Harrington's Sort & Cull
John Harrington DTN Livestock Analyst
Fri Feb 27, 2015 03:05 PM CST

Sometimes there's no other way to describe a uniquely volatile commodity: "Western." You know, as in "the Wild West," as in lawlessness, as in unbreakable bucking broncos.

As least, that's the adjective that sprang to mind as I watched cattle futures swing and spaz through February's concluding session. If today's crazy action could somehow be standardized, the CME wouldn't have to worry about closing the cattle pits. It could just move the entire floor to Disneyland and charge for rides.

Between a sharply higher opening, a midsession price plunge, and a closing hour rally, most live and feeder taxis ran ...

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