Mark That Card: Crossbred Gilts

I like the Crossbred Gilts 2413 with cuts at 4-2-2. I’m quick to tie into 2’s elite combination of stoutness of feature and look of maternal function. Here’s the stout skulled, opened up female who reads the densest in her body design, and it is truly impressive she highlights her added power by still being […]

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Mark That Card: Breeding Gilts

Thank you Blake Goss of Goss Livestock in Leedey, OK for providing placings and officials for this class. Placing: 4213 Cuts: 3-2-4 It’s 4’s look of maternal function and build that I’m drawn to. Here’s a stout skulled, bold bladed female that is great in her body shape and ultra-wide pinned. Yet what really makes […]

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Mark That Card: Bred Sows

Thank you Goss Livestock in Leedey, OK, for providing the placings and officials and Kyndal Reitzenstein for the photos. Placing 1-3-4-2 Cuts: 2-2-4 I like the crossbred gilts 1342. If 1’s flawless skeleton and build doesn’t get you fired up, then I’m sure her extra power and dimension most certainly will. You study that one coming […]

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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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