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Cattle Ranching in the US Product Image

Cattle Ranching in the US

  • Published: April 2014
  • Region: United States
  • 10 pages
  • First Research

Brief Excerpt from Industry Overview Chapter:

Companies in this industry are ranches and farms that raise cattle, including those intended for dairy herd replacements, and feedlots that fatten cattle in preparation for slaughter. Major companies include AgriBeef; Cactus Feeders; and Friona Industries (all based in the US); JBS and Minerva (both headquartered in Brazil); Australia's Teys Australia Meat Group, which is partially owned by US-based Cargill, and Nippon Meat Packers (Japan).

The global cattle herd totals more than 1 billion head, including about 90 million raised in the US. India, the US, Brazil, the EU, China, Argentina, and Australia are the world's top cattle and beef producers. Rising global demand for meat will fuel growth in the cattle ranching industry.

The US cattle ranching industry includes about 900,000 operators with combined annual revenue of about $63 billion.

The industry doesn't include slaughter, processing, or packing operations. Meat processing is covered in the Meat Product Manufacturing profile.


Demand is driven by food prices, population growth, and global trade policies. The profitability READ MORE >

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