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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 17, 2020

• The weekly livestock market update

• Increasing cases of winter bovine dysentery in cow-calf herds

• Addressing calving difficulties, and the latest “Tree Tales”

• The 4-H leadership communication series on community conversations…

00:01:30 – Livestock Market Update:  Livestock economist Lee Schulz of Iowa State University provides this week's cattle market commentary:  he talks about the prospects for improvement in cattle prices after consecutive weeks of weakening prices, and he looks ahead to this Friday's USDA cattle-on-feed report.

00:12:51 – Winter Bovine Dysentery:  K-State veterinarian Gregg Hanzlicek discusses the increasing cases of winter bovine dysentery in cow-calf herds...what causes it, how much it impedes breeding stock, and what response on the part of the producer is called for.

00:24:09 – Calving Difficulties:  K-State beef veterinarian A.J. Tarpoff goes over his recommendations for knowing when to intervene during calving difficulties; also the Kansas Forest Service presents this week's edition of "Tree Tales."

00:32:20 – 4-H Leadership Communication:  K-State 4-H specialist Aliah Mestrovich Seay discusses how the 4-H leadership communication series on community conversations is training 4-H youth, adult volunteers and Extension agents on how to approach difficult issues.


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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.


K‑State Research and Extension is a short name for the Kansas State University Agricultural Experiment Station and Cooperative Extension Service, a program designed to generate and distribute useful knowledge for the well‑being of Kansans. Supported by county, state, federal and private funds, the program has county Extension offices, experiment fields, area Extension offices and regional research centers statewide. Its headquarters is on the K‑State campus in Manhattan.