5 Ways I Still Use Livestock Judging in My Career

by Tim Hammerich, AgGrad When I was a nine year old 4-H member my dad convinced me that I needed to learn how to judge livestock. He seemed convinced it was my only chance of playing a college “sport”. Turns out he was right, but what I got out of livestock judging was so much more than that. […]

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Mark That Card: Bred Sow Results

Bred Sow Official Results Provided by the 2016 Texas State Winning 4-H Team, Hansford County 4-H Livestock Judging Team 3-2-4-1 Cuts: 5-2-4 I like the breeding gilts 3241. I’m quick to find the female who’s got the functionality required for a good brood sow, but it’s her attractive and super cool look from the side that makes her […]

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Mark That Card: Hampshire Boar Results

Hampshire Boars Official Results Provided by, Brice Mind, Blinn College 4-2-1-3  Cuts: 4-2-5 I like the Hampshire boars 4213. There’s a boar up top who has the right kind of build with a unique look and mass to work on a multitude of sow bases. To be more specific, the stout featured, wide constructed boar feeds out […]

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Mark that Card: Market Gilt Class Results

Market Gilts Official Results Provided by, Brice Mund, Blinn Community College 1-2-3-4   Cuts: 3-5-3 I like the market hogs 1234. Quickly finding a top pair of carcass driven gilts to sort up it was 1’s ability to combine her terminal value with a productive look and functional skeleton that allowed her to win. Not only […]

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