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

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
in BEEF Editors' Blog 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
in BEEF Editors' Blog Feb 10, 2016

Can the CME fix cattle futures market volatility?

Volatility in the cattle futures market a major concern....More
Public land grazing
in BEEF Editors' Blog 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
in BEEF Editors' Blog 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
in BEEF Editors' Blog 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

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