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John Harrington DTN Livestock Analyst

Monday 03/23/15

Trading the Vernal Equinox
Historically, the stretch between late March and mid-May represents the second quarter's "sweet spot," a price-positive confluence of tight feedlot supplies and the best of seasonal beef demand.[Read Full Blog Post]
Posted at 4:25PM CDT 03/23/15 by John Harrington | 0 Comments | Post a Comment
 

Friday 02/27/15

Western
Sometimes all you can think about a market is "western."[Read Full Blog Post]
Posted at 3:05PM CST 02/27/15 by John Harrington | 0 Comments | Post a Comment
 

Friday 02/20/15

A Bucket Of Mixed Burgers, Please
Burgers are coming to some KFC outlets. But they aren't all-beef patties.[Read Full Blog Post]
Posted at 11:15AM CST 02/20/15 by John Harrington | 0 Comments | Post a Comment
 

Wednesday 02/04/15

So Where Did The Calves Come From?
Fewer cows that have had calves but more calves? It's a mystery.[Read Full Blog Post]
Posted at 4:41PM CST 02/04/15 by John Harrington | Post a Comment
Comments (4)
Exactly...
Posted by HAL EDWARDS at 6:46PM CST 02/04/15
Bs
Posted by KEN ANDREYCHUK at 2:41PM CST 02/07/15
I would imagine the margin of error is greater than 1%?
Posted by Pat o'Regan at 7:30AM CST 02/09/15
are stat figurers on the take from traders? Commodity markets are so volatile lately without good sound reasons.
Posted by Unknown at 7:55AM CST 02/16/15
 

Monday 02/02/15

The Conflicting Signals Around Agriculture and Climate Change
Agriculture faces various studies and mixed signals when it comes to climate change. Farmers need to adapt yet many argue that agriculture also does more harm than good trying to mitigating greenhouse gases through biofuels.[Read Full Blog Post]
Posted at 12:29PM CST 02/02/15 by Chris Clayton | Post a Comment
Comments (1)
Hope you're just the messenger about these climate change predictions Chris. We are at just 390 ppm of CO2 and optimal CO2 for plants is about 1500 ppm. Alarmists expect us to lower CO2 when we are already starving crops. I expected alarmists to have a hissy-fit about this plant CO2 perspective, so I Googled. Stanford U. agreed about CO2 being too low for plants but said it didn't matter because with global warming rainfall will be so intense, plants will be drowning. I then Googled another report which also agreed that CO2 is too low for plants but said the science is settled, global warming will cause world wide drought and deserts will spread across the globe and plants will wither and die. How long will it take before the masses realize this modeling stuff is a crock!
Posted by Curt Zingula at 7:09AM CST 02/04/15
 

Monday 01/26/15

Don't be a Victim of Rural Crime
Some tips to help prevent crime losses on your farm.[Read Full Blog Post]
Posted at 12:46PM CST 01/26/15 by Russ Quinn | 0 Comments | Post a Comment
 

Monday 01/19/15

No Easy Fix for COOL
There doesn't seem to be an easy fix for the U.S. in getting around its Country-of-Origin Labeling problem with Canada.[Read Full Blog Post]
Posted at 5:39PM CST 01/19/15 by Chris Clayton | Post a Comment
Comments (1)
I would as that your readers review Auburns Dr. Robert Taylors study on Country of Origin Labeling. Go to: http://www.nfu.org/images/COOLReport1132015Final.pdf Some may be enlightened as to the "facts vs the fiction" on the issue. Dr. Taylor study shares the complete truth in what has gone on while others still lie about the matter. Write this one down in stone "if we lose COOL our prices paid as independent producers will go down". The COOL law did not cause damage to the Canadians and Mexicans as they claim, it is the packers market power, monopoly and contracted cattle not our USA passed COOL law. No where in the law does it tell packers to pay less for like quality or kind of cattle and in the study it shows it actually gave the Canadians and Mexicans a better value than before. Share the study with your readers and let them make their own decision. Do as Fox News states when it comes to biased media reporting if you want to grow and that is "WE report, YOU decide".
Posted by Mike Schultz at 7:29AM CST 01/31/15
 

