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Dec 27, 2012

Cattle Shows Compete With Basketball For Our Family’s Time

High-school basketball season is in full swing, and that means plenty of bleacher time as my family watches my sister Kaley play ball. Our family is....More
Dec 26, 2012

Beef Up Your Classroom Visits4

The Kansas City Star recently published an article called, “Beef’s Raw Edges,” which criticizes the cattle industry for everything from antibiotic....More
Dec 25, 2012

There’s More To Christmas3

One of my favorite parts of Christmas is getting cards in the mail from my friends and family. I love the photos, which are promptly hung up on the....More
Dec 24, 2012

How To Prepare & Carve The Perfect Holiday Beef Roast2

“‘Twas the night before Christmas and all through the house, not a creature was stirring, not even a mouse.” While the poem, “The Night Before....More
beef cattle feed and hay prices on the rise
Dec 19, 2012

Winter Hay Prices Ramp Up8

Someone must have been wishing pretty hard for a white Christmas around my area because we were surprised with 5-in. of snow earlier this week. Our....More
Dec 19, 2012

A Call For 26 Acts Of Kindness3

I’m having a hard time this week thinking of anything but last week’s tragedy at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, CT, which resulted in the....More
Dec 17, 2012

Beef Production Gets Spotlight On Anderson Live!2

Yesterday, I blogged about flying from my sweet spot in rural South Dakota to the Big Apple, and today, I’m going to write about when a New York City....More
Dec 13, 2012

Farm Boy Photography Winners Announced1

Christmas is just a couple of weeks away, and it’s starting to look like it in my neck of the woods. After praying for some much-needed moisture, we....More
Dec 12, 2012

ABC’s Avila Launches Fishy Food Attack8

When I hear “pink slime,” I can’t help but shudder; the catchphrase is at the center of a $1.2-billion lawsuit -- Beef Product Inc. (BPI) vs. ABC....More
ideal beef cow
Dec 11, 2012

Who Has The Best Beef Cow? Here’s One Candidate23

At the Alltech Global 500 last week in Lexington, KY, one of my favorite parts of the event was the discussion dinner. Following a steak supper, a....More
Dec 10, 2012

Vote Now For Your Favorite “Santa’s Little Ranch Helpers” Finalist11

Christmas is a special time of year for a kid. I remember as a little girl, I would carefully make my list and write a neat letter to send to Santa....More
Dec 06, 2012

YouTube Stars, The Peterson Brothers, Create New Ag Video5

The Peterson brothers, a clan of Kansas farm boys, were made instant stars when their video called, “I’m Farming And I Grow it,” -- a parody to the....More
Dec 05, 2012

Make Plans To Attend The Boilermaker In New York In 2013

Earlier this week, Jean O’Toole, representing the New York Beef Industry Council (NYBIC), spoke at the South Dakota Beef Industry Council meeting....More
estate planning
Dec 03, 2012

Is Your Estate Plan Up To Snuff?

Last week, the South Dakota Department of Agriculture (SDDA) and South Dakota State University hosted the first ever Beginner Farmer and Rancher....More
Dec 03, 2012

Step Outside Your Pasture Gate And Get Involved1

Today, I’m headed to my first South Dakota Beef Industry Council meeting as a member of the board of directors. I’m a representative from the South....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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