Conference Updates, Pasture Management, Creep Feeding, Top Tips for Summer Nutritional Planning, BQA, In the News

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1:30 Conference Updates

12:10 Pasture Management

16:10 Creep Feeding

21:05 Top Tips for Summer Nutritional Planning

22:48 BQA

24:25 In the News

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Sarah Bowser, Cattle Feeding & Sorghum, Sorghum Challenges/Opportunities, Sorghum Research, Fall Calving, Top Tips for Fall Calving, Fly Control

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4:40 Sarah Bowser, Center for Sorghum Improvement Managing Director

7:12 Cattle Feeding & Sorghum

12:00 Sorghum Challenges/Opportunities

14:06 Sorghum Research

18:00 Fall Calving

21:20 Top 7 Tips for Fall Calving

23:20 Fly Control

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Poll Question, Summertime Pneumonia, Top Summer Pneumonia Risk Factors, Deworming, Trailer/Tire Management

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3:10 Poll Question

3:20 Summertime Pneumonia

11:05 Top Summer Pneumonia Risk Factors

12:45 Feed Efficiency Genes

18:00 Deworming

24:30 Trailer/Tire Management

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Fencing Estimates, Listener Question, Important Cow-Calf Traits, Tips for Deciding Important Traits, Fencing, BIF Update

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1:00 Fencing Estimates

2:40 Listener Question

10:15 Important Cow-Calf Traits

14:15 Tips for Deciding Important Traits

17:20 Fencing

22:10 BIF Update
Beef Improvement
BIF Conference
Beef Improvement Federation

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Dr. Joe McMeniman, Ag Econ Questions, National American Society of Animal Science, Pre-Conditioning Calves, Top Tips for Mid-Summer Pre-Conditioning, Australian Issues

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1:00 Dr. Joe McMeniman – Meat & Livestock Australia Feedlot Project Manager

2:30 Ag Economic Questions

7:30 National American Society of Animal Science Meeting

11:45 Pre-Conditioning Calves

17:00 Top 5 Tips for Mid-Summer Pre-Conditioning

18:45 Australian Issues

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Pink Eye, County Fair, Top Tips for Going to the County Fair, Transition Plans, Heat Stress

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4:20 Pink Eye

10:10 County Fair

13:45 Top 9 Tips for Going to the County Fair

16:00 Transition Plans

25:25 Heat Stress

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Hy-Plains Conference, Listener Question, Top Tips for New Producers, Invasive Species, Top Traits for Beef Cows, Transition Plan Poll

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1:30 Hy-Plains Feedyard Conference

9:45 Listen Question: New Cattle Producers

13:25 Top 10 Tips for New Beef Producers

16:15 Invasive Species

20:10 Top Traits for Beef Cows

25:30 Transition Plan Poll Question

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Dr. Ellis, HR Risk, Transition/Estate Plans, Top 5 Areas of Risk & How to Manage, Crisis Communication, Communication Strategies, Fall Brown Calves & Weaning Tips

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1:00 Dr. Ellis, Ag Communications Department Head

4:12 HR Risk

11:24 Transition/Estate Plans

12:58 Top 5 Areas of Risk & How to Manage

14:35 Crisis Communication

18:30 Communication Strategies

21:20 Fall Born Calves & Weaning Tips

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Keep/Cull Poll Question, Livestock Risk Protection, Dr. Larson’s Tanzania Trip, Ag Econ Questions, Institutional Risk, Young Calf Health, Top 5 Health Concerns with Pre-Weaned Calves, Soil Spores, Foot Rot

Welcome to BCI Cattle Chat!  Please click on the links below to be taken to any sources mentioned in the podcast. Keep an eye out for news about our exciting upcoming guests on both Twitter and Facebook.

