Burt Rutherford

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.
Quality calves
5 Trending Headlines: COF report a surprise; PLUS; How to grow good calves
Fed cattle prices may soften later in the year.
Returning soldier
5 Trending Headlines: Manage grazing to match your forage; PLUS, From defending the world to feeding it
Spring has sprung and cool season grasses are taking off. Here’s a look at how you can match your rotation plans to your forge growth. That and more awaits you in this week’s Trending Headlines.
Retail meat case
6 Trending Headlines: Will consumers pay for certified humane beef? PLUS; Do you know your pasture grasses?
With society’s plunge into foodism, the price of many goods has increased. Lost in all the hubbub, however, are those who can’t afford to pay higher prices the foods that society is demanding. That and more awaits you in today’s Trending Headlines.
5 Trending Headlines: Is edible bale wrap in your future? PLUS: What’s a KPI?
Could it be possible someday that you can provide supplements to your cows in the wrap that goes around your hay bales? Perhaps. Read about that and much more in this week’s Trending Headlines.
Looking for a new utility vehicle? 14 new ATVs to consider in 2016 1
Lots of ranch work doesn’t require a full-size pickup. When it comes to getting around the ranch quickly and inexpensively, light-duty vehicles are the perfect answer. Here’s a look at a sampling of utility vehicles and ATVs designed to make your work go better.
9 innovative new products for beef producers
May is a busy month on the ranch. Here is a roundup of the latest new product releases to help make your job easier.
6 Trending Headlines: Nutritional needs for spring-calving cows, PLUS: Watch for larkspur poisoning this summer
It’s long been known that body condition at the time of calving is important to rebreeding success. But so is body condition in cows post-calving. That and more awaits you in this week’s Trending Headlines.
6 Trending Headlines: How will the VFD affect you? PLUS: Animal fat is OK
The Veterinary Feed Directive is coming and if you buy medicated mineral, it will affect you. Learn about that and more in this week’s Trending Headlines.
6 Trending Headlines: EPA funds attack on farmers; PLUS are you smarter than a cow?
Are you smarter than a cow? Take the quiz. Plus, learn how EPA is funding anti-agriculture messages and more in this week's Trending Headlines.
6 Trending Headlines: Fire and flood donations needed, PLUS: How does your university rank?
The weather has been rough on cattle producers in the Southeast and on the Oklahoma-Kansas border. An update on relief needs, plus other trending news, awaits you in this week’s news wrap-up.
International beef trade grows more important for U.S. producers
Brazil and other South American countries will ramp up beef exports. What does that mean for U.S. producers?
6 Trending Headlines: Wildfire burns Oklahoma, Kansas; PLUS: What vitamins cattle need
The Anderson Creek Fire in Oklahoma and Kansas has affected more than 400,000 acres. Read about that and more in this week’s Trending Headlines.
Beef Roundtable: Tips on how to have a successful bull buying season
Making the right bull-buying decisions is one of the most critical aspects of your success. Beef Roundtable gives you some tips to make your bull-buying efforts a success.
6 Trending Headlines: How to hire people who won’t turn on you; PLUS: Strategic planning for graziers 1
From keeping animal activists from getting a job on your ranch to birth control for wild horses, check out this week’s Trending Headlines for news of interest.

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