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Mar 14, 2019

On today’s episode: as feeding and housing conditions remain cold and wet, cow herd health concerns linger on; the latest Cattle Chat podcast; agricultural news, and the latest “Kansas Soybean Update”; winter damage to home lawns…

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.

00:01:29 – Wet Weather Stress Continues for Cow Herds:  K-State beef veterinarian A.J. Tarpoff discusses the cow herd health concerns that linger as feeding and housing conditions remain cold and wet...he talks in particular about newborn calf scours and coccidiosis concerns and what producers can do to lessen those threats.

00:13:00 – Beef Cattle Institute Podcast:  Veterinarians Brad White and Bob Larson are joined by the president of development of the new American Royal, Jackie McClaskey:  they talk about the new American Royal facility project taking shape in Wyandotte County, and share thoughts on encouraging rural youth to pursue careers in agriculture.

 

00:24:30 – Ag News:  Eric Atkinson covers the day's agricultural news headlines, including this week’s Kansas soybean update.

00:33:01 – Winter Damage to Home Lawns:  K-State turfgrass specialist Jared Hoyle talks about the prospects of winter damage to home lawns, and how to identify such damage.

 

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