Cow-Calf Producer Trends in Kansas … Preparing Cattle Feeding Pens for

:01:00 – Cow-Calf Producer Trends in Kansas: K-State livestock economist Dustin Pendell and Oklahoma State University agricultural economist Hannah Shear discuss their extensive survey of cow-calf producers in Kansas, seeking out trends in cow-calf management and economic performance...they centered on several aspects of herd management, including calving time, calf preconditioning, breeding programs and herd feeding

00:12:00 – Preparing Cattle Feeding Pens for Winter: K-State watershed specialist Ron Graber talks with K-State beef systems specialist Jaymelynn Farney about preparing cattle feeding pens for the coming winter months...with an emphasis on designing for good drainage from the pens, coupled with adjacent land treatments to keep runoff from entering nearby waterways

00:23:00 – Ag news: Eric Atkinson covers the day’s agricultural news headlines

00:31:00 – Improving Habitat for Lesser Prairie Chickens: Former K-State wildlife specialist Charlie Lee looks at a patch-burn grazing system as a means of creating favorable habitat for lesser prairie chickens

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