Mark That Card – Angus Bred Heifers

Thank you, Oklahoma State Livestock Judging team, for the officials and reasons. Placing: 3-4-1-2Cuts: 3-5-4 3-4-1-2 is my rank of the Angus bred heifers. 3 has the right kind of maternal look and she hit me the hardest. Not only is the smooth shouldered heifer the most attractive up front and boldest and deepest in […]

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Mark That Card – Hereford Heifers

Thanks, Tyler Bush, High Individual in Louisville National Judging Contest, for the officials and reasons. Placing: 3-1-4-2Cuts: 5-3-4 I like the Hereford Heifers 3142. To be blunt, that long sided, level made 3’s maternal rib shape and undeniable balance from the side makes it easy on top. Because, the big footed, heavy structured females clean […]

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Mark That Card – Simmental Heifers

Placing: 1-2-4-3Cuts: 2-4-3 I like the Simmental heifers 1243. A pair of elite females are quick to sort up, but it’s the look of maternal function that I love in the blaze faced female. Not only is 1 the most feminine in the shape to her head and neck and laid in smoother about her […]

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The Sweetness of a Victory

Cancelled. Postponed. Rescheduled. Relocated. These words became part of our weekly vocabulary this spring and summer as the pandemic of COVID-19 altered the normal rhythm of our lives. What didn’t change? The hard work, perseverance and commitment that many families in barns across the country put in day after day in hopes that some shows would happen and […]

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How to Prepare Your Calves for Fall Sales

Midwest state fairs often signify the end of a show season for many young cattle exhibitors, but with every ending comes a new beginning. Soon, cattle operations will be offering this year’s calf crop through their fall sales to potential buyers who are already making plans for their next show season. It’s enjoyable to walk through runs of nicely groomed, […]

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Mark That Card: Hereford Heifers

Placing: 1-4-2-3Cuts: 2-5-2 I like the Hereford heifers 1423. The group is quick to sort into two pairs, and amongst the initial duo of high caliber females, I personally like the added look of quality and balance in the 1 heifer to sort over the cow power found in 4. The lighter red heifer is […]

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