Gov. Daugaard Proclaims May as Beef Month 

Gov. Dennis Daugaard has signed a proclamation declaring May as "Beef Month" once again this year in South Dakota. There are 3.85 million head of cattle in South Dakota, which is nearly five beef animals for to every state resident.

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Beef Council on the Move During May Beef Month

Thurs., May 4, Gov. Dennis Daugaard signed the proclamation officially declared May as Beef Month in South Dakota, which officially kicks off a month-long celebration, and your beef council is on the move across the state promoting beef.  

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May Beef Month 2017

Gov. Dennis Daugaard has officially declared May as Beef Month in South Dakota. Pictured with Gov. Daugaard (center) are: Wayne Tupper, president, SDBIC; Teri Heninger, finance officer, SDBIC; Eric Sumption, vice president, SDBIC; Suzanne Geppert, executive director, SDBIC; Gov. Dennis Daugaard; Hunter Roberts, policy advisor to the governor; Jodie Hickman-Anderson, executive director South Dakota Cattlemen's Association; Mike Jaspers, South Dakota Secretary of Agriculture. Not pictured: Silvia Christen, executive director, South Dakota Stockgrowers Association. 

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Annual Report 2016

"Challenging. Disturbing. Frustrating. All words I hear to describe the past year's cattle market. Words which are often followed closely by the questions, "What is the beef checkoff doing?" and more pointedly, "How is my dollar spent?"
- Wayne Tupper, SDBIC President

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