Listen to the BCI’s podcast, Cattle Chat. You can download the podcast on iTunes, Google Play and Castbox. Submit a question or topic to bci@ksu.edu and we will answer it on the next episode.

Episode 108: May 22, 2020
Vaccine Handling Quiz, In Season BSE, Top Items to Check In Season for Successful Breeding, Predicting/Monitoring Weather, In the News

Episode 107: May 15, 2020
Dustin Questions, Supply Chain Disruption, Spring Processing of Calves, Top Considerations for Processing Calves, Listener Question

Episode 106: May 8, 2020
Calving Timing, Optimum Cow Size, Tips for Determining Optimum Cow Size in Your Operation, Burning Management, Listener Question

Episode 105: May 1, 2020
Pre-harvest Pathogen Control, Future Trends in Food Safety, Top Future Trends in Food Safety, Listener Question

Episode 104: April 24, 2020
Heifer CONSULT, Getting Cows Bred Early, Tips for Getting Cows Bred Early, Sync Protocols, Listener Question

Episode 103: April 17, 2020
Beef Prices Up, Cattle Prices Down, Grazing Management and Pasture Turnout, Top Recommendations for Transitioning Cows to Grass, Grass Tetany

Episode 102: April 10, 2020
Dustin Questions Disease Response/Traceability in the Age of COVID 19, Incoming Bull Management Biosecurity, Tips for Brining New Bulls Into Your Operation, Listener Question

Episode 101: April 3, 2020
COVID Responses, KLA Update, Managing a Business During a Crisis, Tips for Managing a Business In a Crisis, Opportunities Post Crisis

Episode 100: March 27, 2020
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

Episode 99: March 20, 2020
Biosecurity & Risk Management, Beef Demand Index, Listener Question, Getting Bulls Ready for Breeding, Top Tips for Preparing Bulls for Breeding

Episode 98: March 13, 2020
Dustin’s Travels, Cow-Calf Profitability, Calf Death Loss, Top Ways to Manage Death Loss in Your Herd, Protein Supplementation, Listener Question

Episode 97: March 6, 2020
When to Calve, Deciding to Treat, Top 4 Criteria for Deciding When to Treat, Genetics and Health

Episode 96: February 28, 2020
Listener Question, Ways to Advocate, Top Ways to Be an Effective Advocate, Sustainability

Episode 95: February 21, 2020
Dustin Questions, Antibiotic Use with Scours, Antibiotic Use with Respiratory Disease, Protocol for Treatment, Tips for Building a Treatment Protocol, Future of Antibiotics

Episode 94: February 14, 2020
NCBA Recap, Listener Question, Calving Season Preparation, Top Things to Consider Preparing for Calving, Calving Scenarios

Episode 93: February 7, 2020
2020 Trends, Buying a Bull, Top Buying a Bull Considerations, Bull:Cow Ratio, New Technology

Episode 92: January 31, 2020
U.S. CattleTrace, Why You Should Care About Expanding Traceability, Adding Value to Feeder Calves

Episode 91: January 24, 2020
CattleTrace, U.S. Herd Breed Composition, Tips for Planning Your Breeding Program, Heterosis Testing, Upcoming Events

Episode 90: January 17, 2020
Mud Control, Listener Question, Colostrum Management, Top Tips for Managing Colostrum, Recruitment & Retention, Electronic ID Tags

Episode 89: January 10, 2020
Year End Review, Purchasing Heifer Bulls, Top Criteria for Selecting Heifer Bulls, Listener Question, Upcoming Events

Episode 88: January 3, 2020
Mock Trace Event, KFMA Research, Recording Keeping in the New Year, Top Areas to Keep Records in the New Year, Listener Question, Hay Feeding Influence on Calving

Episode 87: December 27, 2019
Meet Dr. Hans Coetzee, Anaplasmosis Control, Antimicrobial Sales, Castration Pain/Stress, Tips for Managing Castration Pain/Stress, Pain Management Tools

