Harrington's Sort and Cull
John Harrington DTN Livestock Analyst
Fri Aug 22, 2014 01:26 PM CDT

Time was when outdoor grilling and Labor Day were locked together like Mom and apple pie, do-nothing and Congress, the Cubs and last place.

But as the strange summer of 2014 gathers itself for the home stretch, I'm worried that the traditional Labor Day feature is shaping up to be as meatless as Paul McCartney's ashram.

Typically, August represents a marketing period when retailers and food managers look past the dog days of summer and restock coolers for the season's grand finale of meat consumption. Stockpiling steaks and chops and hamburgers for the Labor Day extravaganza has always been a ...

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