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Apr 15, 2019

On today’s episode: This week’s cattle market update includes talk about African swine fever in China and what that means in the U.S., as well as a feedlot probability forecast; a chat with the 2019 K-State College of Veterinary Medicine’s 2019 Alumni Fellow, Getz Riddell, who is former executive director of the American Association of Bovine Practitioners; ag news; and a look at 4-H horse projects.

00:01:29 – Cattle Market Update: K-State livestock economist Glynn Tonsor is featured in this week's cattle market segment:  he talks about the increasing significance of the African swine fever outbreak in China for the entire U.S. meat complex, including beef...and he passes along his latest Kansas feedlot profitability forecast for the balance of 2019

00:12:56 – Bovine Expert, 2019 Vet Med Alumni Fellow: The 2019 Alumni Fellow for the K-State College of Veterinary Medicine:  former Auburn University veterinarian Getz Riddell talks about his long and successful career in the bovine health field, including a stint as the executive director of the American Association of Bovine Practitioners, and he discusses some of the health management challenges facing the cattle industry

00:24:18 – Ag News: Eric Atkinson covers the day's agricultural news headlines.

00:32:25 – 4-H Horse Projects: On this week's 4-H segment, K-State 4-H specialist Pam van Horn looks at several important aspects of the 4-H horse project that participating youth and parents need to know about

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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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