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

beef advocacy done right
in BEEF Editors' Blog Jun 25, 2014

How Doing Things Right Pays Off

According to K-State’s Dan Thomson, everyone in the beef business is on the same team and everyone is better served when everybody communicates. He....More
in BEEF Editors' Blog Jun 17, 2014

Chefs Hear Inspiring Beef Story

Among the many effective activities that beef checkoff funds pay for is direct contact with chefs and foodservice professionals who prepare and serve....More
in BEEF Editors' Blog May 20, 2014

Career Day A Fun Eye-Opener For BEEF Editor

Sometimes it’s refreshing to get out of your world and spend a little time in someone else’s for a while. I had a chance to do that recently at a....More
in BEEF Editors' Blog May 13, 2014

Will Beef Production Align With Demand In 2014?

In hallway conversation at cattlemen’s meetings and on the pages of BEEF, electronic or otherwise, a lot of concern and questions have been raised....More
in BEEF Editors' Blog Apr 22, 2014

The Climate Police Are At It Again

Opinions and fact regarding climate change continue to mix, mingle and mostly muddle the issue. And in that flux of scientific investigation,....More
in BEEF Editors' Blog Apr 08, 2014

Can The Beef Industry Get Along?

Perusing the comments from several recent blog posts points out several things—we’re a very diversified business that encompasses people with a wide....More
in BEEF Editors' Blog Mar 17, 2014

Talking Technology With Non-Technical Consumers

The debate surrounding how the beef industry should respond to activist attacks has been going on for quite some time, and it seems we're no closer....More
in BEEF Editors' Blog Mar 10, 2014

College Student Takes BEEF Editor To Task Over Antibiotic Resistance Article

The issue of antibiotic resistant pathogens is emotional, and particularly so when antibiotic use in animal agriculture is implicated. Antibiotic....More
in BEEF Editors' Blog Feb 25, 2014

Future Uncertain For California Cattle Feeders

In spite of a $9 million carrot, the National Beef plant in Brawley, CA, will close....More
in BEEF Editors' Blog Feb 04, 2014

Beef Stomach Could Be The Gold For U.S. Beef In China

One billion of anything is a lot. When it comes to China and beef stomachs, that’s good news....More

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