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Jan 10, 2022

  • Cattle Market Update
  • Reducing the Chances of Scours Disease
  • Upcoming Soil Fertility Management Meetings  


00:01:00 – Cattle Market Update: Livestock economist Derrell Peel of Oklahoma State University weighs in on the cattle market trends and developments:  he passes along the positive news from the USDA's latest beef export sales data, and he remarks on concerns about slowdowns in beef processing at packing plants because of pandemic-related employee absenteeism


00:12:00 – Reducing the Chances of Scours Disease: K-State beef veterinarian A. J. Tarpoff talks about taking measures now to avert scours disease in newborn beef calves, as the calving season will begin for many producers in the coming weeks...he advises on biosecurity practices to reduce the chances of scours turning up, and offers ideas on calving-time management which will lessen the chances of calves contracting scours


00:23:00 – Upcoming Soil Fertility Management Meetings: This week's K-State agricultural events calendar includes the details on four Soil Fertility Management meetings taking place tomorrow and Wednesday in central and western Kansas



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