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Jul 03, 2012

What’s Your Favorite Part Of Ranching?4

There are six of us involved in my family’s cattle operation, and each individual is unique in what they like best about the beef business. This....More
Jul 03, 2012

What’s On Your Independence Day Menu?1

Did you know July is National Hot Dog Month? The National Hot Dog and Sausage Council (NHDSC) has announced a new slogan to kick off the celebration....More
Jul 02, 2012

Let’s Give Bank Of America The Facts About HSUS38

It’s long past due that I blog about the latest corporation to endorse the Humane Society of the U.S. (HSUS). Bank of America is now offering a new....More
Jun 27, 2012

Exports Are Key To Rancher Success1

On Wednesday, I attended the 2012 Governor’s Ag Development Summit in Pierre, SD. The annual conference focuses on identifying key issues facing....More
Jun 27, 2012

What’s Your Legacy?7

My great-grandpa LeRoy Wienk was an only child. Leroy and his new wife, my great-grandma Francis, purchased a farm near Lake Preston, SD, and raised....More
Jun 26, 2012

Let’s Talk Ranch Chores4

The things-to-do list on a ranch is never-ending. There’s always fence to fix; weeds to spray; hay to cut, bale, stack and move; feed to grind; bills....More
Jun 25, 2012

What Does Your AI Set-Up Look Like?4

I received a call last Friday morning from my friend Paul, who lives a mile north of us on Upland Colony, a Hutterite community. He invited me to....More
Jun 21, 2012

Rachael Ray’s Book On Burgers Renews Old Classic6

I got a text last night from a dear friend and fellow Limousin breeder from Colorado, Cassidy Woodard. She asked me if I had seen the June issue of....More
Jun 20, 2012

Remember We’re In The Business Of Raising Beef3

A few years ago, I judged a speech contest at a junior national show. After each presentation, the judges were allowed to ask questions. For each....More
Jun 19, 2012

How Is Your Hay Season Going?6

Hay season is off to a great start for my family, with a first-cutting nearly complete. We are busy stacking and moving round bales, and we have....More
Jun 18, 2012

Raising Kids In Ag & Building For The Future4

I was recently reminded of a quote by Theodore Roosevelt. Our former president once said, “I do not believe there was ever a life more attractive....More
Jun 13, 2012

Beef Checkoff Reaches Out To Hispanic Shoppers2

My husband’s first job out of college was working as a supervisor of the boneless loin line at JBS-Swift in Worthington, MN. His job was to oversee....More
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

Amanda Radke

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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