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Feb 4, 2019

On today’s episode: the weekly livestock market update; pre- and post-calving nutrition management for beef cows and heifers; agricultural news, and this week’s “Tree Tales”; an overview of the 4-H horse project…

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 Eric Atkinson and distributed to radio stations throughout Kansas and as a daily podcast.

00:01:30 – Livestock Market Update:  K-State livestock economist Glynn Tonsor shares his take on the current cattle market trends:  in addition to looking back at last week's weather-influenced cattle trade, he talks about topics he was hearing from producers about at the Cattle Industry Convention that took place last week in New Orleans.

00:13:00 – Beef Nutrition, Before and After Calving:  K-State beef systems specialist Justin Waggoner discusses pre- and post-calving nutrition management for beef cows and heifers:  he looks at matching forage quality to nutritional needs and supplemental feeding options for late gestation and after calving.

00:24:29 – Ag News:  Eric Atkinson covers the day's agricultural news headlines, and the Kansas Forest Service presents this week's edition of "Tree Tales."

00:32:59 –4-H Horse Project:  K-State 4-H specialist Pam Van Horn talks about the horse project with 2018 Kansas 4-H Horse Volunteer of the Year Melody Bearley of Rawlins County.


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