Team BEEF South Dakota Gears Up For 2021 Season


Pierre, SD – The South Dakota Beef Industry Council (SDBIC) is elated to announce that the 2021 Team BEEF South Dakota season is well underway. This year’s team consist of approximately 150 runners and cyclists of all ages from across South Dakota! These members are eager to promote beef and recognize the nutritional benefits of beef and the vital role high-quality protein plays in their training.

Team BEEF South Dakota is a community of runners and cyclists who recognize the nutritional benefits of beef and the vital role high-quality protein plays in training. Members receive nutrition education on the incorporation of beef into a training diet to maintain, repair and grow lean muscle mass. Team BEEF South Dakota is open to all South Dakotans who want to promote beef, be physically active and showcase eating beef as part of a healthful lifestyle.

“Team BEEF has really grown and evolved over the years. We have a tremendous group of passionate beef promoters on the team. We have had an increase of family members joining the team together to all work on living a healthy lifestyle together and sharing their story on behalf of beef,” said Holly Swee, Director of Nutrition and Consumer Information.

Team BEEF S.D will kick off the season this month with many members participating in the first suggested events for the 2021 season. These included both the Frostbite Four winter road race in Beresford, as well as the February Freeze fun run/walk in Rapid City.

“Many people don’t realize that on average, a 3-ounce serving of cooked beef provides approximately 175 calories, 10 essential nutrients and nearly 50 percent of the Daily Value for protein,” states Swee. “Research shows that exercise is more effective when paired with a higher-protein diet.”

Team BEEF S.D. members are actively promoting beef through the program both within and outside our state boarders. For more information or questions please visit or contact Holly Swee, at

The South Dakota Beef Industry Council works on behalf of South Dakota beef producers through the $1 Beef Checkoff program.

For more information on Beef Checkoff and statewide efforts visit and or contact Suzy Geppert at