Class 23 - Results - Percentage Simmental Heifers - with Official Critique (1).mp4
From Sarah Loughridge
Below is an example set of reasons from Landon Tadich.
I like the Sim-Angus heifers 4-2-3-1.
While initially it a pair of higher quality, more maternally driven females to surface, it still doesn’t take long for me to side with 4. The blaze faced heifer is clean and extended about her head and neck, blends the smoothest from there back to a deep and productive rib, and yet when set in motion, further solidifies her place in first setting down comfortably on the most flexible feet and legs. Now this is to take nothing away from 2, because she is as broody and functional as they come. The heavy conditioned heifer just doesn’t have the fresh and attractive appearance of what’s in my opinion an elite place to start.
Now with that being said, the middles not even close. 2 offers more than enough natural cow power and dimension to draw a pretty clear line in maternal quality. Don’t get me wrong, 3’s practical in her type and kind, and gives a feminine look from the side. But she’s the flattest bodied, narrowest constructed heifer in class.
So, she finds herself in a bottom pair of heifers that both have their disadvantages. To keep it simple, its structure that sorts, and 3 is just more kind in terms of being the smoother bodied heifer that’s more correct and comfortable in her angles of either end. Now sure, for what it’s worth I can appreciate the white flanked heifer for being stout hipped and big footed. It’s unfortunate that like many with her extra shot of power, structure becomes her limitation, as she’s straighter and more restricted off either end. So, she’s forth. Thank you.