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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.

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Apr 16, 2020

• Potential benefits of exercise for long-hauled beef calves

• The latest Cattle Chat podcast

• Agricultural news, and the Kansas soybean update

• Controlling landscape pine diseases…

00:01:30 – Exercise for Calves?:  K-State beef cattle scientist John Jaeger reports on his new study of post-shipping exercise of long-hauled beef calves, as a possible way of reducing respiratory disease in those calves shortly after arrival...he explains the thinking behind this tactic, saying that it could well pay off for the cattle feeder.

00:12:52 – Beef Cattle Institute Podcast:  Highlights from the latest Cattle Chat podcast from the Beef Cattle Institute at K-State, with the emphasis this time on pre-breeding bull management..on board for this discussion are K-State veterinarians Brad White and Bob Larson, cow-calf specialist Bob Weaber, livestock economist Dustin Pendell, and Kansas Animal Health Commissioner Justin Smith.

00:24:18 – Ag News:  Eric Atkinson covers the day's agricultural news headlines, including this week’s Kansas soybean update.

00:32:23 – Landscape Pine Diseases:  K-State plant pathologist Judy O'Mara talks about three common landscape pine diseases and how to distinguish between them, as two of the three can be treated with spring-applied fungicides.


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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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