Date: 7/20/2016 12:00:00 AM

Title: Cattlemen offer beef to RAGBRAI riders

Cyclists will have a chance to fuel up on lean protein at stops along the RAGBRAI route this year. 

Beef is an excellent source of protein and plays a vital role in muscle repair and recovery. Beef is considered a nutrient dense and energy-packed food that can be a high powered source of nutrition for athletes participating in RAGBRAI. According to the 2015 U.S. Dietary Guidelines, a single 3-ounce serving of lean beef provides 10 essential nutrients in about 150 calories – including nutrients like iron, zinc and B vitamins that are critical for development and optimal health throughout life.

Riders can find beef in Fremont county at the old Randolph lumber yard. The Fremont County Cattlemen will be grilling ribeye steak sandwiches from 10 am to 4 pm on Sunday, July 24, and the Page and Fremont County Corn Growers will also be roasting sweet corn.

On Monday, the Adams County Cattlemen will be grilling at the Central Park in Corning, near the Beer Garden. They will serve ribeye steak sandwiches, ribeye wraps, and beef brats.

Washington County Cattlemen will be grilling ribeye steak sandwiches at the Washington County Fairgrounds on Friday, July 29 from 10 am to close. There will also be a potato bar and live band playing.

Brewer Family Farms of Dallas Center has teamed up with the Iowa Craft Beer Tent and will be offering beef brats at 13 stops along the route.

To learn more about the role beef can play in a healthy diet, visit



About the Iowa Cattlemen's Association: The Iowa Cattlemen’s Association represents more than 10,000 beef-producing families and associated companies dedicated to the future of Iowa’s beef industry. ICA’s mission is “Grow Iowa’s beef business through advocacy, leadership and education.”

About the Iowa Beef Industry Council:  The Iowa Beef Industry Council is funded by the $1-per-head beef checkoff.  Checkoff dollars are invested in beef promotion, consumer information, research, industry information and foreign market development, all with the purpose of strengthening beef demand.  For more information, visit