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Ranching in Mississippi comes as no surprise as they are the United States’ top producers of agricultural goods and livestock. Beef and chickens are Mississippi’s top livestock and their top wildlife animals are bobcats, black bears, river otters, alligators, and raccoons. With Mississippi’s variety of wildlife and terrain, hunting is well known throughout Mississippi.
Mississippi is responsible for 35% of the total land being used for ranches and farms, with 34,988 farms and ranches across 10.4 million acres. Although all soil across the state is suitable, the Delta region has more variety in its soil making it great for ranchers because they have more options to work with. Gaylon Lawrence, Jr. Is Mississippi’s largest landowner owning more than 180,000 acres.
Ranching in Mississippi brings a community. With their strong agricultural community, associations and networks are always there to provide support and resources for ranchers. Organizations are always looking to help educate those around them. Whether you will be starting or continuing your ranch needs in Mississippi, there is always a helping hand nearby.