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
Cassandra Olds (email@example.com) was guest for the week talking about life cycle of horn flies, in particular, and fly control methods, especially in the late summer.
Guest was Dr. Mike Brouk (firstname.lastname@example.org) and he talks about planning for harvesting, storing, and feeding silage - including a discussion on salvaging failed crops as silage.
Ammoniating wheat straw for cattle
Dale Blasi (email@example.com) 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)
Strategic early weaning
Guest for the week was Warren Rusche (firstname.lastname@example.org) as he talks about using early weaning as a strategic management practise in cow-calf operations, not just a drought management tool.
Forage risk management programs
Dr. Jennifer Ifft (email@example.com) 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.
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