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Apr 29, 2019

On today’s episode: Cattle market update on the rise in dairy cow slaughter and the effect on domestic beef supplies; the Cattle Chat podcast crew talks about managing bull body condition and vaccinations ahead of spring breeding; ag news; and a look at how 4-H works to meet needs for special accommodations at summer camps.

00:01:29 – Cattle Market Update: The director of the Livestock Marketing Information Center, Katelyn McCullock, is featured on this week's cattle market segment:  she goes over the latest U.S. beef export numbers...and she breaks down the rise in dairy cow slaughter as the economic struggles in the dairy sector continue, and how that is impacting domestic beef supplies.

00:12:46 – Cattle Chat on Managing Bull Body Condition: Highlights from the latest Cattle Chat podcast from the Beef Cattle Institute at K-State:  this time, veterinarians Brad White and Bob Larson and cow-calf specialist Bob Weaber take a look at managing bull body condition and pre-service vaccinations ahead of spring breeding, and talk about preventing grass tetany in grazing cattle.

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

00:32:17 – Special Accommodations at 4-H Summer Camp: On this week's 4-H segment, K-State 4-H specialist Aliah Mestrovich Seay discusses the process for meeting the needs of youth requiring special accommodations to attend 4-H camp this summer.

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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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