Burt Rutherford

WTO rules against U.S. COOL regs 4
For the fourth time, the World Trade Organization has ruled that U.S. country of origin (COOL) regulations violate international traded laws. Canada and Mexico are now free to retaliate against the U.S.
Low-stress cattle handling is not low-pressure cattle handling
It’s important to understand what low-stress cattle handling is and what it isn’t.
Culinary students experience pasture to plate education experience
Aspiring chefs tour the beef industry from pasture to plate to learn the truth about beef.
7 Trending Headlines: Beef demand continues its torrid pace; PLUS: What’s ahead for the 2015 cattle market? 3
Concerns about how consumers will react to the high retail price of beef continue to mount. But the torrid pace of beef demand in the first quarter of the year seems to dispel those worries. Check out this and more in this week’s Trending Headlines.
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6 Trending Headlines: BQA certification success, PLUS: How will Avian flu impact supply & prices?
If you need any justification for all the stuff that’s accumulated in your shop, the barn, the shed and everyplace else, read on. Plus, learn about how more beef producers are jumping on the BQA bandwagon in this week’s trending headlines.
5 Trending Headlines: Gary Smith’s 10 beef industry opportunities, PLUS: National Guard to fight avian flu

From avian influenza to the future direction of the beef business, this week’s headlines will keep you up-to-date on the important and interesting news that affects you.


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Ranchers in Nevada and California cheer the recent decision not to list the Bi-State sage grouse population.
6 Trending Headlines: Changes in D.C. that you need to know; PLUS: Cow nutrition is vital to the fetus
A growing body of evidence suggests that supplementing cows during pregnancy offers benefits far beyond just cow body condition. And things are happening in a land far away from your pastures that may change the beef business for the good.
5 Trending Headlines: Heifer nutrition critical post-breeding, PLUS: a former environmental activist speaks out
Springtime means grazing time. Here are tips on how to better utilize your forage resources.
6 Trending Headlines: Tips for better pastures, PLUS: Jimmy Buffet was right 2
Here are some tips for better pasture management, plus vindication for all you cheeseburger lovers out there. Those news bites and more are waiting for you in this week’s trending headlines.
6 Trending Headlines: How to extend your grazing season; PLUS: horses in the cemetery?
From the trenches of Washington D.C. to a cemetery high in the mountains of Colorado, the news making headlines for the beef industry is sure to educate and entertain you.
5 Trending Headlines: Heifer gives birth to quadruplets, PLUS: 5 cattle handling tips
What are the odds that asset of quadruplet calves will all be born alive? Eeny, Meeny, Miny and Moo are proof that even the greatest of odds can be beat.
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UNL offers practicum on ranching, range management
The University of Nebraska-Lincoln ranching practicum will bring boots-on-the-ground science to progressive ranchers. The year-long course at the Gudmundsen Sandhills Laboratory will provide hands-on, practical education.
Crossbreeding gets you more than just hybrid vigor 3
Crossbreeding has long been touted as the only free lunch in the cattle business. But the “something for nothing” benefit of a planned crossbreeding system goes beyond just hybrid vigor.
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5 Trending Headlines: Are farmers to blame for daylight saving time? PLUS: Animal disease traceability now in full effect
From animal disease traceability, to continued strength in beef demand to myths about daylight saving time (hint—it’s not farmers’ fault), here’s a rundown of news to keep you up to date.

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