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May 28, 2019

The weekly livestock market update; mineral supplementation for the cow herd on summer grass; agricultural news, and the latest “Milk Lines”; competitive hunting of coyotes and other damaging wildlife…

00:01:30 – Livestock Market Update:  K-State livestock economist Glynn Tonsor is featured on this week's cattle market segment:  he remarks on what the USDA's latest cattle-on-feed report suggests about the economic returns to feeding cattle for the remainder of the year, and he goes over the latest beef export volume numbers for the first quarter of 2019.

00:13:01 – Mineral Supplementation for the Cow Herd:  K-State beef systems specialist Jaymelynn Farney discusses mineral supplementation for the cow herd on summer grass, and management approaches that could save producers some money while still meeting the herd's mineral needs...she urges producers to strategize with their mineral programs instead of following the same procedure year after year.

00:24:30 – Ag News:  Eric Atkinson covers the day's agricultural news headlines, along with this week's edition of "Milk Lines."

00:33:01 – Hunting Destructive Wildlife:  K-State wildlife specialist Charlie Lee talks about competitive hunting of coyotes and other damaging wildlife, and why that might be detrimental to public opinion about hunting in general.


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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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