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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
Aug 17, 2009

Pop Culture's Mixed Views On "Going Veggie"

It seems like everyday another celebrity has announced their new vegetarian/vegan status. A long list of celebrities such as Chelsea Clinton, Kristen....More
Aug 13, 2009

Agriculture Appreciation Day

Yesterday, I took in the 26th Annual Ag Appreciation Day at the Sioux Empire Fair in Sioux Falls, S.D. My sister was competing in the 4-H CHARACTER....More
Aug 12, 2009

Handling and Acclimation of Receiving Cattle

Yesterday, I attended Cargill's Starting Strong 2009 Feedlot Seminar in Brookings, S.D. The event was loaded with dynamic speakers and pertinent....More
Aug 11, 2009

Making a World Famous Burger

The Today Show aired an excellent piece on making a world famous burger yesterday. Although there was a little confusion from the anchorwomen about....More
Aug 10, 2009

The Omnivore's Delusion

A recent article in The American, The Journal of the American Enterprise Institute, titled, " The Omnivore's Delusion: Against the Agri-Intellectuals....More
Aug 06, 2009

Cattle Call

Entries continue to pour in for the BEEF Daily Summer Photography Contest that was launched last week. Farmers and ranchers from across the country....More
Aug 05, 2009

Preconditioning Calves Prior to Weaning

Because certain factors may influence the sale price of feeder calves, it's important to consider which management decisions might increase your....More
Aug 04, 2009

Open Discussion: Climate Change Bill

Most of us in the cattle business have been keeping a close eye on this climate change legislation passing through the hands of our Congressmen....More
Aug 03, 2009

Summer Projects

Where has summer gone? It's hard to believe it's August already. Soon, the long, hot days will be replaced with shorter, cool days. Even worse, if....More
Jul 30, 2009

MSN Says Farming is a Heroic Career

Here is a good helping of positive media coverage for farmers and ranchers this week. In a recent article at MSN Careers, a study was conducted to....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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