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Jun 25, 2018

On today’s episode: the weekly livestock market update; a study of the feedlot cattle health management practice called metaphylaxis, or mass medication of cattle at high health risk; a Kansas wheat harvest update; lessons from the animals…

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.

00:01:29 – Livestock Market Update:  Livestock economist Lee Schulz of Iowa State University is featured on this week's cattle market segment:  he talks about the unexpectedly high feedlot placement number in last Friday's USDA cattle-on-feed report and what that means to the market going forward...he also looks at the ongoing strength in cattle market basis, urging producers to take full advantage of that in their hedging strategies.

00:12:59 – Metaphylaxis:  K-State agricultural economist Ted Schroeder and Elliott Dennis report on their just-released study of the feedlot cattle health management practice called metaphylaxis, or mass medication of cattle at high health risk...they've attached an economic value to that approach, which they hope will become part of the dialogue over the future of metaphylaxis treatments in the cattle industry.

00:24:30 – Wheat Harvest Roundup:  Today's Kansas wheat harvest update features Extension agricultural agent Tom Maxwell of the Central Kansas Extension District. Also, K-State forester Bob Atchison present this week's edition of "Tree Tales."

00:33:01 – Lessons From the Animals:  K-State 4-H specialist Pam van Horn discusses what 4-H youth learn from raising, caring for and managing animals in preparation for the county fair season. 

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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.