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Harrington's Sort & Cull
John Harrington DTN Livestock Analyst
Fri Feb 21, 2014 05:16 PM CST

I can imagine the cry of some meat department managers as they desperately explained to "corporate" why January beef margins proved to be so ugly. Grocers just hate to be caught off guard when it comes to either supply or pricing.

But judging by new meat spread data just released, somebody at Krogers et al was caught asleep at the wheel.

Despite the fact that the fed cattle market exploded last month, averaging more than $11 higher than December and $17 above January 2013), the average retail price of choice beef totaled no more than $5.346, 1.4 cents LOWER than ...

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