Team Beef South Dakota gearing up for 2021 season

South Dakota Beef Industry Council
Farm Forum

PIERRE, S.D. — The South Dakota Beef Industry Council 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.

Team Beef South Dakota is a community that recognize the nutritional benefits of beef and the vital role high-quality protein plays in training, according to a news release from the council. 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 South Dakota will kick off the season this month with many members participating in the first suggested events for the 2021 season. These included 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,” Swee said in the release. “Research shows that exercise is more effective when paired with a higher-protein diet.”

Team Beef South Dakota members are actively promoting beef through the program both within and outside the state’s borders. For more information or questions, 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 the beef checkoff and statewide efforts, visit and or contact Suzy Geppert at