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May 16, 2012

The Value Of Growing Up In Agriculture7

I’ll never forget how I first got my start in the cattle business. I was four years old and Grandpa told me if I helped him take care of a bottle....More
May 15, 2012

Campaign Aims To Raise Animal Care, Autism Awareness2

My family and I spent the weekend moving cow-calf pairs to pasture. As we loaded the first pairs into the trailer, I noticed a shadow from a fence....More
May 14, 2012

Winning Beef Recipe, Plus New Contest!2

From enchiladas to taco dip, we have compiled a tasty selection of ground beef recipes in the first two weeks of May. We are in full swing....More
May 10, 2012

HSUS Spoofed, Abuse Video Revealed9

The Humane Society of the U.S. (HSUS) is PETA in business suits, and their main mission isn’t saving dogs and cats -- it’s abolishing animal....More
May 09, 2012

Do We Need Animal ID?14

The U.S. confirmed its fourth case of BSE in April, this one in a central California dairy cow. While the announcement sent shockwaves through the....More
May 08, 2012

When It Rains, It Pours

Irony is hurrying to get the field worked and planted before the rain comes in, only to be rewarded for that extra hustle with a flash flood a few....More
May 02, 2012

Veganism Book For Kids Goes Too Far13

“Vegan Is Love” is the title of a new children’s book by Ruby Roth. While I grew up on innocent Disney fairytales, the Bernstein Bears, and the Laura....More
May 01, 2012

Domino’s Pizza Rejects HSUS Resolution9

“Domino’s Pizza shareholders overwhelmingly rejected a request to study ending the use of pork from suppliers who confine pregnant pigs in crates....More
Apr 30, 2012

Celebrate May Beef Month With Roper Apparel

May is finally here, which means producers are in the midst of spring planting and getting the pairs and fences ready for summer grazing. May also....More
Apr 30, 2012

Farm Boy Spring Calving Photography Champions2

As April comes to a close, it’s also time to announce the winners in the 2012 Spring Calving Photography Contest, sponsored by Farm Boy and Farm Girl....More
Apr 26, 2012

BSE Case An Issue Of Animal Health, Not Food Safety2

On April 24, USDA confirmed a positive test result of Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy (BSE) in a dairy cow in California. USDA has confirmed this....More
Apr 25, 2012

Consumer Magazines Brag On Beef2

Want to improve your strength and endurance, increase your muscle mass while reducing fat, and live a long, healthy life? Beef may be the answer,....More
Apr 23, 2012

Calling All Carnivores: Is Eating Meat Ethical?9

Thousands of readers entered essays explaining the ethics of eating meat in a contest hosted by The New York Times (NYT). The panel of judges, which....More
Apr 23, 2012

VOTE: Farm Boy’s Spring Calving Photography Contest7

Calving season is a busy time for cattlemen -- with late-night checks on first-calf heifers, weighing and tagging new babies, troubleshooting when....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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