Agriculture is the among the top three industries in Wyoming and beef cattle production is the biggest part of Wyoming’s agriculture industry. Other important ag products include hay, barley, wheat, corn and sheep. Farmers also grow sugar beets, and raise hogs, horses and honeybees.
Check out the helpful infographic below showing the top 10 Wyoming ag products, based on 2015 cash receipts, plus a fun fact about each. Feel free to share on Facebook, Pinterest or Twitter, or contact us to reprint.
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What’s Growing in Wyoming?
- Cattle and Calves – $1.16 billion: A steer typically weighs about 1,000 pounds and yields about 450 pounds of edible meat.
- Hay – $143 million: Sheep and goats refuse to eat trampled hay, but cows and horses will gobble it up.
- Hogs – $56.4 million: Pork is the most widely eaten meat. It represents about 42 percent of all meat eaten in the world.
- Sugar Beets – $40.3 million: Sugar beets were first recognized as a valuable sweetening plant source in the 1700s.
- Barley – $38.8 million: Barley has the most fiber of all the whole grains. In fact, some varieties contain a whopping 30 percent fiber.
- Chicken Eggs – $32.7 million: U.S. poultry farms provide about 10 percent of the world’s egg supply, or 75 billion eggs each year.
- Corn – $28.4 million: Field corn is different from the corn we eat. Hard and dry, it’s used to feed livestock and make ethanol.
- Dairy Products – $24.5 million: A dairy cow produces about 6.3 gallons of milk each day and 350,000 glasses of milk in a lifetime.
- Dry Beans – $22.4 million: Americans eat about 8 pounds of beans per person per year, with pinto and navy beans being the most popular.
- Wheat – $18.5 million: A bushel of wheat yields 42 one-and-a-half pound loaves of white bread or 90 one-pound loaves of whole-wheat bread.