Feb 26, 2018
On today’s episode: the weekly livestock market update, including remarks on the surge in beef cutout prices; feeding cull cows for profit, and the feeding programs that work best; how local 4-H Days can lead to better communications skills…
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.
00:00:00 — Livestock Market Update: K-State livestock economist Glynn Tonsor takes a look at the market impact from last Friday's USDA cattle-on-feed report, and he remarks on the surge in beef cutout prices last week as a further indicator of robust beef demand, during this week's cattle market segment.
00:11:30 — Feeding Cull Cows for Profit: K-State meats specialist Terry Houser talks about current K-State research on feeding cull cows for profit, and the feeding program that leads to better-grading cows at harvest...he'll be presenting a breakout session on this work at the 2018 Cattlemen's Day this Friday at K-State.
00:22:54 — Benefits of 4-H Days: K-State 4-H specialist Beth Hinshaw talks about local 4-H Days and how they lend to developing youth communications skills.
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