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Oct 21, 2008

Poker Faces Aside...Let's Talk

If you picture a round of poker, the stakes are high, the tension is thick and depending on how the cards are laid will determine who holds all of....More
Oct 20, 2008

Count 'Em...1,2 and 3!

Got a case of the Mondays? Well, these photos will add an interesting spin to your Monday morning. Count 'em...1, 2 and 3 bull calves born to the....More
Oct 16, 2008

The Sky's The Limit

Last night I attended the South Dakota State University Ag/Bio Career Fair. With over 90 companies represented, I was overwhelmed by the agri-....More
Oct 15, 2008

Should You Expand Your Cowherd?

Should you Expand Your Cowherd? is the topic of today's lead headline on BEEF Daily. And, I would guess that is the exact question alot of you are....More
Oct 14, 2008

Pay Attention to Consumers

Do you ever really think about the people purchasing your beef? Sometimes, it’s really easy to forget about our consumers in the grocery stores when....More
Oct 13, 2008

It Takes Heart

This past weekend, we preg-checked our cowherd, shuffling them through the working tub as the veterinarian administered his examinations,....More
Oct 09, 2008

Mark Your Calendars

It's a cold morning on South Dakota State University's campus, and I suspect that winter may start creeping its ugly face out here sooner than later....More
Oct 08, 2008

It's Chore Time

Look at 'em all...grazing in the pasture last Friday before we moved them all home for weaning. When the cowherd is in the pasture, it means chores....More
Oct 07, 2008

It Only Takes a Second

Yes, it only takes a second for a farm accident to happen, but it only takes a second to prevent one as well. The main article on BEEF Daily today is....More
Oct 06, 2008

A Cowherd’s Ultimate Test

Last week was filled with political talk and lots of debate, and while that’s greatly encouraged on this blog, I figured it was high time to get back....More
Oct 02, 2008

Surviving the 2008 Economic Crisis

As Americans switched on their televisions this week, it was impossible for them to flip through the channels and not be bombarded with two things: A....More
Oct 01, 2008

Butting Heads on the National Beef Checkoff

If you have been paying attention the last couple of weeks, then it isn’t fresh news that the Beef Promotion Operating Committee met to discuss and....More
Sep 30, 2008

Here Comes MCOOL

This week marks the beginning of the BEEF Daily Blog. You may have read that I’m a South Dakota cattle producer and a college student. What you haven....More
Sep 29, 2008

Agriculture and Politics

It seems to me that there is a growing trend in the U.S. agriculture industry: students across the country are abandoning their agricultural roots in....More
Sep 26, 2008

Welcome to the new BEEF Daily blog!

Welcome to BEEF Daily, our brand new offering of today’s beef industry updates! I’m your host on the BEEF Daily Blog, providing you with my personal....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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