Sep 25, 2017
On today’s episode: the weekly livestock market update; modified intensive early stocking; the latest agricultural news; the Kansas 4-H Youth Leadership Council is now accepting applications…
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 – Livestock Market Update: The director of the Livestock Marketing Information Center, Jim Robb, is featured on this week's cattle market segment: he remarks on the USDA's latest cattle-on-feed report, which indicated a higher placement number than most had anticipated, and he offers the LMIC's latest outlook on calf prices heading into 2018 and the cull cow market this fall.
00:12:44 – Modified Intensive Early Stocking: K-State range scientist Keith Harmoney discusses a cattle grazing program that he's been studying at K-State's Agricultural Research Center at Hays called modified intensive early stocking, which is proving to be a means of increasing per-acre beef production...it was one of the grazing systems he highlighted during his presentation at K-State's Beef Stocker Field Day last week.
00:24:13 – 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."
00:32:44 – Kansas 4-H Youth Leadership Council: K-State 4-H specialist Beth Hinshaw reports that applications are now being taken for the 2018 Kansas 4-H Youth Leadership Council to be selected later this fall.
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