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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.

Feb 3, 2020

• The weekly livestock market update

• Excerpts from the latest Cattle Chat podcast

• How 4-H guides youth beyond high school…

00:01:30 – Livestock Market Update:  The director of the Livestock Marketing Information Center, Katelyn McCullock, is featured on this week's cattle market segment:  she breaks down the numbers from the USDA's Cattle Inventory Report released on Friday, and what those say about nationwide herd contraction...she also discusses the trend toward more prime-grading cattle being produced.

00:12:47 – Cattle Chat Podcast:  Excerpts from another Cattle Chat podcast from the Beef Cattle Institute at K-State:  this time, veterinarian Brad White and cow-calf specialist Bob Weaber discuss several things pertaining to the breed composition of the commercial cow-calf herd...and how that relates to herd genetic improvement.

00:24:11 – Life Beyond 4-H:  K-State 4-H specialist Shane Potter discusses how 4-H prepares youth to make informed decisions about their careers and college path.


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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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