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Dec 17, 2018

On today’s episode: the weekly livestock market update; the latest Cattle Chat podcast from the Beef Cattle Institute at K-State; the latest agricultural news, and this week’s “Tree Tales”; three leadership training events will be held in January…

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.

00:01:30 – Livestock Market Update:  Livestock economist Derrell Peel of Oklahoma State University offers his thoughts on the cattle market trends:  he talks about the large number of calves yet to be run through the feeder markets for this time of the year, and what that implies for feeder prices...he also has an update on the sluggish cull cow market and the prospects for that market improving sometime soon. 

00:13:01 – Beef Cattle Institute Podcast:  Highlights from the latest Cattle Chat podcast from the Beef Cattle Institute at K-State:  this week, K-State veterinarians Brad White and Bob Larson and cow-calf specialist Bob Weaber look at the changes in marbling grades relating to select-grade beef, and they talk about making decisions on retaining heifers for the breeding herd.

00:24:29 – Ag News:  Eric Atkinson covers the day's agricultural news headlines, and the Kansas Forest Service presents this week's edition of "Tree Tales."

00:32:54 – Kansas 4-H Ambassador Training:  K-State 4-H specialist Diane Mack talks about an upcoming 4-H leadership development event being held in January in three separate locations in Kansas, and how participating 4-Hers can benefit from taking part.


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