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Apr 16, 2019

On today’s episode: K-State's Katie Reif discusses her research on controlling anaplasmosis in cattle herds; the Cattle Chat podcast crew discusses heifer heat synchronization; ag news; Charlie Lee talks about backyard bird feeding practices for homeowners.

00:01:28 – Research on Anaplasmosis in Cattle: K-State assistant professor Katie Reif talks about the new research project she'll be heading up, which will seek effective ways of controlling, or possibly preventing, anasplasmosis disease in cattle herds ... the USDA has just provided a major grant to support this multi-layered study which promises to provide answers for reigning in this highly-costly disease.

00:12:55 – Cattle Chat Discussion on Heat Synchronization: This week's Cattle Chat podcast from the Beef Cattle Institute at K-State features veterinarians Bob Larson and Brad White and livestock economist Dustin Pendell:  this time, they discuss heat synchronization for heifers, and they take a look an international initiative on prioritizing government investments in livestock disease control.

00:24:20 – Ag News: Eric Atkinson covers the day's agricultural news headlines. 

00:32:39 – Backyard Bird Feeding: K-State wildlife specialist Charlie Lee reports on a new survey on backyard bird feeding practices on the part of homeowners

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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.

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