Episode 86: December 20, 2019
Economic Impacts, Listener Question, Top Tips for Early Calving, Changes in Cow/Calf Herds, Breeding Season

Episode 85: December 13, 2019
History of Traceability in Scotland, Consumer Impacts/Exports, Implementation of System, Benefits of System, Recommendations

Episode 84: December 6, 2019
CattleTrace Industry Impacts, Cattle Cycle, Cow Depreciation, Top 3 Tips for Managing Cow Depreciation, Dollar Cost Averaging Approach

Episode 83: November 29, 2019
Dustin Questions, Ag Credit Survey, Listener Question, Tips for Managing Profitability in Stocker Cattle, Health Protocols

Episode 82: November 22, 2019
Dustin Questions, CattleTrace, Meet Andrew Moxey, Replacement Heifers, Tips for Replacement Heifer Selection at Weaning, Genomic Testing

Episode 81: November 15, 2019
Cow Intake, Protein Supplementation, Cull Cow Options, Tips for Cull Cow Management, CattleTrace Symposium

Episode 80: November 8, 2019
Recent Events, Winter Hay Management, Top Tips for Winter Hay Management, Calf Productivity

Episode 79: November 1, 2019
Meet Sara Place, Non-Commercial Food Service & the Beef Industry, Sustainability Facts, Top Sustainability Facts, Cow-Calf Sustainability, Mature Cow Size

Episode 78: October 25, 2019
Dustin Questions, Weaning Calves, Calf Marketing, Top 5 Calf Marketing Considerations, Value of Preg-Checking

Episode 77: October 18, 2019
Meet Forrest Buhler, Dustin Questions, Transition Plan Definitions, Succession Planning, Business Structure

Episode 76: October 11, 2019
Listener Question, Antimicrobial Definitions, Culling Cows, Top “O”‘s of Culling, Vaccinating Fall Calving Herds

Episode 75: October 4, 2019
Listener Question, Grazing Sorghum, Trace Minerals, Top Mineral Considerations, Vaccinating Spring Calving Cows

Episode 74: September 27, 2019
Dustin Questions, Ultrasound Guidelines Council, Pre-Processing Check, Tips for Pre-Processing Facility Check, New Facility Questions, Facility Costs

Episode 73: September 20, 2019
What is Anaplasmosis, Handling Cattle with Anaplasmosis, Anaplasmosis in Your Herd, Tips for Managing Anaplasmosis, Body Condition

Episode 72: September 13, 2019
Dustin Questions, Meet Brian Lubbers, Antimicrobial Plan, Antimicrobial Selection Tips, Castration, Antimicrobial Stewardship

Episode 71: September 6, 2019
Risk Management, Dustin Questions, Cow Breakeven, Tips to Manage Cow Breakeven, Cover Crops, Stockmanship

Episode 70: August 30, 2019
Meet John & Chase, Cattle Handling, Stockmanship & Stewardship Seminar, Value of BQA, Vaccine Handling

Episode 69: August 23, 2019
Reproductive Heritability, Bull Selection, Top Tips to Prepare for Fall Weaning, Fall Weaning & Processing

Episode 68: August 16, 2019
Conference Updates, Pasture Management, Creep Feeding, Top Tips for Summer Nutritional Plans, BQA, In the News

Episode 67: August 9, 2019
Sarah Bowser, Cattle Feeding & Sorghum, Sorghum Challenge/Opportunities, Sorghum Research, Fall Calving, Top 7 Tips for Fall Calving, Fly Control

Episode 66: August 2, 2019
Poll Question, Summertime Pneumonia, Top Summer Pneumonia Risk Factors, Feed Efficiency Genes, Deworming, Trailer/Tire Management

Episode 65: July 26, 2019
Fencing Estimates, Listener Question, Important Cow-Calf Traits, Fencing, BIF Update

Episode 64: July 19, 2019
Dr. Joe McMeniman, Ag Economic Questions, National American Society of Animal Science, Pre-Conditioning Calves, Top 5 Tips for Mid-Summer Pre-Conditioning, Top Australian Issues

