CALF Features and Top Stories



Largest-ever USMEF Latin American Product Showcase Held in Costa Rica

The fifth edition of the U.S. Meat Export Federation (USMEF) Latin American Product Showcase, held July 15-16 in San Jose, Costa Rica, was the largest and most productive to date, as 44 USMEF member companies exhibited red meat products for more than 90 buyers from 16 countries in the region. Since its inception in 2011,… Read the rest »

Is Spoiled Silage Slowing Your Cattle Down?

Feeding spoiled silage, at even low rates, can hinder production and health Despite producers’ best efforts, sometimes silage will succumb to yeasts, molds and other microbes that cause spoilage. Including this damaged feed at low rates is tempting, but even small amounts can disrupt normal rumen function — and can lead to reproduction problems or… Read the rest »


We Still Want Beef

People love beef. When price skyrockets, and incomes are tight, people still love beef. That’s according to a new Oklahoma State University research report, “Retail and Foodservice Marketing Trends for Beef.” Co-authors Bailey Harsh and Deb VanOverbeke combined data from major consumer databases to find, “even as late as 2013, among consumers who changed their… Read the rest »

Top Stories

TPP Must Deliver Say Beef Producers

Beef producers from five Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) member countries are calling for a high-quality market access deal on beef to be secured at the TPP ministerial meeting in Hawaii this month. Negotiators and trade ministers from the 12 TPP countries will meet in Maui in late July, with the goal of reaching agreement on the… Read the rest »

Regional Environmental Stewardship Award Winners Named

ESAP Celebrates 25 Years of Resource Management Excellence DENVER, Colo. – Seven families were honored on July 16, 2015 for their outstanding land management practices during the 2015 Cattle Industry Summer Conference. The Environmental Stewardship Award Program (ESAP) honors the efforts of farmers and ranchers who are dedicated to maintaining and improving their lands to… Read the rest »

Cattle Industry Conference Wraps Up with Policy Priorities

DENVER – Over 600 cattlemen and women gathered in Denver, Colo., this week to discuss the policy priorities for the cattle industry for the upcoming year. Throughout the meeting, the various policy committees reviewed expiring policies and discussed proposed policy brought forward from the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association’s state affiliates. According to Philip Ellis, NCBA… Read the rest »

New Products and Information

MS Biotec Announces the Release of Lactipro Advance

MS Biotec’s R&D team responds to industry feedback by developing a 2x concentrated drench of Megasphaera elsdenii MS Biotec has been providing the feedlot, dairy, and calf industry with Megasphaera elsdenii, a highly prolific lactic acid-utilizing bacteria, to aid in the transition from high forage to high concentrate diets since late 2010. MS Biotec is… Read the rest »

Pyramid® 5 + Presponse® SQ Approved for Extended BVD 1b Protection

Build immunity against the most common form of BVD in persistently infected calves Pyramid® 5 + Presponse® SQ from Boehringer Ingelheim Vetmedica, Inc. (BIVI) recently received a new label claim for protection against respiratory disease caused by bovine viral diarrhea (BVD) Type 1b for at least 217 days. BVD Type 1b is the most common… Read the rest »

AgriLabsR Announces Next Generation ColostrxR with USDA-Licensed Dual-Claims

Colostrum replacer, supplement gives calves more immunity, antibodies Successful beef and dairy producers know that a big threat to newborn calves is failure of passive transfer (FPT) of immunity. Basically, it’s when calves don’t get enough natural disease protection passed to them from the dam. That’s why AgriLabs is introducing the newly reformulated, USDA-licensed ColostrxR,… Read the rest »