Jan 31, 2018
On today’s episode: mineral supplementation strategies for beef cattle, including newer forms of administration; producers can now submit their forage samples to K-State for nutrient analysis; this week’s “Stop, Look and Listen” from Gus van der Hoeven…
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00:01:30 – Mineral Supplementation Strategies: K-State beef systems specialist Jaymelynn Farney talks about mineral supplementation strategies for the beef cow herd, which are guided by several factors, including cow condition as well as feed and forage type and availability...she looks at matching the mineral selection to herd needs.
00:012:41 – Mineral Supplementation Strategies (Part 2): Continued discussion with K-State beef systems specialist Jaymelynn Farney… she discusses the newer forms of mineral administration, including the injectable products. Farney will be speaking on all this at the K-State Winter Ranch Management Seminars over the next two weeks.
00:24:11 – Nutrient Analysis of Livestock Forage: The manager of the analytical laboratory in K-State's Animal Sciences and Industry Department, Katie Hargrove, announces that her laboratory is now accepting livestock forage samples for nutrient analysis...she tells how to access that service.
00:29:21 – "Stop, Look and Listen": K-State's Gus van der Hoeven presents "Stop, Look and Listen", his weekly commentary on rural Kansas.
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