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Nov 27, 2017

On today’s episode: Beef demand strength; controlling cattle lice; ag news; Tree Tales; New 4-H youth …

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.

00:01:29 – Beef Demand Strength:  Livestock economist Lee Schulz of Iowa State University discusses the latest developments in the cattle markets:  he talks about the potential for accelerated domestic beef demand as 2017 finishes out, and how that demand strength may spill over deep into 2018...he also comments on the latest cattle feeding breakeven outlook.

00:13:02 – Controlling Cattle Lice:  K-State beef veterinarian Gregg Hanzlicek advises cattle producers about controlling lice in cattle herds at this time of the year, including a review of the control options that have proven most effective against this costly parasite.

00:24:32 - Ag News:  Eric Atkinson covers the day's agricultural news headlines, and K-State forester Jarren Tindle presents this week's edition of Tree Tales. 

00:33:00 – New 4-H Youth:  For this week's 4-H segment, K-State 4-H new youth audiences program manager Ruddy Benavides talks about the current activities under that banner heading into the new year.

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