Burt Rutherford

Burt
Rutherford
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If you need a veterinarian to sign a VFD so you can buy medicated mineral, but n
Is your ranch ready for VFD in 2017?
With the VFD looming, BEEF’s survey of veterinary services and availability indicates that there are still holes yet to be plugged.
5 Trending Headlines: Add value to your cattle; PLUS: Helping vets overcome PTSD
Achieving value-added cattle, both for your calves and cull cows, isn’t hard. And the returns are well worth the effort. That and more awaits you in this week’s Trending Headlines.
6 Trending Headlines: Land values: Worse before it gets better; PLUS: Animal activists’ strategy revealed
Pasture values have held up better than cropland. VFD resources available online. How do the animal activists win referendums? That and more awaits you in this week’s Trending Headlines.
Ben Hayes -- Genomics
What’s the future for beef cattle genomics?
Genomics technology is advancing rapidly. Someday soon, you will be able to use genomics data to make management decisions as well as breeding decisions.
6 Trending Headlines: Pipeline protesters endanger ranchers, cattle; PLUS: Is the old red barn a thing of the past?
Violent protests over the Dakota Access Pipeline have resulted in cattle deaths and mutilations. What is the federal government doing to protect ranchers and their livestock? That and more await you in this week’s Trending Headlines.
5 Trending Headlines: Ag-gag laws under inspection; PLUS: Will drones replace cowboys?
Drones are becoming more and more common as a management tool for ranchers. And hidden cameras have long been a tool for anti-beef activists. This week’s Trending Headlines gives you a look at both, plus lots more.
6 Trending Headlines: What you need to know about the VFD, PLUS: Are imports the problem?
Beginning Jan. 1, 2017, beef producers will have new rules affecting antibiotic use. Here’s a rundown of what you need to know. That and more awaits you in this week’s Trending Headlines.
14 new beef industry products to consider
Innovation drives the beef industry. Here are 14 new products to keep on your radar this fall.
6 Trending Headlines: Can seaweed cut methane in cattle? PLUS: Helping veterans work in agriculture
Australian research gives “surf and turf” a whole new meaning. That and more awaits you in this week’s Trending Headlines.
6 Trending Headlines: GIPSA returns; PLUS: Strategic cattle marketing decisions
A challenging cattle market calls for strategic decision-making. USDA resurrects controversial GIPSA rule. That news and more awaits you in this week’s Trending Headlines.
6 Trending Headlines: Enhance the value of your calves; PLUS: Dancing with cows
Weaning time means paycheck time for many ranchers. Check our tips on how to enhance the value of your calves in this week’s Trending Headlines.
Value-added niche markets: A closer look at natural beef
Is natural beef right for you? In this month’s Beef Roundtable, third in a series exploring value-added markets, two veterans of the natural beef market describe why they chose to tackle the many twists and turns of selling direct to consumers, retailers and restaurants and what it takes to be successful.
6 Trending Headlines: Video cattle sales get P&SA protection; PLUS: Feed mineral now, prevent tetany next spring
Packer’s and stockyards regs updated. Fall weather brings special considerations for grazing management. That and more awaits you in this week’s Trending Headlines.
Yamaha Viking side-by-sides
Check out Yamaha’s 2017 lineup of ATVs and side-by-side vehicles
Yamaha rolls out its 2017 ATV and side-by-side lineup, continues tradition of combining work and fun on the ranch.
5 Trending Headlines: Implications of China’s beef announcement; PLUS: Protect fall pastures
China’s announcement that it will import U.S. eventually was a pleasant surprise. But is it a game changer?

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