Mark That Card: Hampshire Barrows

Thank you Lake Land College Livestock Judging Team for providing placings and officials for this class. Placing: 4-2-1-3Cuts: 2-5-2 I sorted the Hampshire Barrows 4213. I think both barrows up top capture the basic market hog fundamentals, but I’m personally drawn to 4’s elite build quality. His relaxed blade angle and correct hip and hind leg allow […]

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Mark That Card: Wether Dams

Thank you Harrell Club Lambs for providing placings and officials for this class. Placing: 4-3-2-1Cuts: 3-5-3 I like the wether dams 4321. There’s an awfully good one to win in 4, and I think it all starts with her skeletal build. She’s so stout structured and correct on her feet and legs, her spine is perfectly level, […]

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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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Mark That Card: Wether Dams

Placing: 3-4-1-2Cuts: 4-2-3 I like the wether dams 3412. I was quick to find the best built and highest quality sheep in 3. She stands apart in regard to her look of balance and skeletal build. She studies correct in the angle of her joints, lays her spine in the most correctly and I particularly […]

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Mark That Card: Simmental Heifers

Placing: 4-1-2-3 Cuts: 2-3-5 4-1-2-3 is how I like the Simmental heifers. In a group of quality females that presents lots of challenges, I never questioned tying into the 4 heifer. The stoutest featured heifer is quick to impress you with her elite look from the profile, where she’s ultra-feminine in the shape to her […]

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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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