this index of livestock prices is set to run up big. i've been waiting for over a month. today was the day that was different and will be followed by a very very strong rally.. think 44 to 46. in this market if you can find something going up---there will be a stampede into it. theres appears to be shortage of beef and pork in the near future. the problem? of course its always money, lack of loan money available to buy livestock, so production is cut back. these livestock eat 4-6 dollars in grain everyday, so if you can't borrow the money to buy em, and can't risk feeding them on borrowed money, you are gonna back away from raising them, just to risky, so the few that are daring, and liquid, will be rewarded with much higher prices based on low supply. well, thats what i learned in econ 101 and econ 101 has been ignored for the last 20 yrs.- but that don't mean econ 101 was incorrect, it just means it was bent/skewed by 20 yrs of insanely easy money. well now those days are gone and the price of protein is going up, up, up. as the cost of production, plus a profit, must be paid by someone. not paid for, by an even bigger loan. welcom all, enjoy the ride, its gonna be a firecracker of a 4th of july. 5 dollar hamburger is on the way. and 20 dollar a pound strips and filets.