CALF Features and Top Stories



Beef Exports Up, But Lacking Sales to Russia, China

While U.S. beef exports are up 10% in value and 1% in volume for 2013, there remain critical voids in foreign sales due to Russia and China being closed to American beef, the U.S. Meat Export Federation said during its Nov. 5 news conference and strategic planning meeting in Fort Worth. The USMEF conference in… Read the rest »


The Post Mortem

By Larisa Willrett A good cattle-feeder likes to get to the bottom of a problem. The need to find the underlying cause of a malfunction seems to be genetic. Walking into a pen and finding a prostrate, lifeless animal (excluding rats) can ruin any cattle feeder’s day. Finding the cause of death is vital to… Read the rest »

View from the Southern Border

The ranch country southeast of Tucson, Ariz. is a surprise to flatlanders from Kansas. Tall mountains, rugged forests, a little snow on the ground in March, and miles and miles of pasture land. Very little of the land is deeded with much of the country part of the Coronado National Forest. For the ranchers, it’s… Read the rest »

Top Stories

‘Enough is Enough’ When It Comes to the Food Security Debate

Innovation, Choice and Trade – the Three Pillars for Ensuring a Food Secure World before 2050 Elanco today introduced “Enough: The fight for a food secure tomorrow,” ( a report focused on the realities and solutions available to achieve global food security. The report, written by Elanco President Jeff Simmons, advocates for farmer access to… Read the rest »

Texas Rancher Named as NCBA President, Members Approve New Policies

The 2014 Cattle Industry Convention and National Cattlemen’s Beef Association Trade Show concluded today with the NCBA board of directors and membership meetings. Bob McCan of Victoria, Texas, succeeded Scott George as NCBA president during the association’s board of directors meeting. McCan encouraged NCBA members to join him in leading this great industry—and the association—to… Read the rest »

Frank and Sims Price Ranch Earns NCF Environmental Stewardship Award

Frank and Sims Price Ranch, Sterling City, Texas, was named the national winner of the National Cattlemen’s Foundation Environmental Stewardship Award Program. The award, presented during the 2014 Cattle Industry Convention and National Cattlemen’s Beef Association Trade Show, recognizes this father-son partnership who respectively represent the fourth and fifth generations of the Price family to… Read the rest »

New Products and Information

Innovative Medicine Helps Keep Livestock Healthy, Profitable for Producers

Those in the livestock industry know that the wellbeing of their animals is paramount, not only morally, but from a profitability standpoint. So they demand innovative products that can help prevent and treat harmful diseases. “We take pride in providing the industry with products based on unique technology. It’s one thing to offer products based… Read the rest »

CattleFax Mobile App Exceeds 50,000 Downloads

Cattle producers and beef industry professionals continue to embrace mobile technology, and the CattleFax Mobile App is becoming a must-have application on their devices. The application exceeded 50,000 downloads just ahead of the program’s one-year anniversary, and version 3.0 of the smartphone and tablet application will be released on the Apple App Store and Google… Read the rest »

Merck Animal Health Introduces Once PMH® IN

Merck Animal Health today introduced Once PMH® IN, the only intranasal vaccine to deliver dual bacterial pneumonia protection in healthy beef and dairy cattle, including calves as young as 1 week of age. Once PMH® IN aids in the control of respiratory disease caused by Mannheimia haemolytica and in the prevention of disease caused by… Read the rest »