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Apr 20, 2011

Cattle Industry Remembers Jordan Mack

They say the good die young, and Jordan Mack, age 22, of Watertown, SD, was one of the best -- a dedicated cattleman who, at a young age, earned the....More
Apr 19, 2011

Ranchers Are Every Day Conservationists

Earth Day is this Friday, and it’s a day of the year intended to inspire people to think about the health of our planet. Many will be more conscious....More
Apr 18, 2011

Announcing The BEEF Daily Calves And Cowboys Photography Finalists!

More than 100 ranchers and photographers sent in their best photos to participate in the BEEF Daily Calves And Cowboys Photography Contest. After....More
Apr 14, 2011

The Facts About Red Meat And Cancer

"The American Cancer Society's annual gala on at the Washington Pavilion celebrated survivors. The event hardly could have found a more indomitable....More
Apr 13, 2011

What Are Your Forage Plans This Year?

The grass is quickly greening up in Southeast South Dakota, and I can hardly wait until May when we work the pairs and move them out to pasture for....More
Apr 12, 2011

Gearing Up For Ag Facts Friday, April 15

Ag Facts Friday is an event that will be held on college campuses across the country. It is aimed at improving the image of agriculture by educating....More
Apr 11, 2011

Check Out Your Calves And Cowboy Photos!

I've truly enjoyed viewing all of your entries for the BEEF Daily "Calves and Cowboys" Photo Contest! This one of Tucker and Krista is picture....More
Apr 07, 2011

It’s Tornado Season. Is Your Farm Ready?

Just like I'll never forget the blizzard of 1997 that left hundreds of thousands of cattle dead in its wake, I will never forget the tornadoes of....More
Apr 06, 2011

Martha Stewart Should Take Notes From Rachael Ray

Martha Stewart is famous for featuring home, gardening and cooking tips on her daily television show, the Martha Stewart Show. The Martha Stewart....More
Apr 05, 2011

Genomics An Important Tool When Buying Bulls

Bull sales continue to fill up the spring calendar as cattlemen search for their next herd sires. Nationwide, year-to-date figures show bulls are....More
Apr 04, 2011

NEW Photo Contest: "Calves and Cowboys"

It's hard to believe April is already here. For many of you, calving season is complete. For others, you're anxiously awaiting for new calves to....More
Mar 31, 2011

10 Signs It's Calving Season

At our place, we have finished calving out the first-calf heifers and are getting into the rest of the cows. Calving season is certainly an....More
Mar 30, 2011

Cooking Light Mag Debates Merits Of Grass-Fed Vs. Grain-Fed Beef

In 2006, I competed in the National FFA Extemporaneous Speaking Contest. If you're not familiar with the contest, participants draw three topics with....More
Mar 29, 2011

Defining Your Role On The Family Ranch

Daughter, sister, wife, cook, housekeeper, chore help, cattle marketer, writer, speaker — these are my roles on a daily basis. Like so many of you, I....More
Mar 28, 2011

The Truth About HSUS Might Shock You

I often speak with producer groups, and although I often feel like a broken record at times — I believe it's critically important to repeat this....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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