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Mar 11, 2019

On today’s episode: the weekly livestock market update; cattle genetic selection for leg and hoof structure; the first-ever True Leaders in Equity Institute is coming up at the National 4-H Conference Center…

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.

00:01:30 – Livestock Market Update:  Livestock economist Derrell Peel of Oklahoma State University provides his insight on the cattle markets:  he reviews a raft of generally market-friendly numbers that were released by the USDA last Friday afternoon, including the monthly Cattle-on-Feed report and the summary on record-setting 2018 U.S. beef exports.

00:13:00 – Beef Cattle Genetic Selection:  K-State beef geneticist Jennifer Bormann discusses cattle genetic selection for leg and hoof structure, a topic she addressed at the 2019 K-State Cattlemen's Day recently:  she talks about the importance of these soundness traits and how they can be incorporated into an overall herd genetic selection strategy.

00:24:28 – True Leaders in Equity Institute:  K-State 4-H culture and communications skills specialist Aliah Mestrovich Seay talks about the first-ever True Leaders in Equity Institute coming up at the National 4-H Conference Center.

 

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