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Jul 07, 2015

New Facebook group showcases the many hats farmers & ranchers wear each day

A new Facebook group called “Farm Hats” is an “online coffee shop” that connects producers and consumers while sharing the agricultural story about....More
Jul 06, 2015

3 ways a veterinarian can benefit your ranch; PLUS: New poll asks how often you consult with your vet

This week’s poll asks, “How do you utilize the professional services your veterinarian offers?” Plus, BEEF Daily Editor Amanda Radke lists three ways....More
Jul 02, 2015

2015 barbecues will cost $68.22, says Rabobank; PLUS: 4 food safety tips for summer grilling

With Independence Day just two days away, here are some stats on what the weekend festivities might cost you. Plus, four tips for keeping safe at....More
Jul 01, 2015

Why coaching character is more important than winning cattle shows1

In the season of 4-H county fairs, regional shows and junior nationals, let’s remember it’s about building up kids, not just winning accolades with....More
Jun 30, 2015

5 western novels to add to your summer reading list1

What are the best western novels of all time? Beef up your summer reading list with these 10 suggestions....More
Jun 29, 2015

Prime Time Gala raises money to fight hunger; PLUS: 15+ photos from the event

More than 49 million Americans struggle to put food on the table. Here is how South Dakota cattlemen are joining together to fight hunger, promote....More
Jun 25, 2015

Summer Herd Health Part 4: 5 summer water quality tips

With the rise in temperature that summer brings, cattle need more water than ever, but is your water quality up to par? Here are five things to....More
Jun 24, 2015

How an HSUS employee scandal reveals incompetency of animal rights organization1

An employee of the Humane Society of the United States (HSUS) has been accused of embezzling more than $31,000 in funds from donors. What’s worse is....More
Jun 23, 2015

3 tips for training your cattle dog to work stock3

Dogs are often beloved members of ranch families, but too often, they are poorly trained and are more pesky tag-alongs than valuable assistance when....More
Jun 22, 2015

Father’s Day tribute: 4 blogs, photo galleries & recipes just for dad

Father’s Day may be over, but readers will still enjoy these four blogs, photo galleries and recipes that celebrate the cowboys and cattlemen we love....More
Jun 18, 2015

Summer Herd Health Part 3: Ranchers seeking large animal vets for maintaining herd health3

There is a shortage of large animal vets as more vet students pursue careers in small animal medicine. This week’s poll wants to know if your area is....More
Jun 17, 2015

5 resources for choosing the best method to control noxious weeds

Don’t let noxious weeds take hold of your pastures this grazing season. Here are five resources for choosing the best method to control the spread of....More
Jun 16, 2015

4 questions to ask to prioritize the summer to-do list

With long summer days comes long working hours. Here are four questions to ask to prioritize which tasks get tackled on the to-do list first and....More
Jun 15, 2015

Why agriculture should be incorporated into math, science & reading curriculum1

Today’s blog explores how ranchers can get involved through their state’s Ag In The Classroom program to give teachers the tools they need to include....More
Jun 11, 2015

Summer Herd Health Part 2: 5 risk factors for summer pneumonia in calves

Summer pneumonia is among the most frustrating respiratory infections ranchers have to deal with in preweaned calves. Today’s blog looks at five risk....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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