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Weekly educational program for cattle producers. Includes feeding, health, reproduction, and/or forages. Dr. Jaymelynn Farney, beef systems specialist with Kansas State University is the host and will invite other professionals from around the country to help address timely topics.

Dr. Js Beef Dr. Jaymelynn Farney

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Weekly educational program for cattle producers. Includes feeding, health, reproduction, and/or forages. Dr. Jaymelynn Farney, beef systems specialist with Kansas State University is the host and will invite other professionals from around the country to help address timely topics.

    Late season fly control

    Late season fly control

    Cassandra Olds (colds@ksu.edu) was guest for the week talking about life cycle of horn flies, in particular, and fly control methods, especially in the late summer.

    • 29 min
    Silage tips

    Silage tips

    Guest was Dr. Mike Brouk (mbrouk@ksu.edu) and he talks about planning for harvesting, storing, and feeding silage - including a discussion on salvaging failed crops as silage.

    • 28 min
    Ammoniating wheat straw for cattle

    Ammoniating wheat straw for cattle

    Dale Blasi (dblasi@ksu.edu) was guest for the week talking about the mechanics of ammoniating wheat straw and it's feeding potential for cattle.  Other great resources are this video by colleague Justin Waggoner (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-JtjJb-umpk); half rate application (https://newprairiepress.org/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=1465&context=kaesrr) and technicial help (https://www.asi.k-state.edu/doc/forage/fora12.pdf)

    • 25 min
    Strategic early weaning

    Strategic early weaning

    Guest for the week was Warren Rusche (warren.rusche@sdstate.edu) as he talks about using early weaning as a strategic management practise in cow-calf operations, not just a drought management tool.

    • 21 min
    Forage risk management programs

    Forage risk management programs

    Dr. Jennifer Ifft (jifft@ksu.edu) was guest talking about forage program options for producers.  If needing more information go to these websites www.agmanager.info or www.rma.usda.gov or contact Dr. Ifft directly.

    • 25 min
    Blue green algae management

    Blue green algae management

    Two guests were on the podcast this week, Will Boyer, Kansas State Univeristy watershed specialist and Jody Holthaus, Meadowlark extension district agent.  They talk about blue green algae and some on-farm methods to minimize risk and filter toxins from the water source.
    Home test methods: https://www.meadowlark.k-state.edu/docs/livestock/blue_green%20algae_jar_Test.pdf

    • 24 min

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