Wisconsin is the land of milk and cheese. But we have far more beef farmers.

 

Jennifer Rude Klett, Special to the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel (WI)

Jun 8, 2021

 

Wisconsin may be America’s Dairyland, but there’s another bovine-related food abundant here: beef. In fact, the number of beef farms here is growing even as the number of dairy farms is declining. The state has nearly 14,000 beef farmers,

 

“Beef can be a staple for any meal enjoyed year-round, but summer months are special for Wisconsin residents who want to spend more time outdoors with family and friends,” said Kaitlyn Riley, communications director with the Wisconsin Beef Council.

 

Beef farming grows in state

 

Unlike small dairy farms, small beef farms are proliferating in Wisconsin. The number of beef farms in the state grew about 7%, from about 13,000 to 14,000, from 2012 to 2017, the latest figures available from the U.S. Department of Agriculture.

 

In sheer numbers, there were 310,000 cattle to produce beef in the Dairy State in January, according to the USDA. Nearly all of Wisconsin beef farms had fewer than 50 head of cattle...

 

... The state’s beef trends are apparently the opposite of what’s happening with dairy farms and different from other states...

 

Beef is big in summer ...

 

Beef buzzwords ...

 

Beef tips ...

 

more, including links  

https://www.jsonline.com/story/life/food/2021/06/08/wisconsin-beef-farming-expands-small-farms-and-pasture-raised-options/7428778002/