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Sep 27, 2021

  • Livestock Market Update
  • Watching for Anaplasmosis Disease
  • Agricultural News Headlines
  • 4-H Seeks Adult Volunteers


00:01:00 – Livestock Market Update: Livestock economist Lee Schulz of Iowa State University discusses the latest developments in the cattle markets:  he reviews the USDA's monthly cattle-on-feed report and quarterly Hogs and Pigs report, both released last Friday, and the implications for the cattle trade...he also talks about managing volatility in the cattle markets, pointing producers toward a new tool from the CME group that can be of great help


00:12:00 – Watching for Anaplasmosis Disease: K-State beef veterinarian A.J. Tarpoff advises cow-calf producers about being on the watch for anaplasmosis disease in their herds this fall:  how to identify it and what steps can be taken to control it...including a new conditional-use vaccine which he says is showing great promise in keeping this disease from taking root in a herd


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

00:31:00 – 4-H Seeks Adult Volunteers: K-State 4-H specialist Diane Mack and Dickinson County Extension 4-H agent Jill Martinson discuss the need for adult volunteers as the new 4-H year gets underway



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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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