Burt Rutherford

Articles by Burt Rutherford
how to prevent antibiotic resistance
4 Ways To Manage Antibiotic Resistance 1
Scientists have discovered bacteria deep in caves that have had no exposure to humans for thousands of years and yet are resistant to modern antibiotics. That tells us it’s impossible to solve the antibiotic-resistance problem, but it can be managed.
meat industry ignores shopper trends
Meat Industry Ignores Shopper Trends At Its Own Peril
Consumers are changing and grocery stores are having to change along with them. Ultimately, those mega-trends in consumer buying behavior will impact many aspects of ag production, including beef.
beef cow expansion plans
BEEF Readers Say They’re Dedicated To Herd Expansion In 2014 1
An exclusive survey of BEEF readers indicates that herd liquidation is over and heifer retention is well underway.
beef quality demands from consumers
Today’s Beef Consumers Pose A Quality Challenge For Beef Producers 2
While traditional definitions of quality still prevail, beef consumers want even more from their protein purchase.
Lakin Feedyeard Omega 3 beef
Branded Product Provides Omega-3 Boosted Beef 3
A new branded beef product with an added health benefit of omega 3 seeks to capitalize on the gourmet hamburger trend.
California Ag Producers, Business Cooperate To Fight Overregulation
An organization called the Coalition of Labor, Agriculture and Business Organization (CoLAB) serves as “boots on the ground” for ag producers and businesses in a California county.
outlook for cattle prices is great
2014 Will Be A Record Year For Calf Prices, And Risk
Cow-calf returns for 2014 are predicted to hit record levels. However, the level of political uncertainty is at a peacetime high. That, combined with cattle market uncertainties, makes the 2014 outlook a mixed bag for the industry.
epa modifies Renewable fuel standard
EPA Proposes To Scale Back Renewable Fuel Quota
EPA has lowered the target for renewable fuels, including ethanol distilled from corn, for 2014.
wildlife and cattle can coexist
California Research Shows Cattle, Wildlife Can Coexist 1
Research in California shows that cattle grazing public lands under proper grazing management strategies can and do coexist with an endangered toad.
Study Concludes Cattle Grazing Doesn’t Impact Water Quality
In spite of activist claims, cattle grazing public lands don’t degrade water quality.
Moo Maker - Cattle breeding app
University Of Nebraska Student Develops Chuteside AI Recordkeeping App
Computer innovation and common sense imbued by a ranch upbringing lead to a college student’s new cattle breeding program.
rancher gifts soldier family gun
Rancher Passes Special Gift To Wounded Warrior 2
A wounded warrior, a rancher, a special shotgun and a brother in arms came together one remarkable morning. And it all started with an article in BEEF magazine.
Beef Industry Wrestles With Issue Of Attracting New Blood 11
Young people entering the cattle business today face more hurdles than previous generations. Here's the whole industry needs to work together to get them involved.
feeder cattle prices
Limited Feeder Numbers Will Bring Extremely High Prices 1
It’s been a long time in coming, and long anticipated, but 2013 is shaping up to be the beginning of heifer retention and herd rebuilding. What are the implications?
After The Flood: Colorado Cattle Producers Assess Impact
There’s not much you can do when Mother Nature shows her mean streak. That’s a lesson cattlemen in Colorado have learned to their unfortunate advantage the past few years.
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