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Jan 28, 2015

3 ways mineral supplementation is key to optimal performance in beef cattle

Although mineral supplements are just a small part of the total diet of a beef animal, they are an important detail to get right when it comes to....More
Jan 27, 2015

5 beefy Super Bowl appetizer ideas; plus, readers predict the winner of the big game

Super Bowl XLIX will air in less than a week. Here are five beef appetizer recipe ideas to add to your party menu. Plus, this week’s online poll ask....More
Jan 26, 2015

10 favorite tractors ranked in farmer survey2

In the December/January issue of Farm....More
Jan 22, 2015

4 tips for appreciating the little, but truly important, things in life

In our busy, often stressful lives, it’s important to remember to embrace each moment. Here are four considerations from motivational speaker Steve....More
Jan 21, 2015

4 benefits of the seedstock business; plus: top 100 seedstock producers listed

There are many reasons to love raising purebred cattle; here are four. Plus, check out the who’s who in the seedstock business, with a listing of the....More
Jan 20, 2015

What are land prices in your area?

Land values will remain strong in 2015, but beware of the potential rise of interest rates in 2015....More
Jan 19, 2015

5 favorite photo galleries of 2014

Here are the top five photo galleries from 2014 in terms of views. From cowboys, to cowgirls, to kids and calves, to ranching through the seasons,....More
Jan 15, 2015

Help wanted: 8 reasons to pursue a career in agriculture2

Agriculture is a fast-growing industry, with 56,000+ new jobs available in 2013. However, there is a shortage of young people ready and willing to....More
Jan 14, 2015

Do consumers equate cattle to pets? Plus: 4 photo galleries worth sharing

A new BuzzFeed article showcasing “cute” cattle seems to have resulted in some readers vowing to never eat beef again. How should the industry....More
Jan 13, 2015

3 emerging beef cuts gaining popularity

These three beef cuts are gaining popularity on restaurant menus across the country....More
Jan 12, 2015

Author promotes vegan ideology in new book3

A book entitled, “The Modern Savage: Our Unthinking Decision To Eat Animals,” encourages consumers to ditch meat. Here’s what ranchers need to know,....More
Jan 08, 2015

4 tips for managing cold stress in cattle this winter1

As the temperatures drop, managing for cold stress in pregnant cows is critical. Here are four tips for managing cold stress in the herd this winter....More
Jan 07, 2015

The good, the bad, the ugly: ranch life celebrated, Mercy for Animals says ranchers sexually abuse cattle, Toyota features bulls

This week’s headlines all feature videos that put livestock production front and center. Here is a roundup of the good, the bad, and the ugly videos....More
Jan 06, 2015

New dietary recommendations presenting two-fold challenge for beef industry8

A draft of recommendations for the 2014 Dietary Guidelines for Americans has been circulating, and it’s left me wondering, “Where’s the beef?”....More
Jan 05, 2015

In the news: former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin vs. PETA9

The backlash against Sarah Palin’s photo of her six-year-old son standing on the family Labrador dog has sparked an interesting conversation about....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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