Farmers

Beef Cattle Education

Pictured Left to Right: Back- Justin Utley, Jacob Mason, Robert Loy, Stephen Mitchell, James Yarber Jr., Robert Stooksbury, David Gray; Center- Curt Sawyer, Rick Roberts, Chris George; Front- Tim George, Kern Elkins, Jason West, Bobby Ray, Danny Stooksbury, Denny Bates

Raising beef is a very complex business. Knowing how to safely and sustainably run a beef cattle operation is key to profit and success. More Tennesseans are involved in beef production than any other agricultural enterprise. There are 79,000 farms in Tennessee and beef cattle are found on fifty-three percent of those. Tennessee is one of the top beef-producing states in the nation. Our great state ranks ninth in the nation in beef cow numbers and fifteenth in total cattle.