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Raising Beef in [State]

Raising beef is a complex process, but throughout the entire journey, one thing remains constant – the shared commitment to raising cattle in a safe, humane and environmentally sustainable way by using the latest technology and resources. Currently, more than 700,000 cattle farms and ranches in the United States, with an average herd size of 40 cattle, produce 19 percent of the world's beef. Learn more about the people and the process involved in raising beef from the pasture to the plate.

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“This is our little paradise; we work side-by-side every day and put everything we have into raising beef. The cattle here are comfortable and their needs are put ahead of ours, every single time. We are proud to be able to play a small part in the beef community.”

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Joan Ruskamp

“Steve’s grandparents started this farm. We want to honor them in how we are continuing it. When we leave here, we hope the next caretakers will think the same way and want to make it better than they found it. We’re not perfect. I don’t think anyone is. The beauty, though, is in the trying.”

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“I feel like we are the ultimate stewards of our land. There’s no one that can care for it like we do because we know it so well. Everything we feed our cattle is grown either by us, or nearby neighbors, and we create our animals’ diets based on what’s in season.”

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