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Dec 15, 2013

Christmas On The Ranch Photo Finalists Announced, PLUS Two Art Print Winners

Christmas is just over a week away, and I’m sure many of you are busy buying and wrapping last minute presents, baking up holiday goodies to take to....More
Wind Turbines in rural America
Dec 11, 2013

Do You Like Wind Turbines?

A wind energy company is headed to court for causing the death of hundreds of migratory birds....More
Dec 11, 2013

Ultimate Steak Cut Guide, PLUS: 14 Dumb Things People Say To Meat-Eaters

Yesterday, I rounded up four items that depict the animal welfare and animal rights concerns that consumers have and what the activists who....More
Dec 10, 2013

4 Things Happening In The Animal Rights Circle This Week

The topic of animal welfare and animal rights is hot right now. It seems everywhere I turn, someone is talking about how cruel ranchers are, how....More
christmas beef magazine photo contest
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

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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