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Jan 4, 2021

• The weekly cattle market update

• Preparing the cow herd for spring calving

• Beef Calving Schools begin this week

• Kansas 4-H members work to beat the virus…

00:01:30 – Cattle Market Update:  The director of the Livestock Marketing Information Center, Katelyn McCullock, provides this week's commentary on the cattle markets:  she recaps the markets' strong finish to 2020, and offers the LMIC's outlook on beef consumption and cattle prices for the first half of 2021.

00:12:47 – Spring Calving Prep:  K-State veterinarian Gregg Hanzlicek talks about preparing the cow herd for spring calving, in terms of health and nutrition:  he discusses vaccination timing to assure the greatest protection for new-born calves, and the importance of cow or heifer body condition score to her readiness to calve.

00:24:14 – Beef Calving Schools:  K-State beef veterinarian A.J. Tarpoff previews the series of four K-State Beef Calving Schools, the first of which takes place this week.

00:32:28 – 4-H Members Help “Beat The Virus”:  K-State 4-H specialist Aliah Mestrovich Seay discusses the role 4-H youth have been playing in the Kansas Leadership Center’s “Kansas Beats the Virus” initiative.


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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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