Animal Unit | Propertylogy

Animal Unit

By on May 3, 2019

An animal unit is a unit of measurement that indicates the suitability of a piece of land in supporting range animals.

The numbers that make up an animal unit can vary from place to place.

But it is generally regarded as one 1000-pound animal that grazes approximately 26 pounds of dry forage each day. This is the average consumption for adult cows.

This terms is very important for land purchases when the intention of the buyer is to use the place for livestock.

Licenses that are issued for such activities will usually specify how many animal units a particular piece of land is approved for.

So if you are buying land and targeting farmers to buy or lease the land from you, this is something that you should keep in mind.


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