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Harrington's Sort and Cull
John Harrington DTN Livestock Analyst
Fri Jun 21, 2013 03:30 PM CDT

What better way to spend the first day of summer than in a dark office spelunking through the statistical caverns of feeder cattle price history spanning 18 years?

I know. Just call me a party animal.

There was just something so strangely odd about the enormous premium of August feeder futures over the cash index that I turned a blind eye on all social invitations and fun distractions. While it's true I don't actually own a dance card, investigating the audacity of the feeder board's lead proved to be irresistibly curious.

Judge for yourself.

Looking at late-June market action from ...

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