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Did You Know?
With over 1.1 million
head of beef cattle, Florida is the third largest
beef-producing state east of the Mississippi River and is
ranked 10th in the nation.
Florida Ranches of 1,000 or more head comprise 44 percent
of the Florida beef cattle market.
Florida's vast cattle ranching and agribusiness operations
make it primarily a commercial cow/calf producing state,
with feeder calves shipped to stocker operations and
feedlots located in other states.
Much of "Natural Florida" remains in the working landscape
of Florida's cattle industry.
Wildlife and plant systems are well-balanced and thriving
on Florida's ranchlands.