Oklahoma Cattle

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

  1. Cattle and Calves: Cattle generated $3.55 billion in 2012 and accounted for 50 percent of the state’s agricultural receipts.
  2. Hogs: The world’s most widely eaten meat, hogs earned $913.82 million in cash receipts in 2012.
  3. Wheat: Wheat generated $757.8 million in cash receipts, or 10.8 percent of the state’s agricultural receipts for 2012.
  4. Broilers: Broilers in Oklahoma earned $708.55 million and were raised on 606 farms in 2012. 
  5. Hay: Oklahoma hay varieties include alfalfa, brome, oats and prairie grass, and generated $169.82 million in 2012.
  6. Dairy Products: The 98,027 dairy cattle on Oklahoma farms generated $169.04 million in cash receipts in 2012.
  7. Greenhouse and Nursery: Greenhouse and nursery products earned $160.04 million in cash receipts in 2012.
  8. Corn: As the No. 8 commodity for Oklahoma, soybeans contributed $40 million to the economy in 2011. The crop is important for animal agriculture, and the industry consumes the meal from nearly 40 million bushels of soybeans each year.
  9. Chicken Eggs: Approximately 3.12 million layers produced $90.47 million worth of eggs in 2012.
  10. Cotton: The 53,250 bales of cotton produced in Oklahoma in 2012 are enough to make almost $16.7 billion dollar bills.
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    So, is #8 corn or soybeans?


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