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Floridas livestock industry had gross cash receipts of more than $1.2 billion in 1997, an increase of $48.4 million from 1996.

Milk sales at $408 million remained the largest contributor to gross receipts. However, receipts from milk sales were down from 1996 by $23 million. Cattle and calf sales brought in almost $313 million, up $94 million from the previous year. Chickens and egg receipts in 1997 were $353 million, down from $363 million in 1996.

Hog receipts in 1997 were $11.9 million, a decrease from 1996 of $2.6 million. Honey receipts were $12 million, a decrease of $9.9 million from 1996. Other livestock such as horses, goats, sheep and aquaculture products brought $151 million, down less that $1 million in 1996.