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Jul 17, 2019

• Measures that cattle producers can take to abate the heat stress on their stock

• The day's agricultural news headlines

• Gus van der Hoeven’s “Stop, Look and Listen…”

00:01:30 – Relieving Heat Stress on Cattle:  K-State beef veterinarian A.J. Tarpoff covers the measures that cattle producers can take to abate the heat stress on their stock during extended stretches of excessively hot weather:  the water requirements of individual animals under heat duress...he also refers producers to a very useful on-line index from the Weather Data Library at K-State that reports and forecasts stressful livestock heat conditions.

00:13:00 – Relieving Heat Stress on Cattle (Part 2):  K-State beef veterinarian A.J. Tarpoff continues reviewing the measures that cattle producers can take to abate the heat stress on their herds; here, he suggests adjustments in feedstuffs and time of feeding that can lessen the heat load on cattle. Also, the use of sprinklers and bedding to cool cattle pens; and employing various kinds of temporary shade for cooling.

00:24:30 – Ag News:  Eric Atkinson covers the day's agricultural news headlines.

00:33:00 – "Stop, Look and Listen":  K-State's Gus van der Hoeven presents "Stop, Look and Listen", his weekly commentary on rural Kansas.


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