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Nov 28, 2017

On today’s episode: important reminders for cow-calf producers, and an online tool to help them keep track of things; the latest agricultural news; chronic wasting disease in deer…

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 – Reminders For Cow-Calf Producers (Part 1):  K-State beef production specialist Sandy Johnson discusses adjustments that should be made to the cow and bred heifer ration as those females head into their third trimester of gestation, ramping up her nutritional plane in line with fetal calf growth.

00:12:43 – Reminders For Cow-Calf Producers (Part 2):  K-State beef production specialist Sandy Johnson talks about an on-line tool that cow-calf producers can benefit from, called the Management Minder, which allows the producer to put together a portable management calendar for virtually any aspect of the operation.

00:24:13 – Ag News:  Eric Atkinson covers the day's agricultural news headlines, and K-State Research and Extension dairy specialist Mike Brouk has this week's edition of "Milk Lines."

00:24:13 – Ag News:  Eric Atkinson covers the day's agricultural news headlines.

00:32:00 – Chronic Wasting Disease in Deer:  K-State wildlife specialist Charlie Lee has an update on the prevalence of chronic wasting disease in deer, and the symptoms of this condition that hunters should watch for as they harvest deer.

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K‑State Research and Extension is a short name for the Kansas State University Agricultural Experiment Station and Cooperative Extension Service, a program designed to generate and distribute useful knowledge for the well‑being of Kansans. Supported by county, state, federal and private funds, the program has county Extension offices, experiment fields, area Extension offices and regional research centers statewide. Its headquarters is on the K‑State campus in Manhattan.