Using well-managed and renewable resources, ranchers ensure the economic viability of communities, the strength of businesses and sustainability of families across the state. All told, the sale of cattle and calves contributes nearly $644 million directly to the state’s economy. Those dollars turn over multiple times in Oregon’s communities – equivalent to $4.5 billion in yearly economic activity.
Today, cattle production is the state’s No. 1 ag food sector. In addition, the state’s farming and ranching families contribute 10% of the state’s economy – that’s jobs, businesses and economic strength for today and tomorrow.