Apr 9, 2018
On today’s episode: the weekly livestock market update; the return of trichomoniasis as a reproductive health issue for Kansas cow-calf herds; the 2018 4-H Campference coming up in June, with registrations now being taken…
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.
00:00:00 — Livestock Market Update: Livestock economist Derrell Peel of Oklahoma State University is featured in this week's cattle market segment: he remarks on what's behind the current slump in cattle prices, and how much of that has to do with the looming concerns about a potential trade war with China...he also draws from the latest U.S. beef export report, which bodes favorably for overall U.S. beef sales abroad.
00:11:27 — Trichomoniasis Returns: K-State veterinarian Gregg Hanzlicek looks at the return of trichomoniasis as a reproductive health issue for Kansas cow-calf herds: he reminds producers how costly this disease can be, and goes over the recommended measures for preventing "trich" from spreading.
00:22:59 — 4-H Campference: For this week's 4-H segment, K-State 4-H specialist Beth Hinshaw previews the 2018 4-H Campference coming up in June, with registrations now being taken.
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