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Sep 20, 2021

  • Livestock Market Update
  • Improving Cow Body Condition Scores
  • Agricultural News Headlines
  • 48 Hours of Giving Back


00:01:00 – Livestock Market Update: Livestock economist Derrell Peel of Oklahoma State University comments on the latest developments in the cattle markets:  he remarks on how the economic prospects for grazing stocker calves on wheat pasture or other planted forage are shaping up...and he offers his thoughts on how much additional cow herd liquidation will likely occur because of the ongoing drought in the western half of the U.S. 


00:12:00 – Improving Cow Body Condition Scores: K-State beef systems specialist Justin Waggoner explains why the fall is a great time to improve the condition of spring-calving cows...he goes over several management and grazing strategies for raising cow body condition scores post-weaning


00:23:00 – Agricultural News Headlines: Eric Atkinson has a look at today’s agricultural news headlines

00:31:00 – 48 Hours of Giving Back: K-State 4-H specialist Beth Hinshaw previews the upcoming 48 Hours of 4-H community service challenge taking place October 9th and 10th


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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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