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Nov 19, 2018

On today’s episode: the weekly livestock market update; utilizing various cover crops as forage for the cow or stocker herd heading into winter; new Kansas 4-H program coordinator Chris Mullins talks about his background and what his work will focus on… 

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.

00:01:29 – Livestock Market Update:  The senior agricultural economist at the Livestock Marketing Information Center, Katelyn McCullock, provides this week's cattle market analysis:  she looks ahead to the USDA's monthly cattle-on-feed report coming out this week, and she comments on new data on retail meat demand and the relatively good showing for beef compared to other meats.

00:12:59 – Cover Crops as Forage:  K-State beef systems specialist Jaymelynn Farney talks about utilizing various cover crops as forage for the cow or stocker herd heading into the winter, and some management steps to consider when turning cattle out on winter grasses and brassicas.

00:24:29 – Meet the New Program Coordinator:  Kansas 4-H program coordinator Chris Mullins talks about his background and what his work will focus on including shooting sports, natural resources and military outreach.

 

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