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Here’s why traceable beef matters Commented on: 1 week ago (July 20, 2016)

Are we not a nation of individual rights? Isn’t that what we should preserve and promote?
Why are we talking about trading with China, Iran, Cuba, etc.? What kind of countries are they?...

Let’s eat beef: Red meat isn’t horrible, nor is it the enemy Commented on: 2 weeks ago (July 13, 2016)

Isn't technology great? Please email me your comment burt.rutherford@penton.com

Has cloning research produced the ideal beef carcass? Commented on: 3 weeks ago (July 6, 2016)

Alpha is what the Brangus association calls an Ultra Black--an Angus cow bred to a Brangus bull. Because Alpha was cloned from tissue taken from a carcass in a packing plant, the researchers don't...

Proper Timing And Proper Products Needed For Deworming Pasture Cattle Commented on: 7 weeks ago (June 3, 2016)

The second paragraph under the subhead "A numbers game" will answer your question. Keep reading for more info on young calves.

Burt Rutherford

What’s worse than no cattle futures? Commented on: 10 weeks ago (May 19, 2016)

I received a very thoughtful and reasoned email response from a long-time friend, one of the many people in this business whose ideas and opinions I respect. With his permission, I've posted it...

Commentary: Pondering the many sides of sustainability Commented on: 12 weeks ago (May 3, 2016)

Bill says the pairs were not his. He says there are several Bill McKees around and he occasionally gets a sale barn check for cattle that one of the others sells. A phone call and a laugh clears...

Missouri beef producers shoot down state checkoff Commented on: 13 weeks ago (April 28, 2016)

That was exactly the reason behind the effort in the early 1980s that produced the current checkoff we have now. Back then, we had a hodgepodge of state checkoffs collecting anywhere from 25 cents...

Pay Attention To Cow Nutrtition Now For Results Later Commented on: 23 weeks ago (February 17, 2016)

It's a combination of age and weight. Generally, heifers need to be 50% to 65% of their mature cow weight before breeding. Typically, those heifers are born the first 21 days of the calving season...

Coping with wolves in Wisconsin: Part 1 Commented on: 23 weeks ago (February 14, 2016)

I am disappointed that nowhere your article “Coping with wolves in Wisconsin” do you mention non-lethal deterrence.

Hunting and killing predators has long been the only way we deal with...

Herd expansion update: Is 2015 beef cow liquidation up or down? Commented on: 30 weeks ago (December 31, 2015)

That's because nobody has made any comments, other than you, on this article. All approved comments are available for everyone to read.

Burt Rutherford

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