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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.

Aug 17, 2020

• The weekly cattle market update

• Pre-conditioning for calves

• Agricultural news headlines

• An update on the 4-H shooting sports program…

00:01:30 – Cattle Market Update:  The director of the Livestock Marketing Information Center, Katelyn McCullock, offers this week's cattle market commentary:  she looks back at the bullishness in last week's cash and futures markets, and talks about the potential for additional strength in those trades...and she goes over the LMIC's latest projection on cattle feeding returns.

00:12:54 – Pre-Conditioning For Calves:  K-State beef veterinarian A.J. Tarpoff discusses the components of a pre-conditioning program for calves to be weaned this fall...he focuses on vaccine selection and internal parasite control, plus some working facility maintenance that will help the pre-conditioning process go smoother.

00:24:15 – Ag News:  Eric Atkinson covers the day's agricultural news headlines.

00:32:33 –4-H Shooting Sports Update:  K-State 4-H program coordinator Shannon Rogge provides an update on the 4-H shooting sports program heading into the fall.


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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.


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