1:00 Keep/Cull Poll Question

2:20 Livestock Risk Production

3:40 Dr. Larson’s Tanzania Trip

6:40 Ag Economics Questions

11:00 Institutional Risk

14:45 Young Calf Health

17:30 Top 5 Health Concerns with Pre-Weaned Calves

18:45 Soil Spores

22:20 Foot Rot

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Dr. Dodd, Breeding Season To-do, Moving Calving Season, 7 Tips to Consider when Moving Calving Season, Financial Risk

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1:50 Dr. Dodd and Senior Veterinary Students

9:05 Breeding Season To-do

14:35 Moving Calving Season

19:48 7 Tips to Consider when Moving Calving Season

22:00 Financial Risk

26:40 Announcements

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Ag Economics Question, Listener Question, Top 9 Tips for Bringing in Replacements to Manage Health Risks, Production Risk, What to do with a Cow that has Lost a Calf and Kansas Mesonet Cattle Comfort Index

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3:38 Agricultural Economics Questions

6:20 Listener Question

12:30 Top 9 Tips for Bringing in Replacements to Manage Health Risks

15:00 Production Risk

20:52 What to do with a Cow that has Lost a Calf

27:00 Kansas Mesonet Cattle Comfort Index

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Face and Horn Flies, Risk Management, What to Do After Turning Bulls Out

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2:38 – Face and Horn Flies

12:03 – Risk Management

21:10 – What to Do After Turning Bulls Out

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Veterinary Training Program for Rural Kansas Scholars, Cow/Calf Profitability, Kansas Extension Master Food Volunteers, In the News

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1:15 – Veterinary Training Program for Rural Kansas Scholars

5:28 – Cow/Calf Profitability

9:05 – Kansas Extension Master Food Volunteers

13:58 – In the News

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Kansas Farm Management Association Report, Thin Cows at Breeding Time, Dealing with Injured Forage Base, Interview with Patti Dollarhide, Ear Tagging, Top 6 Things to Know About Anaplasmosis, Upcoming Events

Welcome to BCI Cattle Chat!  Please click on the links below to be taken to any sources mentioned in the podcast. Keep an eye out for news about our exciting upcoming guests on both Twitter and Facebook.

1:45 – Kansas Farm Management Association Report

9:40 – Thin Cows at Breeding Time

13:05 – Dealing with Injured Forage Base

16:50 – Patti Dollarhide’s Trip to US Roundtable

21:00 – Listener Question – Ear Tagging

24:40 – Top 6 things to Know about Anaplasmosis

  • You can transfer Anaplasmosis Mechanically
  • Biological Vectors
  • Need a VFD to feed tetracycline
  • Anaplasmosis is a Long-term Infection
  • Identify sick cows early
  • Handle sick cows gently

26:32 – Upcoming Events

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Guest Introduction, Spring Lameness in Cattle, Top 5 Tips for Managing Feet and Legs in Bulls, Working Spring Calves, Should I Implant my Cows?

Welcome to Episode 54 of BCI Cattle Chat where we had the opportunity to visit with Senior in Veterinary Medicine, Ellie Minnix!  Please click on the links below to be taken to any sources mentioned in the podcast. Keep an eye out for news about our exciting upcoming guests on both Twitter and Facebook.

2:42 – Introduction of Ellie Minnix

6:25 – Spring Lameness in Cattle

13:05 – Top 5 Tips for Managing Feet and Legs in Bulls

  • It’s a bigger problem than you realize
  • Not everything is foot-rot
  • Check them through breeding season
  • Evaluate genetic components
  • Evaluate well before the breeding season

15:00 – Working Spring Calves – Do we have to use the same injection site?

18:15 – Should I Implant My Cows?

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Top 10 Ways to Improve Grilling this Season, Introduction of Special Guest Sharla Huseman – Kansas Beef Council, Common Questions for Sharla, Ag Census Facts, Kansas Beef Council and BCI Collaborate on Events , Actions to Take as a Producer

Welcome to Episode 53 of BCI Cattle Chat which is sponsored by the Kansas Beef Council! Our special guest on this episode is Sharla Huseman, Director of Marketing for the Kansas Beef Council. Please click on the links below to be taken to any sources mentioned in the podcast. Keep an eye out for news about our exciting upcoming guests on both Twitter and Facebook.

3:10 – BCI CattleChat Checklist – Top 10 Ways to Improve This Year’s Grilling Season

  • Wireless Thermometers
  • Choose Grilling Cuts – For Information on Correct Meat Cuts, visit https://www.kansasbeef.org/
  • Know Your Seasonings
  • Try New Things
  • Share With Others
  • Plan Time Appropriately
  • Be Patient with Charcoal
  • Let Meat Rest
  • Embrace the Process
  • Match Cooking Device

6:05 – Introduction of Sharla Huseman – Director of Marketing for the Kansas Beef Council

10:30 – Common Questions for Sharla

12:49 – Facts from Ag Census

18:55 – Kansas Beef Council and BCI Collaborate on Events

26:35 – What Actions Can I Take to Make a Difference as a Producer?

