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Jun 1, 2023

  • Heat Stress Management for Cattle
  • Heat Stress Management for Cattle Part Two and Sackett v. EPA
  • Drought-Proof Landscape


00:01:07 – Heat Stress Management for Cattle: K-State beef veterinarian, A.J. Tarpoff starts today’s show by discussing cattle heat stress. He says it is vital that cattle have time to cool off at night to dissipate heat from the day.  


00:12:10 – Heat Stress Management for Cattle Part Two and Sackett v. EPA: Today’s show continues with A.J. Tarpoff, K-State beef veterinarian, as he continues the conversation about reducing heat stress for cattle. We are also joined by Kansas Livestock Association’s Scarlett Hagins with the decision from the Sackett v. EPA Supreme Court Case.

A.J.'s Article on Managing Heat Stress

Animal Comfort on Kansas Mesonet

Sign-up for KSU's Beef Tips Newsletter


00:23:03 – Drought-Proof Landscape: Finishing today’s show is K-State Extension horticulture agent for Sedgwick County, Matthew McKernan, with six ways to drought-proof a Kansas landscape.



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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.


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