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Jul 6, 2020

• The weekly cattle market update

• A look at direct marketing of beef

• A wheat harvest report

• Kansas 4-H shooting sports update…


00:01:30 – Cattle Market Update:  Livestock economist Lee Schulz of Iowa State University provides this week's cattle market commentary: he takes a look at the current struggles in the cash fed cattle market, and talks about how last week's USDA report on corn acreage might influence decisions on early-weaning calves.

00:12:57 – Direct-Marketing of Beef:  From the latest Cattle Chat podcast out of the Beef Cattle Institute at K-State, the panel offers considerations for cattle producers thinking about direct-marketing beef to local or regional customers, and they talk about making decisions on pulling bulls from the breeding herd...featured at K-State veterinarians Brad White and Bob Larson, cow-cals specialist Bob Weaber and livestock economist Dustin Pendell.

00:24:18 – Wheat Harvest Report:  Today's Kansas wheat harvest update features Extension agricultural agent Rebecca Zach of the River Valley Extension District in north-central Kansas, which includes Clay, Cloud, Republic and Washington counties.

00:32:48 – 4-H Shooting Sports Update:  K-State 4-H specialist Aliah Mestrovich Seay discusses a new program called “Visual Thinking Strategies”, a collaboration in which Kansas 4-H is a partner. K-State 4-H specialist Anissa Jepsen talks about activities that have taken place recently in the 4-H Shooting Sports program.


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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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