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Harrington's Sort & Cull
John Harrington DTN Livestock Analyst
Mon Jun 30, 2014 05:31 PM CDT

I'm not sure cattle ranchers up and down the Central Plains are exactly ready to do the sloppy buck-and-wing through pasture puddles like the incomparable Gene Kelly, but you can bet they wholeheartedly identify with the high-stepping enthusiasm he displayed in the 1952 movie classic.

Although the 2014 grazing season got off to a slow and chilly start, grass potential has soared since Memorial Day thanks to the best June rainfall seen in years. While California remains locked in stifling drought, critical beef herd states like Kansas, Missouri, Nebraska, Oklahoma and Texas have received "million-dollar rains" over the last 30 ...

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