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9 Beef_2009 - Beef Cattle History of Beef Cattle Size/I...

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Unformatted text preview: Beef Cattle History of Beef Cattle Size/I mportance of the I ndustry Production in N.C. Behavior Patterns Management Calendar Types of Beef Operations History of Beef Cattle Domesticated 6000 to 6500 years ago (~ 4500 B.C.) Wild ancestors called the Auruch (which was a generic name for wild cattle) History of Beef Cattle Wild cattle were fairly widespread in the Old World (Europe, Asia) , but had narrow ranges Originally domesticated for religious reasons Brought to North/South America, New Zealand and Australia via European and Asian explorers History of Beef Cattle Origin of most domestic breeds of cattle can be traced to Eastern Europe (France, England, I taly) in the late 1600s and early 1700s There are numerous breeds that were developed in the U.S. in the 1800s and early 1900s History of Beef Cattle Examples- Red Angus - selective breeding of animals with recessive gene for coat color (red)- Brangus - selective breeding of Brahman and Angus cattle U.S. Cattle Demographics - 2007 Total beef cattle operations - 967,440 Total cattle inventory - 96.1 million head Gross income in U.S. from sale of cattle - $49.4 billion Top Producing States Texas, Missouri, Nebraska, Oklahoma and South Dakota are the top 5 states in terms of numbers of beef cows Texas, Nebraska, Kansas, California, and Oklahoma are the top 5 states in terms of market cattle sold N.C. Cattle Demographics - 2007 Total beef cattle operations 19,000 Total cattle inventory 830,000 head Gross income in N.C. from sale of cattle - $247 million N.C. Market Share of U.S. Beef I ndustry Total operations 2.0% Total inventory 0.9% Gross income 0.5% Leading Beef Cattle Counties in N.C. Wilkes I redell Randolph Chatham Surry Cleveland Inventory of Beef Cows in N.C. by County NCDA Agricultural Statistics, 2002 Production in N.C. concentrated in the Piedmont and Western part of the state Recently, a large influx of cattle have entered the Southeastern part of the state due to the use of cattle as part of swine waste management programs Production in N.C....
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