1163 – Drought Concerns Could Impact Cattle Decisions … Managing Feed Costs and Nutrition Post-Calving

  • Drought Concerns Could Impact Cattle Decisions
  • Managing Feed Costs and Nutrition Post-Calving
  • Controlling Mole Damage


00:01:00 – Drought Concerns Could Impact Cattle Decisions: Livestock economist Derrell Peel of Oklahoma State University talks about the intensifying worries about the drought in the central plains and elsewhere, and the possible impacts on cow herd size, stocking rates and calf marketing decisions…he also reports on the latest U.S. beef export data, which continues to shine in spite of disruptive world events


00:12:00 – Managing Feed Costs and Nutrition Post-Calving: K-State beef cattle nutritionist Dale Blasi talks about being cost conscious when managing the nutrition of cows and first-calf heifers post-calving…he offers a few thoughts on things the producer might do to minimize those feeding costs without compromising the nutrition requirements of females with calves at side


00:23:00 – Controlling Mole Damage: K-State wildlife specialist Drew Ricketts kicks off a new weekly series on wildlife management…today, he covers the basics of controlling mole damage around the farmstead and in home lawns



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