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May 20, 2019

The weekly livestock market update; the latest podcast from the Beef Cattle Institute at K-State; the latest agricultural news, and the latest “Tree Tales”; reflections on a 40-year career in 4-H…

00:01:30 – Livestock Market Update:  Livestock economist Derrell Peel of Oklahoma State University provides this week's cattle market insight:  he talks about the announcement last week that Japan would lift the remaining restrictions on U.S. beef imports there, and how much of a boost that will be for U.S. beef sales to that key market...and he comments on whether fed cattle prices are nearing a "floor."

00:13:00 – Beef Cattle Institute Podcast:  The latest Cattle Chat podcast from the Beef Cattle Institute at K-State features K-State veterinarians Brad White and Bob Larson, along with a new graduate from K-State's College of Veterinary Medicine, Ellie Minnix...they'll look at lameness problems in bulls, several cases of which Ellie has encountered as part of the college's Livestock Services team, and they discuss proper injection sites on young calves.

00:24:31 – Ag News:  Eric Atkinson covers the day's agricultural news headlines, and the Kansas Forest Service presents this week's edition of "Tree Tales."

00:33:01 – Reflections on 40 Years of 4-H:  K-State 4-H specialist Deryl Waldren reflects on the evolution of the 4-H program over his nearly 40-year career, as he is retiring at the end of June.


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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.


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