Burt Rutherford

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5 Trending Headlines: Fed Cattle Exchange returns: Plus; Prep your pastures for fall
After a brief hiatus, the Fed Cattle Exchange will return to the internet, announces Superior Livestock Auction.
CS Packers change the market dynamics in the Northwest
One of the many challenges facing cow-calf producers is packer consolidation. Producers in the Northwest, however, won’t have that problem anymore. With the announcement that CS Beef Packers is building a new state-of-the-art packing plant in Kuna, Idaho, the dynamics of the cattle market will change for the better.
Observation is the key to being a good ranch manager
Observation can be the key to truly understanding how to run a ranch. Noticing the little things can help take care of the big things.
Beef Roundtable: Where are the premiums in the feeder cattle market?
For years, cattle producers have discussed the advantages of seeking out the premiums the market offers. Others maintain the way to capture premiums is to avoid the discounts. But what is the market looking for?
6 Trending Headlines: A farm kid goes to an animal rights conference; PLUS: Brazilian beef trade raises concerns
What happens when a kid from a cattle farm goes undercover at an animal rights conference? Read about her experience, plus much more, in this week’s Trending Headlines.
9 things to include in your ag lease (that you better have in writing)
A handshake deal is a time-honored tradition in the cattle business. But if the chips are down, will a handshake stand up in court?
6 Trending Headlines: Obama signs GMO bill; PLUS: How big can the U.S. cowherd get?
President Obama signs GMO labeling law. VFD pilot project brings on-farm inspections prior to final implementation. How the beef business is reaching consumers in the digital age.
13 utility tractors that will boost efficiency in 2016
Here’s a sample of what’s available for the ranch and farm in the 40- to 100-hp range of utility tractors, plus a sampling of what’s available in skid-steer and track loaders.
Teamwork common trait among Cattle Feeders Hall of Famers
If there’s a theme that runs through the remarks of those who have been honored by inclusion in the Cattle Feeders Hall of Fame, it’s this: we did it as a team. This year’s inductees are no different.
A Biblical look at rotational grazing
In the Old Testament, God instructs Moses to give the land a Sabbath year of rest. How does that apply to ranching?
5 Trending Headlines: What will tomorrow’s cowherd look like? PLUS: Effect of heavy fed cattle marketings
The cattle business continues to move forward. Here’s a look at what that means to you.
5 Trending Headlines: Friona buys Cargill feedyards; PLUS: Bare grocery shelves in Vermont? 4
The cattle feeding sector continues to change, the type of cattle we produce continues to change and Vermont consumers begin to learn about unintended consequences.
Cool water
5 Trending Headlines: Tips to help cattle drink from ponds: PLUS; Get it in writing
Summer heat is now a reality. Here’s how to deal with it.
Has cloning research produced the ideal beef carcass? 6
High-quality and high-yielding carcasses are exceptionally rare. However, a scientific and technological breakthrough may change that.

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