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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
Jul 13, 2010

Carcass Quality Begins At Home, Says Meat Scientist

“Carcass quality begins at home” was the title of the presentation by Amanda Weaver, South Dakota State University (SDSU) professor of meat science,....More
Jul 12, 2010

BEEF Daily Featured in Hereford World

"The word is out: it’s time for cattlemen to tell their stories. Whether it’s sharing with cattlemen or the public, a blog can be just the tool to....More
Jul 08, 2010

Producer Spotlight: Arkansas Rancher Offers Advice On Estate Planning

A few weeks ago, I blogged a top-five list of things to consider when creating an estate plan for a ranching operation. This spurred an email from....More
Jul 07, 2010

Grab Your Laptop and Defend Agriculture

Farmers and ranchers are the targets of constant scrutiny. The words thrown around about agriculture are greedy and don't describe our industry in....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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