BEEF Daily http://beefmagazine.com/blog/2173/feed BEEF Daily Blog is produced by rancher Amanda Radke, one of the U.S. beef industry’s top social media “agvocates.” en Sign Petition To Remove HSUS From Non-Profit List http://beefmagazine.com/blog/sign-petition-remove-hsus-non-profit-list <div class="node-body blog-body">The Humane Society of the United States (HSUS) is certainly no friend to animal agriculture. This is a topic that has been covered extensively on the BEEF Daily blog, so it’s not new news to any of you, I’m sure. However, when I travel the country speaking to agricultural groups, I’m always surprised when someone comes up to me after a speech and reveals to me that they had no idea of HSUS’ deceptive tactics. These conversations motivate me to keep educating both ranchers and the general public about the less-than-noble efforts of this animal rights activist group. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/beef-daily">BEEF Daily</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://beefmagazine.com/blog/sign-petition-remove-hsus-non-profit-list" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://beefmagazine.com/blog/sign-petition-remove-hsus-non-profit-list#comments People Animal Activists BEEF Daily Thu, 17 Apr 2014 10:00:00 +0000 73781 at http://beefmagazine.com Dealing With The Grief Of A Lost Spouse & Partner http://beefmagazine.com/blog/dealing-grief-lost-spouse-partner <div class="node-body blog-body"><p>We hosted my sister Courtney&rsquo;s bridal shower over the weekend. In just six short weeks, she will walk down the aisle and marry my future brother-in-law, Riley. Both being country kids, the women in attendance had plenty of advice to offer Courtney and Riley when it comes to having a successful ranch marriage.</p> <p>The words of wisdom passed along reminded me of a blog post I wrote when they first got engaged: <a href="http://m.beefmagazine.com/blog/marriage-advice-one-rancher-s-wife-another" target="_blank">Marriage Advice From One Rancher&rsquo;s Wife To Another</a></p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/beef-daily">BEEF Daily</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://beefmagazine.com/blog/dealing-grief-lost-spouse-partner" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://beefmagazine.com/blog/dealing-grief-lost-spouse-partner#comments People Beef Advocacy BEEF Daily Wed, 16 Apr 2014 10:00:00 +0000 73741 at http://beefmagazine.com BLM Vs. Nevada Rancher Bundy: What Is The Real Story? http://beefmagazine.com/blog/blm-vs-nevada-rancher-bundy-what-real-story <div class="node-body blog-body">I’ve been following with keen interest the case of the government seizure and sale of Nevada cattle rancher Cliven Bundy’s herd. I’ve also received countless emails from readers requesting I blog about this case. Admittedly, I’m a bit reluctant to touch this subject – not because I fear the controversy – but because I don’t feel close enough to the situation to fully grasp all the nuances and accurately report on the case.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/beef-daily">BEEF Daily</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://beefmagazine.com/blog/blm-vs-nevada-rancher-bundy-what-real-story" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://beefmagazine.com/blog/blm-vs-nevada-rancher-bundy-what-real-story#comments People Sustainability BEEF Daily Tue, 15 Apr 2014 10:02:00 +0000 73691 at http://beefmagazine.com 5 Best Dog Stories From Readers; PLUS: 125+ Puppy Pics http://beefmagazine.com/blog/5-best-dog-stories-readers-plus-125-puppy-pics <div class="node-body blog-body">We have compiled a gallery of 125 dog photographs submitted by our readers. View the gallery, enter the contest, and share your favorite photos on social media to showcase the bond ranchers have with our furry friends. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/beef-daily">BEEF Daily</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://beefmagazine.com/blog/5-best-dog-stories-readers-plus-125-puppy-pics" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://beefmagazine.com/blog/5-best-dog-stories-readers-plus-125-puppy-pics#comments People Beef Advocacy BEEF Daily Mon, 14 Apr 2014 10:00:00 +0000 73631 at http://beefmagazine.com Test Drive A Ram Truck, Raise Money For FFA http://beefmagazine.com/blog/test-drive-ram-truck-raise-money-ffa <div class="node-body blog-body">I’m not in the market for a new pickup. Heck, a minivan is probably more appropriate with a baby on the way, but I’m going to test drive a Dodge pickup truck on April 26.