Burt Rutherford

6 trending headlines: The cost of skinny cows; Plus, is a megadrought looming?
Almost all producers have, at some time or another, battled drought. Are the droughts of the past few years just a warm-up for what’s yet to come?
Move over, corn silage; forage sorghums have arrived
In water-short areas, forage sorghums show promise as a replacement for corn silage for beef producers.
Is sexed semen the next reproductive standard?
Reproductive technology in beef cattle is advancing by leaps and bounds. Is your management prepared to take advantage of it?
5 Trending Headlines: Tips for re-warming cold-stressed calves; plus union dockworkers back at work
The first day of spring is still about a month away, and it looks like Old Man Winter isn’t going to go without a fight. Check out these tips for re-warming new calves, plus other headlines that made the news you can use.
Grazing Improvement Act update is a win for federal lands grazing 1
The 113th session of Congress, which concluded at the end of 2014, was generally regarded as a lesson in dysfunctional government. However, for ranchers grazing cattle on federal lands in the West, there was some good news.
7 Trending Headlines: BSE rears its ugly head; and old rules of thumb can be misleading
The news has been wide ranging, capped by the announcement that Canada has discovered another case of BSE. But that’s not all the news that affects you. From animal welfare to wins and losses in court, the news has been varied and interesting.
Angus cattle
Angus convention to explore impact of genomics
International genomics symposium will update cattle producers on advancements in technology
6 Trending Headlines: UNL stands behind MARC research, PLUS: California high school achieves nearly 100% FFA enrollment
The annual Cattle Industry Convention in San Antonio drew to a close Saturday with strong support behind both the current beef checkoff and efforts to enhance and increase the program going forward.
CattleFax: Better weather, continued strong feeder prices on tap for 2015
While we may never see a market like 2014 for a very long time, if ever, the outlook for cow-calf producers remains positive, according to CattleFax.
Rabobank report: Confinement or semi-confinement cow-calf production is feasible
Cow-calf production is changing and evolving, and production methods that even a few years ago might not have been considered are now worth a second look. One of those is confined or semi-confined cow-calf production, according to a Rabobank report.
6 Trending Headlines: Teach your cattle to eat sagebrush; plus test your cattle for BVD
Breeding and grazing season will soon be upon us. Protect your herd, get your bulls ready and consider that sometimes, those plants you once thought as weeds may be valuable forage sources for your cattle.
USDA Cattle Inventory report shows restocking is underway
Cattle producers are restocking their pastures at an aggressive clip, if USDA’s Cattle Inventory report is any indication.
When should you call the vet on a difficult calving? 3
Dystocia can result in damage to both the dam and the calf. By intervening appropriately, you can help set up your first-calf heifers to become productive cows.
6 Trending Headlines: Proposed checkoff changes and COOL study shows no harm done
The news is heating up, with HSUS and Oklahoma suing each other and an explanation of the proposed changes to the beef checkoff program; plus a study that claims Canada and Mexico weren’t harmed by COOL.
Beef industry says goodbye to Henry C. Gardiner
Industry icon passes peacefully, surrounded by his family

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