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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Angus cow
Apr 06, 2016

Why sustainability is important to you

Ranching is the very definition of sustainability. The question is, do the people who buy what you produce know that?....More
Mar 22, 2016

Industry veteran named to head NCBA

After a long and deliberate process, NCBA has named a new CEO. Longtime industry veteran Kendal Frazier steps up to take the beef business forward....More
Mar 09, 2016

Why the USDA suspension of the midyear Cattle report is troubling

USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service will suspend the midyear Cattle report. What are the implications?....More
Feb 23, 2016

When selecting bulls, begin with the end in mind

Bull sale season is upon us. But pouring over sale catalogs in search of your next bull lineup is actually the second step in the process of planning....More
Cattle trucks
Feb 10, 2016

Can the CME fix cattle futures market volatility?

Volatility in the cattle futures market a major concern....More
Public land grazing
Jan 13, 2016

A voice of reason in the Bundy-Hammond debate

Ranching in the West has many challenges, the federal government chief among them. An Oregon rancher offers a voice of reason in the midst of all the....More
Jan 06, 2016

Seedstock business is thriving

Indeed, one of the big stories for 2015 is the increasing equity position of the seedstock sector, which has more than doubled its revenues in five....More
Black baldy cow
Dec 30, 2015

What were the top stories in 2015?

2015 was an eventful year. Which articles, blogs and photo galleries did BEEF readers find the most interesting?....More
Dec 28, 2015

New Year’s resolutions? Bah humbug!

Are New Year’s resolutions a waste of time? This fictional story provides a twist on an old tradition....More
Dec 16, 2015

An agency out of control

The EPA has been called out for illegal activities over WOTUS. Is it business as usual in Washington?....More
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