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 from South Dakota State University and was active from a young age in advocacy for the U.S. beef industry. Perhaps you’ve heard the story of a young FFA member who led a walkout of several thousand members from a Carrie Underwood concert in 2006 in protest of the country singer’s anti-meat positions and association with the Humane Society of the U.S. That young person was Amanda. She’s the 2006 National FFA Extemporaneous Speaking champion, and the 2006 National Beef Ambassador. And she’s served previous internships with USDA’s Ag Marketing Service in Washington D.C, and the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association in Denver, and BEEF magazine. On BEEF Daily, Amanda provides timely industry news and commentary from the unique perspective of a young professional committed to a life in production agriculture and invites readers to join in the discussion.

Posts by Amanda Radke

Apr 28, 2016

3 considerations for creep feeding your calves this summer

To creep feed or not to creep feed? That is the question. Producers should think about these three factors before filling the creep feeder this....More
Apr 27, 2016

David Kohl: 6 tips for working through tight margins

To weather volatile times in the cattle business, it takes some strategic planning. Economist David Kohl shares six tips for making it through times....More
Apr 26, 2016

6 smartphone apps to make a rancher’s life easier

Looking for new tools to help manage your ranch? Check out these six free smartphone apps created just for livestock producers....More
Apr 25, 2016

How many clean-up bulls do I need after artificial insemination?

What’s the perfect bull to heifer ratio following estrus synchronization and artificial insemination?....More
Apr 21, 2016

5 ways Earth Day Network got it wrong on meat consumption & the planet

As the world prepares to celebrate Earth Day tomorrow, I’m calling out the Earth Day Network for suggesting that going meatless could help save the....More
Apr 20, 2016

3 reasons why breeding soundness exams are a solid investment

Don’t gamble on your bull investment. Here are three ways a breeding soundness exam pays off....More
Apr 19, 2016

7 ways Dr. Oz is lying to you about red meat

In a recent article, Dr. Oz suggests that consumers should reduce their red meat consumption to one serving per week. Here’s why he’s got it all....More
Apr 18, 2016

Why we should be concerned about anti-ag propaganda shown in schools

What are students learning about agriculture in classrooms across the country? Unfortunately, the answer might disturb you....More
Apr 14, 2016

Why the idea of a “vegan butcher shop” is ridiculous

A new vegan butcher shop has opened its doors in Minneapolis, Minn. Here is what I think about that nonsense and why folks who go meatless should....More
Apr 13, 2016

13 things you need in your AI kit; Plus: More tips for breeding success

It’s time to gear up for the breeding season. Here are 13 things to put in your AI box....More

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