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Aug 28, 2014

Is Beef The Best First Food For Babies?

New research shows that beef makes the best first food for babies and supports linear growth, proportional weight gain and improved absorption of....More
beef checkoff twitter party
Aug 27, 2014

Beef Checkoff Hosting Twitter Party Tonight!

From Instagram to Twitter, the beef checkoff program is connecting with consumers online using the hashtags #withbeef and #beefselfie. Ranchers are....More
Aug 26, 2014

Food Is A Big Expense In Raising Children

The USDA says raising a child born in 2013 will cost $245,340 from birth until age 18, with the third-biggest expense being food....More
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Aug 25, 2014

How One Farm Is Connecting With Consumers

A dairy farm and restaurant in Indiana is making a concentrated effort to educate consumers through good food, farm tours and even live birth....More
grazing tips
Aug 21, 2014

3 Ways To Improve Next Year’s Grazing Today

If you have extra grass at this point in the summer grazing season, there are ways to improve next year’s grazing through better management practices....More
McDonald's sustainability quest
Aug 20, 2014

McDonald’s Wants Industry Help In Defining Sustainable Beef

McDonald’s has vowed to serve sustainable beef by 2016, but what exactly does that mean? The Golden Arches wants the industry’s help in defining....More
Aug 19, 2014

5 Headlines That Celebrate Stock Show Kids

Ranch kids get to grow up with cattle, horses and wide open spaces in their backyard. This playground offers lots of opportunities to learn important....More
winter weather
Aug 18, 2014

Are You Worried About The Predicted Polar Vortex Coming This Fall?

Long-range forecasters are predicting another polar vortex. Are cattlemen ready for an early return of winter?....More
Aug 14, 2014

3 Great Steak Headlines Worth Reading

Beef is making the news this week, and these headlines are all about great-tasting steaks. From Walmart’s line of all-natural steaks, to tips for....More
Aug 13, 2014

Are Wolves A Threat To Your Cattle?

New Mexico ranchers are fighting for the right to protect their livestock from the threat of the Mexican Gray Wolf. Share this video explaining the....More
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
humane society of the united states loses charity rating
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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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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