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Gelbvieh/Shorthorn cross heifer opinion

Posted: Thu Oct 21, 2010 8:45 pm
by Nesikep
I have a heifer I'd like some opinions on

Image

video forthcoming....

Re: Gelbvieh/Shorthorn cross heifer opinion

Posted: Thu Oct 21, 2010 9:04 pm
by Nesikep
[youtube]SU1b3CxR9KE[/youtube]
there you go

Re: Gelbvieh/Shorthorn cross heifer opinion

Posted: Thu Oct 21, 2010 9:53 pm
by sim.-ang.king
that a pretty girl

Re: Gelbvieh/Shorthorn cross heifer opinion

Posted: Fri Oct 22, 2010 7:50 pm
by showing71
Looks like a nice little heifer. In some spots in the video it looks like she might be a touch too straight in the back legs, but its hard to really judge that without seeing her in person. Thick, adequate length, I'd mayve clean her up a touch in the neck, but that could be her hair.

Re: Gelbvieh/Shorthorn cross heifer opinion

Posted: Fri Oct 22, 2010 8:41 pm
by 3waycross
My favorite cross.

That's a pretty girl.

I am glad you were able to fight her off before she licked you to death.

Re: Gelbvieh/Shorthorn cross heifer opinion

Posted: Sat Oct 23, 2010 12:18 am
by ANAZAZI
She is a keeper, or would be in my herd!

Re: Gelbvieh/Shorthorn cross heifer opinion

Posted: Mon Oct 25, 2010 7:51 am
by CKC1586
Holy snot!! She is a nice one!!! Will be interesting to see her again at one year....

Re: Gelbvieh/Shorthorn cross heifer opinion

Posted: Tue Oct 26, 2010 10:01 pm
by Nesikep
I don't know all the reasons cattle are judged the way they are, but I'd like to know some reasoning behind why a cow who's "straight in the legs" would be judged less, and well, how does it affect the cow? I can see all the defects as bow-legged (Oh, wait, that's the cowboy), and etc.

also, this is also the way she looks everyday, she doesn't know what a brush or a trimmer is... though I'm sure she'd learn what a brush is rather quickly


I also kinda laugh when people talk about toplines (OK, I can definitely appreciate it too), but hey, bottom lines are better :P, and they should have significant bumps in them... heheh

Re: Gelbvieh/Shorthorn cross heifer opinion

Posted: Wed Oct 27, 2010 7:22 am
by chippie
When people talk about too straight in the rear legs, they are talking about looking at the heifer's profile.
If the animal is too straight (post legged) through the hocks, it will not walk well. There should be some angle in the hocks when viewed from the side. It is important that a cow be able to walk so that she can forage. The same for a bull. If he can't travel to eat or has problems mounting a cow due to his conformation, he isn't much good.

Post legged (or straight through the hocks) cattle seem to be popular in the show arena, especially steers.

Re: Gelbvieh/Shorthorn cross heifer opinion

Posted: Wed Oct 27, 2010 7:23 pm
by showing71
chippie wrote:When people talk about too straight in the rear legs, they are talking about looking at the heifer's profile.
If the animal is too straight (post legged) through the hocks, it will not walk well. There should be some angle in the hocks when viewed from the side. It is important that a cow be able to walk so that she can forage. The same for a bull. If he can't travel to eat or has problems mounting a cow due to his conformation, he isn't much good.

Post legged (or straight through the hocks) cattle seem to be popular in the show arena, especially steers.


More in club calf sired animals than anything else. Luckily around here judges are getting a little better on critiquing that. Its very disappointing to watch a show and see a steer that hobbles win.

Re: Gelbvieh/Shorthorn cross heifer opinion

Posted: Fri Oct 29, 2010 10:30 pm
by Nesikep
OK, I'll have to try and take a video of her walking, but from the side (lord only knows how I can do that?)

Re: Gelbvieh/Shorthorn cross heifer opinion

Posted: Sun Oct 31, 2010 11:48 am
by 2/B or not 2/B
She's a beautiful heifer. I'd be very proud if she were mine. We got some nice shorthorn x heifers this year too but not as solid or muscular as yours. Congrats!

Re: Gelbvieh/Shorthorn cross heifer opinion

Posted: Mon Nov 01, 2010 10:03 am
by chippie
You don't need a video to see if she is too straight through the hocks. A side or profile still shot will do.
I can't see the video, but looking a your pictures I think that she is lovely.

Re: Gelbvieh/Shorthorn cross heifer opinion

Posted: Fri Nov 12, 2010 7:49 pm
by Nesikep
the muscle comes from the gelbvieh, I've noticed a marked difference in the hindquarters with this gelbveih bull... we have had some nice shorthorns as well (Maddy), but even she doesn't quite compare with this one

Re: Gelbvieh/Shorthorn cross heifer opinion

Posted: Fri Nov 12, 2010 9:10 pm
by Angus Cowman
Nesi
if you like her and she fits your idea of what you want in a cow then by all means keep her
I didn't see anything standout that would make her a cull
everyones criteria and idea of a perfect cow is different

goodluck