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Aug 21, 2018

On today’s episode: how beef cattle genetics relate to cattle water intake; this week's Cattle Chat podcast from the Beef Cattle Institute; today’s agricultural news; a new study which looked at the efficiency of turkey vultures in cleaning up carrion…

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 – Genetics for Water Consumption:  K-State livestock geneticist Megan Rolf talks about her current research on how beef cattle genetics relate to cattle water intake, with the hope that producers can eventually select genetics for water consumption efficiency...this includes the development of a water demand tool that producers can use to more accurately determine herd water needs in times of drought.

00:13:00 – Beef Cattle Institute Podcast:  Segments from this week's Cattle Chat podcast from the Beef Cattle Institute at K-State:  veterinarians Brad White and Bob Larson talk more about comprehensive record-keeping for the cow herd, and about conducting a preconditioning program for calves that pays off for the producer.

00:24:30 – Ag News:  Eric Atkinson covers the day's agricultural news headlines, along with this week's edition of "Milk Lines."

00:33:03 – Turkey Vulture Efficiency Study:  K-State wildlife specialist Charlie Lee reports on a new study which looked at the efficiency of turkey vultures in cleaning up carrion, compared to other scavengers.

 

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