Episode 63: July 12, 2019
Pink Eye, County Fair, Top Tips for Going to the County Fair, Transition Plan, Heat Stress

Episode 62: July 5, 2019
Hy-Plains Conference, Listener Question, Top Tips for New Producers, Invasive Species, Top Traits for Beef Cows, Transition Plan Poll

Episode 61: June 27, 2019
Dr. Ellis, HR Risk, Transition/Estate Plan, Top 5 Areas of Risk & How to Manage, Crisis Communication, Communication Strategies, Fall Brown Calves & Weaning Tips

Episode 60: June 21, 2019
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-Eeaned Calves, Soil Spores, Foot Rot

Episode 59: June 14, 2019
Dr. Dodd; Breeding Season To-do; Moving Calving Season; 7 Tips to Consider When Moving Calving Season; Financial Risk

Episode 58: June 6, 2019
Ag Econ Questions; Listener Question; Top 9 Tips for in Bringing Replacements to Manage Health Risk; Production Risk; What to do with a Cow that has Lost a Calf; Kansas Mesonet Cattle Comfort Index

Episode 57: May 31, 2019
Face and Horn Flies; Risk Management; What to do After Turning Bulls Out 

Episode 56: May 24, 2019
Veterinary Training Program for Rural Kansas; Cow/Calf Profitability; Kansas Extension Master Food Volunteers; In the News

Episode 55: May 17, 2019
Kansas Farm Management Association Report; Thin Cows at Breeding Time; Dealing with Injured Forage Base; Interview with Patti Dollarhide; Listener Question – Ear Tagging; Top 6 Things to Know About Anaplasmosis; Upcoming Events

Episode 54: May 2, 2019
Special Guest Ellie Minnix, Senior in Veterinary Medicine; Spring Lameness in Cattle; Top 5 Tips for Managing Feet and Legs in Bulls; Working Spring Calves; Should I Implant my Cows? 

Episode 53: April 29, 2019
Top 10 Ways to Improve Grilling Season; Special Guest Sharla Huseman, Director of Marketing for Kansas Beef Council; Common Questions for Sharla; Facts from Ag Census; Kansas Beef Council and BCI Collaborate on Events; What Actions Can I Take As a Producer to Make a Difference? 

Episode 52: April 18, 2019
Special Episode – Quiz Bowl Featuring K-State Animal Science Champion Quadrathlon Team Vs. BCI CattleChat Podcast Team

Episode 51: April 17, 2019
Questions from Ag Census; Pre-Season Bull Training; Top 6 Things to do for Pre-Season Bull Management; Grass Tetany

Episode 50: April 12, 2019
Travels of Podcast Team; Top 9 Strengths of the U.S. Industry; AI Synchronization in Heifers; Stage 2 & 3 Labor 

Episode 49: March 28, 2019
Special Guest Tony Batterham, DVM and Feed yard consultant for Australia; Herd Expansion; Colostrum Management; Top 5 Tips for Managing Colostrum in Beef Herds; Antimicrobial Use in Feed yards; Animal Activism 

Episode 48: March 25, 2019
Travels of Podcast Team; Is AI Worth It?; Top 10 Tips for a Successful AI Synchronization Program; Cull Cows; In the News

Episode 47: March 15, 2019
Special Guest Justin Waggoner, Beef Systems Specialist in Garden City, Kansas; Calving Records 

Episode 46: March 13, 2019
Abortion in Cattle; Special Guest Glenn Rogers, President of the American Association of Bovine Practitioners; Postpartum Interval; BCI Cattle Chat Checklist – Top 6 Things influencing Postpartum Anestrus; Special Guest Brandon Depenbusch, Vice President of Cattle Operations for Innovative Livestock Services; BCI Beef Tip 

Episode 45: March 8, 2019
Special Guest Jackie McClaskey, President of the Future American Royal Campus, Former Secretary of Agriculture; American Royal; Opportunities in Agriculture; BCI CattleChat Checklist – Top 6 Opportunities in Agriculture; Getting Youth Involved in Agriculture; In the News

