Aug 30, 2017
On today’s episode: Marketing open cows; replacement heifer nutrition; Kansas farmer feature; “Stop, Look and Listen.” …
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00:01:42 – Marketing Open Cows: K-State beef systems specialist Justin Waggoner talks about strategic marketing of cull cows: knowing the cull cow price cycle and when the most favorable marketing opportunities are, and sizing up the prospect of holding open cows for winter feeding for marketing in late winter or early spring, when cow prices typically improve.
00:12:58 – Replacement Heifer Nutrition: One of the featured speakers at the 2017 Applied Reproductive Strategies in Beef Cattle Workshop being hosted by K-State this week: University of Idaho Extension beef cattle specialist John Hall talks about nutrition management for developing replacement heifers, considering both pre-weaning and post-weaning nutrient needs building up to her first breeding.
00:24:29 - Kansas Farmer Feature: Saline County farmer Justin Knopf talks about his work with K-State in developing conservation farming practices, which will be featured in a documentary to be aired tomorrow evening nationally on The Discovery Channel.
00:32:08 – Stop, Look and Listen: K-State's Gus van der Hoeven presents his weekly commentary on rural Kansas.
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