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Oct 25, 2021

  • Livestock Market Update
  • Cost-Effective Phosphorus Options
  • National FFA Convention Preview


00:01:00 – Livestock Market Update: Livestock economist Lee Schulz of Iowa State University is featured on this week's cattle market segment:  he breaks down the USDA's latest cattle-on-feed report...and he shares a new analysis he co-authored on trends in dairy beef prices, and how those might serve as an indicator of future beef cattle prices


00:12:00 – Cost-Effective Phosphorus Options: K-State beef systems specialist Justin Waggoner talks about managing phosphorus mineral supplementation for the cow herd this fall and winter, in light of escalating mineral prices...he offers several suggestions on maintaining mineral availability to the herd in a cost-effective manner, including strategic product selection and utilizing alternate phosphorus sources


00:23:00 – National FFA Convention Preview: Kansas FFA state reporter Lydia Watanabe looks ahead to the 2021 National FFA Convention which takes place this week in Indianapolis



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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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