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 Feb 22, 2016

Ranchers losing ground in government land grab

As the presidential election heats up, ask yourself which candidate will repeal WOTUS, get control of the EPA and allow ranchers to get back to work....More
in BEEF Daily Feb 18, 2016

Shopping for a new herd bull? Start your search with BEEF’s Seedstock 100

BEEF’s 2016 Seedstock 100 features the seedstock producers with the top volume of bull sales in the U.S. Check out our list and start your hunt for....More
in BEEF Daily Feb 17, 2016

An update on Oatmeal the blind steer

Oatmeal the steer has been released by Kane Beef, which will not be processing the blind show animal. Where is he off to next?....More
in BEEF Daily Feb 16, 2016

Tips for managing lice in the cow herd during the winter months

Today’s blog focuses on tips for stopping lice in its tracks when it impacts your cow herd during the cold winter months....More
in BEEF Daily Feb 15, 2016

Miss America Betty Cantrell to promote agriculture with platform

Georgia farm girl and Miss America 2016 Betty Cantrell will use her year of service to promote healthy food choices and teach kids where their food....More
in BEEF Daily Feb 11, 2016

Activists attempt to save Fort Worth Stock Show Steer from packing plant

The Internet trolls are out in full force, this time criticizing a teenager’s character for selling her market steer for beef at the Fort Worth Stock....More
in BEEF Daily Feb 10, 2016

BEEF readers split on herd rebuilding

January’s USDA NASS Cattle report indicates that beef producers are expanding the herd; however, BEEF readers are split on the topic. Are you....More
in BEEF Daily Feb 09, 2016

Should animal abuse be a Class A felony? And who defines “abuse?”

The FBI now considers animal abuse a Class A felony. What does that mean for the livestock business?....More
in BEEF Daily Feb 08, 2016

New study shows vegans are unhappy & sick more often

A new study shows that vegetarians are more often ill and have a lower quality of living than meat eaters....More
in BEEF Daily Feb 04, 2016

Prime Time Gala donates $289,000 in beef to South Dakota food banks

In just two years, the South Dakota Prime Time Gala has raised $289,000 to purchase beef for the state’s food banks. Here’s what you need to know....More

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