Characteristics of Beef Cattle Operations

As part of the Beef Industry Sustainability Assessment, a nationwide characterization of regional beef production practices was conducted. Data on cattle production practices were gathered through voluntary surveys and on-site visits in 7 cattle-producing regions. These data provide information that is not readily available from other sources to help characterize representative cattle production systems used in the life cycle assessment of beef. The full-text of the published studies are available below and include information specific to each region. Fact sheets will be added as they become available.

Northeast and Southeast


Northwest and Southwest

Northern Plains and Midwest

Southern Plains