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Aug 8, 2019

• Advances in genetic selection and management for the cow herd

• Agricultural news, and the Kansas soybean update

• Pruning landscape trees and shrubs in the latter part of summer…

00:01:30 – Frontiers in Beef Genetics (Part 1):  K-State cow calf specialist Bob Weaber shares some of the highlights from the recent Beef Improvement Federation national meeting, where commercial and seedstock cattle producers as well as leading beef genetics scientists gathered to talk about the latest advances in genetic selection and management...among the topics he singles out:  new technologies for accelerating herd genetic gains, heifer embryo implantation, and tackling major challenges for young cattle producers just starting out in the business.

00:13:00 – Frontiers in Beef Genetics (Part 2):  Continued discussion with K-State cow-calf specialist Bob Weaber, about major topics covered at this year’s Beef Improvement Federation national meeting. Bob and Eric round out the discussion with a look at emerging technology that allows for genomic analysis using samples from the packing plant, and using precision technology to confine cattle on large expanses of pasture with no fences. Bob also previews an upcoming meeting for producers in Manhattan.

00:24:30 – Ag News:  Eric Atkinson covers the day's agricultural news headlines, including this week’s Kansas soybean update.

00:33:00 – Late Summer Pruning of Landscape Trees and Shrubs:  Riley County Extension horticulture agent Gregg Eyestone talks about conducting a light pruning where needed on landscape trees and shrubs here in the latter part of summer.


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