Where’s the beef? Here in the Corn State

Where’s the beef? Here in the Corn State

KIF RICHMANN

The Daily Iowan

Brady McDonald said he can often be found slicing cuts of Iowa-raised beef into steaks and fillets in a restaurant kitchen, some of which might end up on the table during Sunday night’s dinner rush.

McDonald, who works for Atlas Restaurant, 127 Iowa Ave., said the restaurant serves primarily Iowa beef from within a 30-mile radius.

And even outside that 30-mile radius across Iowa, the beef industry has become a $5.1 billion contributor to the state economy. Iowa producers raise about 4 million head of beef cattle per year, ranking seventh in the nation in production of beef cows.

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