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Sep 25, 2019

IN-DEPTH: Autumn Cow-Calf Herd Management

• Taking preventative measures against anaplasmosis

• Evaluating the body condition of cows

• Agricultural news headlines

• Gus van der Hoeven’s “Stop, Look and Listen…”

00:01:30 – Cow-Calf Herd Management:  A Beef Cattle Institute panel discussion featuring K-State veterinarians Brad White, Bob Larson, and Katie Reif, along with cow-calf specialist Bob Weaber. For the first part of the discussion, they address preventative measures against anaplasmosis from taking root in the cow herd in the fall, including how to read the signs of this disease.

00:13:00 – Cow-Calf Herd Management (Part 2):  Continued discussion among the panel from K-State’s Beef Cattle Institute; in this segment, the focus is on evaluating the body condition of cows coming off summer grass in planning for their fall and winter nutrition.

00:24:30 – Ag News:  Eric Atkinson covers the day's agricultural news headlines.

00:32:45 – "Stop, Look and Listen":  K-State's Gus van der Hoeven presents "Stop, Look and Listen", his weekly commentary on rural Kansas.


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