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  • There is one thing I just noticed as far as the meta_query goes.

    First of all, if you’re field is not returning an ID of the “ct_industry” assuming that this is some type of relationship field, then you need to get the unformatted value.

    Secondly, since you are searching for numbers in a field that contains arrays then your LIKE needs to be altered.

    All of the following are guesses assuming that “ct_industry” is either a taxonomy or a relationship field.

    $relatedCat = get_field('service_related_industry', false, false);
         $args = array (
    		'posts_per_page' => 3,
                    'post_type' => 'case_study',
    		'meta_query' => array(
            		'key' => 'cs_industry',
    				'value' => '"'.$relatedCat.'"',
    				'compare' => 'LIKE',
    		'orderby' => 'DESC',
    	 if (!$relatedCat) { 
    		 $relatedCat = get_field('service_related_category');
    		 unset ($args);
         	 $args = array (
            	'posts_per_page' => 3,
            	'cat' => $relatedCat,
            	'orderby' => 'DESC',

    as far as why it’s returning the wrong number of posts, yes, a pre_get_post filter added somewhere else can alter the settings of any query done anywhere and any time