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Dec 18, 2023

  • November Meat Demand Monitor
  • Producer Challenges for Specialty Livestock
  • Raccoon Control


00:01:05 – November Meat Demand Monitor: K-State livestock economist Glynn Tonsor begins today’s show with a cattle market update. He discusses the survey data for the November Meat Demand Monitor as well as other customer information.

November Meat Demand Monitor

KSU-Beef Replacement

Assessing Domestic Pork Demand in 2023


00:12:05 – Producer Challenges for Specialty Livestock: Continuing the show are K-State assistant professors Logan Britton and Nellie Hill-Sullins as they discuss their research on challenges producers of specialty livestock are experiencing.

Kansas Specialty Livestock Producer Challenges

Division of Animal Health


00:23:05 – Raccoon Control: Drew Ricketts, K-State wildlife specialist, rounds out today’s show by reviewing how to manage raccoons and why this time of year is good to do so. He also warns people about a fly bait that is commonly used off-label which is illegal.


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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 Shelby Varner and distributed to radio stations throughout Kansas and as a daily podcast.


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