Cattle are raised in all 159 counties of Georgia, so the beef industry has a large impact on the state's economy.

Georgia-raised cattle descend from stock in Europe, Africa, and South America. Breeds including Angus, Charolais and Simmental are the cornerstone of the multi million-dollar Georgia beef industry.

UGA Extension faculty regularly answer questions on reproduction, nutrition, herd health, economics, drought management and other topics related to raising cattle.

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Southeast Cattle Advisor Disseminates science-based marketing and production risk management information to Southeastern cattle producers, county agents, allied industry members, livestock market managers, ag lenders, veterinarians, and consultants.

UGA Beef Team Provides instructional, research, and extension programming in the areas of food animal production, equine/companion animal management, and animal and medicinal biotechnology that addresses critical issues, such as cost of production, profitability, human and animal health, environmental stewardship, bioethics, and animal well-being.

Impact Statements: Beef Descriptions of Extension efforts to improve knowledge and practices in this area.

UGA Department of Animal and Dairy Science Learn more about the animal and dairy science department at the UGA College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences.

External sites Provides results of current beef and cattle research, as well as food safety information and links to other key industry websites. Produced by National Cattlemen's Beef Association for consumers, the industry, media professionals, and cattle producers.

Georgia Beef Home page of Georgia's Beef Industry featuring links to The Georgia Beef Board, Georgia Cattlemen's Association, Georgia Cattlewomen's Association, and Georgia Junior Cattlemen's Association.

USDA Livestock and Grain Market News Portal Feeder and replacement auction reports for the state of Georgia.

We're Here To Help Contact your local UGA Extension office to find out how our team of county agents can assist you.
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UGA Beef Team The University of Georgia's Beef Team is comprised of faculty members that are directly involved in beef cattle education.
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  • Northeast District Director UGA Extension's Bobby Smith relies on his farm roots and passion for service to help guide county agents. Published: 08/23/18
  • Beef Cattle Short Course Annual short course is a daylong educational program that will cover economics for cow and calf producers. Published: 02/28/18
  • Fencing Field Day Field day allowed Georgia cattlemen to experience UGA CAES research up close. Published: 02/28/18
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Top Beef Producers
County Name Value
Dougherty $116,083,800
Carroll 28,859,371
Effingham 18,175,844
Stephens 15,380,848
Jackson 14,814,700
Franklin 12,608,100
Floyd 11,986,700
Wilkes 11,211,820
Bartow 10,742,236
Richmond 10,502,820
State Total: $708,739,057

Displaying farm gate values for 2017. Values are tallied in October for the previous year.