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Oct 23, 2018

On today’s episode: turning cows and calves out on crop residue following the fall harvest, and the potential herd health issues that could result from that grazing; today’s agricultural news, and the latest “Milk Lines”; coyote attacks on dogs…

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 – Crop Residue for Cattle:  K-State beef veterinarian A.J. Tarpoff looks at turning cows and calves out on crop residue following the fall harvest, and the potential herd health issues that could result from that grazing:  namely, acidosis from over-consumption of grain on the ground, and toxicity from prussic acid, high nitrate levels and mold on corn ears and grain sorghum heads...he talks about taking management measures to assure that none of those result in cattle losses.

00:12:59 – Crop Residue for Cattle (Part 2):  Continued discussion with K-State beef veterinarian A.J. Tarpoff.

00:24:29 – Ag News:  Eric Atkinson covers the day's agricultural news headlines, along with this week's edition of "Milk Lines."

00:32:59 – Coyote Attacks on Dogs:  K-State wildlife specialist Charlie Lee reports on a new study of coyote attacks on dogs, and talks about what pet owners should do to protect their animals from that threat.

 

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