Inaugural South Dakota Best Burger Contest to take place in South Dakota

PIERRE, S.D.(Press Release) – South Dakota is home to nearly 14,000 beef farms and ranches caring for 3.5 million head of cattle, outnumbering state residents 4.2 to 1. The South Dakota Beef Industry Council (SDBIC) believes this is the perfect time to introduce the newest campaign to highlight South Dakota Restaurants and the beef farmers and ranchers who work hard to produce high quality beef.

The SDBIC is excited to announce the inaugural “So Dak Best Burger” contest!  We ask you to nominate your favorite beef burger from any restaurant in South Dakota for their chance at being named So Dak’s Best Burger. Nominations will be open now until June 16, 2024, to kick off summer grilling season. The So Dak Best Burger will be announced August 1, 2024, on our social media.

To learn more about the contest or to nominate your favorite beef burger, visit our website at or follow us on Facebook (@SDBeef).

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

For more information about the Beef Checkoff efforts visit and or contact Jodie Anderson at .