NEWS
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 ...

Quick View
  • Is Your Burndown Working? A cool, wet spring and the spread of herbicide-resistant weeds mean farmers should take the extra...
  • Gains on Covers It took Jerry Doan several years and a lot of trials, but the North Dakota beef producer has lear...
  • Side-by-Sides and Cool Helmets Side-by-side manufactures continue to roll out new machines and machine updates. Here are two more.
  • Stress Test for Borrowers Farm finances rate an "A" now, but economists debate if that's good enough to handle a major corr...
  • Senators Question EPA A group of U.S. senators Wednesday told President Barack Obama that his administration has not fo...
  • Climate Work Ahead at USDA Ag Secretary Tom Vilsack spoke about GOP complaints regarding the Obama administration's work wit...
  • Full-Circle Farming Bill Couser sees farming as a full circle. If it comes off the farm, it can go back into the farm.
  • Making the Grade What if corn isn't cheap the next five years? Fickle price projections can sway farm bill choices.
  • Ask the Vet What's my best bet for fly control?
Related News Stories
US at Disadvantage in Japan Trade Deal
Shaw: Under the Agridome
The Market's Fine Print
Chick-fil-A Seeks Antibiotic-Free Meat
European Farmers Want Trade Deal
Big Mac Marketing
Big Mac Marketing
Wooing Millenials
New Battle Over Safety of Chicken
ABC Asks Judge to Toss LFTB Lawsuit