Kansas cattle industry annihilates previous cash receipts record
The Kansas beef industry continued to be a driver in the state’s economy last year. According to Kansas Ag Statistics (KAS), cash receipts from cattle marketings increased 17% from $6.53 billion in 2010 to $7.64 billion in 2011. This is the second consecutive year the beef industry has set a cash receipts record.
KAS reported gross income from Kansas cattle totaled $7.66 billion in 2011, also up 17% from 2010. Economists project every dollar of cattle sales generates an additional $5 to $6 in business activity for the local economy.
Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback recognized the beef industry’s economic impact as part of the May is Beef Month proclamation he signed last month. The Kansas Beef Council and KLA have been using the governor’s declaration throughout the month to raise public awareness of beef’s contribution to the state’s economy.
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