Burt Rutherford

Senior Editor, BEEF Magazine

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 from his home base in Amarillo, Texas, in the heart of cattle feeding country. He worked as communications director for the North American Limousin Foundation and editor of the Western Livestock Journal before spending 21 years as communications director for the Texas Cattle Feeders Association.

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Historic barn
Jul 29, 2015

We lose a piece of history with every memorial service

Cherish your parents while you have them, and remember them fondly if you don’t....More
proper technique
Jul 13, 2015

Why would a banker keep track of your vaccines?

A BEEF reader sent us an interesting bank ledger from the 1920s. Rather than record financial dealings, it noted the details of vaccine accounts....More
Jun 24, 2015

Why COOL needs to go; guest blog by John Maddux

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 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 20, 2015

Why I disagree (sort of) with Troy Marshall

Several recent experiences with the educational system left a BEEF editor feeling good about America’s school kids and America’s future....More
May 02, 2015

The BQA beat drums on

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 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 01, 2015

Are you ready for the next drought?

For much of the Great Plains, as well as other parts of cattle country, the drought isn’t over. Are you ready the Big Dry, second stanza?....More
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