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 Mar 16, 2015

10 tips for keeping first-calf heifers in tip-top shape

First-calf heifers require special management to maintain body condition scores, grow a healthy calf, and breed back. Here are 10 tips for keeping....More
in BEEF Daily Mar 12, 2015

SHARE this: 5 resources that debunk the red meat and cancer link

The International Agency for Research on Cancer will soon be determining whether red meat and processed meats cause cancer. Labeling beef as a....More
in BEEF Daily Mar 10, 2015

7 questions ranchers should ask in any negotiation

More than land and cattle, ranching is a business. Become a better negotiator for your business dealings by utilizing these seven questions....More
in BEEF Daily Mar 10, 2015

Grab your camera! Enter our "Bellied Up To The Feedbunk" contest today

Send us your best photos of cattle bellied up to the feed bunk for a chance to win a Greeley Hat Works hat. Check out today’s blog for details on how....More
in BEEF Daily Mar 09, 2015

Cattlemen promote beef, raise money to supply food banks with protein

South Dakota cattlemen to host a June 27 concert to help local food banks and promote the state’s beef industry....More
in BEEF Daily Mar 05, 2015

16 questions we bet Chipotle won't answer

Chipotle recently halted sales of pork to one-third of its restaurants due to a farmer failing an audit. Kevin Murphy, owner and founder of Food-....More
in BEEF Daily Mar 03, 2015

Is the beef industry handling the proposed dietary guidelines the wrong way?

Is the beef industry responding to the proposed dietary guidelines in a negative way? What is the best approach for promoting beef while also....More
in BEEF Daily Mar 03, 2015

Cattle show honors fallen cattlemen, reminds us to appreciate life

A recent collegiate cattle show was more than just fluffy cattle and banners. The jackpot show held at South Dakota State University honored five....More
in BEEF Daily Mar 02, 2015

4 beef headlines: Fat-fighting beef, Farmland movie, beef prices, grass-fed vs. grain-fed

In reflecting on recent consumer news about beef, it’s hard to tell whether March came in like a lion or a lamb. Here is a roundup of four beef....More
the truth about hormones in beef
in BEEF Daily Feb 25, 2015

Share this: 5 resources addressing hormones & beef

One of the biggest misconceptions that continue to plague the beef industry is the concern regarding hormones in beef....More

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