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Ohio's Beef Industry

Beef is big in Ohio, with 17,000 beef farm families in the state. Ohio has 1.24 million head of cattle and calves, with a total inventory value of $1.45 billion and produces 437.5 million pounds of beef each year. The total gross income in 2013 was $516 million. With 284,000 beef cows, Ohio ranks 13th in the number of beef operations. The average cow herd size in Ohio is 16 head and beef cattle can be found in every county.

Each year over 40,000 head of Ohio cattle worth nearly $12 million are exported for beef to feed consumers in other countries.

Ohio citizens spend $4.1 billion annually on beef.


Want to know more about the health benefits of beef, how cattle are raised, and more? Below please find information on all aspects of the beef industry. If you didn't find the answer you were looking for, contact us!

BOLD Fact Sheet BOLD Fact Sheet (432 KB)


Modern Beef Production Modern Beef Production (509 KB)

Beef's Big 10 Beef's Big 10 (548 KB)


The Beef Lifecycle The Beef Lifecycle (864 KB)

6 Ways to Save 6 Ways to Save (5910 KB)


Beef Sustainability Beef Sustainability (654 KB)

Surprising Facts About Lean Beef Surprising Facts About Lean Beef (768 KB)


Grass-finished or Grain-finished Grass-finished or Grain-finished (608 KB)

Helpful Links

Facts About Beef

Beef It's What's For Dinner


Ohio Department of Agriculture

Ohio Cattlemen's Association

Ohio CattleWomen's Association

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