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Jan 16, 2019

On today’s episode: treatment and prevention of neonatal diarrhea, or scours, in newborn beef calves; excerpts from this week's Cattle Chat podcast from the Beef Cattle Institute at K-State; agricultural news; Gus van der Hoeven’s “Stop, Look and Listen…”

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.

00:01:30 – Scours in Newborn Calves:  From the Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory at K-State,  Gregg Hanzlicek discusses treatment and prevention of neonatal diarrhea, or scours, in newborn beef calves, with the emphasis on responding with fluid treatments as opposed to relying heavily on antibiotics...he also reminds producers about the importance of calving-site sanitation as a deterrent to scours problems.

00:12:59 – Beef Cattle Institute Podcast:  Excerpts from this week's Cattle Chat podcast from the Beef Cattle Institute at K-State:  veterinarians Brad White and Bob Larson, cow-calf specialist Bob Weaber and livestock economist Dustin Pendell take up two cow herd topics...evaluating breeding stock for docility as a part of genetic selection, and some herd management things to keep in mind as even harsher winter weather settles into the area in the coming days.

00:24:29 – Ag News:  Eric Atkinson covers the day's agricultural news headlines.

00:32:59 – "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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