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Harrington's Sort & Cull
John Harrington DTN Livestock Analyst
Fri Nov 15, 2013 03:03 PM CST

The cattle business is not for the attention deficit. Never has been, never will be.

To be sure, never is a long time. I should probably tip my hat to the proven ability of science and technology to constantly redefine the unimaginable.

We've already seen odd stories of laboratory cowboys mixing up edible protein in test tubes. Maybe the future contains a revolutionary chapter where significant herd expansion takes no more advanced thought and planning than a short day at the office.

Yet as long as commercial beef production essentially remains an outdoor sport, the practical distance between retained heifers ...

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