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Dec 11, 2023

  • Cattle Market Export and Tools
  • Don't Move Firewood
  • Faces in Agriculture: Luke Bellar


00:01:05 – Cattle Market Export and Tools: A cattle market update with Iowa State University livestock economist Lee Schulz begins today’s show. He discusses export data and a tool that can help producers understand how much they can afford for replacement heifers.

Net Present Value of Beef Replacement Heifers

Raising Versus Buying Heifers for Beef Cow Replacement


00:12:05 – Don't Move Firewood: Continuing the show is Ryan Rastok, forest health coordinator with the Kansas Forest Service, on why it is important to not move firewood. He explains the issues it can cause for trees and homeowners.


00:23:05 – Faces in Agriculture: Luke Bellar: Another segment of Faces in Agriculture completes today’s show. Labette County farmer, Luke Bellar, talks about his operation and his off-farm involvement.



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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