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

NCBA Applauds Conclusion of Trans-Pacific Partnership Negotiations

The National Cattlemen’s Beef Association has learned that the Trans-Pacific Partnership negotiations have successfully concluded today in Atlanta. NCBA President and Chugwater, Wyo., cattleman, Philip Ellis said this agreement will boost U.S. exports and eliminate trade barriers. “While the full details of the partnership will not be released until the President presents it to Congress,… Read the rest »

House Reauthorizes Mandatory Livestock Price Reporting

The National Cattlemen’s Beef Association applauds the House in reauthorizing Mandatory Livestock Price Reporting through 2020. NCBA President, Philip Ellis, a Wyoming cattle producer, said this action will ensure cattle producers have access to critical market information. “We thank the members of the House in passing this important legislation to ensure cattlemen and women have… Read the rest »

Senate Reauthorizes Mandatory Livestock Price Reporting Without Critical Provision

The National Cattlemen’s Beef Association appreciates the efforts of the Senate in reauthorizing Mandatory Livestock Price Reporting through 2020. NCBA President, Philip Ellis, a Wyoming cattle producer, said this information provides producers greater transparency in market conditions. “Transparency is essential to the functioning of our livestock markets, and our ability as producers to make decisions… Read the rest »

New Products and Information

Norbrook Announces FDA Approval of Norfenicol® (florfenicol) Injectable Solution For Broad Spectrum BRD Treatment

Norbrook Laboratories, Ltd. announced the FDA approval of Norfenicol® (florfenicol) Injectable Solution, a fast-acting treatment for Bovine Respiratory Disease (BRD) associated with Mannheimia haemolytica, Pasteurella multocida, and Histophilus somnus in beef and non-lactating dairy cattle. It is also indicated for the control of respiratory disease in cattle at high risk of developing BRD associated with… Read the rest »

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 »