OFI 1207: A Profit Of Negative $29 Due To Predators | FFA SAE Edition | Kayla Rossi | Soroco High School FFA

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Kayla Rossi is a National Proficiency Finalist in the category of diversified livestock production this year. And to look at what she is currently doing and what she has already accomplished might make you think that it has been easy. If that is the case, it is only because she makes it look that way.

Kayla raises her livestock on her family's ranch in the high country of Northwest Colorado. This brings challenges that many of the rest of us never have to deal with including harsh winters, drought, and predators. In 2019, as Kayla was really getting ready to hit her stride in her herd of cattle, a herd of goats, and a flock of sheep she had a major predator loss. That year her profit, or lack thereof, on her lambs was negative $29.

She did not allow this to stop or discourage her, however. She made adjustments and persisted.

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