CALF Features and Top Stories


Western Farm Show Returns to American Royal Complex in Kansas City, MO Feb 23-25

One of the Regions Largest Indoor Displays of Ranch Feedlot and Farm Products Now in its 57th season, the Western Farm Show offers attendees a chance to browse 400,000 square feet of exhibit space that includes new equipment, farm buildings, fertilizer, feed, seed, tools and more from over 500 exhibitors. Boost your productivity with low-stress… Read the rest »

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 »

Top Stories

CattleFax elects 2018 Officers, Celebrates 50th Anniversary

Dale Smith, a cattle producer from Amarillo, Texas, was elected 2018 President of CattleFax at the 50th annual business meeting of the organization on Feb. 1, 2018 in Phoenix, Ariz.  Smith is a cow/calf, stocker operator and cattle feeder based out of the Texas panhandle with operations in the Texas Panhandle, Colorado and the Southeast…. Read the rest »

Cattlemen on TPP Moving Forward Without U.S. – “Missed Opportunity to Gain Greater Access” to Foreign Markets

Group Also Calls for U.S. Senate to Confirm Gregg Doud as Chief Ag Negotiator as NAFTA Talks Resume Kent Bacus, the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association’s Director of International Trade and Market Access, today issued the following statement in response to news reports that eleven nations have finalized a revised version of the Trans-Pacific Partnership without… Read the rest »

Cattlemen Kick Off Campaign to Prevent Farms, Ranches From Being Regulated Like Toxic Superfund Sites

The National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA) today kicked off a media campaign aimed at spotlighting and correcting a recent court decision that will require livestock producers to comply with laws that are only meant to apply to highly toxic Superfund sites.   The Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (CERCLA) was enacted to provide… Read the rest »

New Products and Information

Leading Beef Breed Associations Partner to Release “Premium Red Baldy” Program

Two of the largest beef breed associations in the U.S. have teamed up to offer commercial cattlemen a groundbreaking, genetically verified program to improve their bottom line. The Red Angus Association of America and the American Hereford Association are proud to introduce the “Premium Red Baldy” program, designed to capitalize on the best traits from… Read the rest »

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 »