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TEN LARGEST STATES--2008

Number Head (in millions) % of U.S.

1. Texas ----------13.8------- 14.3%
2. Kansas ---------6.7 --------6.9
3. Nebraska ------6.6 --------6.8
4. California ------5.5 --------5.6
5. Oklahoma -----5.4 --------5.6
6. Missouri -------4.3 --------4.5
7. Iowa -----------4.0 --------4.1
8. South Dakota 3.7 --------3.8
9. Wisconsin -----3.4 --------3.5
10. Colorado -----2.8-------- 2.8

Total for ten largest 56.2 57.9%
U.S. total 99.7



The answer above is for all cattle (including dairy). The question asks specifically about beef cattle. The top ten in beef cattle is:
TX
MO
OK
NE
SD
KS
MT
KY
TN
IA
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