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Harrington's Sort & Cull
John Harrington DTN Livestock Analyst
Wed Nov 26, 2014 12:59 PM CST

When beef and pork producers bow their heads in thanks Thursday, they won't have any struggle in counting their blessings. The history-making markets of 2014 dished out the largest feast of profits the livestock industry as a whole has ever seen.

Indeed, given this year's unique confluence of bullish factors (e.g., better pasture conditions, collapsing feed prices, death loss tied to PEDV, strong red meat demand), there will be some on New Year's Eve who predict livestock agriculture will never again see an equity surge of its like.

For example, my conservative cattle feeding model suggests that from January through ...

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