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Harrington's Sort and Cull
John Harrington DTN Livestock Analyst
Fri Apr 5, 2013 03:13 PM CDT

While it's been raining new numbers at USDA this week, few would call the sudden cloudburst a drought breaker. The department is not known as the Amazon Jungle of data processing for nothing.

When it comes to bin-busting yields of statistics and reports, the paper farmers at Market News et al shell-out like Illinois in a terrarium. Of course, guarantees of test weight and protein content are strictly "buyer beware."

The early April downpour has been essentially seeded by the pork industry and market. On one hand, Mandatory Reporting of wholesale pork cuts -- presented on a trial basis since ...

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