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Jun 10, 2024

  • Cattle Market Trade
  • Stress Playing a Role in Cattle Reproduction
  • Eel in the Kansas River


00:01:05 – Cattle Market Trade: The show begins with Tyler Cozzens an agricultural economist with the Livestock Marketing Information Center with a cattle market update. He gives a cattle market recap and then talks beef and cattle trade.


00:12:05 – Stress Playing a Role in Cattle Reproduction: The Beef Cattle Institute’s Brad White and Bob Larson keep today’s show rolling with an episode of their Bovine Science podcast where they talk about the potential impacts of stress on reproduction.

Herd Health: Stress and Reproduction


00:23:05 – Eel in the Kansas River: Joe Gerken, K-State fisheries and aquatics Extension specialist, ends the show by discussing the recent finding of an American Eel in the Kansas River -- which hasn’t happened for about 10 years.



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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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