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Aug 04, 2015

Why the death of Cecil the lion is relevant to beef producers

The death of Cecil of the lion has been a hot topic on social media lately. Here's why the debate matters to cattlemen and what we should really be....More
Aug 03, 2015

With expansion comes the responsibility to advocate

A 2% increase in the nation’s cowherd numbers indicates optimism is abundant in the beef cattle business. As new opportunities arise, producers have....More
Jul 30, 2015

Hay Talk Part 4: Tips for planting forages in late summer & early fall

Whether you’re short on stockpiled hay or looking to extend the grazing season, planting supplemental forages is one solution. Here are tips for....More
Jul 29, 2015

Why reaching out to Northeast consumers is key for boosting beef demand

Nearly 70 million people call the Northeast home; however, only 3% of the beef checkoff dollars are collected in that region. As a result, the....More
Jul 27, 2015

How youth Beef Ambassadors are tackling hot industry topics

The National Beef Ambassador Program is training youth spokespersons to advocate for the beef cattle industry. These youth advocates need support,....More
Jul 27, 2015

New poll asks about importance of rural development in small towns1

Ranching families rely on the success of the neighboring small towns that support their rural communities, but as many rural areas lose young people....More
Jul 23, 2015

Hay Talk Part 3: Troubleshooting rain-damaged hay & inadequate fermentation

In this week’s “Hay Talk” installment, we are tackling two common haying problems — the costs of rain-damaged hay and the implications of inadequate....More
Jul 22, 2015

Peterson Brothers share message with 4-H kids about ag advocacy1

As county fair season gets underway, let’s remember to instill the six pillars of Character Counts in today’s youth — responsibility, respect,....More
Jul 21, 2015

Satirical video sparks debate with Congress about healthy school meals

The nation’s school lunch program needs an overhaul, and the American Heart Association has created a satirical video to jumpstart conversations on....More
Jul 20, 2015

4 ag reads to kick off your Monday morning

From defending feedlots, to taking on Chipotle, to 4-H parents tackling county fair week and keeping kids busy on the ranch during summer, here are 4....More
Jul 16, 2015

Hay Talk Part 2: 6 resources for making haylage-in-a-day & bale grazing, processing

In week two of the “Hay Talk” series for July, BEEF Daily Editor Amanda Radke looks at two different methods to baling and feeding hay — haylage-in-a....More
Jul 15, 2015

Beef & GMOs Part 2: 5 facts about GMOs beef producers need to know10

In week two of the “Hay Talk” series for July, BEEF Daily Editor Amanda Radke looks at two different methods to baling and feeding hay — haylage-in-a....More
Jul 14, 2015

3 ways Team Beef runners are making an impact

Team Beef members are great at promoting beef as a part of a healthy, active lifestyle to athletes and millennials. Here are three ways they are....More
Jul 13, 2015

Are beef producers prepared to defend GMOs?8

Is consumer fear of GMOs an issue for beef producers? If so, how should the beef community respond? Today’s blog explores the issue and what beef....More
Jul 09, 2015

Hay Talk Part 1: Why cutting height and moisture levels matter1

July is typically a busy month for baling hay; however, with excessive rains, some producers are finding it difficult to complete a first cutting....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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