CALF Features and Top Stories


The Importance of Bunk Management

Apply these bunk management tips to your feedlot. Applying key bunk management practices can save your feedlot from health issues, wasted feed and lost pounds from decreased average daily gain (ADG). “Feed bunk management is the daily opportunity for cattle feeders to influence and ensure top performance and profitability for their cattle,” said Marty Andersen,… Read the rest »

Assess Silage Results to Improve Quality

As we approach silage harvest across the country, this is a good opportunity to think about the quality and stability of last season’s crop. “Even excellent operations are likely to experience some silage quality issues,” says Bob Charley, Ph.D., Forage Products Manager, Lallemand Animal Nutrition. “Understanding these issues and their causes can provide insights on… Read the rest »

CALF News Announces Jessica Ebert as National Account Manager

CALF News, along with BluePrint Marketing, is pleased to announce the hiring of Jessica Ebert as National Account Sales Manager, effectively July 11, 2016. Jessica brings a strong work ethic and a great deal of experience in the agriculture sector to this position. Born and raised in Kansas on a diversified operation that includes farming… Read the rest »

Top Stories

Senate Report Highlights EPA Enforcement of WOTUS Rule

On September 20, 2016, the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee released their report highlighting examples of EPA illegally asserting jurisdiction over features traditionally exempt from the Clean Water Act. Despite the fact that the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals continues their nationwide stay on enforcement of EPA’s “waters of the United States” final rule,… Read the rest »

Preconditioning Impacts Feedlot Performance

Calves enrolled in SelectVAC® add value and sustainability for feedyards. Before calves arrive at the feedlot, they can make a number of stops along the way — from the ranch of origin, to the stocker or backgrounder operation and then to the finishing facility. A proven way for feeding operations to reduce illness and increase… Read the rest »

NCBA Takes Stand Against HSUS Attempt to Weaken Beef Checkoff

The National Cattlemen’s Beef Association was recently notified that Humane Society of the United States (HSUS) attorneys have filed a lawsuit against USDA’s Office of Inspector General (OIG) on behalf of the Organization for Competitive Markets (OCM). This lawsuit seeks to divide the beef industry against itself by opening old wounds and weakening the beef… Read the rest »

New Products and Information

Valuable Pocket Recordkeeping Tool for Cattle Producers Available

NCBA’s 2017 Redbook Helps Ranchers Secure Efficient Recordkeeping A pocket-sized recordkeeping tool that has been used by cattle producers for more than 30 years to enhance profitability will be available for the 2017 year starting Oct. 3, 2016.  The Integrated Resource Management (IRM) Redbook from the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association helps cattle producers effectively and… Read the rest »

Merial Introduces Tool to Monitor Parasite Pressure in Pastures

Producers can now easily check parasite burdens in their area Merial introduces a new parasite pressure tool that will allow cattle producers to monitor parasite pressure in their pastures and become aware of the conditions that could threaten their cattle. The tool was developed for and added to the LONGRANGE® (eprinomectin) extended-release injectable website. Parasite… Read the rest »

Zoetis Introduces New Long-Duration SYNOVEX® ONE Implants

SYNOVEX ONE FEEDLOT and SYNOVEX ONE GRASS implants offer unique benefits for producers looking for long duration performance enhancement in steers and heifers On May 17, 2016, Zoetis introduced SYNOVEX® ONE FEEDLOT and SYNOVEX ONE GRASS implants, an innovative addition to the existing SYNOVEX implant portfolio. SYNOVEX ONE delivers up to 200 days of implant… Read the rest »