American Agriculturist Farm Directory & Reference Book
Livingston County, NY
Agricultural Statistics for Livingston County 1917

Livingston County Population 1917

38,037

Number of all farms 1917

3,298

 

Color and nativity of farmers:

Native white

2,858

foreign-born white

430

Negro & other non-white

10

 

Number of farms classified by size:

Under 3 acres

22

3 to 9 acres

310

10 to 19 acres

234

20 to 49 acres

341

50 to 99 acres

750

100 to 174 acres

1,038

175 to 259 acres

380

260 to 499 acres

198

500 to 909 acres

20

1000 acres and over

7

 

Land and Farm Area:

Approximate land area

403,840 acres

Land in farms

389,536 acres

Improved land in farms

310,963 acres

Woodland in farms

61,083 acres

Other unimproved land In farms

17,490 acres

 

Value of farm Property

All farm property

$28,696,858

Land

$15,348,406

Buildings

$ 8,144,652

Implements & machinery

$ 1,614,973

Domestic animals, poultry & bees

$ 3,388,827

 

Domestic Animals  
Farms reporting domestic animals

3,032

Value of domestic animals:

Cattle:

Total number cows

31,403

Dairy cows

17,859

Other cows

2,162

Yearling heifers

2,988

Calves

5,510

Yearling steers and bull

1,035

Other steers and bulls

1,849

Value

$1,095,941

 

Horses:

Total number horses

13,598

Mature horses

12,700

Yearling colts

780

Spring colts

118

Value

$1,919,251

 

Mules:

Total number mules

123

Mature mules

120

Value

$17,485

 

Land In farms w/animals

219,031 acres

Improved land in farms

180,233 acres

Value of land & buildings

$13,779,274

Degree of Ownership of Farms with Domestic Animals:

Farms consisting of owned only

1,789

Farms consisting of owned & hired land

408

Color and nativity of owners of farms with domestic animals:

Native white

1,905

Foreign-born white

286

Negro and other non-white

6

 

Farms Operated by Tenants

Number of Farms

1,027

Per cent of all farms

31.1%

Land In farms

137,481 acres

Improved land In farms

111,600 acres

Value of land & buildings

$7,777,564

Form of tenancy:

 

Share tenants

637

Share-cash tenants

41

Cash tenants

334

Color and nativity of tenants of farms operated by tenants:

 

Native white

889

Foreign-born white

134

Negro & other non-white

4

 

Farms Operated by Managers

Number of Farms

74

Land in farms

33,024 acres

Improved land in farms

19,130 acres

Value of land & buildings

$1,936,220

 

Mortgage Debts

For all Farms Operated by Owners:

Number free from mortgage debt

1,151

Number with mortgage debt

1,012

Number with no mortgage report

34

For Farms consisting of owned land Only:

Number reporting debt and amount

787

Value of their and & Buildings

$4,683,580

Amount of mortgage debt

$1,605,664

Per cent of value of land & buildings

343

 

Farm Expense

Labor: Farms reporting

2,396

Cash expended

$718,671

Rent & Board furnished

$188,394

Feed: Farms reporting

1,548

Amount expended

$199,148

 

Swine:

Total number

21,786

Mature hogs

11,356

Spring pigs

10,430

Value $200,058

Sheep:

Total number

30,700

Rams, ewes & wethers

18,546

Spring lambs

12,154

Value

$176,654

Poultry and Bees

Number of poultry and bees

300,139

Value

$260,547

Number of colonies of bees

2,724

Value

$ 12,797

 

Farms Operated by Owners

Number of farms

4,322

Per cent of all farms

72.4%

Fertilizer

Farms reporting

4,177

Amount expended

$312,255

 

Principal Crops

Corn

799,032 bushels

Oats

1,385,560 bushels

Wheat

866,903 bushels

Buckwheat

11,631 bushels

Rye

101,586 bushels

Potatoes

2,796,728 bushels

Tobacco

______ pounds

Hay & forage total

97,959 tons

Timothy alone

22,118 tons

Timothy & clover mixed

48,880 tons

Clover alone

4,656 tons

Alfalfa

3,205 tons

Millet or Hungarian grass

315 tons

Other tame or cultivated grasses

833 tons

Coarse forage

16,755 tons

 

Copyright Douglas Morgan, 2001

 

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