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May 19, 2016

Don’t miss the BQA contest happening now on Facebook!

Want to win great prizes while promoting best animal handling practices in beef production? Check out the National Beef Quality Assurance program’s....More
May 18, 2016

6 resources for buying bulls before breeding season begins

As bull buying season draws to a close, this week’s BEEF poll wants to know what metrics you use to select new herd sires....More
May 17, 2016

Where do leading presidential hopefuls stand on animal issues?4

From farm policy to animal welfare issues, how do the presidential hopefuls stack up, and who will serve agriculture the best in the next four years?....More
May 16, 2016

4 tips for maintaining summer feedlots

Mud can reduce feed efficiency in feedlots by 13%. Here are four tips for maintaining summer lots when backgrounding or finishing cattle....More
May 12, 2016

3 considerations for fertilizing hay fields this spring

It’s not too late to fertilize hay fields this spring. Here are three things to think about before fertilizing....More
May 11, 2016

Culver’s launches 2nd annual essay contest to support FFA1

Another reason to love Culver’s — they are sponsoring three FFA chapters to attend the National FFA Convention. To win, FFA members must submit a 1,....More
May 10, 2016

May Beef Month: Survey reveals 2016 burger trends

A recent survey unveiled just in time for May Beef Month reveals popular burger trends for 2016....More
May 09, 2016

Who won BEEF’s cowboy poetry contest?

Today’s blog announces the winners of the first ever BEEF cowboy poetry contest....More
May 05, 2016

Mother’s Day 2016: 5 favorite things being a ranch mom1

Mother’s Day 2016 is quickly approaching. Here are musings from a ranch mom on what she loves best about raising kids on a cattle ranch....More
May 04, 2016

How one fencing company is providing wildfire relief to ranchers1

Red Brand and FFA have teamed up to rebuild fences in Kansas and Oklahoma after the Anderson Creek Fire....More
May 03, 2016

Denmark explores meat tax to help the planet

Denmark is considering taxing red meat to force its citizens to eat a more “ethically” superior diet. Here’s why the tax is doing a disservice to....More
May 02, 2016

NEW Contest: Calling all cowboy poets!1

It’s time to submit your best rhyme for our brand new cowboy poetry contest. Don’t delay to share the way you spend your day on the ranch! Three....More
Apr 28, 2016

3 considerations for creep feeding your calves this summer

To creep feed or not to creep feed? That is the question. Producers should think about these three factors before filling the creep feeder this....More
Apr 27, 2016

David Kohl: 6 tips for working through tight margins

To weather volatile times in the cattle business, it takes some strategic planning. Economist David Kohl shares six tips for making it through times....More
Apr 26, 2016

6 smartphone apps to make a rancher’s life easier

Looking for new tools to help manage your ranch? Check out these six free smartphone apps created just for livestock producers....More

Amanda Radke

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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