Reader: The Story of Colorado Beef 2020-2021: Issue 2 | Page 2

2 - Colorado Agriculture in the Classroom Where are the Cattle ? Beef cows and calves ( cattle ) can be found in nearly every county of Colorado ! This map shows the counties in Colorado where cattle are raised , according to Colorado Agricultural Statistics . Cattle receive their nutrition by grazing or by being fed a balanced ration by their caretakers . Many of the counties colored white are either cities or where the mountains are so high there is no grass or forage . Key - Cattle Numbers More than 500,000 100,000 to 499,999 50,000 to 99,999 25,000 to 49,999 10,000 to 24,999 Less than 10,000 Did not report statistical numbers What county has the most beef cows and calves ? _________________________________________________________________________ Can you name the five counties that are in the 100,000 to 499,999 range ? _________________________________________________________________________ What is the range of cattle numbers for the county where you live ? _________________________________________________________________________ How many counties raise between 10,000 and 99,999 beef cows and calves ? _________________________________________________________________________ MOFFAT ROUTT JACKSON LARIMER BOULDER WELD LOGAN SEDGWICK MORGAN WASHINGTON ARAPAHOE ELBERT DOUGLAS EL PASO PUEBLO CROWLEY OTERO BENT KIOWA PROWERS BACA LAS ANIMAS TELLER KIT CARSON CHEYENNE LINCOLN YUMA PHILLIPS GRAND EAGLE PITKIN GUNNISON SAGUACHE HINSDALE MINERAL SUMMIT RIO BLANCO GARFIELD MESA DELTA MONTROSE SAN MIGUEL DOLORES MONTEZUMA LA PLATA ARCHULETA CONEJOS RIO GRANDE COSTILLA HUERFANO CUSTER FREMONT LAKE CHAFFEE PARK ALAMOSA SAN JUAN CLEAR CREEK OURAY DENVER BROOMFIELD ADAMS JEFFERSON GILPIN