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.

Posts by Burt Rutherford

fed cattle
in BEEF Editors' Blog Aug 26, 2015

Is the cash fed cattle market relevant anymore?

The bottom line, according to just-released research results, is that cattle feeders will continue to use formulas and other alternative marketing....More
crop irrigation
in BEEF Editors' Blog Aug 12, 2015

Will water become the defining issue of our time?

Whether or not you have water to use is largely up to you....More
in BEEF Editors' Blog Aug 03, 2015

What the beef industry is doing to deal with trich

One way to deal with a thief is with a neighborhood watch program. But what if it’s a silent thief?....More
Historic barn
in BEEF Editors' Blog Jul 29, 2015

We lose a piece of history with every memorial service

Cherish your parents while you have them, and remember them fondly if you don’t....More
proper technique
in BEEF Editors' Blog Jul 13, 2015

Why would a banker keep track of your vaccines?

A BEEF reader sent us an interesting bank ledger from the 1920s. Rather than record financial dealings, it noted the details of vaccine accounts....More
in BEEF Editors' Blog Jun 24, 2015

Why COOL needs to go; guest blog by John Maddux

This week’s BEEF Editor’s blog is a guest editorial written by Nebraska rancher John Maddux. Canada recently announced its list of products that it....More
in BEEF Editors' Blog Jun 11, 2015

Check out our new weekly cattle market wrap-up

Weekly audio reports keep you updated on trends in the feeder cattle and slaughter cow markets....More
in BEEF Editors' Blog Jun 02, 2015

Sage grouse plans cause concern for cattle producers

Sage grouse conservation efforts raise questions from cattle producers....More
in BEEF Editors' Blog Jun 01, 2015

What you can expect from BEEF magazine

While change in the cattle business, and in the publishing business, is inevitable and even essential, we’ll work just as hard as we always have to....More
in BEEF Editors' Blog May 20, 2015

Why I disagree (sort of) with Troy Marshall

Several recent experiences with the educational system left a BEEF editor feeling good about America’s school kids and America’s future....More

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