Ag Facts

Cattle industry in Wyoming

The value added to Wyoming’s economy by the agricultural sector in Wyoming was $1.77 billion in 2017. The cattle industry is the largest component of Wyoming agriculture accounting for over half of all cash receipts. In terms of value of production, cattle came in at $897 million in 2017.

Wyoming Agriculture Statistics 2018

Hay leading Wyoming crop

Hay is by far the leading crop in Wyoming in terms of value of production totaling $330 million in 2017. 2,479,000 tons of hay were produced in 2017.

Wyoming Agriculture Statistics 2018

Beef has Zinc, Iron & Protein

Beef has Zip!  Zinc, Iron and Protein.  Protein from beef provides nine essential amino acids that your body can’t make on its own.

Headwaters State

Wyoming is a “Headwaters” State.  This means that many rivers begin in Wyoming.  Wyoming is the headwater of four major water drainage basins.


Wyoming’s Land:  4% of Wyoming’s land is Indian trust land.


Wyoming’s Land:  6% of Wyoming’s land is state owned.


Wyoming’s Land:  42% of Wyoming’s land is privately owned.


Wyoming’s Land:  48% of Wyoming’s total land area is federally owned.

11,400 Farms and Ranches

In 2017, Wyoming farms and ranches numbered 11,400 and size average was 2,649 acres.  Wyoming ranks 11th nationally in total land in farms/ranches and 1st for average size of farms/ranches.
Wyoming Agriculture Statistics 2018

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