Where does U.S. ground beef…
come from? According to USA Today and other web resources our beef comes from the U.S., Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Brazil and Mexico.
A lot of the U.S. sourced ground beef comes from “old” dairy cows. A U.S. dairy cow’s average life span is 4-6 years(cornell.edu). The natural life expectancy for a non-dairy cow in good condition is 15-20 years (cornell.edu). Ground beef also comes from bull’s which are no longer needed.
So where am I going with all these facts? No matter how old or how “used up” a cow is- it is still worth money in most beef markets.