GRAPHIC: Large Family Farms Produced Most Beef, Hogs And Dairy In 2020

Jan 20, 2022

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Large family farms — ones bringing in more than $1 million a year — produce most of the cattle and hogs in the country, according to U.S. Department of Agriculture data.

A majority of farms in the U.S. are considered small, or having an annual income less than $250,000. But the large-sized farms tend to produce much more.

With beef, the large-scale family farms are more likely to operate feed lots, which concentrate a large number of animals into a relatively small space, according to the USDA.

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