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Aug 13, 2018

On today’s episode: the weekly livestock market update; the latest Cattle Chat podcast from the Beef Cattle Institute at K-State; the day's agricultural news, and the latest "Tree Tales"; getting kids ready to go back to school…

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:  Livestock economist Derrell Peel of Oklahoma State University provides this week's cattle market insight: he comments on what he thinks was a short-term retreat in fed cattle prices last week, and looks ahead to the opportunity to add market value to stocker and feeder calves by putting them on feed this fall before they're shipped to the feedlot.

00:12:59 – Beef Cattle Institute Podcast:  Highlights from the latest Cattle Chat podcast from the Beef Cattle Institute at K-State:  veterinarians Brad White and Bob Larson take a look at keeping records on cow-calf production and the merits of early preg-checking the herd, especially the bred heifers.

00:24:28 – 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."

00:33:02 – Back to School:  K-State 4-H/Family and Consumer Sciences program liaison Andrea Feldkamp talks about getting kids ready to go back to school, including refreshing the skills younger kids learned last year, taking an inventory of supplies, and setting up an area to study.


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