Oklahoma Cattle

Take a look at the state’s top commodities, based on cash receipts:

  1. Broilers: Americans consume more chicken than anyone else in the world. Oklahoma farmers produced just under 1.4 billion pounds of broiler meat in 2016, earning more than $651.5 million in production value.
  2. Cattle and calves: Oklahoma ranks No. 2 in the nation for beef cows. The state is home to 5 million total cattle and calves. Cattle and calves earned over $2.5 billion in production value in 2016.
  3. Corn: Unlike sweet corn that people consume, corn for grain is used to feed livestock. Oklahoma farms yielded 42.4 million bushels of corn for grain in 2016. The crop is valued at $144 million.
  4. Cotton: Oklahoma cotton yields set a new record in 2016 with 1,026 pounds produced per acre. That’s almost enough cotton to make 250 pairs of jeans from each acre. This cash crop is valued at $202.7 million.
  5. Grain Sorghum: Grain sorghum grows and thrives in Oklahoma, thanks to its ability to survive long, hot summers. About 20.4 million bushels earned $55.2 million in production value in 2016.
  6. Hay: Oklahoma is No. 5 in the nation for hay production. In 2016, local farms produced more than 5.8 million tons of hay, earning more than $490.9 million in production value the same year.
  7. Hogs: Oklahoma is a heavy hitter in the pork industry. The state’s hogs earned more than $877.8 million in cash receipts in 2016. As of December 2016, local farms housed more than 2.1 million hogs.
  8. Milk: Milk does Oklahoma good – local dairies produced more than 692 million pounds of milk in 2016. Milk had a production value of more than $122.4 million the same year.
  9. Oil crops: Oklahoma is a strong producer of oil crops, such as soy, sunflower and canola, which are processed and used for cooking, biofuels and more. Oil crops added $128.3 million to Oklahoma’s economy in 2015.
  10. Wheat: Winter wheat is used primarily for all-purpose, pastry and cake flours. Oklahoma farms yielded 136.5 million bushels of winter wheat in 2016, earning over $470.9 million.
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    So, is #8 corn or soybeans?


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