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Oct 01, 2009

My Favorite Time of Year: Fall Roundup

As summer fades into the orange-glow of fall, cattlemen across the country are busy rounding up their cattle for weaning time. It's my favorite time....More
Sep 30, 2009

Local Feedlot Strives to Educate Public

Yesterday, I attended the Mitchell Area Chamber's annual agriculture tour, featuring a prominent feedlot in the area, Hostler Farms, LLC. Larry,....More
Sep 29, 2009

Farm Kid Conquers New York City

A few weeks ago, I spoke to students at South Dakota State University in an opening keynote for their brand new Beef Leadership Experience Program....More
Sep 28, 2009

Ohio Livestock Care Standards Board Opens URL For Voters on Issue 2

"Ohio families need the safe, nutritious, affordable, locally grown food that Ohio farmers provide each and every day," opens up the description at....More
Sep 24, 2009

BEEF Daily Celebrates First Year Anniversary

This weekend, BEEF Daily will be celebrating its one-year anniversary as an online resource for BEEF Magazine readers. On September 26, 2008, I wrote....More
Sep 23, 2009

BEEF Daily Reader Review For Fun Prizes!

At our operation, we are gearing up for weaning time. That means hauling manure, getting the working chutes set up, lining up the appropriate....More
Sep 22, 2009

Discovery Health Bashes Beef, Dairy

A reader sent me the link to an article that was published in Discovery Health, placing beef and dairy in the fats category and linking them directly....More
Sep 21, 2009

Beef Ambassadors LIVE From National Beef Cook-off!

You're going to want to stay close to your laptop this week! The National Beef Ambassador Team will be doing a live internet broadcast today through....More
Sep 17, 2009

Vegan Group Uses Children To Push Agenda

I'm absolutely sickened and disheartened by the recent actions of the Physician's Committee For Responsible Medicine (PCRM). This pro-vegan group is....More
Sep 16, 2009

All American Beef Battalion Raises Money For The Cause

Monday, I asked all of you to write your definitions for an American cowboy. This definition varied from one reader to the next, but they all had one....More
Sep 15, 2009

Titanium Chef Beef Competition Celebrates America's Favorite Protein

While at the state fair last week, I attended the 2009 Titanium Chef Beef Competition, sponsored by the South Dakota Beef Checkoff and the South....More
Sep 14, 2009

Who Cares About Cowboys Anymore?

I need every cowboy reader to stand up and be heard on this one! One of my favorite cowboy correspondents in Washington D.C. recently sent me this....More
Sep 10, 2009

BEEF Poll: What's Your Take on the Waxman-Markey Bill?

On a regular basis, BEEF Magazine hosts polls and surveys on our website to better serve and understand our readers. These days, it's no secret that....More
Sep 09, 2009

2009 Inaugural Legislative Beef Showmanship Contest

In efforts to build awareness of agriculture issues and events, the South Dakota Department of Agriculture and 4-H teamed up during the state fair to....More
Sep 08, 2009

State Fair Recap

It's back to reality today after being at the fair since last Wednesday. It's time to tackle the mountain of laundry I have accumulated, unpack the....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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