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Nov 14, 2023

  • Fins, Fur and Feathers: Taking Care of Ponds
  • Replacement Heifer Management
  • Using a Nutritionist for the Dairy


00:01:05 – Fins, Fur and Feathers: Taking Care of Ponds: Starting today’s show is K-State's Drew Ricketts and Joe Gerken with another episode of Fins, Fur and Feathers. This time Joe and Drew talk about a few ways to see if your pond needs care and what resources could be used.

Fins, Fur and Feathers


00:12:05 – Replacement Heifer Management: K-State cow-calf Extension specialist, Jason Warner, continues the show as he mentions what producers should consider when it comes to replacement heifer development and management.


00:23:05 – Using a Nutritionist for the Dairy: Completing today’s show is K-State dairy specialist Mike Brouk as he discusses the importance of consulting a nutritionist to increase fat percentage in the milk being produced on the farm.


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