Mark That Card: Bred Gilt Results

Thank you to Conner Newsom, South Plains College Livestock Judging Team Coach, for providing the officials. Placing: 1-3-2-4 Cuts: 5-3-3 I sorted the crossbred gilts 1324. Best built 1’s awesome looking and outlier for power. I’ve got her over 3 to start. Turned profile, my heads up winner’s elevation and length of hip create a more […]

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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: Market Hogs

  Placing: 4-2-1-3 with cuts of 3-4-2 I’ll sort the market hogs 4-2-1-3 and in a challenging class, I’m still the most comfortable starting the 4 barrows extra width and product. The stout structured, heavy weight, blue barrow is the most opened up in his skeleton, he’s the boldest in his rib and this allows him […]

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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: Crossbred Bred Gilts Results

Scenario: Place these bred females as they are to function in a total confinement setting in North Central Iowa. The primary focus is to retain the top end of the females to substitute for an older set of sows. The firms goal is to keep soundness and build in mind. Crossbred Bred Gilts Official Results Provided […]

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