Mark That Card – Simmental Breeding Heifers

Placing 4-2-3-1Cuts 5-2-3 I like the Bred Heifers 4-2-3-1. There’s no doubt in my mind 4 wins. She’s the best structured highest quality female, who’s body shape and freshness read to be the most cow like. She’s easily the freshest female with a great presence and she still has a nice spine, clean joints, and […]

Read More…

Mark That Card – Simmental Bulls

Placing 4-1-3-2Cuts 3-2-4 I’ll rank the Simmental bulls 4132. There’s a pair of bulls up top who I think will prove profitable, but it’s with elite seed stock production in mind where I’ll start 4. It’s hard to make cattle opened up and stout down low while still keeping them sound and flexible at the […]

Read More…

Mark That Card – Breeding Heifers

Placing 1-3-2-4Cuts 3-2-5 I like the breeding heifer calves 1324. The cattle up top are good but when you study them from the side, that is where 1 couples her stoutness and body shape with the added intangibles of look, balance and extra quality. Now don’t get me wrong, I never questioned the brood cow […]

Read More…

Through the Judge’s Eyes: Callis Looks for Courteous Confidence

Brandon Callis is no stranger to the show ring or the cattle industry. He grew up with grandparents who raised both registered Brahman and commercial cattle in South Texas, and his dad was a 4-H Extension Agent, demonstrating at a young age how to make an impact on youth. Callis was active in 4-H and FFA and showed several of the smaller […]

Read More…

Tips and Tricks on Getting New Show Projects Acclimated

The time has come. You’ve traveled many miles, evaluated several dozen head of livestock, and made some significant purchases for your next show livestock projects. The animals are now in your barn, their new home, and it is time to get them tamed down and broke to lead so you can work with them. This […]

Read More…

3 Tips to Starting Cattle Projects on the Feed

The crisp feeling in the air, calendars flipped to September and kids back in school are good indicators of shopping for your next show calf projects. It doesn’t matter if it’s your first calf or not, each project starts with anticipation of a new show season and a set of new goals and shows to […]

Read More…