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Cattle are big business in West Virginia. The latest figures from the West Virginia Annual Bulletin show 380,000 head of cattle were raised in-state. The value for those animals topped an estimated $430 million in 2013. The bulk of that money comes from beef cattle. The top cattle producing counties are Greenbrier, Monroe, Pendleton, Hardy, and Preston. Annual events such as the Wardensville Bull Test and the Southern West Virginia Bull Test show off some of the best beef in the country. Dairy cows number 9,000 and bring in $30.5 million a year.

xA herd of Angus cattle stand in a flower-filled field


WV Feeder Cattle Market