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: Wether Dams

Thank you to our Sure Champ Ring Leader and former K-State Livestock Judging Team Member, Whitney Whitaker for providing placings and officials for this class. Placing: 2341 Cuts: 4-5-3 I like the wether dams 2341. The way 2 blends the right kind of power with incredible balance and structural integrity stamps her as pretty elite. […]

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5 Reasons it’s More than JUST a Livestock Judging Team

Any livestock judging enthusiast knows that the busy fall judging run is filled with many mixed emotions. Every contest that happens is filled with history and prestige, regardless of where you stand in the livestock judging ranks, and the stakes and pressure run high. Those in high school may be preparing to represent their state and chapters at the national contest level. Many […]

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Mark That Card: Hereford Heifers

Thank you PD Miller with Show Cattle Connection for providing placings and officials for this class. Placing: 3412 Cuts: 4-6-2 I sorted the Hereford Heifers 3412. The elite look, presence and skeletal quality of the loud marked, white legged heifer is quick to sift her to the top of my card. But when that out […]

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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: Charolais heifers

Thank you Butler Community College Livestock Judging Team for providing placings and officials for this class. Placing: 3-4-1-2 Cuts: 2-5-3 I like the Charolais heifer calves 3-4-1-2. Elite quality is evident amongst the top pair of heifers, still I prefer 3 to sort past 4. The up headed heifer’s head shape, length and extension up […]

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