Texas has the most beef cows in the United States followed by Oklahoma and Missouri. 

Texas has more beef cows than Missouri and Oklahoma combined.

Texas has more than 14% of the beef cows in the United States.

Eight (8) states have more than 1 million beef cows. 

The top 10 states with the most beef cows account for nearly 58% of the inventory in the United States.

United States 29,693,100
Rank State 2015 % Of U.S.
1 Texas 4,180,000 14.08%
2 Oklahoma 1,900,000 6.40%
3 Missouri 1,881,000 6.33%
4 Nebraska 1,786,000 6.01%
5 South Dakota 1,632,000 5.50%
6 Montana 1,506,000 5.07%
7 Kansas 1,477,000 4.97%
8 Kentucky 1,007,000 3.39%
9 Iowa 920,000 3.10%
10 Florida 916,000 3.08%
11 North Dakota 904,000 3.04%
12 Tennessee 883,000 2.97%
13 Arkansas 863,000 2.91%
14 Colorado 745,000 2.51%
15 Wyoming 694,000 2.34%
16 Alabama 672,000 2.26%
17 Virginia 637,000 2.15%
18 California 600,000 2.02%
19 Oregon 525,000 1.77%
20 Georgia 489,000 1.65%
21 Idaho 481,000 1.62%
22 Mississippi 468,000 1.58%
23 Louisiana 466,000 1.57%
24 New Mexico 407,000 1.37%
25 Illinois 376,000 1.27%
26 North Carolina 363,000 1.22%
27 Minnesota 350,000 1.18%
28 Utah 324,000 1.09%
29 Ohio 282,000 0.95%
30 Wisconsin 275,000 0.93%
31 Nevada 217,000 0.73%
32 Indiana 199,000 0.67%
33 Washington 198,000 0.67%
34 West Virginia 185,000 0.62%
35 Arizona 175,000 0.59%
36 South Carolina 170,000 0.57%
37 Pennsylvania 150,000 0.51%
38 New York 115,000 0.39%
39 Michigan 112,000 0.38%
40 Hawaii 69,800 0.24%
41 Maryland 41,000 0.14%
42 Vermont 12,000 0.04%
43 Maine 11,000 0.04%
44 New Jersey 7,500 0.03%
45 Massachusetts 5,500 0.02%
46 Connecticut 5,000 0.02%
47 Alaska 4,300 0.01%
48 New Hampshire 3,000 0.01%
49 Delaware 2,500 0.01%
50 Rhode Island 1,500 0.01%
Source:  NASS/USDA (head)