The Beef Story
Iowa Cattle Industry Facts - numbers of beef cattle and farming operations.
Beef from our Farm to Your Fork - In Iowa, cattle are raised in all 99 counties; there are 21,000 beef cow operations and 7,845 feedlots that are family owned and operated. Read this narrative about how we raise beef cattle in Iowa.
Beef Choices - Cattle farmers and ranchers use resources available in their area to raise cattle in a variety of ways to provide beef choices consumers see in grocery stores and at restaurants. There are more than 1 million beef farmers and ranchers throughout the United States who offer a variety of beef choices to meet the changing lifestyles of consumers, including grain-fed, grass-finished, certified organic and natural beef.
Raising Cattle - The future of the 1 million cattle farmers and ranchers in this country depends on producing a safe, wholesome and nutritious food tailored to the needs of consumers. For many farmers and ranchers, raising cattle is a family tradition. Learn about raising cattle around the U.S.
A Closer Look at the People Behind Beef - In response to a growing interest in knowing more about how beef is raised and connect with the beef community, NCBA and the Beef Checkoff generated its first-ever social responsibility report, The Cattlemen's Stewardship Review. The first-of-its-kind look at the values and vision of America's cattlemen and how they responsibly raise good food and healthy animals.