The Nebraska Beef Council is hosting a fitness competition during the Nebraska Cattlemen’s Classic at the Buffalo County Fairgrounds in Kearney on Wednesday Feb. 21 from 6 PM to 7 PM.
This new addition to the classic features competitors pushing, pulling, lifting and hustling their way through a sprint-style course designed to display the daily physical demands of farming and ranching. The “Beef Strong” competitors will work their way through a series of obstacles with the goal to complete the course in the shortest amount of time.
Each activity in the course represent actual jobs found on a farm or ranch. Competitors will replicate moving square hay bales, loading feed bags, setting up catch-pens and even carrying a calf.
Those competitors with the fastest times will receive beef bundles courtesy of Nebraska Star Beef.
Farming and ranching can be a lot of physical work. Its important to fuel your body with nutrient-dense foods like beef so you can meet the demands of the job, said Mitch Rippe, director of nutrition and education at the Nebraska Beef Council. Our Beef Strong event will highlight the hard work of famers and ranchers while giving us the opportunity to talk about the benefits of beef in an active lifestyle.
The event is free and open to spectators. For more information visit www.nebeef.org.