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Apr 23, 2019

Identifying the main reasons for stillborn and weak calves; an emerging mobile app provides valuable information for land managers; agricultural news, and the latest “Milk Lines”; ferruginous hawks in the High Plains habitat of western Kansas…

00:01:30 – Stillborn and Weak Calves:  K-State veterinarian Gregg Hanzlicek reports what the Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory at K-State has identified as the main reasons for stillborn and weak calves, an all-too-frequent occurrence in this recent calving season...he says that it often goes back to a nutritional deficiency for cows and heifers during gestation.

00:12:59 – Land Management Mobile App:  A guest speaker at K-State, USDA soil scientist Jeff Herrick, talks about an emerging mobile app called "LandPKS"...it provides soil and vegetative cover information for a given parcel of land, so that producers and other land managers can identify soil types and monitor changes in land cover, among many other potential uses.

00:24:28 – Ag News:  Eric Atkinson covers the day's agricultural news headlines, along with this week's edition of "Milk Lines."

00:32:58 – Ferruginous Hawks:  K-State wildlife specialist Charlie Lee talks about the status of ferruginous hawks in the High Plains habitat of western 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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