Department of Economics
Beef is South Dakota's most important agricultural product. The state ranked 6th in the nation in the number of beef cows, and 11th in the number of cattle on feed on January 1, 1971. About half of all South Dakota cash receipts from farm marketings come from the sale of cattle and calves.
This report provides an assessment of past trends and of problems and potentials for beef production in South Dakota.
South Dakota beef industry, South Dakota beef
South Dakota Experiment Station, South Dakota State University
Gaarder, R. O., "Trends, Developments, and Potentials for Growth: South Dakota's Beef Industry" (1971). Research Bulletins of the South Dakota Agricultural Experiment Station (1887-2011). 590.