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Dec 09, 2013

'Tis The Season For A December Photo Contest!

To celebrate this most wonderful time of the year, we are kicking off another photo contest. We are seeking photos that commemorate what makes this....More
Dec 05, 2013

Which Celebrities Are Practical Vegans? PLUS: PETA’s Latest Stunt

When will the hypocrisy ever end with the vegan crowd? More than a dietary change, many vegans have a political agenda behind their anti-meat habits....More
Dec 04, 2013

Is Grass-Fed Beef Really Healthier?

Bashing conventionally raised beef in lieu of organic or grass-fed beef isn’t new. I have nothing against any of the production methods that are out....More
beef industry's HSUS reputation
Dec 03, 2013

HSUS Employee Paints Idyllic Image Of Beef Business, Slams Turkey

The turkey business is getting beat up this week. How should the beef industry respond?....More
proper hay storage tips
Dec 02, 2013

5 Considerations For Proper Hay Storage During Winter

Karla Hernandez, South Dakota State University (SDSU) Extension forages field specialist shares five ways to reduce hay waste....More
Nov 28, 2013

Just In Time For Thanksgiving, Montana Helps SD Ranchers After Atlas

Today is Thanksgiving, and I’m spending the day surrounded by family, eating turkey (how I wish it was beef...) and enjoying the company of my loved....More
Nov 27, 2013

25 Facts About Farm Kids

Last week, I had the chance to speak to 385 farm and ranch women at the 2013 AG-Ceptional Women’s Conference in Norfolk, NE. Being able to....More
Nov 26, 2013

Should Animal Rights Activists Be Held Accountable For Abuse Videos?

A popular tactic of animal rights extremist groups is to send a member undercover to obtain temporary employment in a livestock operation. Once on....More
Nov 25, 2013

Debunking UGG® Boots And Their “UGGly” Reputation

As a cattle producer, I believe it’s important to ban together when a segment of the livestock industry is under attack. A few weeks ago, I came....More
Nov 21, 2013

Which Skills Do You Have That Your Grandkids Don’t?

I spent a few days in Great Falls, MT, this week at the 2013 Montana Association of Conservation Districts State Convention. I was the keynote....More
Nov 20, 2013

Could Beef Be Banned Like Trans Fats?

I would like to respond to and reiterate some points made by Troy Marshall in his most recent column, “Eliminating Trans Fats -- What This Means For....More
Nov 19, 2013

South Dakota Nixes Joan Jett On Its Thanksgiving Parade Float

More than a few feathers were ruffled last week when my fellow South Dakota ranchers got wind that Joan Jett, rock star, vegetarian and PETA....More
Nov 18, 2013

3 Cool Things Ranchers Should Know About This Week

From the entertainment industry, I thought I would kick off Monday by rounding up a few items I think might be worth your time. Here are three cool....More
winter feed supply -- do you have enough?
Nov 14, 2013

Winter Feed: Do You Have Enough To Feed Your Cows?

Yesterday was my 26th birthday, and the lucky gal that I am, my husband Tyler bought me a trailer load of bred cows for my big day. Forget a dinner....More
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Nov 13, 2013

Hunting Liability Concerns: Are You Covered?

Hunting season is underway. If you’re a landowner, there are some liability risks when allowing hunters on your land. Are you covered?....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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