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May 3, 2021

  • Cattle market update: High feed costs and stagnant fed-cattle market
  • Managing spring cattle breeding season
  • Cold damage to corn
  • 4-H communication project

00:01:29 – Cattle Market Update: Livestock economist Derrell Peel of Oklahoma State University is featured on this week's cattle market segment: He talks about how the feeder cattle market is wrestling with high feed costs and a stagnant fed cattle market, and he discusses the intensifying drought in the western half of the U.S., and concerns about forage supplies heading into next year.

00:12:53 – Managing Spring Cattle Breeding Season: K-State beef reproduction specialist Sandy Johnson discusses a few reasons why cow-calf producers might want to delay their spring breeding seasons. And she talks about managing the length of the breeding season for cows and heifers, respectively.

00:24:15 – Cold Damage to Corn: K-State crop production specialist Ignacio Ciampitti talks about possible damage to newly-seeded corn from the sharp cold snap a couple of weeks ago, and what signs of that damage growers should be looking for now.

00:32:25 – 4-H Communication Project: On this week's 4-H segment, K-State 4-H specialist Diane Mack discusses a 4-H communications project built around a series of six lesson plans.

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