Mark That Card: Market Goats

Placing: 1-4-2-3 Cuts: 2-5-3 I like the Market Goats 1-4-2-3. Among the pair of elite, high-quality wethers, the more exotic, dark headed wether is simply the hardest to make. Not only is he round bodied and impressively expressive in terms of shape up high, but where that one truly separates himself from his contemporaries is in his ability to combine his power with an athletic […]

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Mark That Card: Duroc Gilts

Thank you Luke Ziegler with National Swine Registry for providing placings and officials for this class. Placing: 4-2-3-1 Cuts: 3-6-2 I like the Duroc gilts 4231. I’m high on the breeding value of both gilts up top. I like to build them from the ground up, so 4’s more durable bone and foot give her the nod. […]

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Mark That Card – Charolais Heifers

Placing: 2-4-1-3 Cuts: 4-2-2 2-4-1-3 is how I like the Charolais heifers. In a group of quality females that presents lots of challenges, I never questioned tying into the 2 heifer. Not only is she a standout in regard to stoutness of feature, power and maternal body shape, but it’s truly impressive she tandems this […]

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Mark That Card: Simmental Heifers

Placing: 3-4-1-2 Cuts: 3-2-4 I like the Simmental Heifers 3412. One look from the side and 3’s got the most intriguing pieces to tie to. Not only is she overwhelming in terms of body, volume and power, but to be so massive, it’s awfully unique she remains so fresh and attractive up front, with all […]

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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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Mark That Card – Simmental Heifers

Thank you Ashley Judge of Baty Livestock for providing placings and officials for this class. Placing: 3-2-4-1 Cuts: 2-2-3 I like the Simmental Influenced Heifer Calves 3241. In a group where the quality runs this deep, it is the tremendous rib and unique look of the baldy heifer that sets her to the top of […]

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