Episode 44: February 27, 2019
K-State Animal Science Cattlemen’s Day Event; Annual Legacy Sale; Bull Buying Season; BCI CattleChat Checklist – 8 Tips to Prepare for a Bull Sale; Lice in Cattle; Supplementing Cows

Episode 43: February 23, 2019
How Big of a Concern is Mud; Sandhills Calving System; Top 5 Tips for Managing and Preventing Calf Scours; When Should I Castrate Bull Calves; Interview with Patti Dollarhide on Beef Up Your Kansas Day Event; BCI Beef Tip – Take Mud Seriously 

Episode 42: February 20, 2019
Types of Risk; BCI Cattle Chat Checklist – Top 7 Risks You May Want to Plan For; In the News; BCI Beef Tip- Helping A Newborn Calf Breathe 

Episode 41: February 11, 2019
Special Guest Dr.Justin Smith, Animal Health Commissioner; National Cattlemen’s Beef Association Meeting; What is the Minimum Temperature Cattle can Handle; Top 6 Technology Changes Impacting Animal Health; BCI Beef Tip – Don’t be Afraid of New Business Opportunities 

Episode 40: January 31, 2019
Super Bowl Trivia; Listener Question – Income to Debt Ratio for Veterinarians; Variability in Cow-Calf Returns; BCI Cattle Chat Checklist – What Are Tasks We Can Do in Winter to Make 2019 Successful; Are my Cows Ready for Calving; In The News; BCI Beef Tip

Episode 39: January 25, 2019
Special Guest Chuck Dodd, Director of Outreach for K-State College of Veterinary Medicine; Interacting with Veterinarians in the Field; Recruitment of New Vet Students; Top 5 Tips for Students Applying to Vet School; What is the Demand for Veterinarians; What is in the News; BCI Beef Tip 

Episode 38: January 18, 2019
Veterinary Training Program for Rural Kansas; Plastic Disease is a Concern; BCI Cattle Chat Checklist – Top 7 Records You Should Keep on a Cow-Calf Operation; When to call a Vet During Calving; Agriculture Stories in the News

Episode 37: January 11, 2019
Docility in Cattle; Preparations for Winter; Beef Demand; Evaluation of Breeding Programs

Episode 36: December 20, 2018
Foreign Animal Disease Exercise at KDA; FDA Announces Decrease in Antibiotic Usage; 10 New Year Resolutions for Producers; Beef Export News; Nutrition in Cattle

Episode 35: December 14, 2018
Phasing Out Select Beef; How Many Heifers to Keep; BCI Cattle Chat Checklist – Top 10 Items to Include in Calving Kit; Decision Support Survey 

Episode 34: December 10, 2018
Kansas Livestock Association Convention; Supply and Demand Trade Deals; How do Food Recalls Affect the Beef Industry; Premium Discounts 

Episode 33: December 3, 2018
International Symposium of Veterinary Epidemiology and Economics Conference; Supplementation Frequency; Calf Preparation; Calf Scours; The Cattle Cycle 

Episode 32: November 27, 2018
Sustainable Beef Tour with Foodservice Professionals; Patti’s Experiences in the Foodservice Industry; Research in Dietetics; Sustainability 

Episode 31: November 16, 2018
Stretching Hay Resources; Growth in Breeding Technologies; Drones in Agriculture; Windbreaks for Cattle 

Episode 30: November 9, 2018
Special Guest Matt Teagarden, CEO of Kansas Livestock Association; KLA History; KLA Convention and How to Become Involved; Electronic Logging Devices in Transportation; Antibiotic Policy 

Episode 29: November 6, 2018
Special Guest Cassie Kniebel; What is CattleTrace; Disease Traceability; Objectives of CattleTrace; Who is Participating; What Makes this Time Different 

Episode 28: November 1, 2018
Special Guest A.J. Tarpoff; What is BQA and Why It’s Important; BQA Certification; Next Week’s Guest; Cattle Care and Handling

