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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.

Jun 8, 2020

• The weekly cattle market update

• Options and protocols for keeping trichomoniasis from entering a cattle herd

• Agricultural news

• Kansas 4-H Campference is coming up…

00:01:30 – Cattle Market Update:  Livestock economist Lee Schulz of Iowa State University sizes up the cattle market trends: he comments on the latest slaughter weight numbers as an indicator of the backlog of market-ready cattle, and talks about the increasing pace of beef slaughter as the industry recovers from the COVID-19 situation.

00:12:51 – Fighting Trichomoniasis:  K-State veterinarian Gregg Hanzlicek is back to talk about additional cattle herds in Kansas testing positive for trichomoniasis, a costly cattle reproduction disease...he looks at the options and protocols for keeping it from entering a breeding herd, as well as preventing it from spreading further in the Kansas cattle production sector.

00:24:19 – Ag News:  Eric Atkinson covers the day's agricultural news headlines.

00:32:34 – 4-H Campference:  K-State 4-H specialist Beth Hinshaw discusses 4-H Campference taking place later in June as a virtual event for youth ages 10-12.


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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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