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Oct 08, 2015

5 traits of a successful beef producer

What does it take to be a successful business owner? How do you make your ranch sustainable through the ups and downs of the volatile cattle industry....More
Oct 07, 2015

Poll shows less than half of BEEF readers have a succession plan1

This week’s poll on asks, "Do you have a succession plan in place?” With an estimated 400 million acres to change hands in the next....More
Oct 06, 2015

5 weaning resources for cow-calf producers1

As ranchers prepare to wean and work calves, here are five weaning resources from the BEEF archives that could benefit cow-calf producers....More
Oct 05, 2015

I'm cautiously optimistic on the cattle markets; How about you?

Fall is a time to find out how well your calves grew on summer pastures, and to cash in on a year’s worth of breeding decisions when selling calves....More
Oct 05, 2015

Nina Teicholz: 5 things you need to know about the 2015 Dietary Guidelines for Americans

The 2015 Dietary Guidelines for Americans (DGAC) will soon be released, pending a hearing scheduled by Congress in October. Nina Teicholz, author of....More
Oct 01, 2015

Ag women fire back at comments criticizing saleswoman for riding in the combine3

Women in agriculture took a step backward this week when a farmer’s wife bashed a female salesperson for presenting her sales pitch to her husband in....More
Sep 30, 2015

How a 5K race helps to purchase ag-accurate books for students in North Dakota

For the third year, the North Dakota CattleWomen are hosting the “Beefin’ It Up - Fuel for the finish” 5K....More
Sep 29, 2015

Who won our September photo contest? Plus, 3 voters take home prizes

Today we wrap up our Greeley Hat Works “Hard-working beef producer” photo contest. Find out who won the contest, plus, see if you are one of the....More
Sep 28, 2015

Does your local school support agricultural education?1

Agricultural education in high schools offers practical lessons in math, science, reading and more while introducing students to careers in....More
Sep 24, 2015

Why USDA is encouraging veterans to pursue careers in agriculture1

The USDA and Department of Defense recently unveiled plans to offer career training and support to Service members interested in pursuing careers in....More
Sep 23, 2015

4 things to remember during National Farm Safety & Health Week

National Farm Safety and Health Week is this week. The annual event runs Sept. 20-26, and it’s a good time to remember to slow down, put safety first....More
Sep 22, 2015

VOTE NOW: 15 photo finalists depicting hard-working ranchers

We’ve selected 15 finalists in September’s “Hard-working beef producers” photo contest. Now it’s time to choose our winners. The finalist who....More
Sep 20, 2015

3 business tips for the ranching enterprise

Looking to tighten up your budget and expand new marketing opportunities? Check out these three business tips from industry experts....More
Sep 17, 2015

Don’t forget to enter BEEF’s “Celebrating Hard Working Cattle Producers” photo contest!

Don’t forget to enter the Greeley Hat Works “Celebrating Hard Working Cattle Producers” photo contest. To enter, email me at
Sep 16, 2015

Miss America Betty Cantrell is a farm girl at heart

Miss America Betty Cantrell is a pageant girl with agricultural roots. Find out how she’s subtly advocating for farmers and ranchers on today’s blog....More

Amanda Radke

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...
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