Beef Cattle Production in the US: Market Research Report

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Beef Cattle Production Market Research Report | NAICS 11211 | Mar 2014

Lean cuisine: A shift to white meats will cut into growth, but demand will remain steady

The Beef Cattle Production market research report provides key industry analysis and industry statistics, measures market size, analyzes current and future industry trends and shows market share for the industry’s largest companies. IBISWorld publishes the largest collection of industry reports so you can see an industry’s supply chain, economic drivers and key buyers and markets.

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Market Share of Companies
There are no companies with a dominant market share
Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 09-14
Annual Growth 14-19
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Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

While Americans are reducing red meat consumption and shifting to alternative sources of protein, such as poultry and eggs, industry demand will remain steady. Consumers reduced the quantity and quality of their beef purchases during the recession, and while per capita beef consumption will marginally increase over the next five years, reported health effects regarding beef will likely preclude any significant increase in consumption. Neverthelesss, downstream demand is is expected to remain steady due to increases in disposable income, allowing consumers to purchase pricer industry products... purchase to read more

Industry Report - Industry Investment Chapter

Compared with the rest of the farming sector, Beef Cattle Production can require a substantial amount of investment capital, especially in the feedlot segment. IBISWorld estimates that for every dollar spent on labor, US beef cattle producers invest $0.77 in capital. The basic equipment requirements for feedlot operations are loader tractors, feed trucks, scales, corrals and fencing for lots, feed and water troughs, and grain silos for feed storage. Larger feedlots invest in specialized machinery and newer technology, such as computerized feeding and cattle management systems. Cattle ranches are much less automated and require a lower investment in capital. Cattle in ranches typically graze in large paddocks, lowering the costs of animal shelter, housing and maintenance... purchase to read more


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What is the Beef Cattle Production Industry?

This industry includes farms and ranches that primarily engage in raising cattle (including cattle for dairy herd replacements), or feeding cattle for fattening to prepare them for consumption. The industry also comprises cattle feedlot operations, which produce high-quality beef.

Industry Products
Industry Activities
Cattle and calf ranching and farmingFeedlot operationsBackgrounding and conditioning cattleFeeder, stocker and veal calf replacementDairy heifer replacement

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