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Jan 04, 2010

Changing My Last Name

I hope you all had a safe and festive weekend celebrating the new year. I have big news to announce in this first blog post of 2010: I'm getting....More
Dec 31, 2009

Lessons Learned in 2009

For my final post of 2009, I thought I would share the lessons I have learned as a young beef cattle industry professional in the past year. It's....More
Dec 30, 2009

My Favorite Hobby, My Favorite People

It's no secret that I'm passionate about the beef cattle industry. After all, I've made the business the major focus of my career. In addition, there....More
Dec 29, 2009

Cattle Shows, MBA Spotlights and 2009 Countdown

The next couple of days are going to be a whirlwind for me as we are loading up four show calves to take to the 2009 Corn Palace Winter Calf Show....More
Dec 28, 2009

Ranch Essentials: Gloves, Coveralls, Long Johns and Face Masks

Well, we had a less than typical Christmas weekend as the blizzard blew its way across the South Dakota prairie, but the wind has died down and the....More
Dec 24, 2009

Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas

South Dakota is in a state of emergency as this blizzard moves its way across the Great Plains. For many, that means extra chores, lots of scooping....More
Dec 23, 2009

Cowboy Christmas Photography Contest Grand Prize Winners!

Yesterday afternoon was busy spent outside trying to make last minute preparations to winterize our operation before the big blizzard hits today and....More
Dec 22, 2009

Carrie HSUS Underwood Engaged to Hunting, Hockey Player

I know I'm starting to sound like a tabloid with headlines like today's blog post, and I promise this is the last time I will write about any....More
Dec 21, 2009

Don Stewart Opines on COOL

Without a doubt, Country of Origin Labeling (COOL) has been a hot topic of debate amongst cattle producer groups, processors and retailers. In a....More
Dec 17, 2009

'Just One Nut Case With A Blog'

To wrap up the week, I thought I would share a blog entry from the Vegetarian Star that might pique your interest. Of course, from the title of the....More
Dec 16, 2009

Runner's World Gives Meat, Cheese Two Thumbs Up!

Being a runner, I subscribe to several magazines on the subject, including the popular Runner's World. Because of the extreme South Dakota cold....More
Dec 15, 2009

Top 10 Finalists: Cowboy Christmas Photography Contest

It's what you've all been waiting for - the finalists for the Cowboy Christmas Photography Contest have been selected, and it's your turn to weigh in....More
Dec 14, 2009

Economic Outlook and Feeding in the Midwest

It seems everyone in agriculture these days is speculating about when the industry will make a turn for the better. While beef cattle experts and....More
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

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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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