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Jan 26, 2011

Activists Change Rules And Make Animals Suffer, Says Expert

The animal rights movement is quickly gaining momentum in the U.S. and around the world. According to Dennis Foster, executive director of the....More
Jan 25, 2011

Rancher Pens Effective Letter-To-The-Editor

If you've been a reader of the BEEF Daily blog since it first started in 2008, then you know I've always been a big proponent of agricultural....More
Jan 24, 2011

Ranch Families Working Together: What Makes It Work?

Last week, I had the humbling opportunity to speak at the Pfizer Mid-Winter Veterinary Retreat in beautiful Deadwood, SD. Seventy veterinarians were....More
Jan 20, 2011

Today And Every Day: Farm Safety Is A Must

Yesterday, I read a news report about a woman who was killed by a bull when moving cattle with her husband. According to the report, "A rural Long....More
Jan 19, 2011

Winter-Proof Water Sources: What Works For You?

Winter is in full swing, and the National Weather Service reports that there's snow on the ground in 49 out of 50 U.S. states – including Hawaii!....More
Jan 18, 2011

"HSUS Is A School Yard Bully"

“HSUS has demonstrated an ability to destroy the image of so many wonderful and caring people. They have deceived the American public. It feeds on....More
Jan 17, 2011

Bedding, Buckets, Bibles And High Hopes

There's an old, abandoned farm site just a few miles from our place. The house has that weathered and worn look; the wood is chipped and grey, the....More
Jan 13, 2011

BEEFTV Features: Developmental Programming, Distillers Grains, Focusing On Yield Grade

In case you haven't heard, BEEF magazine has recently welcomed a new member to the team. Jamie May is our new senior associate editor, and she is a....More
Jan 12, 2011

Agriculture Was Green Before Green Was Cool

The American Farm Bureau Federation (AFBF) has promised to stop the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). AFBF President Bob Stallman told its....More
Jan 11, 2011

My Thoughts And Prayers Are In Arizona

My heart breaks for the six people killed by gunman Jared Loughner at the "Congress On Your Corner" event held in Tucson, AZ, featuring U.S. Rep....More
Jan 10, 2011

The Cattle Business Is A Juggling Act

I'm quickly learning the cattle business is a juggling act. There are so many balls to keep up in the air when it comes to the seedstock business. Of....More
Jan 06, 2011

Second Jobs Are Second Nature For Ranchers

“More than half of America’s farmers work a job off the farm to make ends meet, according to USDA figures. Throughout the country, farmers open up....More
Jan 05, 2011

HSUS Coming To Lobby At A State Near You

A South Dakota reader, Nancy Ogle, recently sent me some information about an upcoming event coming to our state. It's called the South Dakota Humane....More
Jan 04, 2011

Top 10 Blogs of 2010 And 2011 Resolutions

The first of January has come and gone, and I’m sure many of you have set New Year’s resolutions to conquer this year. Virtually all make plans to....More
Jan 03, 2011

New Year's Blizzard

Over the holiday weekend, the temperature dropped, the snow flew and the wind blew across the South Dakota prairie, leaving my husband Tyler and me....More

Amanda Radke

Amanda Radke is a fifth generation rancher from Mitchell, S.D., who has dedicated her career to serving as a voice for the nation’s beef producers. A 2009 graduate of South Dakota State...
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