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.

Posts by Burt Rutherford

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
Gleaner combine
in BEEF Editors' Blog Sep 29, 2014

Doing The Land Price Boogie

As corn prices have plummeted, so have land prices and equipment sales. Now that skyrocketing cattle prices have replaced skyrocketing corn prices as....More
Autumn Buck  Colorado Parks and Wildlife Dept.
in BEEF Editors' Blog Sep 15, 2014

Why Consider Wildlife In Your Ranch Management Plans?

Managing for wildlife and cattle alike is a good idea....More
Quality cattle pay dividends
in BEEF Editors' Blog Sep 09, 2014

Will Quality Beef Be The Industry’s Nirvana?

With record cash returns/cow in the cards for this year and next, and possibly longer, the signal is sent to rebuild the cowherd. The question is,....More
Horsehide technology
in BEEF Editors' Blog Aug 19, 2014

Will You Be Ranching Like The Jetsons In 10 Years?

The beef industry hasn’t seen nothing yet. That’s the message from those who peer into the future to see how our present will change. And if one....More
midyear USDA cattle numbers
in BEEF Editors' Blog Jul 28, 2014

Dealing With The Affliction Of Prosperity

If there’s one thing we can’t stand in the cattle business, it’s prosperity. But we may have to accept that we’ll struggle with that affliction for....More

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