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Jun 30, 2015

Can we measure cow efficiency? Not as a single trait2

One of the holy grails in the brave new world of genetic evaluation is cow efficiency. But efficiency is not a single trait, it’s an index of....More
Jun 25, 2015

Solve the water problem; solve the world problem2

Scarcity of freshwater is an issue that flows beyond the human misery of thirst, malnutrition and disease. The growing lack of access to potable....More
Jun 24, 2015

Why COOL needs to go; guest blog by John Maddux1

This week’s BEEF Editor’s blog is a guest editorial written by Nebraska rancher John Maddux. Canada recently announced its list of products that it....More
Jun 11, 2015

Check out our new weekly cattle market wrap-up

Weekly audio reports keep you updated on trends in the feeder cattle and slaughter cow markets....More
Jun 10, 2015

Optimum preconditioning lengths vary

Depending on the source, calves may not need a full 45-day preconditioning period. Recent research indicates that, in the right conditions with the....More
Jun 02, 2015

Sage grouse plans cause concern for cattle producers

Sage grouse conservation efforts raise questions from cattle producers....More
Jun 01, 2015

What you can expect from BEEF magazine

While change in the cattle business, and in the publishing business, is inevitable and even essential, we’ll work just as hard as we always have to....More
May 27, 2015

Sustainability drum beats louder2

Walmart enters the fray with announcement on antibiotics, animal welfare....More
May 20, 2015

Why I disagree (sort of) with Troy Marshall4

Several recent experiences with the educational system left a BEEF editor feeling good about America’s school kids and America’s future....More
May 13, 2015

Basic demand drivers still provide the most opportunity

Digging into the data shows more acceptance of beef industry structure, export markets....More
May 02, 2015

The BQA beat drums on1

The first BQA-type of program for cattle producers surfaced in the late 1980s. Since then, the idea, concepts and philosophy of beef quality....More
Apr 28, 2015

Saying goodbye, thank you and good fortune22

Editor Joe Roybal had the opportunity to serve 30 years with BEEF magazine. Today, he says goodbye....More
Apr 22, 2015

Another Earth Day, and America yawns1

Americans are much more aware of their role in a clean environment today, and most act to do their part. However, I think most of us would appreciate....More
Apr 15, 2015

Energy outlook shows promise for good grilling demand

Last November, when the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) opted to keep the supply of crude oil flowing, it set off a....More
Apr 08, 2015

Hay & forage growers anxiously await Mother Nature’s spring play

The 2015 haying season is upon us, and growers anxiously await Mother Nature’s spring verdict....More
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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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