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Jan 10, 2010

Blogging From "Tropical" Seattle at AFBF Annual Meeting

It's a staggering 60 degrees warmer here in Seattle, WA than it was when I left South Dakota on Saturday afternoon, and I'm loving it! I'll be....More
Jan 07, 2010

Michelle Obama Featured in PETA Anti-Fur Ad

Without a doubt, Michelle Obama has quickly become an icon for many Americans. She has made the news for her fashion style and her White House garden....More
Jan 06, 2010

Providing Optimal Cattle Care in Cold and Snow

I got a call from a Kansas cattleman the other day, and the first question he asked me was, "Are you alive or have you frozen yet?" Frankly, with....More
Jan 05, 2010

Youth Leader Talks About Raising Cattle, Going Green

Last week, I wrote about a cattle show I attended with my family. While I was there, I caught up with a rising star in the beef industry, Kelsey....More
Jan 04, 2010

Changing My Last Name

I hope you all had a safe and festive weekend celebrating the new year. I have big news to announce in this first blog post of 2010: I'm getting....More
Dec 31, 2009

Lessons Learned in 2009

For my final post of 2009, I thought I would share the lessons I have learned as a young beef cattle industry professional in the past year. It's....More
Dec 30, 2009

My Favorite Hobby, My Favorite People

It's no secret that I'm passionate about the beef cattle industry. After all, I've made the business the major focus of my career. In addition, there....More
Dec 29, 2009

Cattle Shows, MBA Spotlights and 2009 Countdown

The next couple of days are going to be a whirlwind for me as we are loading up four show calves to take to the 2009 Corn Palace Winter Calf Show....More
Dec 28, 2009

Ranch Essentials: Gloves, Coveralls, Long Johns and Face Masks

Well, we had a less than typical Christmas weekend as the blizzard blew its way across the South Dakota prairie, but the wind has died down and the....More
Dec 24, 2009

Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas

South Dakota is in a state of emergency as this blizzard moves its way across the Great Plains. For many, that means extra chores, lots of scooping....More
Dec 23, 2009

Cowboy Christmas Photography Contest Grand Prize Winners!

Yesterday afternoon was busy spent outside trying to make last minute preparations to winterize our operation before the big blizzard hits today and....More
Dec 22, 2009

Carrie HSUS Underwood Engaged to Hunting, Hockey Player

I know I'm starting to sound like a tabloid with headlines like today's blog post, and I promise this is the last time I will write about any....More
Dec 21, 2009

Don Stewart Opines on COOL

Without a doubt, Country of Origin Labeling (COOL) has been a hot topic of debate amongst cattle producer groups, processors and retailers. In a....More
Dec 17, 2009

'Just One Nut Case With A Blog'

To wrap up the week, I thought I would share a blog entry from the Vegetarian Star that might pique your interest. Of course, from the title of the....More
Dec 16, 2009

Runner's World Gives Meat, Cheese Two Thumbs Up!

Being a runner, I subscribe to several magazines on the subject, including the popular Runner's World. Because of the extreme South Dakota cold....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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