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Jan 29, 2018

On today’s episode: the weekly livestock market update; analyzing herd profitability, with an emphasis on managing feed costs; the latest agricultural news, and this week's "Tree Tales"; a look ahead to the 2018 Kansas 4-H Youth Leadership Council…

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 – Livestock Market Update:  K-State livestock economist Glynn Tonsor provides this week's cattle market commentary:  he remarks on the numbers from last Friday's USDA cattle-on-feed report, and looks ahead to the USDA cattle inventory report coming out later this week...he also addresses the growing discussion of plant-based "meat", and why the beef cattle sector should pay attention to it.

00:12:50 – Analyzing Herd Profitability:  K-State livestock specialist Sandy Johnson offers some guidelines for cow-calf producers to consider in analyzing their herd profitability status, with an emphasis on managing feed costs by using production and economic benchmarks....she'll be addressing this topic at the series of Winter Ranch Management Seminars that K-State will be hosting next week.

00:24:19 – 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."

00:32:47 – 2018 Kansas 4-H Youth Leadership Council:  K-State 4-H specialist Beth Hinshaw talks about the 2018 Kansas 4-H Youth Leadership Council and the various activities that council will guide in this new year.

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