Animal Production

Animal Production

Overview

The 1,000,000 animal production operations in the US include farms that raise livestock (such as beef cattle, poultry, sheep, and hogs); farms that employ animals to produce products (such as dairies, egg farms, and apiaries); and animal specialty farms (such as aquaculture (fish farms)).

Diets & Red Meat Consumption

Red meat’s portion of the American diet has fluctuated over time.

Growth of Organic Farming

Over 2 million acres of rangeland and pasture are dedicated to organic livestock production, and that number is projected to grow well into the future.