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Jun 17, 2009

Another Country Music Celebrity Turns Away from Country Values

A year ago, Kellie Pickler announced that she was becoming a vegetarian, joining her country music cohort, Carrie Underwood. Because country music....More
Jun 16, 2009

BEEF Daily Summer Sweepstakes

With a full calendar of summer contests and prizes, I thought it was time for a sweepstakes drawing. If you have missed the previous contests, you....More
Jun 15, 2009

Temple Grandin Addresses South Dakota Cattlemen

Last Thursday, I traveled to Humboldt, S.D. to the farm site of S.D. Secretary of Agriculture Bill Even to listen to Dr. Temple Grandin speak. While....More
Jun 11, 2009

BEEF Daily Story Teller Contest Winners!

It's the moment we have all been waiting for. Today, I'm unveiling the winners of the second BEEF Daily Summer Contest. If you missed out, this....More
Jun 10, 2009

I Love Farmers...They Feed My Soul

What’s your favorite childhood memory on the farm? Send me your story at to win fun prizes! Link here for contest details....More
Jun 09, 2009

The Comeback Cowboy

They are calling South Dakota cattle rancher, Neal Wanless, the "Comeback Cowboy." Before winning a cool $232 million in the lottery last week, this....More
Jun 08, 2009

HSUS President Reveals Agenda

U.S. Sportsmen's Alliance (USSA) recently addressed Humane Society of the United State's (HSUS) President Wayne Pacelle's blog post on the agenda of....More
Jun 04, 2009

Management Resources for Grazing and Summer Heat

Like many, my family is currently in the throes of delivering bulls to our customers, moving cows to pasture, fixing fence and getting calves started....More
Jun 03, 2009

BEEF Daily Reader Poll Results

On Monday, I asked the readers of BEEF Daily about their agriculture heritage, their current involvement in food production and their views on what....More
Jun 02, 2009

New BEEF Daily Summer Contest!

Last week, I hosted a photography contest that yielded outstanding agriculture photos from folks across the country. Winners of the contest took home....More
Jun 01, 2009

BEEF Daily Reader Poll

Last week's photography contest was a great way to get to know the dynamic group of folks that tune in to BEEF Magazine and our various online....More
May 28, 2009

BEEF Daily Summer Photography Contest Winners!

It's the day you have all been waiting for. The judges have weighed in, and the winners have been selected for the first BEEF Daily Summer Contest....More
May 27, 2009

Beefing up the Races

On Memorial Monday, I spent the evening with the South Dakota Cattlemen's Auxiliary at the 4th Annual Beef Night at Huset's Speedway in Brandon, S.D....More
May 26, 2009

Washington Post Offers Advice on Affordable Grilling

It's always refreshing to see positive beef industry coverage in the media. The Washington Post recently published an article boasting the most....More
May 25, 2009

Happy Memorial Day from BEEF

Many Americans nowadays have forgotten the meaning and traditions of Memorial Day. At many cemeteries, the graves of the fallen are ignored and....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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