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The Market's Fine Print
John Harrington DTN Livestock Analyst
Wed Jan 27, 2016 04:41 PM CST

Blame it on the innumerable nooks and crannies within 750 million grazing acres of cattle country. Blame it on the stubborn strand of none-of-your-damn-business DNA that every rancher brings to a government survey. Blame it on cross-eyed and common-senseless bureaucrats known to get lost between "moo" and "poop."

However you choose to shake your finger, late-January skepticism over the pending annual cattle inventory is typically widespread, as standard as a natural suspicion of foaming dogs and talking politicians. That must explain why my tide of stomach acid seems be surging toward Friday afternoon when the official census is scheduled to ...

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