1327 – Why Liver Abscesses Should Matter to Cattle Producers…Strategies to Better Cut Alfalfa

  • Liver Abscesses in Cattle
  • Cash Rental Rates
  • Alfalfa Strategies


00:01:26  — Liver Abscesses in Cattle:  We are usually joined by our friends from the Beef Cattle Institute during our BCI’s Ask the Experts segment, but they are also joining us this Tuesday with a conversation on liver abscesses from their BCI’s Cattle Chat podcast. This conversation includes insight from K-State experts Brad White, Bob Larson, Brian Lubbers, and Phillip Lancaster.

BCI Cattle Chat Podcast

To have your beef cattle questions answered by the BCI Ask the Experts team – send them an email at bci@ksu.edu

00:12:07 — Cash Rental Rates: K-State economist Gregg Ibendahl covers the key components that go into calculating cash rental rates. He explains why important for producers to consider their revenue and expenses, past and future profits on rented acres and government payments.

Information from Gregg on AgManager

00:23:04 — Alfalfa Strategies: Whether alfalfa is grown for feed or to be sold commercially, K-State dairy specialist Mike Brouk says the timing of the first and subsequent cuttings is extremely important. He discusses several options for determining the right time to cut alfalfa to maintain a high nutritional value in this week’s Milk Lines.


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

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