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Blog: 5 things to know for #BeefMonth

Publication Date: 5/27/2016

May is the month to celebrate everything BEEF! Here are five things to know for beef month (and every other month!):

What is a rancher???

Before we get too far, let’s discuss the difference between a farmer and a rancher. Typically, farmers are those who grow crops but chicken, turkey, egg, pig and dairy producers are also commonly called farmers. Those who raise sheep and cattle are often called ranchers. Make sense?

More than 97 percent of beef cattle ranches are family owned!

According to the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) and their National Agricultural Statistics Service, 97 percent of all beef cattle ranches in the United States are family owned. Some ranches may be big and others may be small, but they all share the same passion in raising cattle and commitment to animal care.

Cattle ranchers care for their cattle by providing a nutritious diet, good medical care and healthy living conditions. 


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