Burt Rutherford

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cargill closes milwaukee beef plant
Cargill’s Milwaukee Beef Plant To Go Dark
Has the long-awaited washout in packing capacity finally arrived? Cargill’s announcement that it will close its Milwaukee beef plant has industry analysts wondering if packers are finally getting chain space more in alignment with a shrinking cattle herd.
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Research Reveals Genetic Influence On Beef’s Health Profile 1
Can beef producers improve the healthfulness of beef through genetic selection? New research says yes.
national beef packing plant closure impacts CA cattle producer
Brawley Plant Closure Leaves Cattle Producers Looking For Options 1
Southern California cattle feeders look for alternatives in the wake of the National Beef Packing Co. beef plant closure in Brawly, CA.
7 tips for working beef cattle
5 Trending Ag Headlines—Heat Stress, Ag Gag Laws & California Drought
The heat of summer if fully upon us in many parts of the country. And that has both cattle and cattle producers seeking a cool spot to get out of the heat and humidity. Here are some trending news headlines on heat stress, livestock handling, ag gag laws and more.
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5 Trending Headlines—Agroterrorism, Antibiotics & A Market Top-Out?
The wholesale market continues its bull surge, but Livestock Market Information Center (LMIC) Director Jim Robb says it looks like the market may start pulling back a bit, reports the Oklahoma Farm Report. Read more about this and other beef headlines here.
6 Trending Headlines—Mixed Market Emotions, Alternative Culling Methods & Pilger Disaster Payments Miscalculated
It’s July and that means summer is fully upon us. But the weather and the market have made the summer of 2014 a remarkable and interesting time. Here is a roundup of headlines to inform and entertain you.
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Trending Headlines: COOL, Climate Change And Cookouts
It may be the week leading up to July 4, but that doesn’t mean the news is cooling off. Here’s a roundup of headlines to interest and entertain you as you prepare to fire up the grill for Independence Day.
Montana cowboy in Russia
Photo Tour: World's Largest Vertically Integrated Cattle Operation 5
An integrated beef cattle operation in Russia is aggressively expanding.
Mike Heely, calf immunity tips
Low-Stress Weaning Helps Boost Calf Immunity 2
When you feed your calves and see the results of your management and genetic decisions further down the marketing chain, it changes your perspective. Here's how Mike Healy hit a home-run with his calf crop this past year.
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Top Headlines | Marketing Options, Pilger Update and Western Water Forecast
The fed and feeder cattle market, ignoring historical norms and every price chart ever constructed, continues to gain tsunami-like momentum as summer officially kicks off. What does that mean for your fall marketing plans?
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.

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