For generations, Ontario’s 19,000 beef farmers have been producing delicious, nutrient-rich beef for you to enjoy year-round. We are proud to be your neighbours, part of your community and valuable contributors to Ontario’s economy.
ONTARIO’S BEEF INDUSTRY SUSTAINS MORE THAN 61,000 JOBS.
9,500 jobs in primary production
9,000 jobs in processing
Almost 43,900 jobs in retail
GROSS SALES FROM ALL THAT HARD WORK EXCEED $13 BILLION ANNUALLY!
HERE ARE A FEW MORE NUMBERS THAT WE ARE PRETTY PROUD OF:
There are currently 896,000 beef cattle on Ontario farms. There are 9,491,000 beef cattle in Canada.
There are about 19,000 beef farmers in Ontario, and beef farming can be found in every county and district across the province.
The average Canadian consumes 18 kilograms of beef per year.
An average Ontario beef animal gives us 306 kilograms of beef.
Grasslands used in Canadian beef production help sequester approximately 1.5 billion tonnes of carbon.