According to a statement
by the Wyoming Beef
Council: "Beef cattle numbers in Wyoming have been declining since 2001
with slight increases of one to two percent occurring in 2014 and 2015. As
reported by the Wyoming Agricultural Statistics Service, the January 2016
inventory of all cattle and calves in Wyoming totaled 1.31 million head, up
1 percent from 2015. Beef cows, numbering 704,000 head, were up 10,000 head
from the previous year while Wyoming’s 2015 calf crop, at 670,000 head, was
up 2 percent from 2014. Wyoming’s largest head count of cattle and calves
was established in 1975 at 1.69 million head."
“After several years of decline, the slight increase in cattle numbers is
very promising, and we will continue to work hard to increase the demand
for beef by strategically using Checkoff dollars
,” said Ann Wittmann, executive
director of the Wyoming Beef Council.
According to extensive national Beef Checkoff research, the millennial
generation is hungry for easy beef recipes that take 30 minutes or less to
make, cooking tips and food production. Millennial parents want to make the
best food choices for their families and are willing to learn. The
research also shows that millennials look to social media as a source for
tips about preparing beef, much more so than other consumer segments.