Episode 27: October 30, 2018
Fall Cow Nutrition; How much Corn can a Cow Eat; Cover Crop Recommendations; Potential Diseases in Cover Crops; Sunflower Supreme Heifer Sale

Episode 26: October 23, 2018
Food Expenditures; Replacement Heifer Vaccinations; Economics of Cover Crops; Buying Feeder Calves; Value of Old Cattle 

Episode 25: October 17, 2018
Special Guest Kylie Hanson; K-State Ahearn Fund Performance Table; Fad Diets; Adolescent and Incoming Athletes; Beef Nutrition for Athletes 

Episode 24: October 9, 2018
Gardiner Lecture at Kansas State University; Cattle in the United States; Rate of Gain in Replacement Heifers; Testing Corn-Stalk Forage 

Episode 23: October 2, 2018
Listener Poll Results; Should we Test Forage and Why; NIAA Traceability Meeting; Cull/Market Cows

Episode 22: September 24, 2018
Population Growth; Body Condition Score; Hay Testing; Labor Shortage in Agriculture

Episode 21: September 18, 2018
Special guest Josh Roe, Kansas Deputy Secretary of Agriculture and part-owner of Manhattan Meat Market; megatrends in agriculture; American Association of Bovine Practitioners Annual Conference 

Episode 20: September 11, 2018
Special guests Darrh Bullock and Matt Spangler; Kansas State Fair; global beef production; challenges of bull buying; CARE Decision Support Grant

Episode 19: September 4, 2018
Announcement of contest winner; questions on trade; atypical vs. typical BSE; cover crops; vaccine handling

Episode 18: August 30, 2018
Special guest Debbie Lyons-Blythe; questions regarding vaccines; the U.S. Roundtable for Sustainable Beef; transitioning the ranch; grazing management 

Episode 17: August 29, 2018
Special guest Debbie Lyons-Blythe; Kansas Agriculture Summit; consumer questions; advocacy in agriculture; selecting replacement heifers

Episode 16: August 21, 2018
Contest announcement; challenges facing agriculture in 2018; K-State Ranching Summit; Starting weaned calves on feed

Episode 15: August 14, 2018
AVC Conference; record keeping on your cow herd and preconditioning 

Episode 14: August 7, 2018
NCBA (Traceability & Biotechnology); why keep records on your cowherd; early preg checking of heifers

Episode 13: July 31, 2018
Consolidation questions; cross breeding question; forage testing; pregnancy nutrition; upcoming conferences

Episode 12: July 24, 2018
Beef Improvement Federation (BIF); questions on consolidation; drought feedstuffs; upcoming conference

Episode 11: July 17, 2018
Questions on trade; fair season and the value of 4-H and FFA; lameness in calves; implanting calves

Episode 10: July 10, 2018
USDA farm statistics; small-producer forecast; working calves in heat

Episode 9: July 3, 2018
Kansas agriculture data; livestock disease traceability; millennials in agriculture

Episode 8: June 26, 2018
Hy-Plains Feed Yard hosts conference on antibiotic resistance; BVD testing and vaccines; artificial insemination conception rates

Episode 7: June 19, 2018
Trace minerals; hay wastage; BVD; heat stress; grilling

Episode 6: June 12, 2018
Fly control; recent travels; BQA certification; bloat

Episode 5: June 6, 2018
When to move cows following breeding; creep feeding calves; Mycoplasma bovis; Beef Improvement Federation (BIF) symposium; news

Episode 4: May 29, 2018
Early weaning; length of the breeding season; monitoring bull performance; news

Episode 3: May 15, 2018
Anaplasmosis; block-chain; managing late-calving cows; dealing with drought.

Episode 2: May 8, 2018
Breeding indexes, EPDs, beef sustainability, the U.S. Roundtable for Sustainable Beef’s (USRSB) recent meeting, beef and meat exports, and bull selection.

Episode 1: May 1, 2018
Young Bull Management, Drought, AI Synchronization, and New Technology at K-State 

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