The state's cattle industry accounts for approximately one-half of Oklahoma's agriculture economy. There were 55,000 farms and ranches in Oklahoma that raise cattle reported in the 2007 Census of Agriculture. State cattle numbers topped 4.5 million head in 2012.
Oklahoma Ranking: 1
National Ranking (2011): 4
2011 Value: $2,694 (million)
AFBF Beef Cattle Advisory Committee Member: John Pfeiffer, Logan County