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Nov 5, 2018

On today’s episode: the weekly livestock market update; determining stocking rates for the cow herd on crop residue; the latest agricultural news, and this week’s “Tree Tales”; a very special 4-H musical performance…

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 – Livestock Market Update:  Livestock economist Lee Schulz of Iowa State University provides this week's cattle market commentary:  he looks at the current trend of assertive forward pricing by packers, and what that means to the market...and he comments on an apparent decline in the number of cattle being finished in smaller feedlots, and how that impacts the perception of overall cattle supplies.

00:13:00 – Stocking Rates on Crop Residue:  K-State beef cattle specialist Sandy Johnson talks about determining stocking rates for the cow herd on crop residue, which she says can be calculated a couple of ways...she also looks at supplemental feeding that might be necessary as cows graze that residue.

00:24:29 – Ag News:  Eric Atkinson covers the day's agricultural news headlines, and the Kansas Forest Service presents this week's edition of "Tree Tales."

00:32:58 – A Very Special Performance:  K-State 4-H specialist Pam van Horn is joined by Sydney Beesley, a 4-H member from Stevens County who recently performed two songs at the National 4-H Hall of Fame ceremony near Washington, D.C.


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