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May 16, 2022

  • Beef Supply Drivers
  • Handling Cattle Semen
  • Quail and Pasture Burning



00:01:06—Beef Supply Drivers--Livestock economist Lee Schulz of Iowa State University provides this week's cattle market commentary:  he goes over what the USDA's latest World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimates report said about international beef trade...and he gets into a new analysis he's done on the factors influencing the U.S. beef supply here in 2022, and which of those will have lasting impacts on supply over the next couple of years



00:12:07—Handling Cattle Semen--K-State beef reproduction specialist Sandy Johnson reminds cow-calf producers running an A-I program of the guidelines for handling beef semen before administering it...with the objective of preserving the viability of that product prior to and during insemination



00:23:06—Quail and Pasture Burning--On this week's wildlife management segment, K-State wildlife specialist Drew Ricketts goes over a new study of prescribed grass burning and the impact on quail nesting success





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