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May 31, 2022

  • Cattle Market Overview
  • Stocking Farm Ponds
  • Rising Milk Prices


00:01:10—Cattle Market Overview--The director of the Livestock Marketing Information Center, Katelyn McCullock, provides this week's cattle market commentary:  she discusses the recent retreat in cash fed cattle prices, which she expects to continue into the summer...and she lends her observations on the drought which continues to besiege large parts of the west and the southern plains, and the long-term implications for the cattle inventory




00:12:09—Stocking Farm Ponds--On this week's wildlife management segment, K-State fisheries and aquatic specialist Joe Gerken takes a detailed look at strategies for stocking fish in a farm pond:  how different species should be introduced into the pond in a biological stair-step fashion, starting with the prey fish and then the larger "catching" fish like bass and catfish...he also talks about harvesting pond fish the right way to preserve the population




00:23:06—Rising Milk Prices--On this week's edition of Milk Lines, K-State dairy specialist Mike Brouk urges dairy producers to position themselves through management to take advantage of the expected rise in milk prices this summer






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Agriculture Today is a daily program featuring Kansas State University agricultural specialists and other experts examining ag issues facing Kansas and the nation. It is hosted by Eric Atkinson and distributed to radio stations throughout Kansas and as a daily podcast.


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