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Harrington's Sort and Cull
John Harrington DTN Livestock Analyst
Fri Feb 22, 2013 04:14 PM CST

Whether the card game is Bridge, Pitch, or Liars' Poker, the most embarrassing thing you can do is forget what's trump.

Beef producers and processors have been dealing from the same deck now for nearly two months, but you get the feeling that even the sharkiest sharks at the table are now longer exactly certain about what card takes the trick.

Midway through the fourth quarter of 2012, there was absolutely no doubt through the cattle casino regarding the rules of the early year game ahead. Any bidder disciplined to cut feedlot placement by 1.4 million head over six months ...

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