K-State Agriculture Today: 1367 – Understanding the Cattle Markets… Prairie Dog Management

  • Biological Limitations of Growing Cattle Numbers and Utilizing New USDA Tool
  • Cattlemen’s Day and AgrAbility with Kansas Profile
  • Managing Prairie Dogs


00:01:05  — Biological Limitations of Growing Cattle Numbers and Utilizing New USDA Tools: We begin this week’s programming with our cattle market update where we are joined by Iowa State University livestock economist, Lee Schulz. Lee differeniates between short term versus long term makrets, the biological constraints of cattle with current numbers, and the USDA’s Cattle Contracts Library Pilot Program.


00:12:05  — Cattlemen’s Day and AgrAbility with Kansas Profile:  K-State beef veterinarian, AJ Tarpoff, joins us to preview KSU’s 2023 Cattlemen’s Day which is taking place on March 3rd. There’s something for everyone with experts on understanding carbon credits, reproduction, nutrition, and even social media. 

More information on this year’s Cattlemen’s Day

We also share a special edition of Kansas Profile where Ron Wilson, director of the Huck Boyd National Institute for Rural Development, highlights the work of AgrAbility and Bret Fitzpatrick’s story of resiliency. 


00:23:07  — Managing Prairie Dogs: We end with this week’s wildlife segment where K-State wildlife specialist, Drew Ricketts, shares information on managing prairie dogs.

More KSRE information on prairie dog management



Send comments, questions, or requests for copies of past programs to ksrenews@ksu.edu.

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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