BISMARCK, N.D. — North Dakota has more cattle and sheep than it did a year ago.

New reports from the federal Agriculture Department show 1.86 million cattle and calves in the state on Jan. 1, up 2 percent from last year at the same time.

Sheep and lambs totaled 70,000 head, up 4,000 from last year.

The 2017 calf crop totaled 960,000 head, up 5 percent from 2016. Last year’s lamb crop totaled 49,000 head, down 2,000.

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