Burt Rutherford

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Rutherford
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Roberts announces resignation as CEO of NCBA
After six eventful years at the helm of the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA), Forrest Roberts is resigning as chief executive officer, effective July 31. Roberts has been the CEO of NCBA since 2009.
6 Trending Headlines: How to handle rained-out hay, PLUS: Are you ready for drones?
It’s hay season. It’s the rainy season. Now what? Tips on how to handle rained-on hay, plus more news that you can use, await you in this week’s Trending Headlines.
Third annual Eng cow efficiency symposium agenda announced
This year’s Dr. Kenneth and Caroline McDonald Eng Research Foundation Symposium, slated for Sept. 17-18 in Oklahoma City, offers an updated look at how cow-calf producers can expand their herd in an economically sustainable way.
5 Trending Headlines: How to do a pasture inventory, PLUS: What’s ahead for 2015 cattle markets?
As 2015 reaches the half-way mark, it’s good to look back at the market conditions that have brought us to this point, and look ahead at what might be in store this fall and winter. That and more awaits you in this week’s trending headlines.
Meet the 2015 BIF commercial and seedstock winners
The 2015 Beef Improvement Federation winners showcase how genetic improvement and advancement can advance both commercial and seedstock herds. The award, sponsored by BEEF, showcases the nation’s top operations.
6 Trending Headlines: Wildfire risk increases in spite of rains, PLUS: DOT hours-of-service rule waived 2
As spring rolls into summer, ranch work rolls along as well. Here are some tips to working your bulls safely, plus a roundup of other news to start your day.
horses need west nile vaccination
6 Trending Headlines: Help your cattle beat the heat; PLUS: Fun ways to keep the kids busy this summer
Summer is upon us. That means your cattle are trying to beat the heat and the kids are home. Here are some ideas to help make your life easier this summer while you help your cattle deal with summer temperatures and keep the kids occupied learning about beef.
U.S. beef in Mexico
Ouch! Canada, Mexico announce COOL retaliation figures
Canada and Mexico will seek $3.6 billion in annual country of origin labeling (COOL) retaliatory tariffs
FDA releases final Veterinary Feed Directive rule on antibiotics 1
VFD touted as way to promote judicious antibiotic use.
Exclusive BEEF Survey: U.S. cattle producers are realistically optimistic
After surging last year, BEEF magazine’s Producer Optimism Index slips in 2015.
Cattle business mourns the loss of Richard Gebhart
Oklahoma cattle producer earned respect for shooting straight.
Water issues intensify; will the livestock industry be left in the dust?
Water fights are not new to cattle producers. Will ag be left in the dust as water issues intensify? First in a three-part series.
6 Trending Headlines: RFS released & no one is happy; PLUS: Get ready to battle pinkeye
After a year delay, EPA finally released its updated Renewable Fuel Standard. And to nobody’s surprise, nobody is happy. Corn farmers say it’s too low. Livestock producers say it’s too high. What do you think?
EPA finalizes WOTUS rule
The Environmental Protection Agency has finalized its controversial Waters of the U.S. rule. Reaction from the head of the creek is anything but positive.
7 tools to win the war against cattle flies
Face flies and horn flies are a constant irritation to your cattle. Here’s a list of the weapons available in your battery of tools to keep the flies at bay.

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