Planting Fescue, Hay Storage, Tips for Storing Hay Outside, Foot Rot

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1:40 Planting Fescue

9:40 Hay Storage

19:05 Tips for Outside Hay Storage

19:45 Foot Rot

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Stump the Expert, Blue Green Algae Questions, Summer Pre-Weaning Pneumonia, Early Weaning, Vesticular Stomatitis

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2:30 Stump the Expert

8:45 Blue Green Algae Questions

13:40 Summer Pre-Weaning Pneumonia

20:25 Early Weaning

25:35 Vesticular Stomatitis

Dr. Scott Fritz: scottfritz@vet.k-state.edu

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Relevance of Dietary Guidelines for Cattle Producers

Many are familiar with the dietary guidelines promoted by health professionals to encourage Americans to eat nutritious, well balanced diets. Those guidelines are revised every five years and later this year the updated round of recommendations will be released. The dietary guidelines for Americans serve as the cornerstone of federal nutrition programs and policies, providing food-based recommendations to help prevent diet-related chronic diseases and promote overall health. These guidelines suggest to people how to make food choices as well as serve as the foundation for federally funded food assistance programs, direct the contents of school lunches and influence how foods are labeled.

Many Americans do not meet the current nutrition standards for key nutrients. USDA collects and publishes interesting data that tracks changes and helps identify what Americans need to work on. Only about 10% of Americans eat the recommended number of servings of fruits and vegetables, and they tend to overeat refined carbohydrates, which includes sugar.   Protein is one nutrient that Americans get mostly right — in which 15% of the calories in the American diet comes from protein.  

Data Sources: What We Eat in America, NHANES 2007-2010 for average intakes by age-sex group. Healthy U.S.-Style Food Patterns, which vary based on age, sex, and activity level, for recommended intake ranges.

With beef’s important contribution to protein and other essential nutrients such as leucine for muscle building, iron, and B12, cattle producers should better understand and embrace the data for how the recommendation for protein is calculated. 

The RDA (recommended daily allowance) for protein is based on the minimum amount to eat for a healthy diet or 10% of total calories. The suggested range is listed at 10-35% of total calories.  For adults, the reference man is 5 feet 10 inches tall and weighs 154 pounds. The reference woman is 5 feet 4 inches tall and weighs 126 pounds even though in 2016 the average and median weight for U.S. adult man was 197.1 pounds and for women was 170.3 pounds. People who weigh more have higher calorie needs, so protein needs also increase. For comparison, the reference man calculates optimal protein needs of 56 grams but using his average weight, 10% of calories would be 72 grams protein, or an additional 2.2 ounces of steak per day. Some research suggests protein intake for optimal performance should be higher to preserve muscle mass as people age and have the strength needed at all stages of life, as well as spreading our intake among all meals instead of our current pattern of eating more at supper.

It is a myth that Americans eat too much protein in this country. 

NCBA is closely monitoring the dietary guidelines process to ensure that all decisions are science-based, and that anti-animal agriculture activists do not try and skew the process in their favor. Some activist groups have proposed including “sustainability” considerations in the new guidelines – code for saying that beef consumption should be heavily reduced or eliminated. Eliminating meat from the world’s diets does not significantly impact climate change, and it will make the world’s consumers less healthy and more at risk for malnutrition.  

Nutrition-related diseases kill about 4,300 people daily, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. In general, Americans are consuming too many calories, are not meeting food group and nutrient recommendations, and are not getting adequate physical activity. It is important Americans know how beef can fit into a healthy eating plan, and be aware of how is it being compared and discussed. 

