Jan 25, 2018
On today’s episode: health maintenance for newborn calves; the 2018 Kansas Cattle Drive; K-State’s Grain Sorghum Schools; agricultural news headlines, and the “Kansas Soybean Update”; a study of landscape trees and grass growth close to the trunk…
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.
00:01:30 – Health Maintenance For Newborn Calves: K-State beef veterinarian A.J. Tarpoff discusses health management of newborn calves, as the spring calving season has commenced...he talks about colostrum intake and when a producer should intervene if that isn't happening, and about administering fluid treatments for calf scours.
00:12:45 – 2018 Kansas Cattle Drive: Reno County Extension agricultural agent Darren Busick looks ahead to the 2018 Kansas Cattle Drive, taking place in mid-February in Buhler...he tells how seedstock cattle producers can still sign up to showcase their breeding stock at this event, and he goes over the extensive informational program that's been lined up, including presentations by renowned cattle handling expert Temple Grandin.
00:24:14 – Ag News: Eric Atkinson covers the day's agricultural news headlines, and Greg Akagi has this week’s Kansas soybean update.
00:32:48 – Trees and Grass Growth: For this week's horticulture segment, K-State horticulturist Ward Upham reports on a new study of how newly-planted landscape trees are affected by grass growth right up to the base of the tree.
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