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Jul 12, 2021

977 – Livestock Market Update … Pre-weaning Health Challenges



  • Livestock Market Update
  • Pre-Weaning Health Challenges
  • Wheat Harvest Report
  • Kansas County Fairs



00:01:00 – Livestock Market Update: Livestock economist Lee Schulz of Iowa State University provides this week's cattle market commentary:  he talks about his expectations of a good second half of 2021 for cattle prices, and he remarks on the just-announced administration initiative to support expansion of small- and medium-scale packing plants

00:12:00 – Pre-Weaning Health Challenges: K-State veterinarian Gregg Hanzlicek discusses several pre-weaning health challenges that beef calves might encounter in the coming weeks, and what producers can do to counter those...including something that has become more common in recent years, pasture pneumonia


00:22:58 – Wheat Harvest Report: Today's Kansas wheat harvest update features crop production agent Sandra Wick of the Post Rock Extension District in north-central Kansas

00:30:47 – Kansas County Fairs: K-State 4-H specialist Beth Hinshaw discusses the importance of county fairs for both 4-H youth and the community




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