For further information about the U.S. dietary guidelines: https://health.gov/our-work/food-nutrition/2015-2020-dietary-guidelines/guidelines/table-of-contents/

Creep Feeding, Top Tips for Creep Feeding, Blue Green Algae Concerns, Heat & Transporting Cattle

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2:20 Creep Feeding

10:00 Top Tips for Creep Feeding

10:55 Blue Green Algae Concerns

19:00 Heat & Transporting Cattle

Dr. Scott Fritz: scottfritz@vet.k-state.edu

Blue Green Algae References:
Water Sampling
Toxicity
Algae Season
Runoff
Algae Potential
Human Risk Factors
Simple Testing

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Monitoring Water, Culling Bulls, Top Considerations for Culling Bulls, Heat & Breeding, Your Calf & His Developing Rumen

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1:10 Monitoring Water

5:20 Culling Bulls

14:30 Top Considerations for Culling Bulls

15:35 Heat & Breeding

20:25 Your Calf & His Developing Rumen

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Meet Myriah Johnson, Stump the Expert, Sustainability Impact on You, Tips for Managing Sustainability on Your Operation, Current Sustainability Research Focus

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2:30 Meet Myriah Johnson

4:30 Stump the Expert

15:30 Sustainability Impact on You

23:50 Tips for Managing Sustainability on Your Operation

25:00 Current Sustainability Research Focus

NCBA
USDA ERS

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Stump the Expert, Direct Beef Marketing, Top Considerations for Direct Marketing Beef, Pinkeye, Pulling Bulls from the Breeding Pasture

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6:15 Stump the Expert

12:40 Direct Beef Marketing

19:20 Top Considerations for Direct Marketing Beef

20:25 Pinkeye

26:00 Pulling Bulls from the Breeding Pasture

Beef Improvement Federation Conference

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Gabby’s Questions, Water Consumption, Top Water Management Considerations for Summer, Fly Control, Hay Management

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3:10 Gabby’s Questions

11:06 Water Consumption

17:10 Top Water Management Considerations for Summer

17:45 Fly Control

23:05 Hay Storage

AgManager

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Dustin Questions, Listener Question, Legume Bloat, Top Ways to Prevent and Manage Legume Bloat, Price Risk Management

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2:30 Dustin Questions

9:50 Listener Question

16:35 Legume Bloat

23:50 Top Ways to Prevent and Manage Legume Bloat

24:40 Price Risk Management

Dr. J’s Beef
AgManager
Beef Basis
KSU Beef

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Meet Jeanette Thurston, Dustin Questions, New Consumer Behaviors, Top Post-Pandemic Consumer Behaviors, Food Security

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4:20 Meet Jeanette Thurston

6:25 Dustin Questions

16:30 New Consumer Behaviors

23:00 Top Post-Pandemic Consumer Behaviors

24:00 Food Security

Something to Chew On

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Student’s Perspective on COVID, Meet Dr. Matthew Kelso, VTPRK Program, FAVC Program

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1:50 Student’s Perspective on COVID

7:40 Meet Dr. Matthew Kelso

10:30 VTPRK Program

17:45 FAVC Program

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Vaccine Handling Quiz, In Season BSE, Top Items to Check In Season for Successful Breeding, Predicting/Monitoring Weather, In the News

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2:30 Vaccine Handling Quiz

12:10 In Season BSE

18:10 Top Items to Check In Season for Successful Breeding

19:15 Predicting/Monitoring Weather

23:50 In the News

CattleTrace: Callahan Grund – cgrund@uscattletrace.org

Beef Improvement Federation

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Dustin Questions, Supply Chain Disruption, Spring Processing of Calves, Top Considerations for Processing Calves, Listener Questions

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3:30 Dustin Questions

8:30 Supply Chain Disruption

17:00 Spring Processing of Calves

22:40 Top Considerations for Processing Calves

23:10 Listener Question

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Calving Timing, Optimizing Cow Size, Tips for Determining Optimum Cow Size in Your Operation, Burning Management, Listener Question

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1:30 Calving Timing

11:00 Optimizing Cow Size

19:19 Tips for Determining Optimum Cow Size in Your Operation

20:17 Burning Management

26:05 Listener Question

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Pre-harvest Pathogen Control, Future Trends in Food Safety, Top Future Trends in Food Safety, Listener Question

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3:40 Pre-harvest Pathogen Control

12:15 Future Trends in Food Safety

24:00 Top Future Trends in Food Safety

25:00 Listener Question

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Heifer CONSULT, Getting Cows Bred Early, Tips for Getting Cows Bred Early, Sync Protocols, Listener Question

