Wisconsin's Beef Industry

Have you ever wondered where your food comes from? How it got from the farm to your fork? We have answers for you! Wisconsin is home to over 14,000 beef producers and over 10,000 dairy producers who are working hard to provide you and your family healthy and wholesome beef!

Beef cattle contribute over $2.1 billion to Wisconsin's economy each year, meaning that the beef industry sustains the Wisconsin families that raise it, while sustaining the families that eat beef with a wholesome, flavor-packed protein. Wisconsin farming families are a lot like you. With an average beef herd size of around 20 head, many Wisconsin cattlemen and women balance caring for their cattle and land with other full-time occupations. They juggle farm and house chores, meal prep, and raising a happy and healthy family. Sound familiar? We thought so. Get to know more about Wisconsin's beef industry. 

From Pasture to Plate

Meet Wisconsin's Family Farmers 

Get a better understanding of how beef is raised through the stories of a few of the roughly 14,000 family farmers who raise beef here in Wisconsin.

Behind the BEEF

Farm to Fork Tours

Educating consumers on the benefits of beef in their diet and telling the beef story whenever possible is part of the Wisconsin Beef Council’s mission.

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Beef is Big in Wisconsin

Beef cattle contribute over $2.1 billion to Wisconsin's economy each year and over 35,000 jobs in the state. Wisconsin is one of only a few state with a growing beef industry. 

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Check out our BLOG

Follow our blog, Behind the Beef to stay up to date with what the Beef Council is doing across the state; be informed about beef industry information; read about the dedicated families that are producing beef in Wisconsin.