Beef Cattle Information : www.livestockexpo.org

2014 Cattle inventory: 95 million (down 3% from 2012) (USDA NASS)

Economic impact:  $44 billion in farm gate receipts (USDA NASS)
Number of beef cow operations: 729,000
Number of cattle & calf operations: 915,000
  • 29.0 million beef cows (down 1%)
  • 33.3 million head calf crop (2013)
  • 90 percent of cow herds have less than 100 cows (avg. 40 head)
2014 U.S. total beef exports:  5.6 billion pounds
  • Top export markets:  Canada, Japan, Mexico, South Korea and Hong Kong
More than 50 % of the total value of U.S. sales of cattle and calves come from the top 5 states: 
  1. Texas
  2. Nebraska
  3. Kansas
  4. California
  5. Oklahoma
  • Average producer age:  58.3, up 1.2 years since 2007             (USDA 2007 Ag Census)
  • U.S. beef production (commercial carcus weight) was 25.8 billion pounds
  • The total U.S. beef consumed was 25.5 billion pounds.
  • Average annual U.S. retail Choice beef price in 2013 was $5.29/lb.
  • U.S. commercial slaughter total was 31.9 million head

Feedlot Finishing Cattle | Fact Sheet :www.beefusa.org

Modern Beef Production | Fact Sheet :  www.explorebeef.org

National Cattlemen - Directions Statistics : www.beefusa.org

Beef Cattle Slide Show


There are many breeds of beef cattle. 

You may click on the the photo for the link to find out more about  each breed.

Beef Industry Statistics

Hungry for Beef Slide Show


Profitable Feedlot Cattle : www.cabpartners.com

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