NEWS
Harrington's Sort and Cull
John Harrington DTN Livestock Analyst
Mon Nov 12, 2012 05:21 PM CST

Less than a month ago, the cattle market was absolutely abuzz over the impressive strength of beef demand.

The choice cut-out set an annual high on Oct. 24 at $199.38, suggesting to many that the carcass equivalent was destined to jump over the psychological hurdle of $200 faster than you could say "medium rare."

Unfortunately, something caused a major speed bump to surface on the highway of inevitability. In just a dozen business days, the value of the choice box imploded by $7.51. Talk about riches to rags.

What happened?

The easier answer seems to come with a gobble-gobble and ...

Quick View
  • The New Dicamba At an event exhibiting the company's soon-to-arrive Dicamba-tolerant soybean trait, Monsanto repr...
  • Rates Too Low Too Long Discounted interest rates have led to unintended consequences in land values, a shortage of funds...
  • Center Pivots Take a Beating Severe storms in mid-June have damaged hundreds of center pivot irrigation systems in Nebraska al...
  • "Easy Money Times Over" Feeding the world population won't be as hard as expected over the next decade some experts forec...
  • A Hunger for High-Tech The Gruhlkey brothers of Wildorado, Texas, are using technology and thoughtful cropping choices t...
  • Clearing the Air EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy told a group of agribusiness representatives that her agency want...
  • No More Outlaw Vets Veterinarians can start breathing a little easier now when they go to work, without the fear that...
  • Ask the Vet My vet diagnosed anaplaz and I've never heard of that.
Related News Stories
Black Eyes
Tyson Wins Hillshire Battle
Brazilians' Meat Ambitions
Hillshire Plans Talks
Poultry Industry Roaring Back
Tyson Offers $6.1B for Hillshire Brands
Pilgrim's Seeks to Buy Hillshire
Meat Prices Rising in Canada