By Rayford Pullen
The word from those in the know is that the El Nino should return in October. Now if you’re anything like me, I have not been
able to keep the El’s straight, or whether the El Nino or the El Nina was what we wanted or needed. Now I think I have it figured
out since El Nino ends with an O, to me it now means “O Boy, it’s going to rain.” If it ends in an A, I guess that means it “ain’t going
to rain.” (Wouldn’t my English teacher be proud of me.) Hope this helps you as much as it will hopefully help me keep
all this weather terminology straight and know when to get excited and when to get worried. Class dismissed.
Now, let’s get back to talking about cattle topics. Fall is when cattlemen who calve in the spring will be getting
their payday for the year and, as always seems to be the case, the market has gone through a correction the past few months. That
sounds better than “going down,” so I thought I would borrow that wording from the stock market reporters who are quick to report
that the stock market is going up but that it never goes down; it just makes a correction. To read more pickup the October 2015 issue of NTFR.