Arizona's Cattle Community

Arizona Agriculture contributed $10.3 billion in 2011 to Arizona's economy. The annual economic impact from the beef community is $3.2 billion. 

Arizona Cattle and Beef Statistics:

  • 15,500 farms and ranches
  • 3,800 ranches with cattle and calves
  • Total number of cattle and calves: 920,000 head* (ranked 32nd in the nation)
  • 413.7 million pounds of beef were harvested in Arizona in 2010 - enough to feed more than 6,000,000 people!
  • Cattle are raised in every county in Arizona.

Source: 2011 Arizona Agricultural Statistics from the United States Department of Agriculture's National Agricultural Statistics Service

*As of January 1, 2012

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