Thursday, December 11, 2014 - 10:34

Karen, if you click on the gallery link above for the finalists, you can comment there with your vote.

Tuesday, October 14, 2014 - 10:37

Thanks, Melissa!

Monday, October 13, 2014 - 12:49

The following comment was sent to me by Chase Adams, director of communications for the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association. Reposted here with permission.

From Adams:

I wanted to...

Wednesday, September 17, 2014 - 09:31

The Meatless Monday option is a nationwide trend. My sister's high school has the MM menu every week, and we live in South Dakota.

Wednesday, September 10, 2014 - 16:01

We always sell open cows. It's a late-bred cow that we will keep, with the hopes she'll make up ground the next year, or we can at least get one more calf out of her valuable genetics.

Wednesday, September 3, 2014 - 12:08

Excellent points! This is how I see this issue, as well. Bravo!

Wednesday, September 3, 2014 - 08:50

Here's another perspective worth reading on this topic:...

Wednesday, September 3, 2014 - 08:36

How does it help the industry to admit to the entire Washington Post and its readers that showing livestock is as bad as it seems? Sure, there are bad actors. There's politics. There's the fluff...

Monday, August 11, 2014 - 11:37


I just received this response from Muck Boots, which I really appreciate.

Hi Amanda,

Sorry for not responding sooner, I just came across your post now. As I’m sure you...

Monday, July 21, 2014 - 08:59

I don't doubt that Carrie loves animals, and I never said she didn't do some positive things with her donations. But my the very nature of donating to HSUS, she is actually hurting her father who...

Monday, June 23, 2014 - 11:48

Thank you, everyone, for the kind words and thoughtful advice. Scarlett and I are enjoying reading through them this morning.

Monday, June 23, 2014 - 11:46


I appreciate you having the courage to state your thoughts about beef production on this blog. I can tell you are speaking from the heart, so I hope you will also know that my...

Monday, June 2, 2014 - 10:13

Darcy, it's not that I think it's too difficult or expensive. I just allowed myself a little time to gripe about the added labor/expense during this time of year! I should have added that my...

Tuesday, April 29, 2014 - 08:16

Thanks for the ideas. These are great! We have chosen our theme and will announce it on Thursday.

Tuesday, April 15, 2014 - 09:12

Here's another video to watch:

Monday, April 14, 2014 - 15:59

For additional reading on the topic of pets vs. livestock, click here:


Monday, April 14, 2014 - 15:55

Here is another article from the Independent Sentinel: "Chilling Truth: The Siege of the Bundy Ranch Reaches into the White House"


Monday, April 14, 2014 - 15:54

Here is a Glenn Beck interview with rancher Bundy:


Thursday, April 10, 2014 - 16:15

I wanted to add that despite the declining dollars available in the Beef Checkoff Program, it appears producers feel confident that these dollars are being used effectively. Read more about it...

Wednesday, April 2, 2014 - 09:27

Thanks for sharing this information with me. I think the point we can focus on is he is promoting cattle grazing as a positive for the land. Instead of focusing on his struggles with that theory,...

Tuesday, March 4, 2014 - 12:00

Thanks, Kenny. Very good points!

Tuesday, March 4, 2014 - 11:58

That's too bad about your son. I have had similar situations with cousins of mine. I would tell him that the likelihood of horse meat in his ground beef would be slim to none. In addition to the...

Wednesday, February 19, 2014 - 17:00

Still gluten-free like always. Once you get a celiacs diagnosis, there isn't much changing it. But, I get to eat a lot of beef, so who really misses the bread? Thanks for asking.

Wednesday, February 19, 2014 - 13:04

I have thoroughly enjoyed all of the personal experiences and antidotes, and I'm glad I'm not the only one to get compared to a bred heifer. My grandpa was the first to make the "puller and chains...

Tuesday, February 11, 2014 - 08:23

It sounds like you are familiar with both cases. Thanks for weighing in. To me, PETA still printed the comics with the intent of passing them out to children -- whether they were there are not isn...

Thursday, January 23, 2014 - 06:59

Many of you forget that in South Dakota, we can get blizzards well into May. And, if you're in the seedstock business, nobody wants to buy a June bull calf. Yes, calving in summer might be easier...

Thursday, October 24, 2013 - 07:49

Congrats, Chappfordboy! You were named one of our winners in this contest! Can you please email me your mailing address at, so...

Wednesday, October 16, 2013 - 12:04

It's a "U."

Monday, September 30, 2013 - 09:14

I believe 30/week refers to how many animals have been killed in the shelter's history.

Sunday, September 22, 2013 - 16:08

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