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Jun 10, 2021

  • Cattle heat stress origins
  • Abating cattle heat stress
  • Ag news
  • Pollinator-friendly landscape plants



00:01:11 – Cattle Heat Stress Abatement (part 1):  K-State beef veterinarian A.J. Tarpoff address heat stress abatement in cattle, as recent conditions have triggered that problem in this region:  on this segment, he goes over the extent to which cattle can dissipate heat on their own, and when herd heat management becomes necessary.



00:12:08 – Cattle Heat Stress Abatement (part 2):  Tarpoff outlines what steps can be taken to alleviate heat stress in cattle:  handling and feeding cattle at a lower-stress time of day; adjusting rations to lower the level of self-generated heat; providing shade, bedding, water sprinkling to penned cattle; and assuring that cattle have access to adequate and clean water.


00:23:14 – Ag News:  Eric Atkinson covers the day's agricultural news headlines, plus this week’s edition of the Kansas Soybean Update


00:31:11 – Encouraging Landscape Pollinators:  Central Kansas Extension District horticulture agent Jason Graves talks about landscape plant selection for attracting bees and other pollinators to the home and garden settings...that's the topic he'll address on the upcoming K-State Garden Hour webinar next Wednesday




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