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Beef Cattle Production in the US: Market Research Report

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

Where's the beef?: A shift to white meats will cut into growth, but demand will remain steady

IBISWorld’s Beef Cattle Production market research report provides the latest industry statistics and industry trends, allowing you to identify the products and customers driving revenue growth and profitability. The industry report identifies the leading companies and offers strategic industry analysis of the key factors influencing the market.

Report Snapshot
Market Share of Companies
There are no companies with a dominant market share
Industry Statistics & Market Size
Revenue
$74bn
Annual Growth 09-14
8.9%
Annual Growth 14-19
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Profit
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Employment
898,715
Businesses
506,235
Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

For decades, Americans' love of steaks and burgers maintained beef as the most consumed meat in the United States. However, in recent years, consumption of beef has declined due to the health risks associated with red meat. In the coming years, this trend is set to continue, as consumers purchase more lean, white meats, which will stifle growth in industry revenue... purchase to read more

Industry Report - Industry Locations Chapter

The geographic distribution of cattle inventory is most heavily dependent on climate and the location of major beef processors. Other less prominent factors are availability of cheap grazing land and the supply of cheap grains. Although cow-calf operations are spread throughout the country, feedlots are heavily concentrated in the Plains and the Southwest regions.

Plains and Southwest

The industry's top two beef cattle producing regions are the Plains and the Southwest. Both of these regions receive much higher prices for feeder cattle relative to pasture-based cattle, due to the quality of their climate zone and their relations with nearby feed suppliers and meat processors... 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
SteersHeifersCowsCalvesBulls
 
Industry Activities
Cattle and calf ranching and farmingFeedlot operationsBackgrounding and conditioning cattleFeeder, stocker and veal calf replacementDairy heifer replacement


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