The beef industry is the largest livestock industry within Idaho. Cattle are raised in all 44 counties and outnumber the number of people within the state! Idaho is ranked in the top 15 within the nation for the production of beef cattle. While Idaho is home to some larger cattle operations such as Agri-Beef and Simplot most beef operations are family owned and operated. These operations raise various types of beef including grain-fed, grass-finished, organic, and natural. Idaho is also home to the nation’s largest producer of American-style Kobe beef; known for its high-quality marbling and is served in 5-star restaurants throughout the world. Beef is also stocked full of protein and contains the 10 essential nutrients including iron, protein, Vitamins B6 and B12, phosphorus, and zinc.


Beef Picadillo Stuffed Acorn Squash

Beef and Pea Pod Stir Fry

Chilly Day Beef Chili

Grilled Beef Tri-Tip

Idaho Corned Beef

Idaho Shepherd’s Pie

Smoky Beef Brisket Dinner

Steak and Potatoes

Idaho Preferred Beef Cattle Producers:

24 West Ranch

  • 6725 W. Dry Creek Rd.
    Boise, Idaho 83714

Amber Valley Farms

  • 2200 N. Plaza Road
    Emmett, Idaho 83617

Desert Mountain

  • PO Box 124
    Hammett, Idaho 83621

Gutierrez Family Farms

  • 8422 Bennett Road
    Nampa, Idaho 83686

Red Star Ranch

  • 1908 E. 1300 S.
    Hazelton, Idaho 83335

Sisler Ranch

  • 4455 Sunset Dr.
    Emmett, Idaho 83617

Snake River Farms

  • 1555 Shorline Dr.
    3rd Floor, Suite 320
    Boise, Idaho 83702

Weiser River Ranch

  • PO Box 5
    Council, Idaho 83612

Weiser River Signature Beef LLC

  • 777 Indian Valley Rd.
    Indian Valley, Idaho 83632

Wood River Ranch Beef

  • 10524 Highway 75
    Bellevue, Idaho 83313