Food - Drink
Which US State Produces The Most Beef?
It’s no surprise that the U.S. produces the most beef in the world — beef makes up 17% of the $391 billion cash receipts from agricultural commodities. In fact, there's production in every state to meet the demand, but one state produces more cattle than the others.
Texas leads beef production in the U.S. with over 12.5 million cattle, with Nebraska being the second leading producer. Texas has the largest facilities for cattle production with individual feedlots housing some 26,000 cows, centered mostly in the panhandle region.
These high production levels, however, come at a cost, as the state government's negligence toward the health risks of feedlot production poses a danger, especially for kids. Fecal dust clouds in cattle towns can cause adverse health effects like asthma and irregular heartbeats.