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Aug 09, 2010

Are You BQA Certified?

“If someone who had no clue what a beef operation was like, what would they think about your operation and the way you care for your animals?” asked....More
Aug 05, 2010

Meat-Based Diet Made Us Smarter!

A little history lesson by Christopher Joyce with NPR teaches readers that when our ancestors added meat to our diet, they became leaner, smarter and....More
Aug 04, 2010

Flooding Plagues Many Ranchers

The constant rain continues to swell the once tiny creeks that lazily wound their way through our pastures here in South Dakota. I have heard many....More
Aug 03, 2010

Producers Deserve To Know

The lines were drawn and the gauntlet cast last week as internal industry conflicts came to a head at the 2010 Cattle Industry Summer Conference. If....More
Aug 02, 2010

Top 10 Finalists: Kids and Cattle Photography Contest

It’s what you’ve all been waiting for - the finalists for the Kids and Cattle Photography Contest have been selected, and it’s your turn to weigh in....More
Jul 29, 2010

Kids and Cattle: My First Heifer

I'll never forget my first heifer, 510C. I was four years old when I got my start in the cattle business. That year, my grandpa had a bottle calf,....More
Jul 28, 2010

A Must Read: "Media That Inspires: Temple Grandin"

"Temple Grandin may very well be the most accomplished person with autism in the world," is the opening line to the latest article featuring the....More
Jul 27, 2010

Runner Continues "Power of Protein" Crusade

A few weeks ago, I shared the story of Dane Rauschenberg, extreme runner, athlete, motivational speaker and beef fanatic. Dane recently joined Team....More
Jul 26, 2010

Summer Happenings

This summer has been a whirlwind with baling hay, managing pastures and getting various projects done before fall. It's hard to believe that it's....More
Jul 22, 2010

How Do You Define Farming And Ranching?

A few weeks ago, I received a comment from a reader on my blog post entitled, "Heck Yeah, I Want To Be A Farmer!" My blog entry was about the growing....More
Jul 21, 2010

NEW Kids and Cattle Photography Contest

My dear friends and fellow beef producers recently had a baby, and they asked me to shoot some photos of him around the farm. We went to the pasture....More
Jul 20, 2010

Join Team ZIP, Run For A Cause

Yesterday, I received an email from a reader asking me to be a part of a big race coming up on Oct. 9. The invitation was in response to my many....More
Jul 19, 2010

Federal Estate Tax Will Hurt Family Farms, Says BEEF Reader

In the past couple of weeks, I have discussed an issue that all family farms should undergo: transition planning. The alternative is potentially....More
Jul 15, 2010

See Dane Run, See Dane Eat Beef!

A record-breaking 13,000 runners lined up at the starting point for the annual Boilermaker 15K and 5K Road Race in Utica, NY on July 1. Among them....More
Jul 14, 2010

Cooperative Extension Service Warns Producers About HSUS

Last week, I attended a feedlot seminar that focused on summer bunk management, water issues and beef quality. In addition to these topics, I was....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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