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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Cow nutrition
Oct 12, 2016

What’s the big deal about fetal programming?

Gestational nutrition is looming as a paradigm-changer for beef producers....More
Cattle and wind energy
Sep 21, 2016

Are ranchers spitting into the wind on wind energy issues?

It’s important that ranchers be at the table as wind energy issues are discussed....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
Joe Roybal
Aug 17, 2016

Here’s some good news about the BEEF family

Welcome two new cattle producers and catch up with a BEEF old timer....More
Judicious antibiotic use
Aug 10, 2016

Of dead chickens and arguments that are very much alive

Will science ever be considered in the debate over antibiotic-resistant bacteria?....More
Feeder cattle
Jun 22, 2016

Why the Choice-Select spread matters to you

Choice-grading cattle bring premiums back to the ranch....More
Beef exports
Jun 01, 2016

Here’s why traceable beef matters

China is the world’s fastest-growing beef market....More
Futures volatility
May 18, 2016

What’s worse than no cattle futures?

It may be time for the beef industry to have a serious discussion about cattle futures....More
Beef consumer
Apr 27, 2016

Missouri beef producers shoot down state checkoff

Missouri beef producers, by a resounding 75% no vote, have defeated a proposed state beef checkoff. Here’s why that vote is unfortunate....More
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Apr 20, 2016

Why activism matters, and why you need to be proactive

A reader chastises BEEF editors for being “Chicken Littles.” Here’s the response....More
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