Friday 12/19/14

Is Bobby Ewing Back in the Shower?
Is it possible that a late-December recovery in cattle futures could accelerate enough to cause feedlot and ranch revelers on New Year's Eve to look back with Pam Ewing and happily ask "what was that all about?"[Read Full Blog Post]
Posted at 4:49PM CST 12/19/14 by John Harrington | 0 Comments | Post a Comment
 

Friday 12/12/14

Early Christmas Present?
Hogs and Pigs report is coming out early this year. A Christmas treat or coal?[Read Full Blog Post]
Posted at 2:04PM CST 12/12/14 by John Harrington | Post a Comment
Comments (1)
I think we have been sucked in by packers there will be one day when 300 pound hogs will do us in
Posted by RONNIE STURTEVANT at 8:58AM CST 12/15/14
 

Friday 12/05/14

Picking Out The Right Card For OPEC
Is what OPEC is doing now a good thing or a bad thing for meat exports?[Read Full Blog Post]
Posted at 3:21PM CST 12/05/14 by John Harrington | 0 Comments | Post a Comment
 

Wednesday 11/26/14

Livestock's Cornucopia
When beef and pork producers bow their heads in thanks Thursday, they won't have any struggle in counting their blessings.[Read Full Blog Post]
Posted at 12:59PM CST 11/26/14 by John Harrington | 0 Comments | Post a Comment
 

Friday 11/21/14

It's Thanksgiving: Check Your Guns at the Door
Judging by new meat spread data released on Thursday, Thanksgiving at the Beef family home promises to be a motley affair with levels of holiday cheer ranging from sugar-high kids at Disneyland to hunger-strikers at Guantanamo.[Read Full Blog Post]
Posted at 1:15PM CST 11/21/14 by John Harrington | 0 Comments | Post a Comment
 

Friday 11/07/14

Nine-Weight Carcasses Rock
In the 1980s, "nine-weight carcass" was a four-letter word, at least according to the packer lexicon. But times have changed: According to the official scale house, the nation's kill floors are nearly carpeted with nine-weight carcasses this fall with plant managers not whispering a word of protest.[Read Full Blog Post]
Posted at 12:37PM CST 11/07/14 by John Harrington | Post a Comment
Comments (2)
I like your way of making things humerus as well as factual.
Posted by robert shoemyer at 6:52AM CST 11/14/14
very good
Posted by Unknown at 6:26PM CST 11/17/14
 

Friday 10/31/14

Trick or Trick?
In which our author imagines handing candy to the Commodity children on Halloween.[Read Full Blog Post]
Posted at 1:11PM CDT 10/31/14 by John Harrington | 0 Comments | Post a Comment
 

Tuesday 10/28/14

Only Sad Insomniacs Miss Night Trading
The CME's prudent decision to aggressively prune the 24-hour trading model has been largely met with calm and equanimity.[Read Full Blog Post]
Posted at 2:49PM CDT 10/28/14 by John Harrington | 0 Comments | Post a Comment
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  • Trading the Vernal Equinox
  • Western
  • A Bucket Of Mixed Burgers, Please
  • So Where Did The Calves Come From?
  • The Conflicting Signals Around Agriculture and Climate Change
  • Don't be a Victim of Rural Crime
  • No Easy Fix for COOL
  • Is Bobby Ewing Back in the Shower?
  • Early Christmas Present?
  • Picking Out The Right Card For OPEC
  • Livestock's Cornucopia
  • It's Thanksgiving: Check Your Guns at the Door
  • Nine-Weight Carcasses Rock
  • Trick or Trick?
  • Only Sad Insomniacs Miss Night Trading
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