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BEEF Fuels Sioux Falls Marathon

South Dakota beef producers were well represented at this year's Sioux Falls Marathon on September 10, 2017. Approximately 20 team beef members, each proudly sporting their bright red jersey's, participated among the nearly 2,600 runners from six different countries, 40 states and over 600 cities The South Dakota Beef Industry Council in partnership with Sandford Heart and South Dakota State University meat science department encouraged participants to "refuel" after the race by offering beef tri-tip sliders.

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South Dakota Beef Checkoff Helps Fund Culinary Federation Conferences

South Dakota's beef checkoff continues to reach beyond our borders to provide beef information and opportunity to culinary experts as it assisted in funding two American Culinary Federation (ACF) conferences in Chicago and Orlando this year. Chefs across he Midwest attended the 2017 American Culinary Federation ChefConnect in Chicago hosted by beef checkoffs. South Dakota, Illinois, Iowa, Kansas, Nebraska, Oklahoma, and Texas work together each year to promote the beef industry through trends and news to foodservice professionals. United States foodservices sell over 7.5 billion pounds of beef each year.

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Beef Fuels Sioux Falls Marathon

Team Beef members ran in the 5K, half marathon, and marathon races at the Sioux Falls marathon at the Denny Sandford Premiere Center.

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Crazy Carl's BBQ 

For twenty years, Carl Brakke has brought barbeque to consumers around South Dakota, however, his story comes to us with a Texas twist!

Early in his career, Brakke was introduced to a Texan that had married a South Dakota Girl.  The Texan was in need of a barbeque pit and Brakke obliged. After fabricating the pit, Brakke decided to attend some of the Texans events he catered such as weddings and western picnics.  This inspired him to build his own pit and enter a beef cookoff at the South Dakota State Fair.

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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

Download 2016's South Dakota Beef Industry Council Annual Report to learn more.

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