U.S. feedlots with more than 500 cattle on feed increased in numbers 12% during the five year period between 2012 and 2017, according to the 2017 Census of Agriculture.
NASS reports in the 2017 Census of Agriculture that 36% of U.S. farms have beef cows, with the average herd size 43.5 head. Smaller operations, however, are declining.
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Beef production for the year to date in 2016 is up 3.0 percent year over year. This increase is faster than expected as earlier expectations were for more of the annual increase in beef production to occur in the secon