Policy & Advocacy - Animal Agriculture
Animal agriculture is an important contributor to North Dakota's economy and to the smaller communities struggling to survive in rural areas of the state.
North Dakota has untapped livestock growth potential. Hopefully these pages will help clear up misconceptions about animal agriculture and increase awareness of just how beneficial this industry is, and could be, to our state.
To learn more, click on the links on the left under "Animal agriculture facts."
Dare to compare
Animal agriculture dollars "turn over" more times than dollars in any other sector of North Dakota's economy.
|Gross receipts multiplier|
|Ag Processing & Misc. Manufacturing||4.45|
|Gross receipts multiplier effect figures based on "The Role of Agriculture in the North Dakota Economy," F. Larry Leistritz, David K. Lambert and Randal C. Coon, NDSU Agribusiness & Applied Economics Statistical Series Repoert No. 57-S, November 2002|
|Dairy Cows per square mile|
|North Dakota||Less than .5|
|Pigs per square mile|
|1/3 of Manitoba||24|
|1/3 of Saskatchewan||23|
|Beef cows per square mile|
There is room for livestock growth in North Dakota.