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Jan 16, 2024

  • Fins, Fur and Feathers: Eagles
  • Farm and Ranch Transition Conferences
  • Using Technology for Cattle Margins


00:01:05 – Fins, Fur and Feathers: Eagles: Beginning today’s show is K-State’s Drew Ricketts and Joe Gerken with another episode of Fins, Fur and Feathers this time they talk about eagles and why people might be seeing more of them.

Fins, Fur and Feathers


00:12:05 – Farm and Ranch Transition Conferences: K-State agriculture economist Robin Reid continues the show by discussing the upcoming Farm and Ranch Transition conferences. She shares how attendees can get the most from the conference.



00:23:05 – Using Technology for Cattle Margins: Mike Brouk, K-State dairy specialist, finishes today’s show by saying one way to increase margins in 2024 is to utilize technology to locate cows in the pen. He says using transponders can save time, reduce herd disruption and provide health information.



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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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