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Harrington's Sort & Cull
John Harrington DTN Livestock Analyst
Fri Feb 12, 2016 12:17 PM CST

When Seaboard Corp. moved to swallow a large part of Christensen Farms in late January, the initial reaction of the pork industry consisted of both nods and shrugs. While nods acknowledged the corporate logic of the power play (i.e., Seaboard securing greater captive supply to fund the slaughter needs of its new Sioux City, Iowa, plant scheduled to open in early 2017), shrugs reflected a helpless feeling in the face of nonstop consolidation.

Additionally, I see a sad irony in this development. Just as Seaboard sensibly rides the new curve of herd expansion, its significantly bigger stride will cause a ...

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