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John Harrington DTN Livestock Analyst
Wed Aug 19, 2015 02:17 PM CDT

Scrapping a Cutting Edge Gone Rusty

Tyson's decision to close the time-honored cattle kill in Denison, Iowa, saddens me on several levels, ranging from the negative impact on feedlot leverage to the demise of small town economics to the bittersweet sweep of nostalgia. While the first two concerns are far more immediate than the last, I can't stop thinking about how much history is about to be buried, about how the cattle and beef world has changed over the last half century.

Failing to at least momentarily salute the passing significance of Denison would be tantamount to bulldozing the Garden ...

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