CALF Features and Top Stories



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 »


KLA Celebrates 100 Years

Friona Industries CEO James Herring, left, was among hundreds to congratulate Dee Likes on his retirement as CEO of the Kansas Livestock Association. KLA celebrated its 100th anniversary at its annual convention Dec. 3-5 in Wichita. Dee has spent more than 30 years with KLA and remains as one of the nation’s most prominent cattle… Read the rest »

Betty Jo Gigot accepts her award at the 2014 CFHOF.

2014 Cattle Feeders Hall of Fame Moments to Remember

By Betty Jo Gigot, Publisher   What an honor to receive the Industry Leadership Award at the recent Cattle Feeder’s Hall of Fame dinner and how humbling to follow former winners including Richard McDonald and Harry Knobbe. There was a full house with 390 reservations for the annual event, which was originated by Merck Animal… Read the rest »

Top Stories

NCBA: Dietary Guidelines Recommendations are Misleading

On Feb. 19, 2015, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and the U.S. Department of Agriculture released the 2015 Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee’s report. This report is a recommendation to the Secretaries as they develop the 2015 Dietary Guidelines for Americans that will be released later this year. Unfortunately, the report is inconsistent,… Read the rest »

LONGRANGE® (eprinomectin) from Merial Wins Animal Pharm Product Award

LONGRANGE® (eprinomectin), the extended-release cattle dewormer from Merial, has been selected as the winner of the Animal Pharm award for Best Food Animal Product 2014. The judging panel selected LONGRANGE as it has been widely beneficial for both veterinarians and cattle producers, due to its ability to provide season-long parasite control.1 LONGRANGE incorporates eprinomectin in… Read the rest »

CattleFax Predicts Strong Prices to Remain in 2015

The popular CattleFax Outlook Session today at the 2015 Cattle Industry Convention and NCBA Trade Show gave cattlemen and women reasons to be optimistic. Analysts told the capacity crowd to expect fed cattle prices averaging in the mid-$150s, slightly higher than last year. Prices will trade in a range from near $140 at the lows… Read the rest »

New Products and Information

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 »

AgriLabsR Announces Next Generation ColostrxR with USDA-Licensed Dual-Claims

Colostrum replacer, supplement gives calves more immunity, antibodies Successful beef and dairy producers know that a big threat to newborn calves is failure of passive transfer (FPT) of immunity. Basically, it’s when calves don’t get enough natural disease protection passed to them from the dam. That’s why AgriLabs is introducing the newly reformulated, USDA-licensed ColostrxR,… Read the rest »

Roto-Mix announces new 625 Twin Auger Vertical Mixer

Roto-Mix announces their new model 625 Vertical Mixer.  This twin, single flighted model offers dairies, cow/calf and heifer operations an efficient, durable, feed mixer that delivers a high quality TMR.  The 625 is equipped with a 42″ wide chain conveyor with a choice of either left or right side discharge. It’s available in either trailer,… Read the rest »