A fifth-generation rancher from Mitchell, SD, Amanda grew up on a purebred Limousin cattle operation in which she and husband Tyler are active. She graduated with a degree in agriculture journalism from South Dakota State University and was active from a young age in advocacy for the U.S. beef industry. Perhaps you’ve heard the story of a young FFA member who led a walkout of several thousand members from a Carrie Underwood concert in 2006 in protest of the country singer’s anti-meat positions and association with the Humane Society of the U.S. That young person was Amanda. She’s the 2006 National FFA Extemporaneous Speaking champion, and the 2006 National Beef Ambassador. And she’s served previous internships with USDA’s Ag Marketing Service in Washington D.C, and the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association in Denver, and BEEF magazine. On BEEF Daily, Amanda provides timely industry news and commentary from the unique perspective of a young professional committed to a life in production agriculture and invites readers to join in the discussion.

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in BEEF Daily Sep 16, 2014

6 Reasons To Ignore The “Cowspiracy” And Eat A Burger

A vegan blogger has taken BEEF Daily Editor Amanda Radke to task over her post about the documentary, “Cowspiracy,” which charged beef production....More
in BEEF Daily Sep 15, 2014

3 Beef Headlines: Miss America, PETA & Healthy Meat-Eaters

Here is the roundup of three news items that went viral over the weekend. Miss New Mexico was a champion for agriculture during the Miss America....More
in BEEF Daily Sep 12, 2014

BEEF Daily Editor Responds To Blog Detractors

BEEF Daily Editor Amanda Radke thinks it’s important to always take the high road and speak from the heart with our detractors....More
in BEEF Daily Sep 12, 2014

Are Your Sorting Skills Up To Snuff?

Low-stress cattle handling can be achieved by understanding an animal’s flight zone, using pressure effectively, and remaining quiet and calm. Today’....More
in BEEF Daily Sep 11, 2014

Checkoff Reform On The Way, Vows USDA Secretary Vilsack

USDA Secretary Tom Vilsack has vowed to reform the checkoff, after the National Farmers Union announced its self-removal from the working group for....More
in BEEF Daily Sep 10, 2014

NEW Poll Asks The Average Age Of Your Cows

This week’s poll at beefmagazine.com asks about the average age of your cow herd. Plus, we discuss culling decisions, expansion plans and the feeder....More
in BEEF Daily Sep 09, 2014

Calling All Team Beef Members: Race To Raise Money To Promote Beef In The Classroom

The North Dakota CattleWomen are hosting the third annual "Beefin' It Up; Fuel for the Finish" 5K Run/Walk and 10K Run. Learn all the details in....More
in BEEF Daily Sep 04, 2014

Is Hyatt The Next Chipotle?

The Hyatt Regency’s “Food Thoughtfully Sourced, Carefully Served” campaign has irked agriculturalists. Learn more about how this business is turning....More
in BEEF Daily Sep 03, 2014

Washington Post Paints Ugly Picture Of Showing Livestock

An article appearing in The Washington Post describes hog and cattle shows in a negative way, putting the spotlight on the politics, cost of....More
in BEEF Daily Sep 02, 2014

BEEF Daily Reader Warns Of HSUS & eBay Link

Shoppers on eBay might notice the option to donate to the Humane Society of the United States after each purchase. One reader noticed the link and....More
What's BEEF Daily?

BEEF Daily Blog is produced by rancher Amanda Radke, one of the U.S. beef industry’s top social media “agvocates.”

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