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Jun 10, 2010

A New BEEF Poll and One Big Burger!

Competition. Entrepreneurship. Profitability. Sustainability. Economy. Business. These buzzwords are favorites of farmers and ranchers as they work....More
Jun 09, 2010

Producer Perspective Part Two: Stock Trailers

It's day two of the producer perspective series, and I was thrilled to hear from many of you about your choice of gate latches and the ingenuity used....More
Jun 08, 2010

Producer Perspective Part One: Gate Latches

Every day on BEEF Daily, I offer my perspectives and experiences from my travels, my family's operation and of industry hot topics that I think would....More
Jun 07, 2010

What Is The Most Common Question Consumers Ask You?

Environmental impact. Animal care. Hormones. Castration. Organic vs. natural. Dehorning. Feeding. Milk. Nutrition. Safety. These words are all hot....More
Jun 03, 2010

BEEF Readers Asked; We Answered. A Discussion on Global Markets

Earlier this week on the BEEF Magazine Facebook page, I asked readers what topics they might be interested in reading about in the upcoming weeks. I....More
Jun 02, 2010

Fixing Fence, Breeding Heifers, Cutting Hay

It's an interesting time of year. Folks have about finished planting and are moving on to their first cutting of hay. The pairs are out to pasture,....More
Jun 01, 2010

Consumer Writes, "Quit Picking On My Friends; Thank A Farmer!"

Last week, I spoke to a group of Tennessee farmers about how we have to work incredibly hard to regain consumer trust in our products in a sea of....More
May 31, 2010

Never Forget

Today is a day of remembrance. Four years ago on this day, I spent Memorial Day at a parade in Washington, D.C., a city bursting with patriotism and....More
May 27, 2010

Celebrate National Hamburger Day on Friday, May 28!

I'm on the road today, headed to Athens, TN for a Hay Day, where I'm a featured speaker. It will be a quick trip as I head back to South Dakota on....More
May 26, 2010

Young Ranchers: Passion in Action

Last night, I had the great opportunity to speak at the Watertown FFA Banquet. While traveling to Watertown, I had the chance to visit with two young....More
May 25, 2010

Keeping An Eye On Meatless Mondays And The Vulgar Media

I think what started as minimal chit-chat questioning the values of food production and agriculture has now become a booming roar as celebrities,....More
May 24, 2010

BEEF Poll: Cattle Prices and Beef Markets

Swing by a sale barn these days, and you're likely to find a lineup of trailers waiting to unload anything and everything they've got. Cattle sales....More
May 20, 2010

Have You Joined the Online Conversation?

I don't know about you, but it's a busy time of year for our family. We are keeping busy moving cow-calf pairs to pasture, breeding replacement....More
May 19, 2010

PETA Posts Offensive Billboard in My Backyard!

Oh no. Not in South Dakota! People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) is hoping to make a statement in the Vermillion, SD area, sharing its....More
May 18, 2010

Twilight Star Taylor Lautner Shapes Up For Movie with Beef

I have a confession to make: I'm a huge Twilight fan. I read all four books in college during my four-day Thanksgiving break weekend, and I will also....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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