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The Market's Fine Print
John Harrington DTN Livestock Analyst
Mon Sep 16, 2013 10:50 AM CDT

Sometimes I think a one-armed paper hanger with narcolepsy could handle this job. Demanding and stressful it is not.

In fact, the modern workload of cash cattle reporters makes the rounds of a night watchman at a mattress factory look grueling.

Between summarizing the previous week's sliver of market light and estimating new showlists, I suppose Mondays represent a decent part-time job. But the long, dry haul from Tuesday through Thursday is typically idle enough to turn ambitious go-getters into hopeless sluggards.

How many ways can you decorate empty market reports with phrases like "bids and asking prices are poorly ...

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