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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in BEEF Editors' Blog 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
in BEEF Editors' Blog Nov 15, 2016

Are you ready for the VFD?

If you don’t have a relationship with a veterinarian, get one....More
Wholesome beef
in BEEF Editors' Blog 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
Cow nutrition
in BEEF Editors' Blog 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
in BEEF Editors' Blog 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
in BEEF Editors' Blog 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
in BEEF Editors' Blog 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
in BEEF Editors' Blog 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
in BEEF Editors' Blog Jun 22, 2016

Why the Choice-Select spread matters to you

Choice-grading cattle bring premiums back to the ranch....More
Beef exports
in BEEF Editors' Blog Jun 01, 2016

Here’s why traceable beef matters

China is the world’s fastest-growing beef market....More
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