Burt Rutherford

Teamwork common trait among Cattle Feeders Hall of Famers
If there’s a theme that runs through the remarks of those who have been honored by inclusion in the Cattle Feeders Hall of Fame, it’s this: we did it as a team. This year’s inductees are no different.
A Biblical look at rotational grazing
In the Old Testament, God instructs Moses to give the land a Sabbath year of rest. How does that apply to ranching?
5 Trending Headlines: What will tomorrow’s cowherd look like? PLUS: Effect of heavy fed cattle marketings
The cattle business continues to move forward. Here’s a look at what that means to you.
5 Trending Headlines: Friona buys Cargill feedyards; PLUS: Bare grocery shelves in Vermont? 4
The cattle feeding sector continues to change, the type of cattle we produce continues to change and Vermont consumers begin to learn about unintended consequences.
Cool water
5 Trending Headlines: Tips to help cattle drink from ponds: PLUS; Get it in writing
Summer heat is now a reality. Here’s how to deal with it.
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.

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