Jun 28, 2018
On today’s episode: helping beef calves wean early this summer; excerpts from the latest Beef Cattle Institute podcast; a wheat harvest report from McPherson County; why so many warm-season lawns are struggling so far this summer…
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00:01:29 – Helping Calves Wean Early: K-State veterinarian Gregg Hanzlicek goes over several health management considerations for beef calves that will be weaned early this summer, because of drought-stressed pasture conditions...he talks about prevention of bovine respiration disease and coccidiosis as well as the need for de-worming calves as they transition to the weaning ration.
00:13:00 – Beef Cattle Podcast: Excerpts from this week's podcast from the Beef Cattle Institute at K-State: veterinarians Brad White and Bob Larson talk about supplementing trace minerals to the beef cow herd for the duration of the summer grazing season, and they share their latest thinking on managing against bovine viral diarrhea, or B-V-D, in stocker calves.
00:24:29 – Wheat Harvest Roundup – Today's Kansas wheat harvest update features Extension agricultural agent Shad Marston of McPherson County
00:33:00 – Hard Times for Warm-Season Lawns: K-State horticultural disease specialist Megan Kennelly talks about what's causing warm-season lawn grass to struggle so far this summer...she says it's not necessarily a disease problem.
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