Beef has been a historical investment since the beginning of time. Agricultural history is rich with recordings of cattle and their herdsman managing them. With the price of food going up, beef makes a great investment. Beef has the advantage over other commodities it can be preserved as a live specimen, remaining good as long as the health of the animal is ensured.
The best way to invest in beef is to purchase individual cattle. Build a barn and store some feed, and the cattle will stay good for as long as they live. Dried or frozen beef products can also be invested in. The disadvantage of these products are that they must be held in a climate moderated environment.