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Aug 30, 2021

  • Livestock Market Update
  • Vaccination Recommendations
  • Agricultural News
  • Encouraging Others to Join 4-H


00:01:00 – Livestock Market Update: Livestock economist Lee Schulz of Iowa State University provides this week's insight on the cattle markets: he discusses the boxed beef market and whether it has topped out, as well as the market indicators from the USDA's latest cold storage report...and he offers thoughts on what the numbers say about retaining ownership of weaned calves this fall


00:12:00 – Vaccination Recommendations: K-State veterinarian Gregg Hanzlicek talks about pre-weaning vaccination recommendations for calves to be weaned this fall, based on the likely health challenges those calves could face...he emphasizes proper handling of vaccines to maintain their effectiveness, and offers strategic advice on administering those products


00:23:00 – Agricultural News: Eric Atkinson has the day’s agricultural news headlines


00:31:00 – Encouraging Involvement in 4-H: K-State 4-H specialist Beth Hinshaw and 4-H member Annika Wiebers talk about why it’s important for 4-H youth to tell their friends and others about their 4-H experiences and to invite them to join a local club

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