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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 »

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KLA Celebrates 100 Years

Friona Industries CEO James Herring, left, was among hundreds to congratulate Dee Likes on his retirement as CEO of the Kansas Livestock Association. KLA celebrated its 100th anniversary at its annual convention Dec. 3-5 in Wichita. Dee has spent more than 30 years with KLA and remains as one of the nation’s most prominent cattle… Read the rest »

Betty Jo Gigot accepts her award at the 2014 CFHOF.

2014 Cattle Feeders Hall of Fame Moments to Remember

By Betty Jo Gigot, Publisher   What an honor to receive the Industry Leadership Award at the recent Cattle Feeder’s Hall of Fame dinner and how humbling to follow former winners including Richard McDonald and Harry Knobbe. There was a full house with 390 reservations for the annual event, which was originated by Merck Animal… Read the rest »

Top Stories

House Renews Efforts to Repeal the Death Tax

On March 18, the House Committee on Ways and Means, Subcommittee held a hearing on the Burden of the Estate Tax on Family Businesses and Farms. National Cattlemen’s Beef Association member and seventh-generation cattleman from Fort Davis, Texas, Bobby McKnight testified before the subcommittee on how the death tax affects cattle producers. “Many farm and ranch families… Read the rest »

We can cook, and we love beef

A decade ago I was in college and heard the same sad story over and over: young people just didn’t know how to cook, and that was sure to spell disaster for beef demand. Industry professionals would tell stories of how their mothers slaved in the kitchen all day, and they verbally mourned the loss… Read the rest »

NCBA: Dietary Guidelines Recommendations are Misleading

On Feb. 19, 2015, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and the U.S. Department of Agriculture released the 2015 Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee’s report. This report is a recommendation to the Secretaries as they develop the 2015 Dietary Guidelines for Americans that will be released later this year. Unfortunately, the report is inconsistent,… 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 »