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.

Environmental Impacts Drive Regulation

Livestock production introduces a number of risks to the environment that, if not properly managed, can impact human health.