K-State Agriculture Today: 1306 — iGENDEC Tool for Cattle Breeding Selections…Milk Lines on Meeting Forage Needs

  • New Breeding Selection Tool
  • Combatting Elevated Stomach pH in Swine
  • Extending Forage Supply in Dairy


00:01:09— New Breeding Selection Tool: Making breeding decisions and sorting through dozens of selection indices can lead to headaches for many. K-State professor and head of the Eastern Kansas Research and Extension Centers, Bob Weaber, played a role in creating a web-based tool to help producers avoid those headaches. He joins us to discuss the recently released iGENDEC tool.

Beef Improvement Federation (BIF) iGENDEC website

00:12:09 — Combatting Elevated Stomach pH in Swine: K-State Ph.D. student in swine nutrition, Ethan Stas, shares insight on his research with nursery pigs analyzing the impact of acid-binding capacity (ABC-4) to combat elevated stomach pH which can lead to numerous issues in swine.

Upcoming 2022 KSU Swine Day information

00:23:05 — Extending Forage Supply in Dairy: With forage in short supply, K-State dairy specialist Mike Brouk encourages producers to work with their nutritionist to extend the forages they currently have on-hand and to provide a diet that meets the needs of the entire herd.


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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 Samantha Bennett and distributed to radio stations throughout Kansas and as a daily podcast.


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