Nebraska historically has been known as the Beef State. Beef production is foundational to the agricultural economy of Nebraska. Beef.unl.edu focuses on providing research based information and resources to beef producers to help them provide an economical, safe, quality product to consumers while protecting and preserving Nebraska's vast natural resources. The site is organized to allow you to find information specific to your area of interest. The unbiased, research-based information is designed to provide you with the knowledge you need to make informed decisions related to beef production. A faculty and staff expertise directory provides you a list of UNL faculty and staff working on Beef Cattle Production issues. The following are facts about beef production in Nebraska and the role it plays in our economy.