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Aug 28, 2017

On today’s episode: Cattle market commentary; cow herd health; ag news; 4-H dog conference. …

Agriculture Today is a daily program featuring Kansas State University agricultural specialists and other experts examining ag issues facing Kansas and the nation. It is hosted by Eric Atkinson and distributed to radio stations throughout Kansas and as a daily podcast.

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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