GITNUX MARKETDATA REPORT 2024

Diversity In The Beef Industry Statistics

Statistics on diversity in the beef industry show a lack of representation among minority groups, with a majority of operations being owned by non-Hispanic white individuals.

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"Among 2000 American producers of beef, only 8% are women."

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"On US farms specializing in beef, only 1.8% of principal operators are Black/African American."

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"Among 5,333 beef farmers in Canada, Asian farmers made up only 0.7% in 2016."

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"In 2020, Hispanic/Latino principal operators made up around 3% of all beef farming operations in the United States."

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"In the US, around 4% of workers in the animal slaughtering and processing industry identified as LGBTQ+ in 2020."

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"The US cattle industry is primarily male dominated, with female farm operators accounting for only around 14%."

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"African-Americans constitute about 2% of the Rural and Agricultural Labor Force."

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"Native Americans managed approximately 61,472 acres of land for cattle farming in 2012."

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"Minority-owned farms represent about 8% of total farms in the livestock industry in the United States."

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"Of Australia's 57,800 farmers, around 1,600 identify as being of Indigenous descent."

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"Hispanics make up around 29% of Texas’s agricultural workforce."

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"The beef industry in Jamaica is 90 percent black-owned."

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"Approximately 5.8% of African-American farmers are involved in beef cattle farming as principal operators."

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"Hispanic ranchers own 5% of American cattle farms."

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"In 2020, only 5.4% of South Africa’s cattle farming industry was owned by women."

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"In the cattle farming sector in Brazil, where approximately 214 million cattle were raised in 2020, only 15% are women and the majority of them are over 45 years old."

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"Only about 9% of Canadian beef farmers and ranchers are under the age of 35."

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"In the UK, only 25% of those working in the meat industry are women."

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"Asian farmers own less than 1% of U.S. beef cattle farms."

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