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May 8, 2019

Spring breeding management adjustments for cow-calf producer, in light of recent weather; the latest Cattle Chat podcast; Results from the 2019 Kansas FFA Career Development Events competition; Gus van der Hoeven’s “Stop, Look and Listen…”

00:01:30 – Spring Breeding Adjustments:  K-State beef cattle specialist Sandy Johnson talks about spring breeding management adjustments that cow-calf producers may need to make as a result of the unfavorable weather conditions over the past few months:  she discusses some different ideas on heat detection and getting cows to cycle early for natural service.

00:12:59 – Beef Cattle Institute Podcast:  This week's Cattle Chat podcast from the Beef Cattle Institute at K-State features veterinarians Brad White and Bob Larson, cow-calf specialist Bob Weaber, livestock economist Dustin Pendell, and two special guests who will talk about efforts to promote beef consumption to college students...Patti Dollarhide of the BCI and Sharla Huseman of the Kansas Beef Council.

00:24:28 – Kansas FFA Competition Results:  Results from the 2019 Kansas FFA Career Development Events competition which just concluded on the K-State campus. Also, the day’s agricultural news headlines.

00:32:58 – "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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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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