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Oct 11, 2021

  • Livestock Market Update
  • KSU Detailed Cow-Calf Budget Tool
  • K-State Fall Forestry Field Day


00:01:00 – Livestock Market Update: The director of the Livestock Marketing Information Center, Katelyn McCullock, talks about the factors that are keeping the market from trending higher, as many have anticipated. She also discusses the decision of retaining vs. selling fall-weaned calves, and what the market is signaling


00:12:00 – KSU Detailed Cow-Calf Budget Tool: K-State agricultural economist Robin Reid talks about trends in cow-calf production costs in Kansas, based on Kansas Farm Management Association data...and she directs producers to a very helpful tool called the KSU Detailed Cow-Calf Budget, for analyzing an operation's potential income, costs and profitability


00:23:00 – K-State Fall Forestry Field Day: This week's K-State agricultural events calendar includes a final preview of this week’s K-State Fall Forestry Field Day


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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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