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Mar 28, 2022

  • Implications of the Cattle-on-Feed Report
  • Managing Nutritional Intake for Bottle Calves
  • Risk Price Management for Cow-Calf Producers


00:01:00 – Implications of the Cattle-on-Feed Report: Livestock economist Lee Schulz of Iowa State University comments on the current cattle market trends: he looks at the market implications of last Friday's USDA Cattle-on-Feed Report, and he discusses the trend in the choice-to-select beef price spread, on the heels of the inverted choice-select price relationship that took place in late February


00:12:00 – Managing Nutritional Intake for Bottle Calves: K-State beef systems specialist Jaymelynn Farney talks about managing bottle calves resulting from this spring calving season, assuring that they're receiving sufficient nutritional intake until they start consuming solid feed...she cites the five "C" of bottle calf care:  colostrum, calories, cleanliness, comfort and consistency


00:23:00 – Risk Price Management for Cow-Calf Producers: K-State risk management economist Jenny Ifft talks about fitting Livestock Risk Protection insurance into the overall herd economic management approach



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