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 Key Buyers Chapter

The Beef Cattle Production industry comprises a mixture of concentrated and widely dispersed activities. Typical of many agricultural pursuits, many small operators characterize US cattle ranching. Older producers operate a large portion of these farms, but competitive pressures are forcing smaller farms to close as the industry moves toward specialist large-scale operations that typically incur lower per head costs through economies of scale.

Small farms

Only about 9.0% of calf-cow operations have herds over 100 head. One explanation for the low level of concentration is that farmers commonly undertake cattle-grazing activities to maximize the use of unmarketable forage and crops... 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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