Colorado Beef Production

Today, there are more than 2.6 million head of cattle and 13,000 beef producers throughout Colorado. Colorado ranks 10th in overall cattle numbers nationwide.

Nearly one-third of Colorado's counties are classified as either economically dependent on the cattle industry or having the cattle industry serve an important role in their economies. Cash receipts from the sale of cattle and calves at $2.5 billion represents over half of the gross farm income of $4.9 billion -- Colorado's largest industry.

For more information regarding Colorado agriculture industry statistics, check out the Colorado Agriculture Statistics Service website.