Burt Rutherford

Senior Editor, BEEF Magazine

Burt has nearly 30 years’ 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, TX, 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 Feb 24, 2015

Megatrends in agriculture—how will they affect your ranch?

The times, they are a’changing. But then again, they always have been, especially in agriculture. What are the megatrends in agriculture and how will....More
Humane care
in BEEF Editors' Blog Feb 11, 2015

Have we lost the battle on animal welfare?

The discussion between beef producers and beef consumers about animal welfare continues to escalate....More
High quality ribeye
in BEEF Editors' Blog Feb 02, 2015

Increase in U.S. packing capacity is good news for the beef business

The news of late has been positive for beef producers. From start-ups in the Midwest to competing plans for more capacity in the Northwest, packing....More
Holstgein steers
in BEEF Editors' Blog Jan 27, 2015

The black and white on black-and-white cattle

Prophetic 1979 article shows that perhaps not much has changed in 35 years....More
Angus calf
in BEEF Editors' Blog Jan 06, 2015

Oldies but goodies were the most popular BEEF magazine reads in 2014

Here’s the lineup of the most popular articles from BEEF....More
Surprise, Santa
in BEEF Editors' Blog Dec 23, 2014

We wish you a Merry Christmas

Today is Christmas, a time for family, for gifts and food. It’s also a time to remember the greatest gift of all, the birth of Jesus. The editors of....More
in BEEF Editors' Blog Dec 16, 2014

Immigration reform critical for beef industry

The U.S. has a very long and very sorry record of its ability to effectively deal with immigration policy. For agriculture as a whole and the beef....More
agriculture in great business place
in BEEF Editors' Blog Dec 09, 2014

It’s a great time to be in agriculture

Get ready, says one futurist, because the coming decades will be one of the most innovative and exciting times ever to be in agriculture. And cattle....More
Choosy mothers choose beef
in BEEF Editors' Blog Nov 12, 2014

Beef Checkoff Continues To Be A Game-Changer

he beef checkoff, through its contractors like NCBA, is the best investment that cattle producers have ever made in the long-term success and....More
Vaccinating calves
in BEEF Editors' Blog Nov 04, 2014

It’s Possible To Eradicate BVD: Should We?

BVD is one of the most pervasive and costly diseases that cattle producers deal with....More
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