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The Market's Fine Print
John Harrington DTN Livestock Analyst
Wed Feb 25, 2015 05:17 PM CST

Given forecasts of clear sailing and red skies at night, skilled longshoremen have been known to fully load a Panamax reefer in less than 15 hours. Country shippers more familiar with hot-shots and loading chutes may be less than impressed.

Yet once you know that a refrigerated container contains a payload equivalent to 44 fattened steers or 210 finished hogs, once you imagine a cargo ship riding low in the waves with as many as 5,000 containers on board, all of a sudden it seems like a pretty good day's work.

Of course, the choppy seas and storm clouds choking ...

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