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

Public land grazing
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
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
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
Dec 28, 2015

New Year’s resolutions? Bah humbug!

Are New Year’s resolutions a waste of time? This fictional story provides a twist on an old tradition....More
Dec 16, 2015

An agency out of control

The EPA has been called out for illegal activities over WOTUS. Is it business as usual in Washington?....More
Dec 07, 2015

What’s ahead for the beef industry in 2016? 10 megatrends to watch

We will remember 2015 as the second-best year ever for cow-calf profitability, with 2014 notching the record. What’s ahead for 2016? Here, in no....More
MARC research cattle
Nov 14, 2015

USDA opens the door to animal rights groups

A meeting at MARC with animal rights groups has beef producers worried....More
Angus cattle grazing
Nov 01, 2015

Are your cattle destroying the planet?

New research shows cow-calf production can reduce net greenhouse gas emissions....More
Large animal veteranarian
Oct 21, 2015

Is there a shortage of food animal veterinarians?

The shortage of large animal veterinarians is over, at least for some. But some ranchers still have trouble finding adequate veterinary care. Is....More
Joe Roybal
Oct 07, 2015

Former BEEF editor receives recognition

SDSU honors Joe Roybal with distinguished service award....More

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