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Jan 18, 2023

  • Meat Purchasing Down Across the Board
  • Antique Collector or Farmer
  • Best Options for New Cattle Facilities



00:01:04  — Meat Purchasing Down Across the Board:  We start by catching up with K-State livestock economist, Glynn Tonsor. Glynn shares the latest information in the cattle markets and focuses on the most recent data from the Meat Demand Monitor which can be found on Ag Manager. He shares that overall meat purchasing is down and says that very well may be due to inflationary pressures on the dollars Americans are currently earning.

Latest from the Meat Demand Monitor on Ag Manager


00:12:10 — Antique Collector or Farmer?: We follow the cattle market update with an interesting agricultural law segment with K-State and Washburn University School of Law professor, Roger McEowen. Roger shares a case with us where a producer was accused by the IRS of being an antique collector and not a farmer…

Roger's article


00:23:09 — Best Options for New Cattle Facilities: We end with our latest edition of the Beef Cattle Institute’s Ask the Experts. This week experts Brad White, Bob Larson, and Brian Lubbers answer a listener’s question on the best options for building a new cattle handling facility.

BCI Cattle Chat Podcast

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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 Samantha Bennett and distributed to radio stations throughout Kansas and as a daily podcast.


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