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Mar 21, 2022

  • Cattle Market Report: The Latest Beef Demand Data
  • Preparing the Herd for Summer Pasture
  • Livestock Risk Protection Insurance


00:01:00 – Cattle Market Report: The Latest Beef Demand Data: K-State livestock economist Glynn Tonsor offers his latest thoughts on the cattle market trends:  he remarks on the relatively minimal impact of the attack on Ukraine on the cattle market, and he passes along the beef demand data from his latest Meat Demand Monitor national survey


00:12:00 – Preparing the Herd for Summer Pasture: K-State veterinarian Gregg Hanzlicek goes over a health management checklist for cow-calf producers preparing to turn the herd out on summer pasture in the coming weeks...he runs through the recommended vaccination protocols for cows, calves and bulls, and discusses putting together a mineral supplementation plan...he also talks about insecticidal ear tag selection for optimum herd fly control


00:23:00 – Livestock Risk Protection Insurance: K-State risk management economist Jenny Ifft continues her series on price risk management for cow-calf operations, looking more closely at implementing Livestock Risk Protection insurance, and some of the unique aspects of enrolling in that coverage



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