NORTH DAKOTA

BEEF INDUSTRY

1.7 MIL
HEAD OF CATTLE IN ND
1,800
QUARTER POUNDERS PRODUCED PER COW
DID YOU KNOW?

BEEF CATTLE ARE RAISED TO CONVERT PLANTS INTO MEAT FOR HUMAN CONSUMPTION!

TERMINOLOGY

BOVINE

A ruminant mammal belonging to the genus Bos which includes cattle

BULL

A male capable of reproduction

COW

Mature female that has produced a calf

CALF

Young male or female less than one year of age

STEER

Male that has been castrated before maturity, especially raised for beef

HEIFER

Young female over one year old that has not had a calf

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There are more than 70 recognized breeds of cattle in the US. Disneyland sells over 4 million hamburgers each year. The average cow has 40,000 jaw movements per day. More than 100 medicines come from cattle. Cows use their tail to swat flies. There are about 1.75 million beef cattle in North Dakota which produces enough beef to make 113 million hamburgers annually.

TOP BREEDS IN ND

  1. ANGUS
  2. HEREFORD
  3. SIMMENTAL