Animal Production: NAICS 112
About the Animal Production subsector
The animal production subsector is part of the agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting sector.
Industries in the Animal Production subsector raise or fatten animals for the sale of animals or animal products. The subsector comprises establishments, such as ranches, farms, and feedlots primarily engaged in keeping, grazing, breeding, or feeding animals. These animals are kept for the products they produce or for eventual sale. The animals are generally raised in various environments, from total confinement or captivity to feeding on an open range pasture. Establishments primarily engaged in the farm raising and production of aquatic animals or plants in controlled or selected aquatic environments are included in this subsector.
North American Industry Classification System
The animal production subsector consists of these industry groups:
- Cattle Ranching and Farming: NAICS 1121
- Hog and Pig Farming: NAICS 1122
- Poultry and Egg Production: NAICS 1123
- Sheep and Goat Farming: NAICS 1124
- Animal Aquaculture: NAICS 1125
- Other Animal Production: NAICS 1129
This section provides information relating to employment in animal production.
These data are obtained from employer or establishment surveys.
The following tables present an overview of the industry and projections of occupational employment change.
For projected (future) employment estimates, see the National Employment Matrix, which includes employment estimates by industry and occupation for animal production.
(Source: Office of Occupational Statistics and Employment Projections)
Work-related Fatalities, Injuries, and Illnesses
This section presents data for the industry on the number of workplace fatalities and the rates of workplace injuries and illnesses per 100 full-time workers in animal production. An injury or illness is considered to be work-related if an event or exposure in the work environment either caused or contributed to the resulting condition or significantly aggravated a pre-existing condition.
(Source: Injuries, Illnesses, and Fatalities)
This section presents data on the number of establishments in animal production.
(Source: Quarterly Census of Employment and Wages)
Other BLS Resources
Career Guide to Industries
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Data extracted on:
October 22, 2014