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Oct 28, 2019

  • Cattle market update looks at USDA cold storage report
  • Preview of the CattleTrace Industry Symposium on Nov. 22
  • Agricultural news
  • A look at a project giving 4-H’ers up-close experience with bees

00:01:30 – Cattle Market Update: Jim Robb, senior economist with the Livestock Marketing Information Center, looks at the improvement in the cash fed cattle trade, the USDA cold storage report – which is reflecting especially good movement in the domestic marketplace, and USDA’s monthly cattle on feed report – which was spot on with the pre-report estimate.

00:12:56 – CattleTrace Symposium Preview: Brityne Rucker reports on the upcoming CattleTrace Industry Symposium being held Nov. 22 on the K-State campus. She visits with program manager Cassie Kneibel and CattleTrace chair, Brandon Depenbusch.

00:24:07 – Ag News: Jeff Wichman covers the day's agricultural news headlines,  and Mike Brouck discusses trends in this week’s Milk Lines.

00:32:23 – 4-H Bee Project Grant: Dickinson County 4-H youth development agent Jill Martinson discusses an Ag Innovators Experience grant that enabled several youth to participate in a hands-on learning activity involving native American bees.


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