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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Mar 24, 2015

Sage grouse stew—The pot boils again over iconic bird

Since its listing in 2010, the greater sage grouse has been a wildlife species of intense interest in the 11 states in the West where it lives. Two....More
U.S. beef
Mar 11, 2015

Japanese taste for beef is changing; good news for U.S. producers?

Japan’s taste for beef is changing. How will that affect U.S. beef exports long-term?....More
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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