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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
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

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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