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

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