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May 14, 2018

On today’s episode: the weekly livestock market update; maximizing the effectiveness of one's fly control program for cattle out on grass; looking ahead to this fall's 48 Hours of 4-H community service event…

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.

00:00:00 — Livestock Market Update:  The director of the Livestock Marketing Information Center, Jim Robb, provides this week's cattle market analysis:  he talks about the USDA's first pasture conditions report and the May hay stocks report, and their relevance to the cattle trades, and the USDA's first forecast on livestock production for 2019.

00:11:30 — Fly Control Plan for Cattle:  K-State veterinarian Gregg Hanzlicek talks about maximizing the effectiveness of one's fly control program for cattle out on grass, taking steps in addition to the use of insecticidal ear tags.

00:23:01 — Plan Now For “48 Hours of 4-H”:  K-State 4-H specialist Beth Hinshaw looks ahead to this fall's 48 Hours of 4-H community service event, urging 4-Hers and adult leaders to start planning for that.

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K‑State Research and Extension is a short name for the Kansas State University Agricultural Experiment Station and Cooperative Extension Service, a program designed to generate and distribute useful knowledge for the well‑being of Kansans. Supported by county, state, federal and private funds, the program has county Extension offices, experiment fields, area Extension offices and regional research centers statewide. Its headquarters is on the K‑State campus in Manhattan.