Raising beef is a complex process, but throughout the entire journey, one thing remains constant – the shared commitment to raising cattle in a safe, humane and environmentally sustainable way by using the latest technology and resources. Currently, more than 700,000 cattle farms and ranches in the United States, with an average herd size of 40 cattle, produce 19 percent of the world's beef. Learn more about the people and the process involved in raising beef from the pasture to the plate.
Much has changed since the days of cowboys, cattle drives and the Old West. Today, it's more about drones, apps and computers. Learn about real, modern ranchers, how they care for the cattle, what inspires them and why they work so hard day after day.
Join us as we travel across the country and meet some of the hard-working cattle farmers and ranchers who help feed the world by bringing beef from pasture to plate.
The beef community has a long-standing commitment to caring for their animals and providing families with the safest, highest-quality beef possible. The Beef Quality Assurance (BQA) program trains farmers and ranchers on best practice cattle management techniques to ensure their animals and the environment are cared for.