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4:56 pm
Wed January 23, 2013

First Phase of Kentucky Equine Survey Completed

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Kentucky is home to around 242,400 horses, according to new data released from a statewide survey.

From June to October of last year, researchers with the National Agricultural Statistics Service counted equines across the state, ranging from thoroughbreds at large farms to ponies in people’s backyards. Dr. Jill Stowe, a professor of Agricultural Economics at the University of Kentucky, says the project marks the first comprehensive survey of Kentucky’s horses since 1977.

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Local News
12:02 pm
Wed June 20, 2012

Kentucky To Count Horses

A new study will provide Kentucky's first horse head count in 35 years. The Kentucky Equine Survey will send 15,000 forms to horse owners across the Bluegrass state.

Organizers hope to get an inventory by breed and use. The study will also delve into the horse industry's economic impact.

University of Kentucky professor Jill Stowe says the results will be useful for policymakers and business operators.