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  • May 15, 2014
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    FFA Member Earns Spot In “The Voice” Finale

    Although we’ve been busy fixing fence and hauling pairs to pasture the last couple of weeks, when Tyler and I get in the house at dark, we try to catch up on a few of our favorite TV shows, including NBC’s “The Voice.”...More
  • May 14, 2014
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    Should PETA Be Allowed To Memorialize Animal Deaths On Roadsides? 21

    I recently received an email from a reader who has family from the town of Berne, NY. People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) is fighting there to put up a roadside memorial for 11 cows killed during a recent truck rollover in the area....More
  • May 8, 2014
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    Hey, Kids, Want To Work In Ag? Go To Law School 1

    I’m not sure the industry will benefit from this new and inevitable environment that is building, but the lawyer class will certainly do well....More
  • May 8, 2014
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    I Deal With Super Mamas Every Day; In The House & Out

    There is no greater embodiment of love in life than the love of a mother....More
  • May 8, 2014
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    3 Ways Beef Is Making A Comeback With Consumers

    It’s always exciting to see positive information about beef being shared in the news. Such articles are good for consumers, who are seeking information about beef and looking for answers about how cattle are cared for and how beef production impacts the environment. These articles are also good for beef producers, who can use some positive recognition about the job they do in feeding the world and caring for the environment and animals. Here are three articles worth sharing on social media sites today....More
  • May 7, 2014
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    Readers Share Mom Memories; PLUS, The Perfect Song For Mother’s Day

    After last month’s “Man’s Best Friend” photo contest received 180+ entries, we were excited to launch a second contest. We amped up the prizes ($100 in Beef Bucks for first place, and $50 for two runners-up), picked a fun theme fitting with Mother’s Day just around the corner (“Ranch Moms”), and opened up the contest for entries (send yours to me at amanda.radke@penton.com). However, the entries have been slow to trickle in, which is good news for you! Your chances of winning are that much better, and there is still time to enter the “Ranch Moms” photo contest, which closes at noon on Thursday, May 8....More
  • May 6, 2014
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    From One Rancher To Another: Be Proactive About Preventing Skin Cancer 3

    May is Skin Cancer Awareness Month, and before you stop reading this blog, thinking it’s an issue of no concern to you, think again. According to the Skin Cancer Foundation, “Skin cancer is the most common form of cancer in the U.S. More than 3.5 million skin cancers in over 2 million people are diagnosed annually. Each year there are more new cases of skin cancer than the combined incidence of cancers of the breast, prostate, lung and colon. One in five Americans will get skin cancer in their lifetime.”...More
  • May 1, 2014
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    NEW Photo Contest: Send Your Best “Ranch Mom” Photo

    Happy May Day! At my house, we’re praying for May showers to green up the pastures, and we’re looking forward to summer grazing season just around the corner. With the month of May comes Mother’s Day. I’m now 35 weeks pregnant and looking forward to joining the “mom club,” but in the meantime, we are celebrating ranch moms with a new photo contest....More
  • Apr 28, 2014
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    "Man's Best Friend" Photo Champions Announced! 4

    The beefmagazine.com website has literally “gone to the dogs” this April. We’ve been celebrating “man’s best friend” with a photography contest featuring our beloved dogs on the ranch. The contest ended up being one of our most popular to date, with 180+ entries. We narrowed the puppy pics to 10 finalists, and you helped us choose our champions! It’s time to announce our winners!...More
  • Apr 24, 2014
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    My Epiphanies Today Tend To Be More Painful 7

    When I was young, life was pretty exciting. There were a lot of universal truths that I discovered for the first time that came on like epiphanies. As I’ve grown older, the epiphanies have become more infrequent, and a lot of them could be categorized as epiphanies on how life is not always fair....More
  • Apr 24, 2014
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    5 Beef Myths In Opinion Column Debunked 5

    A BEEF Daily reader recently sent me a copy of the Center For Science In The Public Interest’s (CSPI) Nutrition Action Health Letter from April 2014. She was upset by a column written by Michael F. Jacobsen, CFSPI executive director, entitled, “Hoofing It Away From Beef.” After reading the opening paragraph, I can see why it made her angry....More
  • Apr 21, 2014
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    VOTE Now For Your Favorite “Man’s Best Friend” Photo! 1

    In one of our most popular photography contests to date, we’ve sorted through the 180+ entries in the BEEF Daily “Man’s Best Friend” photo contest and narrowed them down to our top 10 entries. Now it’s time for our readers to vote for the champions!...More
  • Apr 17, 2014
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    Sign Petition To Remove HSUS From Non-Profit List 20

    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....More
  • Apr 16, 2014
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    Dealing With The Grief Of A Lost Spouse & Partner 1

    We hosted my sister Courtney’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. The words of wisdom passed along reminded me of a blog post I wrote when they first got engaged: Marriage Advice From One Rancher’s Wife To Another...More
  • Apr 15, 2014
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    BLM Vs. Nevada Rancher Bundy: What Is The Real Story? 93

    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....More
  • Apr 14, 2014
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    5 Best Dog Stories From Readers; PLUS: 125+ Puppy Pics 2

    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....More

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