CALF Features and Top Stories


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 »

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 »

Top Stories

Take Time to Remember the Value

Four reasons why feed-grade antimicrobials are included in a management program When something has worked well for decades on an operation, it’s easy to forget why it became an important part of the management program in the first place. This is often the case when it comes to feed-grade antimicrobials. “Producers have realized the benefits… Read the rest »

U.S. Pork, Beef Exports Solid in June; First-half Volumes Ahead of Last Year

U.S. red meat exports ended the first half of 2016 on a positive note, as June export values for both pork and beef were the highest of the year. June also marked the second consecutive month of solid year-over-year volume growth, according to statistics released by USDA and compiled by the U.S. Meat Export Federation… Read the rest »

Corah honored by Feeding Quality Forum

Seven years ago when Larry Corah suggested adding a people element to the Feeding Quality Forum (FQF) he helped launch in 2006, he certainly didn’t expect to be a recipient of the Industry Achievement Award one day. Now “mostly retired,” Corah was an easy choice for the FQF committee, which moved to honor one who… 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 »