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Apr 8, 2019

The weekly livestock market update; post-calving management considerations for cow-calf producers; agriculture news, and the latest “Tree Tales”; this year’s 4-H Campference, scheduled for June…

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 cattle-to-hog price ratio as an indicator of spillover support for cattle prices from the soaring hog market, and he looks at the current demand for grass cattle for summer stocking which is supporting calf prices at local feeder auctions.

00:12:59 – Post-Calving Herd Management:  K-State cow-calf specialist Bob Weaber discusses several post-calving management considerations for cow-calf producers, including cow nutritional management ahead of spring breeding, and what to do when a bull doesn't pass a breeding soundness examination.

00:24:28 – Ag News:  Eric Atkinson covers the day's agricultural news headlines, and the Kansas Forest Service presents this week's edition of "Tree Tales."

00:32:57 – 4-H Campference:  K-State 4-H specialist Beth Hinshaw previews this year’s 4-H Campference being held in June for youth ages 12-14 who are interested in learning more about leadership and the opportunities that lie ahead in the 4-H program.


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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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