Take Steps to Reduce Shrink When Working Cattle

Take Steps to Reduce Shrink When Working Cattle

Heather Smith Thomas

Cattle Today

One of the largest overlooked costs for stockmen when selling cattle is shrink. For example, if you are taking calves to a feeder calf sale, to be weighed off the truck and a two percent pencil shrink taken, those calves may have already lost six percent or more of their weight just getting them to market, resulting in at least eight percent shrink deducted from your paycheck.

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