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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May 16, 2016

4 tips for maintaining summer feedlots

Mud can reduce feed efficiency in feedlots by 13%. Here are four tips for maintaining summer lots when backgrounding or finishing cattle....More
May 12, 2016

3 considerations for fertilizing hay fields this spring

It’s not too late to fertilize hay fields this spring. Here are three things to think about before fertilizing....More
May 11, 2016

Culver’s launches 2nd annual essay contest to support FFA

Another reason to love Culver’s — they are sponsoring three FFA chapters to attend the National FFA Convention. To win, FFA members must submit a 1,....More
May 10, 2016

May Beef Month: Survey reveals 2016 burger trends

A recent survey unveiled just in time for May Beef Month reveals popular burger trends for 2016....More
May 09, 2016

Who won BEEF’s cowboy poetry contest?

Today’s blog announces the winners of the first ever BEEF cowboy poetry contest....More
May 05, 2016

Mother’s Day 2016: 5 favorite things being a ranch mom

Mother’s Day 2016 is quickly approaching. Here are musings from a ranch mom on what she loves best about raising kids on a cattle ranch....More
May 04, 2016

How one fencing company is providing wildfire relief to ranchers

Red Brand and FFA have teamed up to rebuild fences in Kansas and Oklahoma after the Anderson Creek Fire....More
May 03, 2016

Denmark explores meat tax to help the planet

Denmark is considering taxing red meat to force its citizens to eat a more “ethically” superior diet. Here’s why the tax is doing a disservice to....More
May 02, 2016

NEW Contest: Calling all cowboy poets!

It’s time to submit your best rhyme for our brand new cowboy poetry contest. Don’t delay to share the way you spend your day on the ranch! Three....More
Apr 28, 2016

3 considerations for creep feeding your calves this summer

To creep feed or not to creep feed? That is the question. Producers should think about these three factors before filling the creep feeder this....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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