Harrington's Sort & Cull
John Harrington DTN Livestock Analyst
Fri Oct 3, 2014 01:08 PM CDT

Near the final scene of "Lonesome Dove" when Gus lies dying because he won't have his pig-kicking leg amputated in order to save his life, he looks up at Captain Call and summarizes their amazing run of cattle, pokes, and wide open danger:

"My God, Woodrow. It's been a helluva party, ain't it?"

How many in the beef industry will long remember 2014 in a similar fashion? From the calving barn to the feedlot bunk to the meat counter at Wal-Mart, record prices and profits through the first third quarters of the year have made the market celebration worthy of ...

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