May is Beef Month, Wisconsin! In celebration of an entire month dedicated to hard-working beef farmers and loyal beef eaters, the Wisconsin Beef Council will be hosting a 5K/10K walk or run event. The “Mooove” It on the Cattle Drive 5K/10K Fun Run/Walk will be held May 18 on the Great Sauk State Trail in Prairie du Sac.
Participants will complete a there-and-back flat, paved course along the Wisconsin River. Participants will receive a free T-shirt, be entered to win a drawing of beef gift certificates, and be invited to Veterans Memorial Park on Highway 78 for a beef sandwich lunch and beverages after the race. Registration for the event is $30, and same-day registration will be $35. All proceeds will be donated to the Sauk Prairie Area Food Pantry. To register for the event, visit the WBC website.
The WBC is a producer-directed not-for-profit organization funded by the $1-per-head assessment on all cattle sold in the state of Wisconsin per the federal Beef Promotion and Research Act’s Beef Promotion and Research Order. Half of one dollar remains in Wisconsin for local beef promotion, while the other half is forwarded to the Cattlemen’s Beef Board.
The purpose of the council is to fund beef promotion, research and consumer education activities supporting Wisconsin’s $2.1 billion beef industry. The WBC operates under the guidance of its board of directors. The board is comprised of representatives from cattle-related organizations from around the state.