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May 7, 2020

• Adjusting background cattle feeding rations, when feed sources dwindle

• Cattle herd management and salmonella

• Agricultural news, and the Kansas soybean update

• Cleaning up storm-damaged trees in the home landscape…

00:01:30 – Filling the Feed Gaps:  K-State beef cattle specialist Dale Blasi talks about making adjustments in background cattle feeding rations, as the availability of distillers' grains has become limited because of the slowdown in ethanol production...he talks about alternative feedstuffs for growing calves, and several on-line tools that producers can use to formulate the most nutritional and economical ration for their backgrounding operation.

00:12:50 – Cattle Herd Management and Salmonella:  K-State food scientists Sara Gragg and Jessie Vipham talk about one of the primary targets in beef product safety efforts, salmonella...and where cattle herd management fits into the picture...they were featured guests on the latest Cattle Chat podcast from the Beef Cattle Institute at K-State.

00:24:16 – Ag News:  Eric Atkinson covers the day's agricultural news headlines, including this week’s Kansas soybean update.

00:32:25 – Storm-Damaged Trees:  K-State horticulturist Ward Upham has advice on pruning, and otherwise cleaning up, storm-damaged landscape trees.


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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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