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Harrington's Sort & Cull
John Harrington DTN Livestock Analyst
Tue Jan 7, 2014 03:25 PM CST

I'm sure weather savant Bryce Anderson and his meteorological minions toss around terms like "polar vortex" with great sophistication and understanding. But speaking for the shivering masses who struggle to even spell "Fahrenheit," 2014's initial freezing blast deserves to be more succinctly described.

"Damn cold."

Maybe once blue lips thawed and frostbitten cheeks warmed, you might hear a few expanded versions of that fearful description, stuff like "somebody left the backdoor open" or "colder than a well digger's ass." But that's about it.

"Polar vortex" may go down as the first buzzword of the new year, it may momentarily burn ...

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