CALF Features and Top Stories


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 »

Chinese Market to Lead Continued Strong Global Demand for Beef

Rabobank has published a new report on the global beef industry, forecasting continued strong market fundamentals and continued strong global demand led by the Chinese market. In the report, Rabobank’s Food & Agribusiness Research team says that beef market fundamentals remain positive, with prices driven up across the globe in Q1 2014 by firm demand… Read the rest »

Top Stories

Texas Cowboy Hall of Fame 2015 Inductees

Inclusion in the Texas Cowboy Hall of Fame is the highest honor we bestow on individuals who have shown excellence in competition, business and support of rodeo and the western lifestyle in Texas. Leon Coffee – Leon Coffee is one of the most recognizable names in rodeo.  This world famous rodeo clown is a lifetime… Read the rest »

Minimize the risk of silage gas – Protect yourself and livestock with safety precautions

Courtesy: Lallemand Silage gas has become an increasing problem this harvest season due to a number of factors, including the unfavorable growing conditions experienced particularly by farms in the northeast and Midwest. In addition to poisoning livestock, this toxic gas can cause permanent lung damage to people ─ resulting in serious injury or even death…. Read the rest »

American National CattleWomen Name New Executive Director

Kathryn Carruth has been hired as the new Executive Director of the American National CattleWomen, Inc. (ANCW). She is relocating to Denver from England where she has just completed her Masters in International Rural Development: Sustainable Agriculture and Food Security at Royal Agricultural University. She also has a Bachelors of Science from Texas Tech University… Read the rest »

New Products and Information

Merck Animal Health Provides Update on Zilmax Five-Step Plan, Announces Next Steps

Merck Animal Health (known outside the United States and Canada as MSD Animal Health) is pleased to announce significant progress in the implementation of its Zilmax Five-Step Plan. With insights from the company’s advisory board, an extensive assessment and analysis of existing, as well as new product data, was conducted. Additionally, Merck Animal Health obtained… Read the rest »

A New Option for Control of Respiratory Disease in Beef Cattle

Zoetis announced a new label claim for ADVOCIN® (danofloxacin mesylate) Sterile Injectable Solution for control of bovine respiratory disease (BRD) in high-risk cattle. Previously approved for treatment of BRD, a large multi-site study demonstrated that ADVOCIN was safe and effective for the control of BRD in beef cattle at high risk of developing BRD. ADVOCIN… Read the rest »

Brush Up On Haylage History

Haylage can present unique ensiling challenges and taking a closer look at your operation’s haylage history helps determine management improvements and inoculant choices to consider this year. Keeping a close eye on your local conditions and silage making history can help produce high quality, stable grass and legume silages, says Renato Schmidt, Ph.D., Technical Services,… Read the rest »