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Apr 22, 2019

The weekly livestock market update; benefits of a comprehensive breeding soundness examination for bulls; emergency preparedness workshops, and the latest “Tree Tales”; the 4-H Dog Care and Training project…

00:01:29 – Livestock Market Update:  Livestock economist Derrell Peel of Oklahoma State University is featured on this week's cattle market segment:  he remarks on the adverse effects of the weather earlier this year on feedlot cattle performance, which he says has pushed back the normal spring peak in fed cattle prices ...he also comments on the numbers from the latest USDA Cattle-on-Feed report.

00:12:59 – Breeding Soundness Examination:  K-State beef veterinarian A.J. Tarpoff advises cow-calf producers to thoroughly assess the readiness of their bulls ahead of the spring breeding season by way of a comprehensive breeding soundness examination...he goes over everything that a B-S-E should entail.

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."

00:24:26 – Emergency Preparedness Workshops:  The emergency management coordinator for the Kansas Department of Agriculture, David Hogg, previews a series of workshops for livestock producers on disaster and disease emergency preparedness to be held at eight locations around Kansas in the coming weeks; also, this week's edition of "Tree Tales."

00:32:58 – 4-H Dog Care and Training Project:  K-State 4-H specialist Deryl Waldren discusses the 4-H Dog Care and Training project, including upcoming dog shows, clinics and events open to project participants.


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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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