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Jun 29, 2020

• The weekly cattle market update

• A look at recent beef genetic advances

• Today's wheat harvest report

• Kansas 4-H and “Visual Thinking Strategies”…

00:01:30 – Cattle Market Update:  Livestock economist Derrell Peel of Oklahoma State University provides this week's analysis of the cattle markets: he shares his latest outlook on beef production in the 3rd quarter of the year, and whether demand will be able to keep up with that volume.

00:12:51 – Beef Genetic Advances:  K-State cow-calf production specialist Bob Weaber reviews some of the primary topics in beef genetic advances that were highlighted at the recent Beef Improvement Federation virtual conference that took place earlier this month.

00:24:12 – Ag News, Wheat Harvest Report:  Today's wheat harvest update features Extension agricultural agents Shad Marston of McPherson County and James Coover of the Wildcat and Southwind Extension Districts in southeast Kansas.

00:32:36 – Visual Thinking Strategies:  K-State 4-H specialist Aliah Mestrovich Seay discusses a new program called “Visual Thinking Strategies”, a collaboration in which Kansas 4-H is a partner.


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