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Black Ink: The weakest link

May 23, 2005
As the trailer door clangs shut on a disappointment, there’s time for a final explanation: “You are a good-looking cow. Your sire is the most popular, balanced-trait bull we could find. We paid more for your momma than any other animal on the farm, and you were our son’s prize 4-H project. But it’s data that counts. With the lowest index in the herd after two calves in three years, you ARE the weakest link. ...

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