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Farm Crops
  1. Organic Farming in the United States
  2. Farm Mechanization in the United States
  3. Major Crops in the United States
  4. Major U.S. Crops: Corn
  5. Major U.S. Crops: Wheat
  6. Major U.S. Crops: Soybeans
  7. Major U.S. Crops: Cotton
  8. Planting and Harvesting Cotton
  9. Major U.S. Crops: Rice
  10. How Rice Is Grown in the United States
  11. Dairy Farming in the United States
  12. Raising Cattle for Beef
  13. Poultry and Meat Production in the United States
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A man on a horse drives cattle down a dirt road.
A cowboy drives a herd of cattle to a winter range in Oregon.
Photo Courtesy of the United States Department of Agriculture. Photo by Doug Wilson.
Raising Cattle for Beef
Beef cattle are raised primarily on huge ranches in the western and southwestern parts of the United States. Cowboys still work large cattle ranches rounding up cattle for branding and checking on cattle herds that graze over areas spanning thousand of acres. However, mechanization and improvements in transportation have eliminated much of the need for cowboys. Today it is easiest to find cowboys at rodeos where they test their horse riding and calf roping skills. Click on PICTURES below to see a photo of beef cattle at a huge feed lot. Click on CHARTS and MAPS below for additional information about beef.
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