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Sep 14, 2020

• The weekly cattle market update

• Evaluating bull performance during this latest breeding season

• Facets of a successful pre-weaning conditioning program for beef calves

• This year’s Kansas 4-H Youth Leadership Forum…

00:01:30 – Cattle Market Update:  Agricultural economist Tyler Cozzens of the Livestock Marketing Information Center is featured on this week's cattle market segment:  in addition to commenting on the recent fed and feeder cattle price trends, he shares fresh information on post-Labor Day domestic beef demand, and draws from the LMIC's new outlook on meat demand for the remainder of  the year.

00:12:58 – Evaluating Bull Performance:  K-State beef reproduction specialist Sandy Johnson talks about evaluating the performance of bulls during this latest breeding season, saying that producers can gain a lot from reassessing not only individual bull breeding success, but one's bull power management as well.

00:24:02 – Pre-Weaning Conditioning for Beef Calves:  From the latest Cattle Chat podcast out of the Beef Cattle Institute at K-State, a look at several facets of a successful pre-weaning conditioning program for beef calves...with comments from K-State veterinarians Bob Larson and Brad White, and K-State cow calf specialist Bob Weaber.

00:24:18 – Ag News:  Eric Atkinson covers the day's agricultural news headlines.

00:32:26 – Kansas 4-H Youth Leadership Forum:  K-State 4-H specialist Beth Hinshaw discusses the upcoming Kansas Youth Leadership Forum being held virtually in November.


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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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