Canada is the 6th largest beef exporting country in the world.
There are 83,000 farms and ranches with beef cattle across Canada.
There are many small cattle farms with 61% of the farms having less than 47 cows.
The average beef cow herd size in Canada is 61.
Canada produced 3.4 billion pounds of beef in 2009.
Beef production contributed $24.6 billion to Canada’s economy in 2010, up 5.4% from 2009.
Canadians eat 46 pounds (20.9 kg) of beef per person annually.
Red meat remains an important part of our diet. Choose foods from each of the 4 food groups for a balanced diet.
When it comes to fat, lean beef compares favourably to chicken and fish.
About half of the total fat in beef is in the form of monounsaturated fatty acids (MUFA).