1305 — Cattle Markets Halting Packer Expansion Plans…Protecting Yourself from Hearing Damage

  • Beef Packers Rethinking Expansion Plans
  • Hearing Safety in Agriculture
  • Social and Economic Impact of Furbearer Trapping


00:01:10— Beef Packers Rethinking Expansion Plans: Iowa State University livestock economist, Lee Schulz, joins us for this week’s cattle market where he shares the latest on futures, cash, and boxed beef as well as his insight on beef packers potentially rethinking their expansion plans.  

Lee’s article about packers rethinking expansion

00:12:17 — Hearing Safety in Agriculture: Project coordinator with the Carl and Melinda Helwig Department of Biological and Agricultural Engineering at K-State, Tawnie Larson, and associate director of the K-State Physician Assistant Program, Brad Dirks, discuss hearing health and safety. They share that working in agriculture can lead to hearing damage and advice on how to prevent that damage from occurring.


00:23:09 — Social and Economic Impact of Furbearer Trapping: We end with this week’s wildlife segment where K-State wildlife specialist Drew Ricketts continues the conversation on furbearer trapping and it’s economic and social impact.  



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