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Local Meat Processor Educates on Beef Fabrication Techniques

The South Dakota Beef Industry Council (SDBIC) participated in the Dakota Butcher – Breaking Down Beef event held on Wednesday, April 7, 2021 in Clark, SD. The Breaking Down Beef event, led by Randy Gruenwald, owner and operator of Dakota Butcher, focused around demonstrating the steps in processing an entire half beef carcass.

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South Dakota Junior Beef Ambassadors Represent BEEF

The South Dakota Beef Industry Council (SDBIC) was honored to have nineteen outstanding young individuals who represented BEEF by participating in the South Dakota Junior Beef Ambassador Program in 2020. South Dakota Junior Beef Ambassadors helped promote Beef in their communities, schools and throughout the state on a day-to-day basis. This program gave them the opportunity to have a voice in our industry and share their BEEF story. Read More




Build Your Base Welcomes Former NFL Player Zach Zenner 

Zenner, who played for three NFL teams and was a standout running back at South Dakota State University, believes beef was vital to his successful athletic career. “Build your Base is an important program to have at any stage in life, but especially when you’re young. It provides the resources you need to give you the foundation for a healthful lifestyle.” Read More


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Annual Report 2019

"The year ahead looks very exciting with new opportunities to promote and educate beef's nutritional value to consumers. I look forward to another year and being a part of the organization as we continue to spread the beef message. We are also continually looking for opportunity to build beef's demand and welcome your ideas. With that, I thank you and encourage you to attend one of our quarterly board meetings. These meetings are open to the public. I would especially like to welcome our new board president, Laurie Johnson. I look forward to her leadership in the year to come." - Eric Sumption, 2019 SDBIC President

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Annual Report 2018

"The year ahead looks very exciting with new opportunities to promote and educate beef’s nutritional value to consumers. I look forward to another year in leading the organization as we continue to spread the beef message. We are also continually looking for opportunity to build beef’s demand and welcome your ideas. With that, I thank you and encourage you to attend one of our quarterly board meetings. These meetings are open to the public."- Eric Sumption, SDBIC President

Download 2018's South Dakota Beef Industry Council Annual Report to learn more.

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