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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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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.

Commodity Teams at CAES Teams made up of research scientists and extension specialists work together to provide the latest technology and information for efficient, profitable production of some of Georgia's most valuable commodities.

Sustainable Agriculture at UGA Brings together information on sustainable agriculture including  management intensive grazing and other resources.  

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 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.

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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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  • KPI-ADS Partnership KPI-ADS Partnership Kelly Products Inc. has launched a new initiative with CAES to combine leading-edge technology with the expertise of UGA’s Department of Animal and Dairy Science. Published: 04/12/22
  • Prime Choice Prime Choice Rising prices may induce consumer ire, but some meat-eaters are willing to fork over the cash for high-quality beef. Published: 03/11/22
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Top Beef Producers
County Name Value
Madison $20,890,575
Stephens 20,192,880
Carroll 18,462,758
Bulloch 18,030,900
Grady 14,573,318
Mitchell 14,388,580
Newton 13,774,688
Franklin 13,299,862
Coffee 11,843,702
Hall 11,753,325
State Total: $658,610,883

Displaying farm gate values for 2021. Values are tallied in October for the previous year.