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Election results
Nov 22, 2016

Are we a nation divided?

While the nation seems divided between red and blue, it’s not as simple as that....More
Nov 17, 2016

Check out BEEF’s weekly cattle market wrap-up

Weekly audio reports keep you updated on trends in the feeder cattle and slaughter cow markets....More
Nov 15, 2016

Are you ready for the VFD?

If you don’t have a relationship with a veterinarian, get one....More
Nov 09, 2016

Cattle’s impact on soil health is real and valuable

Science and experience show if we manage animals wisely, we can make the land more productive....More
Nov 02, 2016

Capital benefits of low-stress handling

Increased gain. Increased conception rates. Less cattle sickness. Improved carcass quality....More
Wholesome beef
Oct 26, 2016

Prominent scientists scold cancer research as outmoded

Multi-discipline scientific experts say IARC and UN hazard-only cancer evaluations serve neither science nor society....More
Feeder cattle
Oct 19, 2016

Basis shift looming as changes in Feeder Cattle futures take effect

Changes in the CME Feeder Cattle contract specs will widen the basis....More
Cow nutrition
Oct 12, 2016

What’s the big deal about fetal programming?1

Gestational nutrition is looming as a paradigm-changer for beef producers....More
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Oct 05, 2016

Can we have a civil debate over NAFTA's effects on beef?5

With more than 20 years behind us, has NAFTA been good for the cattle business?....More
Low-stress cattle handling
Sep 28, 2016

Handle shrink and get a better handle on the bottom line

Shrink in cattle costs money, especially for cow-calf producers....More
Cattle and wind energy
Sep 21, 2016

Are ranchers spitting into the wind on wind energy issues?4

It’s important that ranchers be at the table as wind energy issues are discussed....More
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Sep 14, 2016

Where do Trump and Hillary stand on ag issues? Pick your poison7

Here’s a look at some major ag issues and where Trump and Clinton stand....More
Irrigation water
Sep 07, 2016

Ranchers beware: The war over water will only grow more intense

What can an ag producer do to protect water rights while meeting the growing demand?....More
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Aug 30, 2016

Is TPP more about control than trade?3

The Trans-Pacific Partnership looks like it will do more harm than good....More
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Aug 24, 2016

Here’s a counterintuitive idea: Beef demand declines as U.S. employment increases4

Beef demand has declined three of the last four quarters....More

Burt Rutherford

Burt has more than 35 years of experience communicating about beef industry issues. A Colorado native and graduate of Colorado State University with a degree in agricultural journalism, he now works...

Wes Ishmael

Among the industry’s most insightful thinkers, Wes Ishmael concentrates on industry price and market perspectives for BEEF magazine. Along with his monthly “Cattle Economics” column...
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