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Low Death Losses
Mon Jun 16, 2014 10:41 AM CDT

Charles Carroll and daughter A. J. Carroll are a winning combination as stockers. The pair have held death losses at the family's Old Oakes Farm to less than 0.5% for the past four years across a 1,600-head operation. They are making the most of a time in the industry when stockers have been a strong profit segment.

The Carrolls know turning a profit starts with keeping those expensive calves healthy. At $150 per hundredweight, a dead calf can knock $500 to $600 off the bottom line. Even a brief illness hurts performance, and ...

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