Take a close look in that fenced off field next time you pass by. Chances are you’ll see some type of West Virginia livestock. Cattle, sheep, goats, horses, and swine dot the landscape from the Ohio River to the easternmost counties. Whether they are raised for pleasure, as a food source, or for their wool or milk, the animals bring in tens of millions of dollars each year to West Virginia’s economy. The West Virginia Department of Agriculture has strict regulations and laws on the books that make sure the livestock remain healthy.