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Special Episode – Quiz Bowl with K-State Animal Science Champion Quadrathlon Team Vs. BCI CattleChat Podcast Team

Welcome to BCI CattleChat! If you enjoy testing your knowledge on animal health, listen to this episode to hear a special quiz bowl hosting the K-State Animal Science Champion Quadrathlon Team Vs. the BCI CattleChat Podcast Team. There are questions from all categories, try to answer the questions before the buzzer goes off and see which team will win it all!

A huge thank you to the ASI Champion Quadrathlon Team for participating in this fun episode. The Champion team consists of; Derek Neal, Senior in Animal Science, Kyndall Norris, Junior in Animal Science, Amanda Roth, Senior in Animal Science, Mark Jameson, Senior in Animal Science and Karol Fike, Professor in Animal Science.

Questions from Ag Census, Pre-Season Bull Training, Top 6 Things to do for Pre-Season Bull Management, Grass Tetany

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5:00 – Questions from Ag Census

9:42 – Pre-season Bull TrainingExtension

18:29 – Top 6 Things to do for Pre-Season Bull Management

  • Acclamate Bulls
  • Check Feet and Legs
  • Parasite Control
  • Preventative Health
  • Body Condition
  • Breeding Soundness Exam

19:42 – Grass Tetany

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Travels of the Podcast Team, Top Strengths of the U.S. Industry, AI Synchronization in Heifers, Stage 2 & 3 Labor

Welcome to Episode 50 of BCI Cattle Chat!  Please click on the links below to be taken to any sources mentioned in the podcast. Keep an eye out for news about our exciting upcoming guests on both Twitter and Facebook.

1:35 – Travels of the Podcast Team

10:20 – Top 9 Strengths of the U.S. Industry

  • Extension
  • Veterinary Training and Diagnostic Labs
  • Productivity and Land Fertility
  • Efficiency and Knowledge
  • Investment in Research
  • Infrastructure Investment (Roads, Railroads, Rivers, Etc.)
  • Education
  • Data Availability
  • People and Producers in Agriculture

13:18 – AI Synchronization in Heifers

18:54 – Stage 2 & 3 Labor

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Guest Tony Batterham, Herd Expansion, Colostrum Management, Top 5 Tips for Managing Colostrum in Beef Herds, Antimicrobial Use in Feed yards, Animal Activism

Welcome to Episode 49 of BCI Cattle Chat where we had the opportunity to visit with Tony Batterham, DVM and Feed yard Consultant of Australia.  Please click on the links below to be taken to any sources mentioned in the podcast. Keep an eye out for news about our exciting upcoming guests on both Twitter and Facebook.

1:58 – Introduction of Tony Batterham – DVM, Feed yard Consultant and Board Member of ALFA (Australian Lot Feeders’ Association)

5:26 – Herd Expansion

8:12 – Colostrum Management

14:51 – Top 5 Tips for Managing Colostrum in Beef Herds

  • Manage Body Condition Score
  • Suitable Calving Environment
  • Calving Difficulty Management
  • Feed Colostrum to those with Dystocia
  • Have a Well Vaccinated Cow Herd

16:12 – Antimicrobial Use in Feed yards

20:15 – Animal Activism

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Travels of Podcast Team, Is AI Worth It?, Top 10 Tips for a Successful AI Synchronization Program, Cull Cows, In the News

Welcome to Episode 48 of BCI Cattle Chat!  Please click on the links below to be taken to any sources mentioned in the podcast. Keep an eye out for news about our exciting upcoming guests on both Twitter and Facebook.

:49 – Travels of the Podcast Team

8:39 – Is AI Worth It?

