In December of 1995, there were 1,850,000 hogs in the state of Ohio! These hogs provide pork, sausage, and bacon for a lot of people here in Ohio and all over the world! What trends can you find in the hog industry?
|Study the table below and then answer the following questions.|
The following table shows the change in number of farms (or operations) raising hogs in Ohio between 1994 and 1995. These farms are not all family farms. A group of people may raise pigs as a business, but they may not be a family.
The table also shows what percentage of the state's total hog inventory each size group has. For example, 13% of the hog operations in Ohio in 1995 had between one and ninety-nine hogs.
|Make a bar graph with the information from the following table that shows the change in the number of farms for each size group over the two years. Hint: You will need to have two bars for each size group. Put the year on the horizontal axis with the size group and put the number of operations on the vertical. Don't forget to label your graph! You do not need to include the "% of all operations" in this graph. We will use this information later. After you have made your graph answer the questions about trends in the hog industry.|
|Farm size(in # of hogs)||1-99||Hogs||100-499||Hogs||500-999||Hogs||1000-1,999||Hogs||2,000+||Hogs|
|% of all operations||13||13||36||33||22||21||20||22||9||11|