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Oct 16, 2014

9 Reasons To Cull That Cow; PLUS: Why Preg-Checking Pays

John F. Grimes, Ohio State University Extension beef coordinator, lists nine reasons for culling a cow and examines the economics of keeping an open....More
Oct 15, 2014

4 Tips For Eliminating Weeds This Fall

While many cattlemen are busy weaning calves, preg-checking cows and harvesting crops this time of year, it can be easy to forget about pasture and....More
Oct 14, 2014

3 Resources For Crushing Beef Myths

After seeing six myths about beef that a vegan website has successfully written and shared thousands of times, BEEF Daily blogger Amanda Radke....More
Oct 13, 2014

What You Need To Know About The Beef Checkoff Drama

Citing what he says is the beef industry’s failed attempt to compromise and fix perceived issues within the checkoff program, USDA Secretary Tom....More
Oct 09, 2014

4 Beef Headlines: What Is Sustainable? Are Farmers Rich?

Keeping an eye on industry trends, here are four items worth reading this week. Trent Loos talks “sustainable beef.” A barbecue competition raises....More
Oct 08, 2014

Let’s Celebrate 4-H Week!

National 4-H week is Oct. 5-11, and today’s blog and newsletter pays homage to the youth program. BEEF summer intern Becky Church reflects on her....More
Oct 07, 2014

NEW Poll Asks, “How Do You Wean Your Calves?”

Weaning time is in full swing across the country. This week’s online poll question at is: “How do you wean your calves?” Readers....More
Oct 06, 2014

3 Ways To Get Involved In The “Ag Provides” Campaign

One in eight Americans goes to bed hungry each night, but farmers and ranchers are working to end hunger by donating to local food pantries during....More
Oct 02, 2014

Remembering Atlas; PLUS: A Thank-You From SD Ranchers

As the anniversary of the October 2013 winter storm Atlas approaches, we remember those who were impacted by the deadly storm....More
Oct 01, 2014

Let’s Congratulate Our 2015 National Beef Ambassadors

The 2015 National Beef Ambassadors have been named following an intense competition that evaluated their abilities to promote beef, educate consumers....More
Sep 30, 2014

7 Steps To Moving & Penning Cattle With Dogs

Charles Long, Texas A....More
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Sep 29, 2014

What Are Corn Stalk Bales Worth?

Bruce Anderson, University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension forage specialist, evaluates the costs of putting up corn stalk bales....More
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Sep 25, 2014

Should You Be Worried About Cattle Ingesting Net Wrap?

Researchers at North Dakota State University evaluated five different hay bale-binding materials to see how easy cattle can digest if accidentally....More
Sep 24, 2014

4 Beef Headlines: Consumers & Animal Welfare, Cheeseburger Day, First Lady Takes You Shopping & HSUS Snags Another One is calling for a boycott of Discover. Michelle Obama wants to bribe you with movie tickets to buy healthy food at the grocery store....More
Sep 23, 2014

4 Tips For Low-Stress Weaning

From fence-line weaning, to using a plastic nose piece to prevent nursing, to introducing creep feed and working calves before weaning, here are four....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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