CALF Features and Top Stories



Largest-ever USMEF Latin American Product Showcase Held in Costa Rica

The fifth edition of the U.S. Meat Export Federation (USMEF) Latin American Product Showcase, held July 15-16 in San Jose, Costa Rica, was the largest and most productive to date, as 44 USMEF member companies exhibited red meat products for more than 90 buyers from 16 countries in the region. Since its inception in 2011,… Read the rest »

Is Spoiled Silage Slowing Your Cattle Down?

Feeding spoiled silage, at even low rates, can hinder production and health Despite producers’ best efforts, sometimes silage will succumb to yeasts, molds and other microbes that cause spoilage. Including this damaged feed at low rates is tempting, but even small amounts can disrupt normal rumen function — and can lead to reproduction problems or… Read the rest »


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 »

Top Stories

Judge Stops EPA Water, Land Grab from Taking Effect Aug. 28

WOTUS Put on Hold, MCA Cautiously Optimistic    The Missouri Cattlemen’s Association (MCA) supports a decision from a federal judge on Aug. 27, 2015, to issue a preliminary injunction preventing the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Clean Water Rule – more commonly called WOTUS (Waters of the United States) – from going into effect. This decision comes… Read the rest »

Proceed with caution

Feeding Quality Forum presenters prep cattlemen for curves ahead By Miranda Reiman, Industry Information Assistant Director, In a cyclical business, when you’re riding the good times, it probably means you’re not far from the bad ones. So it is with the cattle business, said Dan Basse, president of Ag Resource Company, as he kicked… Read the rest »

Federal Agency Negligence Leads to Catastrophic Wildfires Across the West

As massive wildfires blaze across the West this week, the need to address the increasing wildfire threat is even more apparent. According to the Agriculture and Interior Departments, there are currently 19,000 interagency personnel fighting wildfires across 13 states. The Soda Fire that burned across southern Idaho and eastern Oregon consumed roughly 300,000 acres of… 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 »