Beef cattle are Tennessee’s #1 commodity, accounting for 16.7% of all agriculture cash receipts. Tennessee is home to over 45,000 operations (over 2 million cattle). The Market Development Division works with producers to help determine the best marketing options for their operation. Whether it is selling direct to consumers, marketing through private treaty, retained ownership, feeder calf sales, pre-conditioned age and source sales or local livestock markets. We also offer weekly market news reports through USDA and have graders on staff providing assistance at numerous sales and events.
For More Information Contact:
Livestock Marketing Specialist
Tennessee Department of Agriculture
Market Development Division
P.O. Box 40627
Nashville, TN 37204
(615) 837-5309 or wendy.sneed@TN.gov