Aug 28, 2017
On today’s episode: Cattle market commentary; cow herd health; ag news; 4-H dog conference. …
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00:01:47 – Cattle Market Commentary: The director of the Livestock Marketing Information Center, Jim Robb, covers the cattle market scene this week: he looks at the possibility that cattle prices may be near their low ebb for the season, and talks about the latest USDA cattle-on-feed report, which may be a harbinger of better times for the cattle market ahead.
00:13:00 – Cow Herd Health: K-State veterinarian Gregg Hanzlicek talks about a number of herd health management priorities for cow-calf producers to consider as summer gives way to fall...including monitoring and maintaining cow nutritional condition, being aware of the possibility of summer pneumonia in calves, and launching the pre-conditioning program for calves as weaning time approaches.
00:24:30 - Ag News: Eric Atkinson covers the day's agricultural news headlines, and K-State forester Bob Atchison present this week's edition of "Tree Tales."
00:33:01 – 4-H Dog Conference: For this week's 4-H segment, K-State 4-H specialist Deryl Waldren previews the 2017 Kansas 4-H Dog Project Conference coming up in October, registrations for which are being taken now.
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