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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Aug 12, 2014

What Does Russia’s Food Ban Mean For The U.S. Meat Industry?

Last week, Russia announced the suspension of food imports from several countries, including the U.S. The poultry industry is taking the biggest hit....More
Aug 11, 2014

Muck Boots Keeps Stepping In The Muck On Social Media

Muck Boots is in hot water with its agricultural customers on social media over a fundraiser for HSUS. Here is an update on the company’s response to....More
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Aug 07, 2014

How Charity Navigator Knocked HSUS Down A Peg Or Two

The Humane Society of the United States is in hot water with Charity Navigator, losing its charity rating and getting put on “donor advisory” status....More
muck boots HSUS controversy
Aug 06, 2014

Muck Boots Fires Up Aggies On Facebook

Muck Boots posted on Facebook about a fundraiser to benefit the Humane Society of the United States, and the agricultural industry responded. Was it....More
Aug 05, 2014

Who Are Your Favorite Beef Bloggers? Plus: 10 Great BBQ Bloggers On Twitter

Social media has enabled ranchers to connect with consumers. Through online platforms, people can exchange recipe ideas, view photos of farms and....More
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Aug 04, 2014

How Drones May Change Food Production, From Pasture To Plate

An investigative journalist is raising money to fly drones over feedlots. What are the implications for beef producers, and how can the industry....More
Jul 31, 2014

5 Tips For Preventing, Diagnosing & Treating Foot Rot

Foot rot often shows up in the summer months, especially if cattle are standing in wet areas. Here are five tips that explain the cause, transmission....More
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Jul 30, 2014

3 Ways To Enjoy Beef On A Budget

It’s the height of summer grilling season, and beef prices may be at an all-time high, but that doesn’t mean consumers can’t enjoy it without....More
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Jul 29, 2014

What’s The Best Thing About Fair Time? PLUS: 6 State Fair Reads You’ll Love

Fair time is finally here, and it’s a great time to watch livestock shows, eat junk food, catch a concert, spend quality time with family, and enjoy....More
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Jul 28, 2014

Is Ranch Life A Form Of Child Abuse? This Farm Girl Responds.

While some might call ranch work a form of child abuse, others call it a blessing, an opportunity and a gift. Here is my response to one blogger’s....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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