CALF Features and Top Stories


Engler Foundation Presents WTAMU With Its Largest Gift Ever

By Larry Stalcup, Contributing Editor No one has done more for the cattle-feeding industry than Paul Engler. And the founder of Cactus Feeders is eager to help assure that one of the nation’s leading universities conducting cattle-feeding and beef-production research is able to expand its celebrated program. On Nov. 17, West Texas A&M University in… Read the rest »

Defeat of the Oklahoma Beef Checkoff

  The Oklahoma Beef Checkoff referendum failed 2,506 to 1,998, a major disappointment to Oklahoma Cattlemen’s Association President Weston Givens and others who fought for the state checkoff. “As a rancher, I face challenges every day,” Givens says. “Unfortunately, those daily challenges are nothing compared to the growing challenges our industry faces, such as aggressive… Read the rest »

Expectations Guide Cattle Feeding

By Steve Suther, with Certified Angus Beef The performance of healthy cattle on feed is “extremely predictable,” but you have to know what to expect and when to worry. That’s according to Richard Zinn, University of California-Davis animal scientist, who presented at the late summer Feeding Quality Forum in Omaha, Neb., and Garden City, Kan…. Read the rest »

Top Stories

Cattlemen Applaud Court-Ordered Stay in CERCLA, EPCRA Reporting Mandate

“One More Thing For Which to Be Thankful,” Uden Says Craig Uden, president of the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association, today released the following statement in response to the DC Circuit Court’s decision to stay a mandate that agricultural entities file reports under the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation and Liability Act (CERCLA) and the Emergency Planning… Read the rest »

First class feeder cattle marketing

By Steve Suther Growing up on a Colorado cattle ranch, earning an animal science degree and riding for the Certified Angus Beef ® (CAB®) brand for nearly 16 years, Paul Dykstra has learned a thing or two about “First class feeder cattle marketing.” The beef cattle specialist presented on that concept and its evolution at… Read the rest »

Cattlemen: House-Passed Tax Bill “Step in the Right Direction”

Group Applauds Death-Tax Repeal, Vows to Keep Working on “Problematic” Interest Deductibility Provision Craig Uden, president of the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association and fourth-generation Nebraska cattle producer, today released the following statement in response to U.S. House approval of H.R. 1, the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act: “House approval of this comprehensive tax-reform legislation is… Read the rest »

New Products and Information

Trusted Rancher Recordkeeping Tool Soon Available for 2018

NCBA’s Pocket-Sized Redbook Has Offered Efficient Recordkeeping to Ranchers for More Than 30 Years A pocket-sized recordkeeping tool used by cattle producers for more than 30 years will be available for the 2018 year starting October 2, 2017.  The Redbook from the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association helps cattle producers effectively and efficiently record their daily… Read the rest »

Feedlot Trial Shows 87% Reduction in Antibiotic Use on Arrival

In a recent feedlot trial conducted by Advanced Animal Diagnostics (AAD), the use of a new chute-side blood test (QScout® BLD) demonstrated that a feedyard in Nebraska could reduce antibiotic use 87 percent by selectively treating animals, compared to metaphylaxis, or mass treatment with antibiotics. The QScout BLD test, which diagnoses animals with abnormal immune… Read the rest »

BVD-PI QUICKTEST Now on the Market

Central States Testing has announced their latest product, the CST QuickTest. This BVD-PI diagnostic test is designed to be quickly and easily used on the farm, with results in fewer than 30 minutes. This makes BVD-PI testing more cost effective for users with high volume because you no longer need to ship samples to a… Read the rest »