Cattle and sheep numbers up in South Dakota over 2017
SIOUX FALLS (AP) — South Dakota has more cattle and sheep than it did a year ago.
New reports from the federal Agriculture Department show 4 million cattle and calves in the state on Jan. 1, up 4 percent from last year at the same time.
Sheep and lambs totaled 260,000 head, up 10,000 from last year.
The 2017 calf crop totaled 1.84 million head, up 9 percent from 2016. Last year's lamb crop totaled 190,000 head, down 5,000 to a record low.