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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 »

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House Ag Committee Passes COOL Repeal Legislation

WASHINGTON – Today, the House Agriculture Committee approved legislation that would repeal Country of Origin Labeling (H.R. 2393) by a bi-partisan vote of 38 to 6. National Cattlemen’s Beef Association President and Chugwater, Wyoming, cattleman Philip Ellis applauded today’s action. “I thank Chairman Conaway (R-Texas), Rep. Costa (D-Cali.), and their colleagues for the swift introduction… Read the rest »

Legislation Introduced in House to Repeal COOL

WASHINGTON  – After over a decade and two administrations failing to successfully implement the rule, House Agriculture Committee Chairman Conaway (R-Texas) introduced legislation (H.R. 2393) to repeal Country of Origin Labeling. Originally introduced in the 2002 Farm Bill covering beef, pork and chicken; and implemented in 2008, COOL has been detrimental to the U.S. livestock… Read the rest »

WTO Rules Against U.S. Country of Origin Labeling Requirements

WASHINGTON – Today, the World Trade Organization’s Appellate Body ruled against the U.S. Country of Origin Labeling rule for meats, upholding the compliance panel’s report. National Cattlemen’s Beef Association President and Chugwater, Wyoming cattleman, Philip Ellis said the next step is retaliation. “We have long said that COOL is not just burdensome and costly to… 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 »