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Jan 20, 2016

Cattle futures: Trading hope or thin air?2

Cattle futures have become more of a liability than a benefit for many producers, NCBA asserts....More
Public land grazing
Jan 13, 2016

A voice of reason in the Bundy-Hammond debate6

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
Dec 30, 2015

2016 BEEF Seedstock 100 now online

Looking for genetics? Look no further than BEEF’s Seedstock 100 list....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
wheat pasture cattle
Dec 22, 2015

Did Christmas come early for the cattle market?

An array of good market news the past few days revives Christmas hope for cattle market. Maybe the market hit bottom, finally....More
Dec 16, 2015

An agency out of control1

The EPA has been called out for illegal activities over WOTUS. Is it business as usual in Washington?....More
Feedyard cattle
Dec 09, 2015

COOL keeps on robbing1

COOL retaliation is certain unless the Senate acts quickly....More
Dec 07, 2015

What’s ahead for the beef industry in 2016? 10 megatrends to watch

We will remember 2015 as the second-best year ever for cow-calf profitability, with 2014 notching the record. What’s ahead for 2016? Here, in no....More
Nov 24, 2015

Consumers want transparency. Are you ready?

If you’re growing weary of hearing about the need for further transparency in this age of c....More
MARC research cattle
Nov 14, 2015

USDA opens the door to animal rights groups

A meeting at MARC with animal rights groups has beef producers worried....More
Steaks on the grill
Nov 11, 2015

WHO weaves a tangled web

Is there something more nefarious than just an anti-beef agenda in the recent WHO-IARC cancer report?....More
Angus cattle grazing
Nov 01, 2015

Are your cattle destroying the planet?1

New research shows cow-calf production can reduce net greenhouse gas emissions....More
Oct 28, 2015

Scientists cry foul over IARC red meat-cancer conclusions1

As the fallout and reaction to the controversial IARC report listing beef as “probably carcinogenic” to humans, BEEF continues its analysis of the....More

Burt Rutherford

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...

Wes Ishmael

Among the industry’s most insightful thinkers, Wes Ishmael concentrates on industry price and market perspectives for BEEF magazine. Along with his monthly “Cattle Economics” column...
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