Beef Month

May is Beef Month in North Dakota, and we're celebrating the beef industry of our LEGENDARY state. Below are resources and information about all things beef to celebrate throughout the month of May.

Governor Burgum Declares may 2021 as 

'beef month' in North dakota



Beef Facts


ND Facts:

1.9 M

Head of Cattle 

822 M 

Pounds of beef produced each year

Ranks #9 

The number of Cows in the U.S. 

 

Morton 

The leading county in the total head of cattle 

 

  • When an animal is processed 99% of the animal is used


  • 1 cowhide makes 11 basketballs 


  • The average American eats 114 hamburgers a year  

 

  • Rutland, nd broke the world record in 1982 for the largest hamburger at 3,020 pounds

  

  • one, 1,200-pound animal produces enough meat to make about 2,100 quarter-pound hamburgers


  • 1 cowhide makes 144 baseballs 


  

SOURCES: USDA, NATIONAL AGRICULTURAL STATISTICS SERVICES, NORTHERN PLAINS REGION, NORTH DAKOTA FIELD OFFICE

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