By Loren Lindler
It is no surprise that beef is big business in Georgia. Whether you’re driving through rural or urban areas, you are sure to find cattle no matter where you are. In fact, beef cattle are produced in all 159 counties in the state.
Georgia agriculture contributes $73.7 billion to the state's economy annually, with beef cattle holding a $2 billion stake (or should we say steak) in that. Among the state’s diversity of crops and livestock, there are approximately 1.3 million head of cattle.
All in all, there are over 23,000 beef producers in the state that allow us to enjoy delicious steaks and hamburgers at our next family dinner.