Harrington's Sort and Cull
John Harrington DTN Livestock Analyst
Fri Jun 5, 2015 04:56 PM CDT

So, what is worse for the future of the U.S. beef industry, broken-mouth cows or broken-mouth ranchers? I'll give you second or two to chew the matter over.

Time's up.

Broken-mouth ranchers, hands down. While toothless cows are good for little more than the shortest route to the hamburger factory, at least they can be replaced in relative short order. Recruiting a new productive crop of ranchers, on the other hand, takes considerably more planning and luck.

With early summer grass redefining the color green and visions of $3 calves still alive and well, talk of herd expansion hasn't been ...

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