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Jun 24, 2010

Exclusive BEEF Poll Examines Current Stocker Trends

In an effort to better understand a dynamic sector of the beef cattle business, BEEF conducted a survey of stocker trends back in 2007. The results....More
Jun 23, 2010

I've Got Your Social Media 411. You Ask, I Answer.

Last week, I spoke to two different youth groups, the Minnesota Agriculture Ambassadors Institute and Minnesota 4-H livestock exhibitors. I had the....More
Jun 22, 2010

Passing On The Family Legacy

“Getting started is the first step; getting started is the hardest step,” says Heather Gessner, a South Dakota Extension Educator from McCook County....More
Jun 21, 2010

Last American Cowboy Shares Our Story

Fewer than 2% of us in the U.S. are directly involved in production agriculture these days, and that small percentage has the hefty job of feeding....More
Jun 17, 2010

Producer Perspective Part Four: Why Do You Love Ag?

It's time for the fourth and final segment of this producer perspective series that has been going on the last couple of weeks. We've talked about....More
Jun 16, 2010

78% Fear Negative Impacts From Increased Regulations in Agriculture

Last week, we posted a new poll question asking producers what they thought about government intervention and increased regulations in the....More
Jun 15, 2010

When It Rains, It Pours

Mitchell, S.D. makes the map for being the home of the world's only Corn Palace. Now, my hometown is making headlines for something other than a....More
Jun 14, 2010

Producer Perspective Part Three: Cattle Breeds

Last week, I began a multiple-part series featuring the things producers use on a daily basis on cattle operations across the country. Cattle....More
Jun 10, 2010

A New BEEF Poll and One Big Burger!

Competition. Entrepreneurship. Profitability. Sustainability. Economy. Business. These buzzwords are favorites of farmers and ranchers as they work....More
Jun 09, 2010

Producer Perspective Part Two: Stock Trailers

It's day two of the producer perspective series, and I was thrilled to hear from many of you about your choice of gate latches and the ingenuity used....More
Jun 08, 2010

Producer Perspective Part One: Gate Latches

Every day on BEEF Daily, I offer my perspectives and experiences from my travels, my family's operation and of industry hot topics that I think would....More
Jun 07, 2010

What Is The Most Common Question Consumers Ask You?

Environmental impact. Animal care. Hormones. Castration. Organic vs. natural. Dehorning. Feeding. Milk. Nutrition. Safety. These words are all hot....More
Jun 03, 2010

BEEF Readers Asked; We Answered. A Discussion on Global Markets

Earlier this week on the BEEF Magazine Facebook page, I asked readers what topics they might be interested in reading about in the upcoming weeks. I....More
Jun 02, 2010

Fixing Fence, Breeding Heifers, Cutting Hay

It's an interesting time of year. Folks have about finished planting and are moving on to their first cutting of hay. The pairs are out to pasture,....More
Jun 01, 2010

Consumer Writes, "Quit Picking On My Friends; Thank A Farmer!"

Last week, I spoke to a group of Tennessee farmers about how we have to work incredibly hard to regain consumer trust in our products in a sea of....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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