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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.

Jul 27, 2020

• The weekly cattle market update

• Creep-feeding calves as a nutritional bridge to weaning

• Agricultural news headlines

• COVID-19 and the future of Kansas 4-H…

00:01:30 – Cattle Market Update:  Livestock economist Derrell Peel of Oklahoma State University provides this week's cattle market commentary: he discusses the USDA's cattle inventory and cattle-on-feed reports, both of which were released last Friday...and he comments on the USDA's report on its investigation of cattle and beef price movements following the Holcomb packing plant fire last year.

00:12:51 – Creep-Feeding Calves:  From a recent Cattle Chat podcast produced by the K-State Beef Cattle Institute, a look at creep-feeding calves as a nutritional bridge to weaning...featuring remarks from K-State veterinarians Brad White and Bob Larson, cow-calf specialist Bob Weaber and livestock economist Dustin Pendell.

00:24:23 – 2020 Risk and Profit Conference:  K-State Extension assistant in agricultural economics Rich Llewlyn previews the K-State 2020 Risk and Profit Conference taking place the second week of August, which will be conducted virtually over several days.

00:32:37 – Recognition and Support, Without Fairs:  State 4-H leader Wade Weber of K-State discusses the future of Kansas 4-H as impacted by the COVID-19 challenges.


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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.