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/beef-daily">BEEF Daily</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://beefmagazine.com/blog/test-drive-ram-truck-raise-money-ffa" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://beefmagazine.com/blog/test-drive-ram-truck-raise-money-ffa#comments People Beef Advocacy BEEF Daily Thu, 10 Apr 2014 10:00:00 +0000 73451 at http://beefmagazine.com 4 States Look To Raise Checkoff http://beefmagazine.com/blog/4-states-look-raise-checkoff <div class="node-body blog-body">I believe in the power of the beef checkoff program. I’m a product of the checkoff-funded National Beef Ambassador Program, have utilized funds as a past member of the South Dakota Cattlemen’s Auxiliary to promote beef, and now proudly work for the South Dakota Beef Industry Council. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/beef-daily">BEEF Daily</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://beefmagazine.com/blog/4-states-look-raise-checkoff" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://beefmagazine.com/blog/4-states-look-raise-checkoff#comments Cattle Industry Structure Beef Advocacy BEEF Daily Wed, 09 Apr 2014 10:00:00 +0000 73421 at http://beefmagazine.com NEW Photo Contest: “Man’s Best Friend” http://beefmagazine.com/blog/new-photo-contest-man-s-best-friend <div class="node-body blog-body">For a lot of ranchers, where they go, so do their dogs. Trusty, loyal and good help, too, these four-legged friends are part of ranching families and the ranching tradition. Whether it’s a cattle dog, sheep dog, hunting dog or just a family pet, dogs are truly “man’s best friend,” and we are celebrating canines in our latest photo contest.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/beef-daily">BEEF Daily</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://beefmagazine.com/blog/new-photo-contest-man-s-best-friend" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://beefmagazine.com/blog/new-photo-contest-man-s-best-friend#comments People Beef Advocacy BEEF Daily Tue, 08 Apr 2014 10:00:00 +0000 73371 at http://beefmagazine.com Where’s The Beef In School Lunches? http://beefmagazine.com/blog/where-s-beef-school-lunches <div class="node-body blog-body">A few weeks ago, I blogged about my sister’s frustration with the school lunch program on the first day a meatless menu was offered in her school cafeteria. Since that post, I received many emails from individuals who have also had some experience in the new school lunch program changes, and it appears there are some individuals working to make sure beef stays in schools. However, the reviews are definitely mixed with how well these meals are going over. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/beef-daily">BEEF Daily</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://beefmagazine.com/blog/where-s-beef-school-lunches" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://beefmagazine.com/blog/where-s-beef-school-lunches#comments Retail Tips For Profit BEEF Daily Mon, 07 Apr 2014 10:00:00 +0000 73341 at http://beefmagazine.com Are Vegetable Proteins Equal To The Protein In Beef? http://beefmagazine.com/blog/are-vegetable-proteins-equal-protein-beef <div class="node-body blog-body">Do you really need meat to get protein? VeganStreet.com says no. The activist group posted this graphic in the Albany Times-Union stating that, “Beef has 6.4 grams of protein/100 calories” and “Broccoli has 11.1 grams of protein/100 calories,” but is that the whole story?</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/beef-daily">BEEF Daily</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://beefmagazine.com/blog/are-vegetable-proteins-equal-protein-beef" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://beefmagazine.com/blog/are-vegetable-proteins-equal-protein-beef#comments Beef Advocacy BEEF Daily Thu, 03 Apr 2014 10:00:00 +0000 73151 at http://beefmagazine.com Yes, It’s True: Cattle Grazing Can Reverse Desertification http://beefmagazine.com/blog/yes-it-s-true-cattle-grazing-can-reverse-desertification <div class="node-body blog-body">On Monday, my blog in response to NPR’s article blaming cattle grazing on the degradation of the environment and declining wildlife populations stirred up a lot of conversation. Many readers commented that while the content I provided to counter the misinformation presented in the article was good and valid, it wasn’t going to reach the masses like the NPR piece did. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/beef-daily">BEEF Daily</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://beefmagazine.com/blog/yes-it-s-true-cattle-grazing-can-reverse-desertification" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://beefmagazine.com/blog/yes-it-s-true-cattle-grazing-can-reverse-desertification#comments Pasture Health Sustainability BEEF Daily Wed, 02 Apr 2014 10:10:00 +0000 73081 at http://beefmagazine.com