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May 16, 2018

On today’s episode: salvaging a substandard wheat stand as hay or silage for cattle feeding; excerpts from the latest BCI Cattle Chat podcast from the Beef Cattle Institute at K-State; Gus van der Hoeven’s "Stop, Look and Listen"…

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 – Harvesting Wheat as Forage:  K-State beef systems specialist Justin Waggoner talks about salvaging a substandard wheat stand as hay or silage for cattle feeding...he looks at several aspects of harvesting wheat as forage, including stage of growth, moisture content, and achieving the right balance of quality and tonnage.

00:011:29 – Cattle Chat Podcast:  Excerpts from the latest BCI Cattle Chat podcast from the Beef Cattle Institute at K-State:  veterinarian Brad White, cow-calf specialist Bob Weaber and agricultural economist Dustin Pendell take up three topics...selection indexes in bull genetic selection, notes from the recent meeting of the U.S. Roundtable for Sustainable Beef, and addressing pre-weaning bovine respiratory disease in calves.

00:22:58 – "Stop, Look and Listen":  K-State's Gus van der Hoeven presents "Stop, Look and Listen", his weekly commentary on rural Kansas.

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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.