CALF Features and Top Stories


Historic U.S. Export to Brazil Features American Akaushi

Through an extensive five year joint process between Heartbrand Beef of Harwood, Texas, and the Brazilian Group Origine, Fullblood American Akaushi were recently exported to Brazil. This unique opportunity is the first live cattle export from the United States to Brazil of any breed in nearly two decades. Group Origine worked extensively with the Brazilian… Read the rest »

Evaluate Antimicrobials Beyond the Label

Advice on using study trial data to choose an antimicrobial product – Press release released by Zoetis Beef cattle veterinarians and their producer clients have many choices when selecting an antimicrobial to control and treat bovine respiratory disease (BRD). The first step for many is to compare labels, see what bacterial pathogens each product treats… Read the rest »

Merial Begins 2016 LONGRANGE® (eprinomectin) Challenge

Producers guaranteed to recoup their parasite control investment Merial introduces the 2016 LONGRANGE® (eprinomectin) Challenge. Though cattle prices are trending downward, experts say 2016 will still offer good profitability for producers. To help maximize those profits and optimize herd health, Merial will help take on some of the production risks this year through the LONGRANGE… Read the rest »

Top Stories

Interior Appropriations Bill Advances through Committee

On June 15, 2016, the House Committee on Appropriations favorably reported the FY 2017 Interior and Environment appropriations bill to the House of Representatives by a vote of 31-18. The bill addresses a number of priorities for the livestock industry, including language regarding the Greater Sage Grouse and full defunding of EPA’s problematic “waters of… Read the rest »

April Red Meat Exports below Last Year; Year-to-Date Volumes Steady

April exports of U.S. pork and beef were below the volumes recorded a year ago, according to statistics released by USDA and compiled by the U.S. Meat Export Federation (USMEF). Through the first four months of 2016, both pork and beef exports were steady with last year’s pace in volume, but fell 9 percent and… Read the rest »

Study Finds Red Meat Exports Deliver Excellent Returns for U.S. Corn Producers

The U.S. Meat Export Federation (USMEF) commissioned a study aimed at quantifying the value delivered to U.S. corn producers through exports of beef, pork and lamb. The independent study was conducted by World Perspectives, a leading agricultural consulting firm. Key findings were unveiled at the USMEF Board of Directors Meeting and Product Showcase, held May… Read the rest »

New Products and Information

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 »

Alltech launches EPNIX feedlot program at NCBA

Global animal health leader Alltech is launching a new feeding program that aims to give their cattle customers a competitive advantage in the feedyard. EPNIX stems from Alltech’s nutrigenomics and epigenetics research platforms and provides a targeted nutritional approach to improving the carcass weight and performance of feedlot cattle independent of antimicrobial or beta-agonist supplementation…. Read the rest »

Lallemand Animal Nutrition Announces Enhancements to Advantage Line of Products for the United States

New line offers combination prebiotic and probiotic approach and increased shelf life Lallemand Animal Nutrition announces the Advantage Plus brand of microbial products for livestock — growing the trusted Advantage line of active dry yeast (ADY) probiotic products and including a unique yeast extract that provides consistently high levels of prebiotic properties. The select and… Read the rest »