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2:15 Heifer CONSULT

9:35 Getting Cows Bred Early

14:40 Tips for Getting Cows Bred Early

15:30 Sync Protocols

20:00 Listener Question

Estrus Sync Planner
Sync Protocols
Applied Reproductive Strategies
Clean-Up Bulls

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Beef Prices Up, Cattle Prices Down, Grazing Management and Pasture Turnout, Top Recommendations for Transitioning Cows to Grass, Grass Tetany

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5:30 Beef Prices Up, Cattle Prices Down

10:20 Grazing Management and Pasture Turnout

19:53 Top Recommendations for Transitioning Cows to Grass

20:40 Grass Tetany

Webinars & Meetings:
AgManager
BIF

Grazing Management Resources:
Kansas Grazing Lands Coalition
Stocking Rate Calculations
Rangeland and Pasture Management
Stock Water Development
Watering Systems
Forages

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Dustin Questions, Disease Response/Traceability in the Age of COVID 19, Incoming Bull Management Biosecurity, Tips for Bringing New Bulls Into Your Operation, Listener Question

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3:00 Dustin Questions

9:00 Disease Response/Traceability in the Age of COVID 19

15:30 Incoming Bull Management Biosecurity

21:00 Tips for Bringing New Bulls Into Your Operation

21:46 Listener Question

Guide to Body Condition Scoring Beef Cows and Bulls
Bull Transition Ration

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COVID Responses, KLA Update, Managing a Business During a Crisis, Tips for Managing a Business In a Crisis, Opportunities Post Crisis

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4:00 COVID Responses

9:45 Kansas Livestock Association Update

12:50 Managing a Business During a Crisis

20:30 Tips for Managing a Business In a Crisis

21:45 Opportunities Post Crisis

Resources:
Cattleman’s College
AABP
Webinars

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Contracted tendons in calves, Separate replacements from herd, Accounting for depreciation in a budget, Dwarfism in young calves, Gestation length and calf size, Calving timing and production efficiency, Biggest changes in beef industry, Keys to cow-calf profitability, Favorite part of the podcast

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2:00 Contracted tendons in calves

4:08 Separate replacements from herd

10:10 Accounting for depreciation in a budget

12:40 Dwarfism in young calves

17:40 Gestation length and calf size

22:20 Calving timing and production efficiency

30:30 Biggest changes in the beef industry

42:10 Favorite part of the podcast

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Biosecurity & Risk Management, Beef Demand Index, Listener Question, Getting Bulls Ready for Breeding, Top Tips for Preparing Bulls for Breeding

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2:15 Biosecurity & Risk Management

7:45 Beef Demand Index

10:30 Listener Question

19:07 Getting Bulls Ready for Breeding

25:10 Top Tips for Preparing Bulls for Breeding

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Dustin’s Travels, Cow-Calf Profitability, Calf Death Loss, Top Ways to Manage Death Loss in Your Herd, Protein Supplementation, Listener Question

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1:50 Dustin’s Travels

6:20 Cow-Calf Profitability

12:32 Calf Death Loss

17:50 Top Ways to Manage Death Loss in Your Herd

18:21 Protein Supplementation

22:10 Listener Question

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When to Calve, Deciding to Treat, Top 4 Criteria for Deciding When to Treat, Genetics and Health

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3:50 When to Calve

11:00 Deciding to Treat

15:02 Top 4 Criteria for Deciding When to Treat

15:42 Genetics and Health

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Listener Question, Ways to Advocate, Top Ways to Be an Effective Advocate, Sustainability

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2:10 Listener Question

9:10 Ways to Advocate

20:06 Top Ways to Be an Effective Advocate

21:08 Sustainability

Blog: Buzzard’s Beat
Instagram: brandibuzzard

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Dustin Questions, Antibiotic Use with Scours, Antibiotic Use with Respiratory Disease, Protocol for Treatment, Tips for Building a Treatment Protocol, Future of Antibiotics

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1:15 Dustin Questions

4:15 Antibiotic Use with Scours

10:30 Antibiotic Use with Respiratory Disease

15:05 Protocol for Treatment

19:51 Tips for Building a Treatment Protocol

20:30 Future of Antibiotics

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