Burt Rutherford

Did EPA engage in illegal activities to push WOTUS? Beef Roundtable investigates 1
This month’s web-based video podcasts, now available at beefmagazine.com and beefroundtable.com, features a look at the controversy surrounding the Waters of the U.S. rule with Steve Foglesong, past NCBA president, and Bob Stallman, president of the American Farm Bureau Federation.
August 2015: 4 new beef industry products
The latest new products for agriculture professionals and beef producers.
13 new utility tractors for the ranch in 2015
Every rancher needs a hand. 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 loaders.
If you can’t make money on healthy calves, you sure can’t on sick calves 2
Over the last 10 years, feedyards have seen an alarming increase in death loss, particularly so in the last three years. What does that mean to you?
6 Trending Headlines: More feeder cattle this fall? PLUS: Watch for pinkeye and foot rot in wet pastures
When will more heifers in the breeding herd mean more feeder cattle in feedyards? Maybe as early as this fall. That information and more awaits you in this week’s Trending Headlines.
How much will a trich infection cost you? The numbers aren’t pretty
Trich is a silent thief—silent, that is, until a rancher with a herd chronically infected with trich realizes just how much money could have been pocketed if the herd was clean. Here’s a look at the numbers.
6 Trending Headlines: Bearish Cattle On Feed report, PLUS: 15 ag technologies that will change the world
This week’s Trending Headlines features a look at 15 emerging technologies that will change the world, plus a look at the latest Cattle on Feed report and USDA’s midyear Cattle Report.
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USDA pegs July 1 cattle inventory 2% higher
As expected, beef heifer retention is well underway.
Industry leaders propose updated Long Range Plan 2
New beef industry Long Range Plan establishes roadmap for 2016-2020.
5 Trending Headlines: All hail El Niño, PLUS: How a bull apprehends robbery suspect
From the unique to the flat out funny, this week’s Trending Headlines gives you the weather report, the crime report and the market report, all wrapped up into one interesting read.
Tom Noffsinger: 5 end-goals of proper animal handling
Every time you work cattle, it’s an opportunity to make it either a positive or negative experience for both you and the cattle. Make it a positive experience for your cattle and they will reward you.
6 Trending Headlines: South American imports hit a roadblock, PLUS: Open outcry futures trading a thing of the past
USDA renewed the furor over imports of beef from regions in Brazil and Argentina known to be historic hotspots for foot-and-mouth disease. Has legislative maneuvering put that issue to rest? Read about that and more in this week’s Trending Headlines.
Beef Roundtable | Industry Experts Talk Antibiotics
This monthly discussion of hot industry topics takes an in-depth look at beef industry issues and concerns with co-hosts Ron Lemenager, Extension beef specialist at Purdue University and BEEF Senior Editor Burt Rutherford.
6 Trending Headlines: Beef import rule draws cattle producers' ire, PLUS: EPA sued over Waters of the U.S. rule
Both the news and the weather are hot this summer, as several different suits have been filed against the EPA over the Waters of the U.S. rule.
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.

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