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Aug 28, 2018

On today’s episode: pre-conditioning programs for fall-weaned beef calves; this week's Cattle Chat podcast from the Beef Cattle Institute; today’s agricultural news; a new study of pocket gopher control products…

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.

00:01:30 – Pre-Conditioning for Fall-Weaned Calves:  K-State veterinarian Gregg Hanzlicek goes over the health management aspect of a pre-conditioning program for fall-weaned beef calves:  he'll talk about the essential vaccination and parasite control measures to follow, as well as other steps to minimize calf stress while boosting disease immunity.

00:13:00 – Beef Cattle Institute Podcast:  Excerpts from this week's Cattle Chat podcast from the Beef Cattle Institute at K-State:  veterinarians Brad White and Bob Larson and cow-calf specialist Bob Weaber cover information presented at the recent K-State Ranching Summit, and they talk about calf ration management as part of a pre-conditioning program.

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

00:32:58 – Pocket Gopher Control:  K-State wildlife specialist Charlie Lee talks about a new study of pocket gopher control products which may show the way to better control of these damaging rodents.


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