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Oct 15, 2018

On today’s episode: the weekly livestock market update; reducing cold weather stress in beef cattle by adjusting how and where they’re fed; the latest agricultural news, and this week’s “Tree Tales”; 4-H spans the globe…

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 offers his thoughts on the current cattle market trends:  he talks about the still-positive outlook for calf backgrounding returns this fall and winter, and he looks ahead to this Friday's USDA cattle-on-feed report.

00:13:01 – Reducing Cold Weather Stress for Cattle:  K-State livestock specialist Joel DeRouchey talks about how feeding-site mud and cold temperatures affect cattle performance, in light of the recent weather in Kansas...he offers advice to producers on making adjustments in feeding practices and locations to compensate for the added weather stress.

00:24:30 – Ag News:  Eric Atkinson covers the day's agricultural news headlines, and the Kansas Forest Service presents this week's edition of "Tree Tales."

00:32:55 – International Youth Exchange:  K-State 4-H specialist Deryl Waldren talks about the opportunities for 4-H members, families and alumni to be involved in international youth exchange programs in 2019, with registration for next year’s global citizenship exchange programs already underway.


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