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Harrington's Sort and Cull
John Harrington DTN Livestock Analyst
Fri Jul 6, 2012 01:57 PM CDT

While they say you should be careful under the hot summer sun, I'm beginning to wonder if they even make protective gear strong enough for hapless feedlot managers currently sweating before the fiery realities of skyrocketing corn prices and impossibly tight feeder cattle supplies.

After the board closed on Thursday, I took a snapshot of late-year risk management potential. The resulting picture was certainly not a happy keepsake worthy of the family album.

Between June 5 and July 5, the commodities that make up the three-legged stool of cattle feeding scored the following changes: December corn, up $2; August feeder ...

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