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6.3 Billion Pounds

Total estimated production of cattle and calves in Texas in 2012, which accounted for nearly one-sixth of the nation's total production. It's likely that the beef hot dogs, steaks and burgers you will feast on came from the Lone Star State, Nebraska (estimated at 5.1 billion pounds) or Kansas (estimated at 3.8 billion pounds). (Photos from left: Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images, John Moore/Getty Images)