Beef: From Farm to Fork
Pennsylvania is the top cattle producing state in the Northeast United States! The beef industry in Pennsylvania includes cow calf operations, veal operations, feedlots, dairy beef and meat processing.
There are 13,176 beef cattle farms in Pennsylvania, raising over 1.6 million cattle and calves with a value of almost $700 million. The largest category of farms have between 55 and 99 animals with sales of almost $77 million.
The average beef producer in Pennsylvania is 52 years old, and 60% have been in the industry for 15+ years. The average age of beef producers is increasing steadily as current beef producers are aging.
With the largest fed-cattle industry in the world, the United States is the world's largest producer of beef (primarily high-quality, grain-fed beef) for domestic and export use.
Learn more about the beef and veal industry in Pennsylvania by watching the videos and reviewing the worksheets below.
"Where's the Beef" worksheet (Click to see the printable PDF)
Take a Virtual Trip to a Pennsylvania Beef Farm! Watch the video below.
Visit www.pabeef.org to learn more!
Veal Lifestyle worksheet (Click to see the printable PDF)
Take a Virtual Trip to a Pennsylvania Veal Farm! Watch the video below.
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