See also: Dairy Cattle; Beef; Cows; Ranches; etc.
Archaeological evidence suggests that cattle were domesticated about 8,500 years ago.
The first cattle ranch in the U.S. was started in 1747 at Montauk on Long Island, New York.
Total production of cattle and calves in Texas was 6.5 billion pounds in 2008. (US Census Bureau, 2010)
In 2007, the number of female producers increased 18 percent from 2002. Women now account for 10.4 percent of all cattle producers . Additionally, the average age of cattle producers increased by 2 years from 56 to 58. Cattle operators under the age of 45 declined by 4 percent from 2002, while those 65 years and older increased 2.5 percent.
In 2007, there were 656,475 operations specializing in beef cattle ranching and farming, and an additional 31,065 cattle feedlots. More than 50% of the total value of U.S.sales of cattle and calves comes from the top 5 states: Texas, Kansas, Nebraska, Iowa and Colorado.
The Randall Lineback Breed of Cattle (Bos primigenius) was designated as the Official Vermont Heritage Breed Of Livestock in 2006.
There are over 70 different breeds of cattle in the U.S. today.
Top 5 Cattle countries: (2000)
India - 219 million
Brazil - 168 million
China - 104 million
US - 98 million
Argentina - 55 million
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