Cattle, hog, poultry receipts up in South Dakota2011 cash receipts from cattle and hogs in South Dakota totaled about $2.8 billion, up 13 percent from the previous year.
SIOUX FALLS (AP) — Cash receipts were up for both cattle and hogs in South Dakota last year. The value of egg production and turkeys in the state also climbed.
The U.S. Department of Agriculture says 2011 cash receipts from cattle and hogs in South Dakota totaled about $2.8 billion, up 13 percent from the previous year. Cattle accounted for 80 percent of the total.
In a separate report, USDA valued egg production in South Dakota last year at $44.5 million, up 18 percent over the year. Hens laid about 700 million eggs.
South Dakota producers raised 4.4 million turkeys in 2011. That was down 4 percent from 2010, but the value of production rose about 7 percent to $123 million.