Burt Rutherford

Burt
Rutherford
Articles
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.
5 Trending Headlines: Better forage with managed grazing; PLUS: Why BQA matters to you
Are you ready for drones? How about taking a look at your grazing systems or reading some ideas on keeping the cowherd profitable? That and more awaits you in this week’s Trending Headlines.
BIF names Commercial, Seedstock Producer of the Year winners
In an ongoing tradition of recognizing the best of the best, the Beef Improvement Federation has named its commercial and seedstock award winners. Find out who won here.
6 Trending Headlines: VFD deadline looms; Are you ready? PLUS: Beat the summer heat
Summertime is here in all its glory. And that means it’s hot just about everywhere. Check out this week’s Trending Headlines for tips on helping your livestock beat the heat.
Use “cow-pie-ology” to monitor your herd’s nutritional status 4
Cow-pie-ology gives manure management a whole new meaning.
Supreme Court ruling
SCOTUS upholds landowner rights in WOTUS
The U.S. Supreme Court hands down a pivotal decision in the ongoing and drawn-out efforts by landowners to protect themselves from the Waters of the U.S. (WOTUS) rule.
Cattle auction
6 Trending Headlines: Value-added programs pay off; PLUS: Yes this IS rocket science 2
It’s not too soon to think about your marketing plans this fall.
Prophetic optimism
After surging in 2014 and dipping last year, the 2016 BEEF magazine Producer Optimism Index shows a slight uptick in the long-term outlook.
Quality calves
5 Trending Headlines: COF report a surprise; PLUS; How to grow good calves
Fed cattle prices may soften later in the year.
Returning soldier
5 Trending Headlines: Manage grazing to match your forage; PLUS, From defending the world to feeding it
Spring has sprung and cool season grasses are taking off. Here’s a look at how you can match your rotation plans to your forge growth. That and more awaits you in this week’s Trending Headlines.
Retail meat case
6 Trending Headlines: Will consumers pay for certified humane beef? PLUS; Do you know your pasture grasses?
With society’s plunge into foodism, the price of many goods has increased. Lost in all the hubbub, however, are those who can’t afford to pay higher prices the foods that society is demanding. That and more awaits you in today’s Trending Headlines.
5 Trending Headlines: Is edible bale wrap in your future? PLUS: What’s a KPI?
Could it be possible someday that you can provide supplements to your cows in the wrap that goes around your hay bales? Perhaps. Read about that and much more in this week’s Trending Headlines.
Looking for a new utility vehicle? 14 new ATVs to consider in 2016 1
Lots of ranch work doesn’t require a full-size pickup. When it comes to getting around the ranch quickly and inexpensively, light-duty vehicles are the perfect answer. Here’s a look at a sampling of utility vehicles and ATVs designed to make your work go better.

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