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March 31, 2020

Beef Cattle Institute Celebrates its 100th Cattle Chat Podcast

Submitted by Lisa Moser

Bob Weaber, Dustin Pendell, Brad White and Bob Larson

Conversational format offers practical advice for those involved in the commercial beef industry.

BCI Cattle Chat, a 25-30-minute podcast lead by moderator Brad White, BCI director and veterinarian, posted its 100th episode on March 27, 2020. The weekly podcast features beef cattle health and management advice from Kansas State experts Bob Larson, veterinarian; Bob Weaber, beef cattle Extension specialist; and Dustin Pendell, agricultural economist.

Those four began the podcast in July 2018 to bring together experts from the Kansas State College of Agriculture and College of Veterinary Medicine, White said.

“The goal of the podcast is to effectively communicate relevant, practical information for beef producers and veterinarians through this format,” White said. The format includes 5-8 minute segments on an array of beef cattle topics.

White said their listenership continues to grow. “Last month there were 5,474 downloads from 26 countries.” With an increasing number of listeners, the podcast team continues to receive listener questions from Kansas and around the globe.

“Our team really appreciates the questions from listeners and the feedback we receive on the podcast. The listener questions allow us to directly address topics important to producers,” White said.

He also values the discussions that happen on the podcast, especially the ones with outside guests who join on occasion. Many of these guests are well-recognized experts in their field.

“I enjoy the interaction with our team and guests because everyone has a different perspective and we can discuss many sides of an issue,” White said.

To listen to this podcast, search for BCI Cattle Chat wherever podcasts are found.

Links referenced in this article, Beef Cattle Institute podcast, https://ksubci.org/media/podcast-2/.