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 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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