Livestock producers depend on the health of the land and of the animals they produce. Cattle & calves and dairy goods are Arizona’s most valuable farm products, with cattle & calves representing 18% of total farm receipts and dairy products 20%. There are approximately 1 million head of cattle & calves producing 386 million pounds of beef annually. Arizona has 186,000 milk cows in the state with a yearly milk production of 23,382 pounds per cow; over 165,000 hogs, and 150,000 head of sheep and lambs. The state has, on average, 1,600,000 laying hens which produce over 5.8 billion eggs a year.