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Aug 12, 2010

The Animal Welfare Debate Continues

Animal welfare: it’s a phrase that’s been usurped by animal rights groups but is practiced daily by America’s livestock producers. Earlier this week....More
Aug 11, 2010

Opportunities In Meeting Global Food Demand

“We are in a wonderful position in the U.S. that allows us to take advantage of food trends; the big question is, will our society let us take....More
Aug 10, 2010

Kids and Cattle Photography Contest Winners!

It’s the day you have all been waiting for. The readers have weighed in and the winners selected for the BEEF Daily Summer Kids and Cattle....More
Aug 09, 2010

Are You BQA Certified?

“If someone who had no clue what a beef operation was like, what would they think about your operation and the way you care for your animals?” asked....More
Aug 05, 2010

Meat-Based Diet Made Us Smarter!

A little history lesson by Christopher Joyce with NPR teaches readers that when our ancestors added meat to our diet, they became leaner, smarter and....More
Aug 04, 2010

Flooding Plagues Many Ranchers

The constant rain continues to swell the once tiny creeks that lazily wound their way through our pastures here in South Dakota. I have heard many....More
Aug 03, 2010

Producers Deserve To Know

The lines were drawn and the gauntlet cast last week as internal industry conflicts came to a head at the 2010 Cattle Industry Summer Conference. If....More
Aug 02, 2010

Top 10 Finalists: Kids and Cattle Photography Contest

It’s what you’ve all been waiting for - the finalists for the Kids and Cattle Photography Contest have been selected, and it’s your turn to weigh in....More
Jul 29, 2010

Kids and Cattle: My First Heifer

I'll never forget my first heifer, 510C. I was four years old when I got my start in the cattle business. That year, my grandpa had a bottle calf,....More
Jul 28, 2010

A Must Read: "Media That Inspires: Temple Grandin"

"Temple Grandin may very well be the most accomplished person with autism in the world," is the opening line to the latest article featuring the....More
Jul 27, 2010

Runner Continues "Power of Protein" Crusade

A few weeks ago, I shared the story of Dane Rauschenberg, extreme runner, athlete, motivational speaker and beef fanatic. Dane recently joined Team....More
Jul 26, 2010

Summer Happenings

This summer has been a whirlwind with baling hay, managing pastures and getting various projects done before fall. It's hard to believe that it's....More
Jul 22, 2010

How Do You Define Farming And Ranching?

A few weeks ago, I received a comment from a reader on my blog post entitled, "Heck Yeah, I Want To Be A Farmer!" My blog entry was about the growing....More
Jul 21, 2010

NEW Kids and Cattle Photography Contest

My dear friends and fellow beef producers recently had a baby, and they asked me to shoot some photos of him around the farm. We went to the pasture....More
Jul 20, 2010

Join Team ZIP, Run For A Cause

Yesterday, I received an email from a reader asking me to be a part of a big race coming up on Oct. 9. The invitation was in response to my many....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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