The History of Beef Cattle Breeds
While the culture that surrounds ranching has captured the hearts and minds of people
from around the world, at its base ranching has always been about providing food and
fiber - especially beef - for a growing population. Modern ranchers depend on specially
developed genetics, production techniques and data to produce beef. The story of beef
cattle breeds in the United States is an interesting one, cast with many characters.
Production, grains, processing, technology and marketing have all driven the industry
to where we are today – an industry that provides high-quality protein for millions
of consumers around the world. This exhibit brings the timeline of the beef cattle
industry to life, featuring the history of the industry, a unique collection of photographs,
life-size models of cattle and interactive kiosks.