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Oct 10, 2018

On today’s episode: an update on the cattle traceability system in Kansas; some major health issues have emerged in some confined cow-calf herds; cattle feed supplementation for winter stress; Gus van der Hoeven’s “Stop, Look and Listen…”

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 – Cattle Trace Update:  The program manager of the Cattle Trace pilot project, K-State's Cassie Kniebel, and the chairman of the Cattle Trace board of directors, Brandon Depenbush, provide an update on the implementation of this cattle traceability system in Kansas...they report that the initial participation has exceeded expectations, and that the project is now recruiting more cow-calf producers to be a part of it. 

00:013:00 – Health Issues for Confined Cow-Calf Herds:  K-State veterinarian Gregg Hanzlicek discusses several major cattle health and well-being issues that have turned up with cow-calf herds being managed in confinement, and what producers need to do to alleviate those problems.

00:24:31 – Feeding For Stress:  K-State livestock specialist Sandy Johnson offers advice on feed supplementation to the cow herd to counter the stress brought on by the recent wet, and now colder, weather conditions… and the latest agricultural news headlines.

00:24:31 – Ag News:  Eric Atkinson covers the day's agricultural news headlines.

00:33:00 – "Stop, Look and Listen":  K-State's Gus van der Hoeven presents "Stop, Look and Listen", his weekly commentary on rural Kansas.


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