Harrington's Sort and Cull
John Harrington DTN Livestock Analyst
Mon Jan 4, 2016 04:51 PM CST

Aggressive buyers at the National Stockyards in Oklahoma City on Monday morning were among the unofficial honorees to launch the cash cattle market of 2016. Judging by preliminary market reports, they performed the ceremony in bullish style.

On an estimated run of 8,500 head (up from initial receipts in 2014 of 5,503), the country's largest auction ring sold calves and yearling as much as $10-$20 higher than the pre-holiday test. Of course, the explosive price trend is a little misleading given all the excitement of the last two weeks. The sizzle of the price jump has much to do with ...

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