State Beef Producers Surveyed For The First Time In More Than A Decade

The first industrywide assessment survey of Arkansas beef producers in more than a decade discovered producers are concerned with who will follow in their footsteps, how their operations may be able to expand, and the cost of equipment, land and a high-quality herd bull.

The 2018 Arkansas Beef Industry Assessment, developed and administered by the University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture and the Arkansas Beef Council, included responses from more than 330 cattle producers in six industry sectors.

Beef is the fifth largest agriculture producing sector in Arkansas, with an estimated $750 million impact to the economy, according to the Arkansas Farm Bureau. There are about 1 million beef cows in the state, according to the United States Agriculture Department.    MORE

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