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Sep 10, 2009

BEEF Poll: What's Your Take on the Waxman-Markey Bill?

On a regular basis, BEEF Magazine hosts polls and surveys on our website to better serve and understand our readers. These days, it's no secret that....More
Sep 09, 2009

2009 Inaugural Legislative Beef Showmanship Contest

In efforts to build awareness of agriculture issues and events, the South Dakota Department of Agriculture and 4-H teamed up during the state fair to....More
Sep 08, 2009

State Fair Recap

It's back to reality today after being at the fair since last Wednesday. It's time to tackle the mountain of laundry I have accumulated, unpack the....More
Sep 07, 2009

Happy Labor Day From BEEF Daily

First of all, I apologize for the late arrival in today's newsletter. It's the final day at the state fair, and we were showing early this morning,....More
Sep 03, 2009

Give 'TIME' Your Two Cents

Last week, I wrote about an article, " Getting Real About the High Price of Cheap Food," that was published in TIME Magazine by Editor Bryan Walsh....More
Sep 02, 2009

What's Your Favorite State Fair Memory?

We are loading up the trailer with cattle in tow, and we're headed to the 2009 South Dakota State Fair. On display this year at NOLZ Limousin are two....More
Sep 01, 2009

A Receiving Checklist: Key Decisions in Arrival Programs

Here is another great interview from my incredibly productive day in Brookings, S.D. a few weeks ago when I attended Cargill's "Starting Strong"....More
Aug 31, 2009

Official BEEF Daily Summer Photo Contest Winners!

Over 100 of you voted in the second BEEF Daily Summer Contest, and the results are in! The top ten boasted great photos including: cattle at the fair....More
Aug 27, 2009

Photo Contest: Last Chance to Vote!

Wow! I'm ecstatic about the awesome response we have received for the second BEEF Daily Summer Photography Contest. So many of you entered, and now....More
Aug 26, 2009

Market Outlook With Randy Blach, Cattle-Fax

A few weeks ago, I attended Cargill's "Starting Strong" Seminar in Brookings, S.D. where I had the opportunity to listen to a market outlook and....More
Aug 25, 2009

Getting Real About the High Cost of Food

If you haven't read the corresponding TIME article that goes with today's headline, Getting Real About the High Cost of Food, then you are in for a....More
Aug 24, 2009

Ranching Reality Check

In May, I shared with you my struggles as I turned down exciting jobs to take a risk and move home to join my family's cow/calf business while also....More
Aug 20, 2009

BEEF Daily Summer Photo Contest Finalists!

I'm excited to report that the participation in the second 2009 BEEF Daily Summer Photography Contest far exceeded my expectations. I received a....More
Aug 19, 2009

A Day At Dakotafest

It's a big week in my hometown of Mitchell, S.D. It's Dakotafest, an annual outdoor farm show that takes place on the Schlaffman Farm outside of town....More
Aug 18, 2009

Evaluating Receiving Diets, Economics, Additives

Has a year really gone by already? Last summer was a dream come true for me. It seems like yesterday when I was sitting in my office at BEEF Magazine....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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