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

Joe Roybal
in BEEF Editors' Blog Aug 17, 2016

Here’s some good news about the BEEF family

Welcome two new cattle producers and catch up with a BEEF old timer....More
Judicious antibiotic use
in BEEF Editors' Blog Aug 10, 2016

Of dead chickens and arguments that are very much alive

Will science ever be considered in the debate over antibiotic-resistant bacteria?....More
Feeder cattle
in BEEF Editors' Blog Jun 22, 2016

Why the Choice-Select spread matters to you

Choice-grading cattle bring premiums back to the ranch....More
Beef exports
in BEEF Editors' Blog Jun 01, 2016

Here’s why traceable beef matters

China is the world’s fastest-growing beef market....More
Futures volatility
in BEEF Editors' Blog May 18, 2016

What’s worse than no cattle futures?

It may be time for the beef industry to have a serious discussion about cattle futures....More
Beef consumer
in BEEF Editors' Blog Apr 27, 2016

Missouri beef producers shoot down state checkoff

Missouri beef producers, by a resounding 75% no vote, have defeated a proposed state beef checkoff. Here’s why that vote is unfortunate....More
Photo by Getty
in BEEF Editors' Blog Apr 20, 2016

Why activism matters, and why you need to be proactive

A reader chastises BEEF editors for being “Chicken Littles.” Here’s the response....More
Angus cow
in BEEF Editors' Blog 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
in BEEF Editors' Blog 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
in BEEF Editors' Blog 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

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