Burt Rutherford

consumers still buying beef
5 Trending Headlines: Grass-Fed Beef Grade Changes & Record Keeping On Your Smartphone
The beef business was built on science and technology and that’s where its future lies. In this week’s Trending Headlines, you’ll read about a record-keeping app for your smartphone. But sometimes, low tech does the trick, like the sizzle of steak over hot coals. Is that what’s keeping consumers committed to beef?
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Breaking News: WTO COOL Decision Will Favor Canada, Mexico
Long a contentious issue among U.S. cattlemen, country-of-origin labeling (COOL) is coming to a head. According to the Wall Street Journal, the WTO will rule against the U.S. when it releases its COOL decision
Researchers Closing In On The Genetics of Bovine Respiratory Disease
Research continues on identifying a genetic connection with Bovine Respiratory Disease susceptibility. Find out how researchers are closing in on the cattle disease origin.
Moser Tagged As Head Of Angus Genetics Inc.
K-State geneticist Dan Moser has been selected to lead the nation's largest beef breed association's genetic improvement efforts. As president of Angus Genetics, Inc., Moser will help Angus breeders continue their efforts in genetic improvement.
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Beef Demand Roars, Record Cattle Prices Projected
Will 2014 be a breakout year for cow-calf profitability? Perhaps so, says Kansas State University economist Glynn Tonsor. Learn why the price parameters are falling into place to make 2014 a year for the record books.
5 Trending Headlines: Rainy-Day Hay, Ag-Gag Challenge & Help Ditch The Rule.
It’s been a rainier-than-normal summer for parts of the country and that makes putting up hay a challenge. In this week’s roundup of top headlines, you can learn how to make hay when the sun isn’t shining, plus get updates on a challenge to Utah’s ag-gag law and watch a video that explains EPA’s regulatory overreach.
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6 Trending Web Headlines: Missouri Passes Right-To-Farm & Record Corn Crop Ahead
Summertime may be on a downward swing, but the news and events that affect cattlemen aren’t taking a break. Animal health, farmers right to farm and a record corn crop all made the news this week.
4-H winers at Cattle Feeders Business Summit
Cattle Feeders Hall of Fame Honors Industry Icons
The Cattle Feeders Hall of Fame recently honored several icons who dedicated their lives to making the industry better.
cargill closes milwaukee beef plant
Cargill’s Milwaukee Beef Plant To Go Dark
Has the long-awaited washout in packing capacity finally arrived? Cargill’s announcement that it will close its Milwaukee beef plant has industry analysts wondering if packers are finally getting chain space more in alignment with a shrinking cattle herd.
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Research Reveals Genetic Influence On Beef’s Health Profile 1
Can beef producers improve the healthfulness of beef through genetic selection? New research says yes.
national beef packing plant closure impacts CA cattle producer
Brawley Plant Closure Leaves Cattle Producers Looking For Options 1
Southern California cattle feeders look for alternatives in the wake of the National Beef Packing Co. beef plant closure in Brawly, CA.
7 tips for working beef cattle
5 Trending Ag Headlines—Heat Stress, Ag Gag Laws & California Drought
The heat of summer if fully upon us in many parts of the country. And that has both cattle and cattle producers seeking a cool spot to get out of the heat and humidity. Here are some trending news headlines on heat stress, livestock handling, ag gag laws and more.
will the cattle market drop?
5 Trending Headlines—Agroterrorism, Antibiotics & A Market Top-Out?
The wholesale market continues its bull surge, but Livestock Market Information Center (LMIC) Director Jim Robb says it looks like the market may start pulling back a bit, reports the Oklahoma Farm Report. Read more about this and other beef headlines here.
6 Trending Headlines—Mixed Market Emotions, Alternative Culling Methods & Pilger Disaster Payments Miscalculated
It’s July and that means summer is fully upon us. But the weather and the market have made the summer of 2014 a remarkable and interesting time. Here is a roundup of headlines to inform and entertain you.
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Trending Headlines: COOL, Climate Change And Cookouts
It may be the week leading up to July 4, but that doesn’t mean the news is cooling off. Here’s a roundup of headlines to interest and entertain you as you prepare to fire up the grill for Independence Day.

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