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A selection of fully produced segments are made available weekly on the "For Radio Stations" page at the K-State Research and Extension news page.

Captioned episodes are available on our Agriculture Today YouTube page.

Jan 19, 2021

• The weekly cattle market update

• The value of breeding soundness examinations

• Kansas tree resource management

• 4-H Citizenship in Action…

00:01:30 – Cattle Market Update:  Livestock economist Lee Schulz of Iowa State University offers his remarks on the cattle market trends:  he shares information that he has put together on how the volume of calves sold at feeder auctions affects the prices paid at those auctions, and he compares sales volumes at auction barns, through direct transactions and via electronic marketing in 2020.

00:12:57 – Breeding Soundness Examinations:  Beef systems specialist Jaymelynn Farney and beef geneticist Megan Rolf of K-State discuss the value of breeding soundness examinations and EPD information when selecting bulls for spring breeding...for genetic advancement as well as calf production success.

00:24:19 – Kansas Tree Resource Management:  K-State forester Charlie Barden and Kansas Forest Service communications coordinator Cassie Wandersee talk about current issues in Kansas tree resource management, as part of the latest KFS Podcast.

00:32:43 – 4-H Citizenship in Action:  K-State 4-H specialists Beth Hinshaw and Aliah Mestrovich Seay provide a preview of 4-H Citizenship in Action, being held virtually in mid-February.


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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.


K‑State Research and Extension is a short name for the Kansas State University Agricultural Experiment Station and Cooperative Extension Service, a program designed to generate and distribute useful knowledge for the well‑being of Kansans. Supported by county, state, federal and private funds, the program has county Extension offices, experiment fields, area Extension offices and regional research centers statewide. Its headquarters is on the K‑State campus in Manhattan.