Raising Beef in Oklahoma

Raising beef is a complex process, but throughout the entire journey, one thing remains constant – the shared commitment to raising cattle in a safe, humane and environmentally sustainable way by using the latest technology and resources. Currently, more than 700,000 cattle farms and ranches in the United States, with an average herd size of 40 cattle, produce 19 percent of the world's beef. Learn more about the people and the process involved in raising beef from the pasture to the plate.

MEET SOUTHWEST OKLAHOMA RANCHER: JEREMY KINDER

A family legacy to be proud of encapsulates the goals of the Kinder family. Being aware of all that is entrusted to them -- the land, our livestock -- is important to Jeremy, his wife and children.

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MEET TYLER AND HALEY NABORS

Born and raised in the Enid area, Tyler, a grain merchandiser, and Haley, a field specialist for a national agriculture products manufacturer, are second and third generation ranchers. 

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MEET THE GLAZIER FAMILY 

Kyle and Sheri Glazier, farmers and ranchers from Loyal, Okla., continue to grow their family farming and ranching operations while paving the way for future generations.

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MEET NORTHWEST OKLAHOMA RANCHER: TOM FANNING

The Fanning family planted strong roots in the May, Okla. community so their children, 4th generation on the ranch, can continue raising wholesome beef for their family and yours.

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Meet The Collins Family

Southwest Oklahoma ranchers, Colby and Shellie Collins, are cultivating a rich history of hard work and sustainability on their family-owned ranch since the Oklahoma Land Run.

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Meet Ryan and Chloe Jones: NewLyweds & Ranchers

Ryan and Chloe Jones balance their full-time careers as a loan officer and a wedding photographer with early mornings and late nights as beef ranchers in Ardmore, Okla. 

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THE OLDEST OKLAHOMA RANCH UNDER CONTINUOUS FAMILY OWNERSHIP

The Stuart family has diversified and met challenges ensuring the sustainability of their cow/calf option, which has  been in business for more than 148 years.

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Meet Cody and Kara Goodknight

Cody and Kara Goodknight are newlyweds, and the fifth generation of Goodknights ranching in Tillman County, Oklahoma. The Goodknights are proud to carry on the family tradition and bring new technology and ideas to the ranch.

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Meet the chapman family

The Chapmans, a fourth-generation farming and ranching family, thrives on family commitment. 

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Meet the mcmillan family

Ensuring their ranch is sustainable for future generations is the highest priority for Zeno and Becca McMillan. 

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ENSURING BEEF SAFETY

Lemon-Pepper Seasoned Ribeye Fillets with Roasted Tomatoes

Let’s explore the essential function that safety plays across the beef lifecycle journey – from the cattle ranches across the U.S., to the meat processing plants, to your kitchen table.

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ANIMAL CARE

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Cattle farmers and ranchers have many tools to keep the animals in their care healthy and safe, including nutrition programs, veterinary care, facilities that ensure comfort, and good management practices, such as low-stress handling, vaccines and antibiotics, when necessary. 

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BEEF PRODUCTION

Let’s explore how beef gets from pasture to plate, including what cattle eat and several popular breeds in the U.S.

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