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Feb 5, 2024


  • Cattle Inventory Report
  • Junior Sheep and Beef Producer Days
  • Stocking Fish Ponds


00:01:00 – Cattle Inventory Report: Livestock economist Lee Schulz from Iowa State University begins today’s show with a cattle market update. Lee discusses the current market, the cattle inventory report and cattle market lingo.

Keys to Understanding Cattle Market Report Lingo

USDA Cattle Inventory


00:12:00 – K-State Junior Sheep and Beef Producer Days: Continuing the show is Lexi Hayes with information about the upcoming K-State junior sheep and beef producer days. K-State agricultural economist, Robin Reid also reminds people about the Women Managing the Farm Conference and Farm and Ranch Transition meetings.

K-State Junior Producer Days

KSU Swine Profitability Conference 


00:23:00 – Stocking Fish Ponds:  Learning about what fish to stock ponds with ends today’s show with K-State fisheries and aquatics Extension specialist Joe Gerken filling us in. 


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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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