1301 — Calcium, Phosphorus, and Swine Bone Mineralization…Hoof Issues from the Summer Heat

  • Supporting Rural Communities with Childcare
  • The Importance of Calcium and Phosphorus in the Swine Industry
  • Potential Lameness from this Summer’s Heat

00:01:08 — Supporting Rural Communities with Childcare: Aimee Baker, Wichita county Extension agent, joins us to discuss the Grow and Learn Childcare Center that she has been a part of building from the ground up since 2017. She shares how she hopes this new $1.2 million facility will help support her rural community, and potentially lead to a whole new generation of childcare workers in rural Kansas.

Aimee’s email: bakeaim@ksu.edu 

Grow and Learn Childcare Center Facebook Page

00:12:09 — The Importance of Calcium and Phosphorus in the Swine Industry: K-State Ph.D. candidate in swine nutrition, Bo Williams, provides insight into his research that has focused on determining calcium and phosphorus levels that allow for greater bone mineralization in swine, and an evaluation of how to best measure those levels in diagnostic settings for more accurate reporting methods.

Learn more about Bo’s research at this year’s Swine Day

00:23:07 — Potential Lameness from this Summer’s Heat:  We end with this week’s Milk Lines, where K-State dairy specialist Mike Brouk encourages producers to monitor the herd for lameness. He says hoof issues caused by heat stress may just now be starting to appear.


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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