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Jun 12, 2012

Celebrate Cowboys And Cattlemen This Father’s Day4

June is the month to bale hay and watch the corn grow. June also marks Father’s Day and my dad’s birthday. For my dad, these special days are usually....More
Jun 12, 2012

Manage Your Pastures1

Rotational grazing is a practice that was implemented on our ranch years ago. Making smaller paddocks and rotating our cows through each one helps to....More
Jun 08, 2012

Setting Standards For Replacement Heifers6

Replacement heifers are certainly an investment. At our ranch, we usually retain 50% of our heifer crop each year to develop and retain in the....More
Jun 07, 2012

Ag Banker Advice: Opportunities And Risks In Ranch Business

“Are you becoming complacent?” This is the question posed by Nate Franzen, agribusiness division manager at First Dakota National Bank in Yankton, SD....More
Jun 06, 2012

Consumer Trend: Bigger, Better, But More Spendy Burgers

Memorial Day weekend is officially the kickoff to summer grilling season, and now that it’s passed, many are speculating whether consumers will be....More
Jun 05, 2012

Women’s Magazines Blame Farmers For Breeding Superbugs27

Flipping through two popular women’s magazines recently, I was disturbed to find articles featuring animal agriculture. In the May editions of SELF....More
Jun 01, 2012

Practical Considerations For Baling Hay12

Last week, we got our first cutting of hay down. For my husband Tyler and I, that meant meals in the field and a date night of riding together in the....More
May 30, 2012

NEW Video, Photo Gallery: My Role As A Cattle Rancher

It’s hard to believe it’s the last day of May. At our ranch, we’ve been incredibly busy, and the days are just flying by! It seems we just got done....More
May 29, 2012

How Do We Solve The U.S. Debt Crisis?11

With the presidential election just months away, our nation’s leaders seem to be at a standstill, as politicians avoid sticking their necks out too....More
May 29, 2012

Getting Kids On The Ranch Payroll3

When I was a kid, my dad would sell me my show heifer each year. Slowly, my cowherd grew, and when a customer would come to buy one of my bulls, it....More
May 28, 2012

Roper Apparel Celebrates Beef Month

From Asian short ribs to Greek steaks, amateur chefs and ranchers brought a taste of world cuisine to BEEF magazine in celebration of May Beef Month....More
May 23, 2012

Weigh In On Industry Challenges2

As a young beef producer, I have my fair share of concerns about the cattle business. Obtaining the credit to purchase cattle, land, feed and....More
May 22, 2012

70% Of Moms Concerned About Food, Survey Finds

The great thing about America’s food supply is the abundance of choices we have available. Walk down the grocery store aisle, and you’ll find....More
May 20, 2012

We Value Our Ranch Wives And Moms

Although Mother’s Day has come and gone, I think it’s important to show appreciation of the women who raised us. My mom, Peggy, is a pretty....More
May 17, 2012

Videos: Sizzling Steaks, Family Dinners, Chef Creations

Two new checkoff-funded “Beef. It’s What’s For Dinner” online advertising video commercials will be making their world....More
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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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