16:48 – Top 10 Tips for a Successful AI Synchronization Program

  • You don’t have to synchronize all cows
  • Have cycling cows
  • Use only high accuracy Bulls
  • Make sure heifers are heavy enough to breed, and cows have a good BCS
  • Make sure the cows you are going to synchronize are far enough from calving season post-partum
  • Use a synchronization protocol that fits your management
  • Make sure facilities are adequate
  • Double check your protocol
  • Have equipment and supplies on hand
  • Have a strategy to identify early calving cows

18:40 – Cull Cows

23:02 – In the News

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Calving Records, Interview with Justin Waggoner – Beef Systems Specialist

Welcome to Episode 47 of BCI Cattle Chat where we had the opportunity to visit with Justin Waggoner, Beef Systems Specialist in Garden City, Kansas. Please click on the links below to be taken to any sources mentioned in the podcast. Keep an eye out for news about our exciting upcoming guests on both Twitter and Facebook.

1:38 – Calving Records

4:05 – Interview with Justin Waggoner – Beef Systems Specialist

Please see below for the supplementation diagram mentioned in the podcast.

Source: Mathis CP, Sawyer JE. Nutritional management of grazing beef cows. Vet Clin N Amer 23:1-19, 2007.

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Abortion in Cattle, Glenn Rogers with American Association of Bovine Practitioners, Postpartum Interval, Top 6 Influences of Postpartum Anestrus, Brandon Depenbusch with CattleTrace, BCI Beef Tip

Welcome to Episode 46 of BCI Cattle Chat where we had the opportunity to visit with two guests; American Association of Bovine Practitioners President, Glenn Rogers, and Vice President of Cattle Operations for Innovative Livestock Services, Brandon Depenbusch. Please click on the links below to be taken to any sources mentioned in the podcast. Keep an eye out for news about our exciting upcoming guests on both Twitter and Facebook.

2:07 – Abortion in Cattle

8:00 – American Association of Bovine Practitioners President – Glenn Rogers

13:25 – Postpartum Interval

17:32 – Top 6 Things Influencing Postpartum Anestrus

  • Age
  • BCS at Calving
  • Change in BCS from Calving to Breeding
  • Julian Date at Calving
  • Nutritional Availability
  • Dystocia/Retained Placenta

19:27 – Vice President of Cattle Operations for Innovative Livestock Services and Chairman of CattleTrace – Brandon Depenbusch

25:20 – BCI Beef Tip: Keep Records and/or Samples to Go Back To

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Introduction of Guest Jackie McClaskey, American Royal, Opportunities in Agriculture, Getting Youth Involved in Agriculture, In the News

Welcome to Episode 45 of BCI Cattle Chat where we had the opportunity to visit with former Kansas Secretary of Agriculture, Jackie McClaskey. Jackie is now the President of the Future American Royal Campus.  Please click on the links below to be taken to any sources mentioned in the podcast. Keep an eye out for news about our exciting upcoming guests on both Twitter and Facebook.

1:00 – Introduction of Jackie McClaskey – President of the Future American Royal Campus – Former Kansas Secretary of Agriculture

4:09 – American Royal

9:05 – Opportunities in Agriculture

14:03 – BCI CattleChat Checklist – Top 6 Opportunities in Agriculture

  • Value Added Opportunities
  • Increased Efficiency
  • Opportunity to those Supplying and Servicing New Technology
  • Diversification
  • Increased Access to Information
  • Attracting Young People to Agriculture

15:30 – Getting youth Involved in Agriculture

21:54 – In the News

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K-State Animal Science Cattlemen’s Day Event, Annual Legacy Sale, Bull Buying Season, 8 Tips to Prepare for a Bull Sale, Lice in Cattle, Supplementing Cows

Welcome to Episode 44 of BCI Cattle Chat!  Please click on the links below to be taken to any sources mentioned in the podcast. Keep an eye out for news about our exciting upcoming guests on both Twitter and Facebook.

1:00 – 106th Annual Cattlemen’s Day Event and Annual Legacy Sale

5:40 – Bull Buying Season

14:29 – BCI Cattle Chat Checklist – 8 Tips to Prepare for a Bull Sale

  • Pre-Sale Preparation
  • Identify what Breed you Need
  • Make a Long List
  • Know Your Price Restraints
  • Use Selection Indexes
  • Know what Your Operation Needs
  • Show Up Early and Shorten Your List
  • Get to Know Your Bull Provider

15:36 – Lice in Cattle

17:38 – Supplementing Cows

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