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Dec 10, 2009

Don't Blame Cows for Climate Change

Well here is a refreshing statement: "Smarter animal farming, not less farming, will equal less heat. Producing less meat and milk will only mean....More
Dec 09, 2009

"Even Animal Activists Should Be Thanking Farmers"

As I research and explore this so-called "war" that animal rights activists have declared against animal agriculture, I ran across an interesting....More
Dec 08, 2009

Farmers and Ranchers, Real Role Models For America

She may be crooning great songs on country radio these days, but Carrie "HSUS" Underwood is no friend to animal agriculture. Yesterday, my sister....More
Dec 07, 2009

A Beef Packer's Point of View

The beef industry chain is a diverse mix that spans from the rugged cowboy at a cow/calf operation, to the stocker and feeder, to the processing....More
Dec 03, 2009

Exploring New Opportunities For Young Producers

Well, I'm up bright and early this morning to get this blog posted before I head back to Sioux Falls, S.D. for another great day at the 61st Annual S....More
Dec 02, 2009

Agriculture Appreciation Day Is Every Day At BEEF Daily

The things-to-do list for a food producer is seemingly endless: wean the calves, pregnancy-check the cows, give proper vaccinations, get the calves....More
Dec 01, 2009

New Cowboy Christmas Photography Contest

'Tis the season at BEEF Daily for a Cowboy Christmas Photography Contest. Starting today, I'm inviting all readers to send in their favorite holiday....More
Nov 30, 2009

Thinking Globally, Marketing Beef Around the World

According to global estimates, there are 6.8 billion people living around the globe, and for farmers and ranchers, that’s a lot of mouths to feed....More
Nov 26, 2009

Happy Thanksgiving From BEEF Daily

I thought I would send out a quick note wishing all of you a safe and happy Thanksgiving, from my family to yours. Today we are counting our many....More
Nov 25, 2009

Twitter Thanks Farmers

With Thanksgiving just a day away, it's time we start thinking about the many things we are thankful for. In addition, it's important to thank those....More
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

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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