The beef cattle industry is an important aspect of the farming industry. It's difficult to know whether declining meat consumption is endangering the beef cattle industry or not. On one hand, the decline in meat consumption may be due to animal rights issues and changing eating habits. The decrease in demand also has an impact on prices which can lead to lower profits for producers. On the other hand, many people might believe that this decline will eventually level out - with people returning to eating more meat when they get their finances back on track - so it will not have a long-term effect on the beef cattle industry. The article will go over the current meat and poultry production in the United States and how it has been shrinking in recent years—with some arguing that if this trend continues, it may ultimately endanger the beef cattle industry.