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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.

Captioned episodes are available on our Agriculture Today YouTube page.

Jan 21, 2020

• The weekly livestock market update

• Fighting bovine respiratory disease in feeder cattle

• The 2020 Swine Profitability Conference, and the latest “Milk Lines”

• Employing guardian dogs to protect livestock from predators…

00:01:30 – Livestock Market Update:  Livestock economist Lee Schulz of Iowa State University is featured on this week's cattle market segment: he offers his latest thinking on what the just-signed trade deal with China means for U.S. beef exports to that country, and he previews both the USDA cattle-on-feed and cattle inventory reports which will come out within the next two weeks.

00:12:54 – Bovine Respiratory Disease:  K-State veterinarian Hans Coetzee talks about his research findings on antibiotic use for addressing bovine respiratory disease in feeder cattle...he has made a significant discovery regarding B-R-D treatments and the potential development of antibiotic resistance to those treatments.

00:24:15 – 2020 Swine Profitability Conference:  K-State swine nutritionist Jason Woodworth previews the 2020 K-State Swine Profitability Conference, set for Tuesday, February 4th on the campus. Also, this week's edition of "Milk Lines."

00:24:10 – Ag News:  Eric Atkinson covers the day's agricultural news headlines, along with this week's edition of "Milk Lines."

00:32:33 – Guardian Dogs:  K-State wildlife specialist Charlie Lee reports on two studies on employing guardian dogs to protect livestock from predators.


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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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