1500 – Definition of a Cow…Twine in Bird Nests

  • Cattle Reports
  • Nutrients for Planting Alfalfa
  • Wildlife Program and Birds Using Twine in Nests


00:01:05 – Cattle Reports: A cattle market update with Lee Schulz a livestock economist from Iowa State University begins today’s show. Lee reviews recent USDA reports and an article he wrote about how cattle are categorized.

Cattle on Feed report

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Farm Computer Usage and Ownership report

A cow is a cow is a cow, right?


00:12:05 – Nutrients for Planting Alfalfa: K-State soil fertility specialist Dorivar Ruiz Diaz continues the show as he discusses what producers need to think about for soil pH when it comes to planting alfalfa. He also mentions a few other nutrient considerations.

Soil Testing Lab

Agronomy eUpdate on Lime Application for Alfalfa


00:23:05 – Wildlife Program and Birds Using Twine in Nests: Rounding out today’s show is K-State wildlife specialist Drew Ricketts. Today he talks about the Wildlife and Outdoor Enterprise Management program at K-State and the dangers of birds using twine in their nests.

Wildlife and Outdoor Enterprise Management


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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 Shelby Varner and distributed to radio stations throughout Kansas and as a daily podcast.


K‑State Research and Extension is a short name for the Kansas State University Agricultural Experiment Station and Cooperative Extension Service, a program designed to generate and distribute useful knowledge for the well‑being of Kansans. Supported by county, state, federal and private funds, the program has county Extension offices, experiment fields, area Extension offices and regional research centers statewide. Its headquarters is on the K‑State campus in Manhattan


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