Canadian beef production facts

Did you know? (Information courtesy of Canada Beef)

  1. There are approximately 60,000 farms and ranches with beef cattle across Canada.
  2. The average beef cow herd size in Canada is 69.
  3. There are a lot of small cattle farms with 39% of the farms having less than 47 cows.
  4. In 2016, Canada produced 3 billion pounds of beef, up 9.6% from 2015.
  5. Canadians eat 40.12 pounds (18.2 kg) of beef per person annually.
  6. Canada is the 12th largest beef exporting country in the world.
  7. Beef production contributed $16 billion to Canada’s economy (2012-2016 average).

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