed to produce that 30 million metric tons of soybean meal.
- 1.8 million jobs are supported by poultry and livestock in the United States.
- 129,000 jobs were added to the U.S. economy by the poultry and livestock sectors since 2000.
- There has been a $4 billion increased household income in the last decade due to U.S. poultry and livestock.
- Source: United Soybean Board (2010 data)
General Livestock Facts
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- Consumption of soybeans by species by state – United Soybean Board 2010 data