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PA Equine Statistics

Information Is From The Pennsylvania Equine Industry Profile conducted by:
Penn State University & The Pennsylvania Agricultural Statistics Service June 1, 1990

In May 2003 the updated PA Equine Industry Inventory, Economic & Demographic Characteristics results were released. The document is in PDF format. According to this study the PA Equine Industry is worth 10 billion dollars annually.

According to this report, the EQUINE INDUSTRY VALUES, rank second only to dairy cattle among ALL agricultural commodities. Agriculture is Pennsylvania's number one industry.

The Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture, PDA, needs to have inspectors at the auction barns in New Holland, PA, Middleburg, PA, Centre Hall, PA, Waynesburg, PA and all other open horse auctions that do not require Coggins Tests and Health Certificates as a requirement for entry into their sale(s).

The PDA inspectors need to check for compliance of Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture regulations:

Equine Owners

44,000 Individuals, Partnerships Others own Equines
8,800 Commercial Operations - Breeding, Boarding, Competition, Showing
Commercial Sector is Responsible for 60% of Equine Related Expenditures
60% or over 5,000 Breeding Operations- 20,400 Broodmares 4,000 Stallions
Equine Farms Employed 7,500 Paid Residents
Labor Services Paid In Non-Cash Form (Lessons, etc.) Nearly $2 Million
10% PA Horse Owners Receive 76% - 100% Income From Equine Activities
Nearly 50% PA Horse Owning Households or Operations Have Gross Income of $20,000 to $49,000
26% -Over $50,000 Gross Income 15% - $20,000 or Less Gross Income
Not included in Survey- Veterinarians, Trainers, Tack Feed Representatives Equine Support Personnel

Pennsylvania Equine Numbers

170,000 Horses $620 Million
Warmbloods Average Value Per Horse- $12,140
Standardbreds Average Value Per Horse- $10,100
Thoroughbreds Average Value Per Horse- $9,400
Quarter Horse 27,700
Standardbreds 18,200
Draft Breeds 17,400
Ponies 17,100

Economic Impact In Pennsylvania

Leading County in Equine Value- Chester $110 Million
Equine Related Land, Facilities, Fencing Excess $2.9 Billion
Equine Related Inventory Equipment Supplies $370 Million
Taxes Paid By Equine Owners Excess $15 Million
1990 Equine Related Expenditures Approximately $428 Million
Feed $76 Million
Equipment $61 Million
Expenditure Per Horse Total - $2,882 Feed $465 Equipment $402
Hay Purchased Equine Use Approximately- 270,000 Tons, 1.6 Ton Per Horse

Equine Land Use In Pennsylvania

37,000 Equine Owners Kept Horses on 520,000 Acres.
2,850,000 Acres in Operation By Equine Farms
6,300 Horse Owners Maintained Their Horses at a Boarding or Other Facility
Highest Horse Population in Berks, Bucks, Chester, Delaware, Lancaster, Lebanon, Montgomery & Philadelphia Counties with 48,800 Horses.
Second - Horse Population in Allegheny, Fayette, Greene, Somerset, Washington, & Westmoreland Counties with 23,900 Horses.
Third - Horse Population in Adams, Bedford, Cumberland, Franklin, Fulton, & York Counties with 22,500 Horses

Horse Population By Counties

Lancaster-17,300 Chester - 14,600 Washington - 9,200 York - 7,800 Westmoreland - 5,700

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