Beef in Minnesota
Minnesota is 12th in the U.S. for raising cattle and calves. We produce about 3% of the U.S. beef supply. There are farms all over the state- 18,000 of them! Of those 18,000, 97% are family owned and managed. While there are farms all over the state, feedyards are mostly found in the southern part of Minnesota.
All those farms make a big contribution. The value of the beef produced in Minnesota in 2015 is about $1.2 billion.
Here are just a few of the family farmers who help Minnesota's beef cattle commodity so successful: http://mnbeef.org/beefs-story/minnesota-beef-farmers-and-ranchers/