Cattle and beef production represent the largest single segment of American agriculture. In fact, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) says more farms are classified as beef cattle operations (35%) than any other type.
The future of the 1 million cattle farmers and ranchers in this country depends on producing a safe, wholesome and nutritious food tailored to the needs of consumers. For many farmers and ranchers, raising cattle is a family tradition.
Beef Market at a Glance
The Cattle Industry, Who We Are
The Efficiency of American Agriculture
Modern Beef Production
Growth Promotant Use in Cattle Production
Government Approval of Growth Promotants
Antibiotic Use in Cattle Production
Antibiotic Approval Process
Common Potential Concerns About Today's Beef Production