For the livestock farmer, Sumter’s warm and mild climate keeps good pasture on tap – one of the reasons that our beef is enjoyed across the United States. The cattle industry is also bolstered by our excellent central location and plentiful land. In fact, Florida is one of the leading cattle raising states in the US, second only to Texas in number of heads.
Though beef is a primary livestock product in Sumter, our mild climate also offers great room for expansion into the realms of pork, poultry, fish farming, equine and dairy operations. It’s truly hard to beat the wide open spaces and close proximity to shipping we enjoy here. Take a drive through Sumter sometime and feel the possibilities. As cows watch you pass… bees buzz in the wildflowers… and sturdy oaks tower overhead… we think you’ll see whole new worlds of farming opportunity around every corner.