Cattle farming is a long-standing Kentucky tradition dating back to the 1700s. Today, Kentucky is home to more than 32,000 cattle farmers raising 2.1 million cattle and calves. Raising beef is a complex process, but throughout the entire journey, one thing remains constant – the shared commitment Kentucky’s cattle producers have in raising cattle in a safe, humane and environmentally sustainable way. Kentucky's farm families work day in and day out to provide your family nutrient rich, delicious beef products for all of life's occasions.
Many Kentucky producers have beef for sale directly to consumers. Explore the map of Kentucky to find a producer closest to you!
Andy and Megan Bishop own and operate Fairfield Farms Angus, a cow/calf and seedstock operation, in Nelson County, KY with their four children. The Bishops live and breathe working with their cattle utilizing good nutrition and sound management practices to ensure their animals perform at their highest levels.
Tyler Clark is a fourth generation cattlemen owning and operating Clarmont Farm, a cow/calf and branded meat business, with his father in Mason County, KY. With an ever-growing population who cares deeply about where their food comes from, Tyler and his wife McKenzie welcome the opportunity to connect with consumers, advocating on behalf agriculture and telling their beef story.
Carly and Spencer Guinn own and operate Circle G Farms, a diversified cow/calf operation with row crop and produce production, in Boyle County, KY with their two daughters. Modern farming technology plays a major role on Carly and Spencer's farm to remain good stewards of the land while working hard to provide food for families.
The process of raising beef is among the most complex of any food. Across this journey, one primary thing remains constant - the beef community's shared commitment to raising cattle in a safe and environmentally sustainable way.
Cattle farmers have many tools to keep the animals in their care healthy and safe, including nutrition programs, veterinary care and good management practices that are science-based, regulated and, above all, good for the animal and consumer. Safety plays an essential function across the beef lifecycle journey - from farms, to meat processing, to your kitchen table.
To the beef community, sustainability involves more than environmental considerations. A sustainable food supply balances efficient production with environmental, social and economic impacts with Beef Quality Assurance protocols.
Today beef is produced using fewer resources than ever before. But conservation is never complete; farmers work hard to feed a growing population, while, at the same time, reduce water use, care for the land, and protect the environment.
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