Amanda Radke is a fifth generation rancher from Mitchell, S.D., who has dedicated her career to serving as a voice for the nation’s beef producers. A 2009 graduate of South Dakota State University with a degree in agricultural communications, education and leadership, Radke served internships with USDA’s Ag Marketing Service in Washington, D.C. and the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association in Denver. Her 2008 summer internship with BEEF magazine led to an ongoing blogger position for the BEEF Daily blog, where she provides timely industry news each week, Monday through Thursday. She’s the 2006 National FFA Extemporaneous Speaking champion and the 2006 National Beef Ambassador. In 2012, she was recognized as a Top 10 Beef Industry Leader by the Cattle Business Weekly. That same year, she was also featured on Media Industry News’ 2012 Top 15 People To Watch Under 30 list, for her work on the BEEF Daily blog. When she’s not writing or ranching, Radke is traveling the country speaking to agricultural groups about hot industry issues or reading her children’s book, “Levi’s Lost Calf,” at elementary schools. She married her collegiate meats judging teammate, Tyler, in 2010, and together, they have two children, Scarlett and Thorne.

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Nov 15, 2016

Is disposition the biggest reason to cull a cow?

Which traits are most important to you when determining which cows get to stay in the herd and which ones must head to town?....More
Nov 14, 2016

Cattle, politics & seizing new opportunities with President Trump

The next 100 days are critical for the beef cattle industry; here’s what ranchers need to do to ensure industry issues are best addressed in a Trump....More
Nov 10, 2016

Mainstream media slams flyover states as rural voters unite to elect Trump

Media pundits are flabbergasted about Donald Trump’s victory and slammed the rural American voters who helped him take the White House....More
Nov 09, 2016

3 things to know in cattle share agreements to avoid problems

Downward movement in the cattle market continues to plague ranchers; it might be time to reevaluate cow-calf share and cash lease agreements to make....More
Nov 08, 2016

HSUS pushes legislation; lays off employees

HSUS lays off 10% of employees but remains busy lobbying against animal agriculture in Massachusetts and Oklahoma....More
Nov 07, 2016

Weather is a safer topic than politics

Election day is fast approaching, and the nation is anxious to learn who our next president will be. If you’re tired of the political rhetoric, stick....More
Nov 03, 2016

Could steak & eggs be the key to a long, healthy life?

What’s the secret to living to be 116 years old? One Italian woman shares her dietary secrets to healthy living....More
Nov 02, 2016

NFL player spends signing bonus to buy cattle

Steelers wide receiver Cobi Hamilton purchases cattle for the family farm....More
Nov 01, 2016

Uptick in cattle markets offers hope for ranchers

A positive swing in the cattle markets is building some optimism in sale barns around the country. Do you think the market has finally hit its bottom?....More
Oct 31, 2016

TV show follows lives of next generation ranchers

Finally, a reality show focused on the real lives of farmers and ranchers. Check out “American Harvest” on CarbonTV today!....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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