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

in BEEF Daily Oct 01, 2014

Let’s Congratulate Our 2015 National Beef Ambassadors

The 2015 National Beef Ambassadors have been named following an intense competition that evaluated their abilities to promote beef, educate consumers....More
in BEEF Daily Sep 30, 2014

7 Steps To Moving & Penning Cattle With Dogs

Charles Long, Texas A....More
grazing corn stalks
in BEEF Daily Sep 29, 2014

What Are Corn Stalk Bales Worth?

Bruce Anderson, University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension forage specialist, evaluates the costs of putting up corn stalk bales....More
cattle ingesting hay bale twine
in BEEF Daily Sep 25, 2014

Should You Be Worried About Cattle Ingesting Net Wrap?

Researchers at North Dakota State University evaluated five different hay bale-binding materials to see how easy cattle can digest if accidentally....More
in BEEF Daily Sep 24, 2014

4 Beef Headlines: Consumers & Animal Welfare, Cheeseburger Day, First Lady Takes You Shopping & HSUS Snags Another One

HumaneWatch.org is calling for a boycott of Discover. Michelle Obama wants to bribe you with movie tickets to buy healthy food at the grocery store....More
in BEEF Daily Sep 23, 2014

4 Tips For Low-Stress Weaning

From fence-line weaning, to using a plastic nose piece to prevent nursing, to introducing creep feed and working calves before weaning, here are four....More
in BEEF Daily Sep 22, 2014

Cowgirl Fights Breast Cancer & Spreads The Word About Early Diagnosis

Sadie Lynn, a member of the All American Cowgirl Chicks, is inspiring fellow cancer patients by continuing to perform her rodeo act while fighting an....More
in BEEF Daily Sep 18, 2014

My Response To The Cowspiracy: 8 Ways Cattle Grazing Supports Wildlife

The folks behind the documentary “Cowspiracy” asked BEEF Daily Editor about her statement that cattle grazing supports wildlife. She responds with 8....More
meatless monday in schools
in BEEF Daily Sep 17, 2014

Keep Meatless Mondays Out Of Schools; PLUS: 4 Blogs On School Lunches

Changes to the school lunch program based on USDA MyPlate guidelines have greatly decreased the animal proteins and fats offered to the nation’s....More
in BEEF Daily Sep 16, 2014

6 Reasons To Ignore The “Cowspiracy” And Eat A Burger

A vegan blogger has taken BEEF Daily Editor Amanda Radke to task over her post about the documentary, “Cowspiracy,” which charged beef production....More

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