Beef Farming Overview
The ‘beef’ industry, which includes operations that primarily raise and finish cattle, including feedlots, employs 40,900 people. One of the largest agricultural employers in Canada, the beef industry has undergone a considerable decline in recent years.
- However, the outlook for beef between now and 2025 is strong, due to a growing demand for animal protein in emerging markets. As a result, output in the beef industry is expected to rise by an average of 2.5% per year during this time.