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Apr 29, 2009

All Eyes on 'North American Flu'

You don't have to have a barn full of hogs to worry about the implications the recent swine flu epidemic will have on consumer confidence in....More
Apr 28, 2009

University Group Offers 'Tasty Meat' Cookout

For college students at the university in my hometown, Dakota Wesleyan University, last Wednesday marked a day to celebrate meat eaters. In a cookout....More
Apr 27, 2009

Goals for Genetic Improvement

At our operation, it's that time of year to start breeding replacement heifers. This means selecting compatible A.I. sires to complement the females....More
Apr 22, 2009

The True Unsung Heroes

When I was 13 years old, I wrote a speech titled, "America's Beef Cattle: The True Unsung Heroes." Based off the old brochures, "When is a Cow More....More
Apr 22, 2009

Happy Earth Day, BEEF Producers!

It's Earth Day, and while farmers and ranchers don't need a special day to appreciate nature, I truly believe this is a day of celebration. Food....More
Apr 21, 2009

'King Corn' reveals consumers’ food concerns

Recently, I attended a documentary, sponsored by the South Dakota State University Film Club, titled, King Corn. Produced by Bullfrog Films, King....More
Apr 20, 2009

Cheers to Miss America, A Past 4-H Member

I think the Miss America pageant has found a real gem with their 2009 crowned winner, Miss Katie Stam. As a past 4-H member, Katie gives credit to....More
Apr 16, 2009

Calling All Agriculture Testimonies

Yesterday's commentary about saving calves during a tough season sparked the interest of many of you. Emails and comments poured in througout the day....More
Apr 15, 2009

Where are the cameras to capture REAL cattlemen in action?

Today, I wanted to share a story that will certainly pull on your heart strings. It's a powerful piece that everyone in agriculture can relate to. My....More
Apr 14, 2009

Ironically, vegetarian Carrie Underwood hits on beef spokesperson

If you have been following this blog for the past couple of months, then you know I'm determined to get vegetarian, HSUS member and country singer....More
Apr 13, 2009

PETA Vice President Bruce Freidrich speaks to MSU students

My friend, Ashley Messing, is an animal science student at Michigan State University. Last week, she informed me that Bruce Freidrich, Vice President....More
Apr 09, 2009

Questions for you

Each edition of BEEF Daily is filled with topic areas of concerns through my point of view. My blog entries come from the perspective of a daughter....More
Apr 08, 2009

Meat/Dairy at Top of Harvard's New Food Guide Pyramid

The Harvard School of Public Health recently updated and revised their own Food Guide Pyramid, with guidelines that fit the times of the current era....More
Apr 07, 2009

Channel 11, WPIX in NYC airs biased video, "Do Happy Cows Make Better Food?"

Do happy cows make better food? The answer to this question was attempted by Channel 11 WPIX, a television news station out of New York City. This....More
Apr 06, 2009

Telling the agriculture story online

In the past few months, BEEF Magazine has greatly expanded its presence on social media sites such as Facebook and Twitter. I'm also really excited....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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