CALF Features and Top Stories


The Importance of Bunk Management

Apply these bunk management tips to your feedlot. Applying key bunk management practices can save your feedlot from health issues, wasted feed and lost pounds from decreased average daily gain (ADG). “Feed bunk management is the daily opportunity for cattle feeders to influence and ensure top performance and profitability for their cattle,” said Marty Andersen,… Read the rest »

Assess Silage Results to Improve Quality

As we approach silage harvest across the country, this is a good opportunity to think about the quality and stability of last season’s crop. “Even excellent operations are likely to experience some silage quality issues,” says Bob Charley, Ph.D., Forage Products Manager, Lallemand Animal Nutrition. “Understanding these issues and their causes can provide insights on… Read the rest »

CALF News Announces Jessica Ebert as National Account Manager

CALF News, along with BluePrint Marketing, is pleased to announce the hiring of Jessica Ebert as National Account Sales Manager, effectively July 11, 2016. Jessica brings a strong work ethic and a great deal of experience in the agriculture sector to this position. Born and raised in Kansas on a diversified operation that includes farming… Read the rest »

Top Stories

Bullard, Webb Receive W.D. Farr Scholarships from the National Cattlemen’s Foundation for 2016-17

Students Honored for Academic Success and Plans for Future Beef Industry Careers Denver (Oct. 26, 2016) – Two graduate students have been presented with W.D. Farr Scholarships for the 2016-17 school year by the National Cattlemen’s Foundation.  Each $12,000 award recognizes superior achievement in academics and leadership, and will allow the students to further their… Read the rest »

Zoetis Quick Tips: Veterinary Feed Directive: Set Your Deadline Ahead of Jan. 1, 2017

Prepare for implementation in advance to help ensure compliance  Veterinary Feed Directive (VFD) and Jan. 1, 2017. These are two phrases people in the cattle industry have heard together a lot in the past year. Jan. 1, 2017, is the deadline for implementing the Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) VFD regulation, which will require a… Read the rest »

Cattle Feeding Chat Builds Bridges

Kansas brothers address beef marketers By Miranda Reiman When it’s just not possible to bring 600 people from across the globe to the feedyard, the next best thing is to bring a little of that Herington, Kan., family operation to them. Cattle feeders Shane and Shawn Tiffany took the stage during educational sessions at last… Read the rest »

New Products and Information

Merck Animal Health Launches Beef Sustainability Calculator App

Merck Animal Health is pleased to announce the launch of a new app, the Meat Sustainability Calculator, which is designed to help producers, suppliers and others in the food chain better understand how the beef production systems and technologies they use impact the environment. The app was created in partnership with Jude Capper, Ph.D., an… Read the rest »

Valuable Pocket Recordkeeping Tool for Cattle Producers Available

NCBA’s 2017 Redbook Helps Ranchers Secure Efficient Recordkeeping A pocket-sized recordkeeping tool that has been used by cattle producers for more than 30 years to enhance profitability will be available for the 2017 year starting Oct. 3, 2016.  The Integrated Resource Management (IRM) Redbook from the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association helps cattle producers effectively and… Read the rest »

Merial Introduces Tool to Monitor Parasite Pressure in Pastures

Producers can now easily check parasite burdens in their area Merial introduces a new parasite pressure tool that will allow cattle producers to monitor parasite pressure in their pastures and become aware of the conditions that could threaten their cattle. The tool was developed for and added to the LONGRANGE® (eprinomectin) extended-release injectable website. Parasite… Read the rest »