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John Harrington DTN Livestock Analyst
Mon Dec 31, 2012 10:32 AM CST

HASTINGS, Neb. (DTN) -- When livestock feeders first imagined 2012 market potential, some cautiously expressed a note of optimism regarding the possibility of better profits ahead. Most of this hopeful thinking was tied to the chance of much lower feed costs.

In hindsight, such conjecture looks completely misguided. Yet the promise of a margin-saving bumper corn crop didn't look all that implausible in the first quarter or so of this year.

After all, with a healthy combination of corn plantings first estimated at 95.9 million acres, record yield projection of around 166 bpa, and record early planting progress, how mean ...

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