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Mar 27, 2024

  • Regulations for Prescribed Burning in Kansas
  • Halter Breaking Calves
  • Using Sexed Semen


00:01:05 – Regulations for Prescribed Burning in Kansas: Roger McEowen, K-State and Washburn law professor, begins today’s show by reminding people of the rules and regulations that are involved with prescribed burning in Kansas.

Kansas Prescribed Burning - Rules and Regulations


00:12:05 – Halter Breaking Calves: Keeping the show rolling is Butler County Extension agriculture agent Charlene Miller as she discusses her recommendations for halter breaking cattle and getting them prepared for showing. 


00:23:05 – Using Sexed Semen: The show concludes today with K-State’s Brad White, Bob Larson, Phillip Lancaster, Brian Lubbers and Select Sire’s Adrienne Lulay on another part of the Beef Cattle Institute’s Cattle Chat podcast as they talk about the use of sexed semen in commercial beef producer’s artificial insemination programs.

BCI Cattle Chat Podcast

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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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