Burt Rutherford

cattle vaccination protocol
When it comes to vaccination, timing is all-critical
Equip your cowherd for an ongoing defense against reproductive losses by using critical timing of health practices such as vaccinations.
5 Trending Headlines: U.S. Files COOL Appeal, Ranchers Upset at Fish & Wildlife Service, PLUS: The Regulatory Flood Begins
With the Midterm elections behind us, the uneasy boil in Washington is beginning to really bubble. Actions from our nation’s capital dominate the headlines that affect cattle producers.
What Do Millennial Consumers Want Regarding Food? 1
Marketing experts tell cattle producers to get ready, because millennial consumers are coming on as a major influence in the U.S. economy, and they expect answers to their questions about how their food is grown and processed.
6 Trending Headlines: Interest Rates May Rise, Change At The Top in Congress & Carbon Credits Are Back
With the midterm elections behind us and a new dynamic taking place in Washington, D.C., there will be a change at the helm of the House Ag Committee.
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5 Trending Headlines: HSUS Sues Beef Checkoff, PLUS: Animal Disease Traceability Kicks In
Challenges to the beef checkoff continue, as HSUS attorneys filed a suit against USDA. Meanwhile, cattlemen continue to speak out against Ag Secretary Vilsack’s proposed new and separate beef checkoff program.
Merck Unveils New Cattle Handling Website
Stockmanship has always been important to cattle producers; in today’s changing world, how you handle your cattle has become just as important to the consumers who enjoy beef. Merck Animal Health’s new cattle handling website aims to inspire cattle producers to attain the best stockmanship skills possible.
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6 Trending Headlines: Antibiotics, Lawsuits and Feeding Your Soil
This week’s wintry blast may put a chill on the countryside, but the news that affects you continues to heat up. Here’s a roundup of some of the top headlines of interest to cattle producers.
USDA To Publish Proposed New Beef Promotion Order
In spite of overwhelming opposition from mainline cattle industry groups, USDA Secretary Tom Vilsack is moving forward with a government-dominated beef checkoff program.
5 Trending Headlines: Who’s Cool With COOL; PLUS: Ag Census Maps Make Finding Data Easy
The U.S. courts have said they’re cool with COOL. The World Trade Organization, however, is not. And that has set up the next round of debate over the U.S. mandatory Country of Origin Labeling (COOL) rule.
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USDA Eases Into Enforcement Of Animal Disease Traceability Rule
While education is still the emphasis, USDA is beginning to enforce enforcing its Animal Disease Traceability rule.
Get Your Cattle Feeding Program Geared Up For A Bad Winter 1
If the current forecasts for an El Niño weather pattern prove true, cattle will have cold, wet conditions to contend with this winter. Get your cattle feeding program ready to help your cowherd succeed.
5 Trending Headlines—States Oppose USDA Checkoff Plan & McDonalds Shows How Beef Patties Are Made 1
From the war on bovine TB to a war on feral pigs and a brewing controversy over the beef checkoff, there’s lots of interesting news happening in agriculture.
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This May Be The Year To Over-Winter Cull Cows
A big factor in the decision is whether the pasture or hay is available to carry cows through the winter cost-effectively.
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5 Trending Headlines: EPA Extends Comment Period On Water Rule, PLUS: Early Weaning Steers Gain Better
EPA announced it will extend the comment period for the proposed Waters of the U.S. rule from Oct. 20 to Nov. 14. Plus, information on how to prevent BVD carriers in your cowherd.
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NCBA To Oppose Ag Secretary’s Beef Checkoff Proposal 2
USDA Secretary Vilsack plans to implement a supplemental beef checkoff program to run concurrently with the existing $1-per-head checkoff.

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