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 04, 2014

6 Ways To Use The UNL Corn Stalk Grazing Calculator

Use this UNL Corn Stalk Grazing Calculator to estimate the number of grazing days a field holds, the cost, potential gains, and more....More
Nov 03, 2014

3 Beef Headlines: Mixed Messages About Beef & A Look At Beef Prices & Cuts

This week’s beef headlines look at beef prices, choosing the right beef cut, and how to address misconceptions about beef....More
Oct 30, 2014

Home Is Where You Hang Your Hat; PLUS: 5 Things I Love About My Home

BEEF magazine and Greeley Hat Works have teamed up to host the “Home Is Where You Hang Your Hat” photo contest. Plus, BEEF Daily Editor Amanda Radke....More
Oct 29, 2014

6 Factors To Evaluate The Nutrition In Your Forage Supply

Winter is just around the corner, and that means it’s time to round up hay to get through the cold long months. Whether you bale your own or purchase....More
Oct 28, 2014

3 Beef Headlines: McDonald’s vs. Chipotle & Fat vs. Carbs

This week’s beef headlines look at consumer concerns about hormones in beef, an expert’s view on why animal fats and proteins are essential for....More
Oct 27, 2014

NEW Photo Contest: Home Is Where You Hang Your Hat

Greeley Hat Works is offering two hats, one each to the champion and reserve champion photographers, in a new contest with the theme, “Home is where....More
Oct 23, 2014

3 Blogs That Show Why Raising Country Kids Rocks

Raising kids in the country offers many benefits. Here are three blogs that share the pros of having children grow up on the ranch....More
Oct 22, 2014

What Do You Think Of The National Geographic Take On Beef Production?

A National Geographic feature article offers an honest look about where beef comes from. Will this piece help or hurt the beef industry?....More
Oct 21, 2014

5 Tips For Getting The Most Cash For Your Cull Cows

The cull cow market is typically saturated in the late fall and early winter months. Cody Wright, South Dakota State University Extension beef....More
Oct 20, 2014

3 Reasons A DVM Should Head Up Our Ebola Response

If we want to shut down the ebola situation, perhaps we should appoint a veterinarian as the czar. Here are three things vets understand about animal....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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