cattle beef production statistics

Beef Cattle Production Statistics

Beef Statistics Data
Annual U.S. per capita spending on beef $261.90
Percent of all meat purchases spent on beef 47.8 %
Average feed yard cost per cattle head $494
Top Cattle Producing States (Including Dairy Cows) Percent of U.S. Cattle
Texas 14.3 %
Kansas 6.9 %
Nebraska 6.8 %
California 5.6 %
Oklahoma 5.6 %
Missouri 4.5 %
Iowa 4.1 %
South Dakota 3.8 %
Wisconsin 3.5 %
Colorado 2.8 %
Top Markets for U.S. Beef Exports (2011) Value
Canada $1,039,000,000
Japan $872,000,000
Mexico $790,000,000
South Korea $661,000,000
Top Beef Producing Countries Percent of Production
United States 25 %
Brazil 20 %
Europe (27) 17 %
China 12 %
Argentina 6 %
India 6 %
Australia 4 %
Mexico 4 %
Russia 3 %
Pakistan 3 %
Retail Equivalent Value of U.S. Beef Industry Value
2011 $79,000,000,000
2005 $71,000,000,000
2002 $60,000,000,000
Total U.S. Beef Consumption Pounds
2011 25,600,000,000 lbs
2005 27,800,000,000 lbs
2002 27,900,000,000 lbs
Value of U.S. Cattle and Calf Production Value
2011 $45,200,000,000
2005 $36,600,000,000
2002 $27,100,000,000
U.S. Beef Production (Commercial Carcass Weight) Pounds
2011 26,290,000,000 lbs
2005 24,680,000,000 lbs
2002 27,090,000,000 lbs
U.S. Beef Exports as Percent of Production Percent
2011 10.6 %
2005 2.8 %
2001 9 %
U.S. Commercial Slaughter Head of Cattle
2011 34,100,000
2005 32,387,000
2002 35,735,000
Cattle Inventory Head of Cattle
Jan 1, 2016 92,000,000
Jan 1, 2012 90,800,000
Jan 1, 2011 92,700,000
Jan 1, 2006 96,300,000
Jan 1, 2003 96,100,000
Jan 1, 1996 103,500,000
Statistic & Data References
Source: USDA, National Cattlemen's Beef Association
Date research was conducted: March 1st, 2016