2015 Neb. Cattlemen sell 10,000 lbs beef
September 18, 2015
Lincoln, NE – The 2015 Nebraska State Fair marked the 32nd year of the Nebraska Cattlemen Beef Pit restaurant and once again, the Beef Pit served over 22,000 delicious prime rib, roast beef and BBQ beef sandwiches to hungry fairgoers. Serving thousands of sandwiches utilizes more than 10,000 pounds of beef over the 11 day event.
"We had a great 11 day run at the Fair this year. It's exciting to promote our industry at the Fair and see the public enjoy our product" says Meghan Anderson, who along with her husband Troy chair the NC Beef Pit Committee. "We also are very appreciative of all the volunteers that come out to help us serve our great beef sandwiches."
Without the help of over 350 volunteers, donating their time to prepare and serve the beef meals during the fair, the Beef Pit would not have such great success year after year. Volunteers travel from all parts of the state to be involved with such a great event at the Nebraska State Fair.
Sponsor contributions also play a large role in making the Beef Pit possible each year. Thank you to Aurora Cooperative, Agri Affiliates Inc., Certified Angus Beef, LLC., Nebraska Corn Board, Nebraska Corn Growers Association, Nebraska Cattlemen Foundation, Rolling Stone Feed Yard, Skeeter Barns, and T&E Cattle Company for gracious sponsorship donations for the 2015 fair season.
The Nebraska Cattlemen association serves as the representative for the state's beef cattle industry and represents professional cattle breeders, ranchers and feeders, as well as county and local cattlemen's associations. Its headquarters are in Lincoln and second office in Alliance serves cattlemen in western Nebraska.