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Jan 7, 2019

Livestock Market Update — Agriculture Today — January 7, 2019

On today’s episode: the weekly livestock market update; K-State’s Beef Calving Schools are now in session; the latest agricultural news, and this week’s “Tree Tales”; strengthening the bond between 4-H and Kansas State University…

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 – Livestock Market Update:  K-State livestock economist Glynn Tonsor is featured on this week's cattle market segment:  he comments on the generally favorable tone of the market heading into the new year, and comments on the impact of the government shutdown on USDA cattle production reports, including the upcoming cattle inventory report.

00:13:00 – Beef Calving Schools Continue:  K-State beef veterinarian A.J. Tarpoff tells what cow-calf producers are wanting to know more about as they've been attending the series of K-State Beef Calving Schools around the state this winter, two more of which will take place in the coming days:  he says that responding to calving difficulties remains the most pressing issue for producers.

00:24:29 – Ag News:  Eric Atkinson covers the day's agricultural news headlines, and the Kansas Forest Service presents this week's edition of "Tree Tales."

00:32:53 – Kansas 4-H and K-State:  State 4-H program leader Wade Weber discusses the status of 4-H in Kansas and initiatives that will strengthen the relationship between 4-H and Kansas State University.


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