Livestock Agriculture is clearly central to the economic viability of Todd County. Livestock farming is Todd County’s number one private employer and is number two in County Industrial Output, exceeded only by the animal processing industry on Todd County. Todd County lies in the middle of other top Minnesota livestock counties of Stearns, Morrison, and Ottertail. Todd County’s livestock ranking within Minnesota is eighth in dairy, fifth in beef cows, and tenth in poultry. Todd County boasts land ideally suited to raising forage crops, close access to markets and other critical infrastructure, and a culture that is understanding of livestock industry’s needs.