CALF Features and Top Stories



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 »


Beef Checkoff & The Cattlemen’s Beef Board

Promoting and Safeguarding Your Product  By Patti Wilson, CALF News Contributing Editor and Sales Representative This article will attempt to answer some questions basic to grassroots cattle producers. Most of us don’t make it to cattlemen’s meetings or seminars; many are busy at home making a living or even have second jobs off the farm…. Read the rest »

Top Stories

Janet Crow Named Cattle Woman of the Year

The Missouri CattleWomen’s Association (MCW) announced the winner of its prestigious award for Cattle Woman of the Year at the 47th Missouri Cattle Industry Convention & Trade Show at Tan-Tar-A Resort, Lake of the Ozarks, Jan. 2-4, 2015. Janet Crow of West Plains, Mo. took the trophy home to the South Central region. “Thank you… Read the rest »

Foodservice App Helps Educate Key Beef Industry Audience

A mobile app for smartphone and tablets developed by the California Beef Council is helping foodservice professionals become more knowledgeable about beef and beef production. An upgrade of the app, partially funded through the Federation Initiative Fund, is making the technology even more useful and up-to-date. The BEEFlexible for Foodservice Professionals app was developed by… Read the rest »

Congress sides with Ranchers – Passes Key Provisions that Benefit Western Communities

Congress showed their support of productive western rangelands by passing necessary provisions of the Grazing Improvement Act, amending the grazing section of the Federal Land Policy and Management Act for the first time in many years. Championed by Sen. Barrasso (R-Wyo.) and Rep. Labrador (R-Idaho), the provisions were passed as part of the National Defense… Read the rest »

New Products and Information

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 »

Roto-Mix announces new 625 Twin Auger Vertical Mixer

Roto-Mix announces their new model 625 Vertical Mixer.  This twin, single flighted model offers dairies, cow/calf and heifer operations an efficient, durable, feed mixer that delivers a high quality TMR.  The 625 is equipped with a 42″ wide chain conveyor with a choice of either left or right side discharge. It’s available in either trailer,… Read the rest »

Moly Manufacturing announces a safer animal sorting system

Moly Manufacturing, Inc. has the SOLUTION to your livestock working, sorting, loading /unloading and animal health needs! The Solution is a safer animal health and sorting system that is designed for rough field application and does not require concrete or a perfectly level location. The Solution’s true, self-standing livestock panels are adjustable for ground contours,… Read the rest »