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May 30, 2023

  • Cattle Market Update
  • Feeding Deer
  • Mastitis this Summer


00:01:05 – Cattle Market Update: Starting today’s show is Lee Schulz, Iowa State University Extension livestock economist, with a cattle market update. Lee discusses recent farm labor and cold storage reports from the USDA.

Lee's article

Cold Storage

Farm Labor


00:12:05 – Feeding Deer: K-State wildlife specialist Drew Ricketts continues the show with information about deer and things to consider when deciding to feed them because people might be feeding more wildlife than just deer.


00:23:04 – Mastitis this Summer: Finishing today’s show is K-State dairy specialist Mike Brouk as he looks at three things dairy farmers can do to reduce the spread of summer mastitis. Because of the conditions, dairy farmers often see an increase in mastitis in the herd during the 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 Shelby Varner and distributed to radio stations throughout Kansas and as a daily podcast.


K‑State Research and Extension is a short name for the Kansas State University Agricultural Experiment Station and Cooperative Extension Service, a program designed to generate and distribute useful knowledge for the well‑being of Kansans. Supported by county, state, federal and private funds, the program has county Extension offices, experiment fields, area Extension offices and regional research centers statewide. Its headquarters is on the K‑State campus in Manhattan.