Ag Facts

Cattle industry in Wyoming

The value added to Wyoming’s economy by the agricultural sector in Wyoming was $1.83 billion in 2019. of that total, animals and animal products accounted for $1.13 billion.  Cattle and calves ranked as the largest livestock commodity raised in the state.

Wyoming Agriculture Statistics 2020

Hay leading Wyoming crop

Hay is the leading crop in Wyoming.  In 2019, farmers and ranchers produced 2,496,000 tons of hay.

Wyoming Agriculture Statistics 2020

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.

12,000 Farms and Ranches

In 2019, Wyoming farms and ranches numbered 12,000 and size average was 2,417 acres.  Wyoming ranks 11th nationally in total land in farms/ranches and 1st for average size of farms/ranches.
Wyoming Agriculture Statistics 2020

29 Million Acres

Wyoming has 29 million acres of land used for farming and ranching.
Wyoming Agriculture Statistics 2020

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