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Harrington's Sort and Cull
John Harrington DTN Livestock Analyst
Fri Sep 20, 2013 02:39 PM CDT

For a beef cow, the fall season can be a hoof-biting time, a scary period filled with enough anxiety to cause all four stomachs to churn like outboard motors.

This autumn angst can be especially severe if you've unfortunately lost a calf earlier in the year, have a less-than-stellar breeding record, and are, frankly, showing a little age.

What fate lies beyond the pasture gate? Would it be a happy combination of generous corn stalks, an open winter, and a new carefree edition of motherhood? But what if the script involves another short hay crop, the indignity and pessimism of ...

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