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I placed the class of heifers 2-4-1-3. Finding a high quality top pair in which I prefer the added style and look of 2 over 2. 2 is the most elegant female whom looks to have a more ideal and useful design to her rear skeleton. There is no question 4 holds the advantage in volume and substance. I just feel she is the coarser made female who plants straighter in the angle of her hock.
Her distinct advantage in performance allows her to easily dominate the middle decision. 4 is just the more practical centered female who still offers a look of quality from the side. Now sure I see value in 1’s moderate sound kind, but she’s the shorter faced female whom I question her maturity pattern.
Also though she’s on the small frame side, 1 is still the more functionally designed female in the closing pair. She’s simply the deeper female whom views sounder in all her angles. Yes, 3 looks later maturing and longer growing but unfortunately in a class of this caliber she’s straighter fronted female who could benefit from a better body design so she’s fourth.