Harrington's Sort and Cull
John Harrington DTN Livestock Analyst
Fri Oct 9, 2015 01:34 PM CDT

The golden rule of prudent marketing goes something like this: "Hope for the best, but plan for the worst."

I'm pretty sure some variation of this old, cautionary saw helped first build the October foundation of National Pork Month many years ago. Given the strong seasonal tendency for market hog supplies to balloon through the first half of the fourth quarter, planning for the threat of inadequate demand and lower country prices seems as responsible as avoiding government shutdowns or balancing the Federal budget. (Bad examples?).

Hats off to the Pork Board for engineering such a timely and generally well-focused ...

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