Burt Rutherford

50 years of beef improvement
10 Beef Improvement Federation Tour Photos
Participants on the 2014 BIF tour saw technology at work in a commercial feedyard, at the U.S. Meat Animal Research Center and GeneSeek.
Commercial Producer of the Year BIF
Kansas, Nebraska Ranches Earn BIF Awards
The Beef Improvement Federation announces its commercial and seedstock award winners.
Top Headlines: Export News, Pasture Burning And ATV Safety
The U.S. cattle industry received some very positive news this week when Hong Kong announced it would fully reopen to U.S. beef. For more on the export front, as well as a roundup of more news that made headlines this week, check out BEEF’s Top Headlines.
“I look at the cow-calf business and I think, ‘who’s going to do this?’”
The Industry’s Future Is Positive But Partly Cloudy
It is, at best, a murky proposition, trying to peer into the industry’s future.
Pasture to Plate tour
2014 Pasture To Plate Tour
A recent tour for chefs and foodservice professionals, sponsored by the Kansas Beef Council, gave them the beef story from pasture to plate.
Marketing plans pay
Top Headlines: Rain Helps Drought, Marketing Options & Cattle Temperament Matters
Since Memorial Day weekend, rain has blessed much of the nation. That’s particularly good news for the drought areas of the Southern and Central Plains.
Yamaha Introduces 6-Passenger Viking VI Side-By-Side
Yamaha recently introduced its new and upgraded Viking VI Side-By-Side 6-Passenger Vehicle
beef producer optimism index
BEEF Survey Shows Producer Optimism Is Skyrocketing
After a sharp plunge in 2013, BEEF magazine’s annual survey of producer attitudes shows a huge leap in optimism for 2014. Get the details here.
organic no safer than conventional
This Week’s News: Organic Food Doesn’t Cut Cancer, Exports Loom Large And The Checkoff Shines
While the debate over the perceived benefits of organic food will never cease, research continues to indicate that organics don’t offer any health benefit over conventionally produced food.
This Week’s Top Headlines: State Beef Checkoffs Hit A Gear and EPA Goes Rogue
More and more state beef councils and state cattlemen’s associations are looking internally to shore up the effectiveness of beef checkoff dollars.
Beef Industry Is Focused On Fighting Off Regulatory Onslaught
“I think the painful reality for us is that Congress is not going to do that much more in 2014.”
higher livestock prices strengthen rural economy
Higher Livestock Prices Strengthen Rural Economy
“The overall index for the rural mainstreet economy indicates that economic conditions of the areas of the nation highly dependent on agriculture and energy are improving."
Top Headlines Making News In The BEEF Business
It’s been a busy week in the beef business. BEEF brings you this week-ending round-up of the top headlines making news this week.
how much will consumers pay for beef
Record Beef Prices Ahead; Will Consumers Balk? 2
Consumers are a resilient bunch, so far willing to keep beef front and center on the plate despite record-high retail prices.
beef industry expansion happening now
The Wheels Are In Motion For Beef Industry Expansion
Many heifers went feedyard-bound as pastures withered under an unrelenting drought.

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