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Apr 25, 2022

  • Cattle Market Happenings
  • Stocker Calf Inputs
  • Turkey Habitat Improvement



00:01:05—Cattle Market Happenings--K-State livestock economist Glynn Tonsor comments on the cattle market trends:  he breaks down the unexpected numbers, both for the nation and for Kansas, from the USDA's cattle-on-feed report last Friday, and what they suggest about cattle prices for the remainder of the year...and he draws from a new study he co-conducted on the impact of regional reliance on large beef processing facilities, a topic that's now at the center of policy discussions



00:12:08—Stocker Calf Inputs--K-State beef cattle nutritionist Dale Blasi talks about the findings of K-State research on mineral supplementation and growth implants for stocker cattle heading to grass...he and colleagues measured the growth response to each of those practices and the economics associated with employing both management steps



00:23:06—Turkey Habitat Improvement--On this week's wildlife management segment, K-State wildlife specialist Drew Ricketts talks about the decline in wild turkey numbers in Kansas, and some habitat management steps that landowners can consider to accommodate turkey nesting




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