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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Nov 26, 2015

NEW Thanksgiving poll; PLUS: “Thankful” contest winners

On Thanksgiving Day, we want to know what was on your plate. Plus, we announce the winners to our Thankful contest....More
Nov 25, 2015

Thoughts on weaning & the fall calf run

October and November mark a busy time for cattle producers with weaning and the fall calf run. This week’s poll on beefmagazine.com asks, “How did....More
Nov 24, 2015

5 antibiotic facts for World Antibiotic Awareness Week

How strong is your knowledge of antibiotics? Take the quiz and see the misconceptions other respondents have about antibiotic resistance....More
Nov 23, 2015

Don’t forget to enter BEEF’s “Thankful” contest

There’s still time to enter our Thanksgiving contest for a chance to win a western art print, courtesy of BEEF....More
Nov 19, 2015

Vegan activists flip over Walmart toy “slaughterhouse” truck

A toy semi truck has sparked a debate with the vegan crowd, who call it a “disgusting reminder of animal abuse” and have named it the “slaughterhouse....More
Nov 18, 2015

NEW Contest: What are you thankful for?

With Thanksgiving just around the corner, we are showing our thanks by giving away three western art prints. Get all the details in today's blog....More
Nov 17, 2015

New Chaney twins book raises money for All-American Beef Battalion

Christmas is just around the corner; do you have any ideas for your kids? Check out “It’s All About That Beef” by Rianna and Sheridan Chaney....More
Nov 16, 2015

5 tips for managing feed intake in calves

Simple bunk management can solve many common problems when feeding calves. Here are five strategies for better feed intake management....More
Nov 12, 2015

4 tips for feeding poor quality hay

What should producers do with all of that rained on hay? What other feedstuffs can be added to dilute poor-quality hay? Here are 4 tips for feeding....More
Nov 11, 2015

5 priorities to consider when estate planning

With the holiday season approaching, many ranch families will soon be together. Thanksgiving dinner may not be the best time for estate planning, but....More
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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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