A definition of animal unit from United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), appears in the Commodity Credit Corporation Regulations for the Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP), at 7 CFR § 1466.3:
Animal unit means 1,000 pounds of live weight of any given livestock species or any combination of livestock species.
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