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new baby calf is highlight of spring
Mar 11, 2013

The Joys Of Calving Season6

Calving season is underway at our place. That means 2 a.m. checks, weighing and tagging calves, bedding the barn for calving cows, hauling water, and....More
Mar 07, 2013

Winter Photo Winners Announced!2

With more than 200 entries in our “Winter On The Ranch” photo contest, it was hard to narrow it down to 15 finalists. With the help of 265 readers,....More
Mar 06, 2013

Farmers Against Crippling Taxes (FACT) Act Would Repeal Death Tax11

Discussions about the estate tax have died down somewhat since Congress passed the American Taxpayer Relief Act of 2012, which locked in a death tax....More
Mar 05, 2013

Louisiana Forces Homeless Shelter To Destroy Meat Donation12

One in eight Americans goes to bed hungry each night, including one in every four children. The number of Americans who are dependent on food stamps....More
Mar 04, 2013

Vote Now For Your Favorite “Winter On The Ranch” Photo!5

With the snow, cold temperatures and biting wind, I’m impressed that we received a record number of entries in our “Winter On The Ranch” photo....More
winter on the ranch
Feb 28, 2013

Red Meat Is Nature’s Multi-Vitamin, Says Study9

Have you ever heard the phrase, “overfed but undernourished?” This aptly describes the two-thirds of Americans who are considered overweight or obese....More
Beef cattle feed alternatives
Feb 27, 2013

Exploring New And Novel Cattle Feed Alternatives14

Despite the fact that more than 70% of the U.S. was impacted by a drought in 2012, the U.S. harvested 11.8 billion bu. of corn last year. One would....More
Feb 26, 2013

Are You Worried About Your Hay Supply?1

Whether it’s snagging a new pair of jeans climbing over the barbed-wire fence, discovering a leak in your rubber boots during the spring thaw, or....More
Feb 25, 2013

Some Suggest FSIS Furlough Would Solve America’s Health Problems13

USDA Secretary Tom Vilsack’s Feb. 8 announcement that USDA is considering a 15-day furlough of Food Safety Inspection Service (FSIS) personnel to....More
Feb 21, 2013

NEW Photo Contest: Send Me Your Best “Winter” Images2

With a big winter storm expected to hit my area today, it’s the perfect day to announce a new photo contest. To round out the month of February, I’m....More
Feb 20, 2013

Looking At Ranch Life Through The Eyes Of A Child3

There’s nothing more candid and sweet than talking with a child. Their innocence is palpable, and their eagerness to learn is great. As an author of....More
Feb 19, 2013

SELF Magazine Calls Beef A Super Food9

For years, it seemed that every time I opened any popular consumer magazine, the health section would have an article beating up on beef. However, it....More
USDA Photo by Lance Cheung.
Feb 18, 2013

So God Made An FFA Member10

Although my days of wearing the official dress of the National FFA Association are in the past, I still fondly recall my time spent wearing the blue....More
Feb 14, 2013

How Do You Keep Things In Perspective When The Going Gets Tough?6

Earlier this week, I asked readers to answer the question, “How much snow did you get over the weekend?” Some readers reported up to 6 in. of snow,....More
Feb 13, 2013

Treat Your Sweetie To Beef On Valentine’s Day Tomorrow

For those men out there who are blissfully unaware of the significance of the date on the calendar tomorrow, Feb. 14th is Valentine’s Day, the....More

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Amanda Radke is a fifth generation rancher from Mitchell, S.D., who has dedicated her career to serving as a voice for the nation’s beef producers. A 2009 graduate of South Dakota State...
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