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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.

May 18, 2020

• The weekly cattle market update

• Accurately diagnosing and treating lameness in pasture cattle

• Agricultural news headlines

• Taking the 4-H Community Conversations program into the ether…

00:01:30 – Cattle Market Update:  K-State livestock economist Glynn Tonsor comments on the trends in the cattle markets: he talks about the gradual rise in cattle slaughter volumes as more packing plants return to operation, and about continued encouraging news in the beef demand arena.

00:12:58 – Lameness in Pasture Cattle:  K-State beef veterinarian A.J. Tarpoff talks about accurately diagnosing and treating lameness in pasture cattle, saying that lameness can be inflicted in several ways...he goes over how to distinguish the various causes of lameness, which will then indicate the kind of treatment response necessary.

00:24:22 – Ag News:  Eric Atkinson covers the day's agricultural news headlines.

00:32:24 – Community Conversations Online:  K-State 4-H specialist Aliah Mestrovich Seay discusses the transition of the Community Conversations program to a virtual format for 4-H youth, volunteers and Extension agents.


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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.