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Nov 24, 2009

Stand Up, Speak Out, Tell Your Story

Over the weekend, I had the opportunity to be a part of the 2009 Chamber Agriculture Banquet held in Pierre, S.D. and hosted by the Pierre Area....More
Nov 23, 2009

University Launches Beef Leadership Program

I have been fortunate to be a part of the brand new program at South Dakota State University, the Beef Leadership Program. This two-year program....More
Nov 19, 2009

Rancher's Daughter Launches New Career in Cattle Industry

It’s no secret that with escalating input costs in the beef cattle business, it is becoming increasingly challenging for the next generation to stay....More
Nov 18, 2009

"Drop That Burger," Says Forbes Article

It seems like articles like this one are getting to be a dime a dozen these days. Forbes Magazine recently published an article titled, "Drop That....More
Nov 17, 2009

Animal Ethics Philosopher Speaks to SDSU Students, Producers

Bernard E. Rollin is a philosopher widely recognized for his approach to animal rights, as well as his influence in politics. At Colorado State....More
Nov 16, 2009

How Did You Get Your Start in the Beef Business?

It was a beautiful, sunny day in Mitchell, S.D. this weekend for preg-checking the cows. The cattle quickly moved efficiently through the wheel....More
Nov 12, 2009

Cowherd Management, Pregnancy Exams, Selecting Cull Cows

Well, the rain has finally subsided, and the rare South Dakota sun has been gracing us with its presence, as of late. Finally, after postponing this....More
Nov 11, 2009

Have You Thanked A Veteran Today?

BEEF Daily would like to wish a Happy Veterans Day to those who have served our nation to protect our freedom. I know it comes with great sacrifice....More
Nov 10, 2009

Envisioning 2020, Preparing for Future Global Demand

Although I have never attended the International Livestock Congress-USA, I have heard great reviews from those that have participated in this event....More
Nov 09, 2009

Introducing YouTube Star, "The Real Farm Girl"

Laura Nielson is a born and raised cowgirl. She grew up on her family’s farm near Hartford, S.D., where the Nielsons raise 450 dairy cows, 400....More
Nov 05, 2009

Masters of Beef Advocacy Spotlight: Scott Niess

I feel the need to spread a little bit of sunshine on the blog today because that's exactly what the weather has been like for us all week! Finally,....More
Nov 04, 2009

Pass On The Gift: Heifer International

Have you heard of Heifer International? One of my best friends is taking a non-profit organization course at South Dakota State University, and he....More
Nov 03, 2009

HSUS Reveals True Characters in 'Words and Guns' Speech

This blog is beginning to feel like a tabloid as I report the ridiculous stunts the Humane Society of the United States (HSUS) continues to pull to....More
Nov 02, 2009

Bob Barker Donates to Develop Animal Rights Major at Drury University

Former television game show host Bob Barker, who ended episodes of "The Price is Right" by asking viewers to spay and neuter their pets, donated $1....More
Oct 29, 2009

A Vet's Perspective on the Animal Care Debate

Today, my dad and I are headed up the road to Artesian, S.D. to help our neighbors wean their calves for today's sale in town. I think it's a great....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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