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"Man's Best Friend" Photo Champions Announced!


Congratulations to the winners in our “Man’s Best Friend” photo contest! Plus, check out the 10 finalists and 180+ reader entries.

The website has literally “gone to the dogs” this April. We’ve been celebrating “man’s best friend” with a photography contest featuring our beloved dogs on the ranch. The contest ended up being one of our most popular to date, with 180+ entries. We narrowed the puppy pics to 10 finalists, and you helped us choose our champions! It’s time to announce our winners!


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Congratulations to Stacie Euken with “Maverick.” Euken will win $100 in Beef Bucks.

Our first runner-up image is Leann Martin’s “Cuddling with Dally.” Martin will take home a copy of “Waiting For Daylight” by Janell Kleberg.

Our second runner-up photo is Rita Pettigrew’s “Dave and Speck.” Pettigrew will receive a copy of “The Western Horse” by David Stoecklein.

And, as promised, two randomly selected winners will receive a BEEF cap. Our lucky winners are Alex Carone and Kim Karnes. Thanks to everyone for voting!

View the 10 finalists here.

View all of the reader entries here.

For fun, be sure to check out this blog featuring reader entries and stories: 5 Best Dog Stories From Readers

We need ideas for our next photo contest! Any and all suggestions are welcome; simply leave us a note in the comments section below. If we pick your theme, we will send you a BEEF hat. Thanks for your help!

The opinions of Amanda Radke do not necessarily reflect those of or the Penton Farm Progress Group.

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Discuss this Blog Entry 4

Kim Karnes (not verified)
on Apr 28, 2014

Wow, Thanks for the Beef cap. Here's a theme for the next photo contest. "America The Best Beef on the Planet".

on Apr 28, 2014

Theme suggestion - What are you proud of on your ranch? (Could be a specific cow, bull, or a livestock practice, innovative idea, etc.)

Anonymous (not verified)
on Apr 28, 2014

How about kids at the county fair?

on Apr 29, 2014

Thanks for the ideas. These are great! We have chosen our theme and will announce it on Thursday.

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Amanda Radke is a fifth generation rancher from Mitchell, S.D., who has dedicated her career to serving as a voice for the nation’s beef producers. A 2009 graduate of South Dakota State...

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