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breeding heifers vs. market heifers **pics**
« on: September 22, 2012, 10:51:45 PM »
What are you looking for in breeding heifer vs a market heifer for show and vise versa? i have this really wide hipped heifer whos got loads of muscle and is nice and deep and has got a good amount of rib to her as well and has femininity too
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Re: breeding heifers vs. market heifers
« Reply #1 on: September 23, 2012, 10:32:40 AM »
That one kinda sounds like a breeding heifer, assuming she's sound enough structurally. We don't have market heifer shows here, but i don't know why it'd be any different than selecting market steers. Just like with market hogs or market lambs, we're ultimately more concerned with yield & quality of salable retail product. There are considerations like soundness and volume that are higher priorities in breeding animals; i don't think that means we completely disregard those in market animals. A lot of people will agree we can overlook minor issues or deficits in soundness & volume when evaluating markets animals, but there is still SOME emphasis placed on those areas as well. I think an ideal market heifer might be a little "steery" in her design compared to an ideal breeding heifer. She's probably not as deep and doesn't have as much flex & cushion in her joints, and maybe aittle thicker butted and bigger topped...maybe. And of course if it's a terminal show, she'd be fatter! We don't need to feed breeding heifers to grade Choice or better, although I see a buch of em that are fat enough to do it.

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Re: breeding heifers vs. market heifers
« Reply #2 on: September 23, 2012, 12:27:18 PM »
A picture might help, get some more replies.
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Re: breeding heifers vs. market heifers
« Reply #3 on: September 23, 2012, 05:48:43 PM »
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Re: breeding heifers vs. market heifers
« Reply #4 on: September 23, 2012, 09:06:41 PM »

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Re: breeding heifers vs. market heifers
« Reply #5 on: September 23, 2012, 09:08:37 PM »
Just show in both classes ;)
The livestock (show) industry is a tough one- if you've never had anything worth a damn you might as well go on the internet and rundown everybody you can.

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« Reply #6 on: September 24, 2012, 08:13:24 PM »
here she is

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Re: breeding heifers vs. market heifers
« Reply #7 on: September 24, 2012, 08:26:34 PM »
I know this doesn't answer your question but what is her pedigree?

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Re: breeding heifers vs. market heifers **pics**
« Reply #8 on: September 25, 2012, 08:59:53 AM »
Is she registered Simmie?

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Re: breeding heifers vs. market heifers **pics**
« Reply #9 on: September 25, 2012, 09:20:51 AM »
I made this class free for the next week.  The #1 vs #4 heifer is an excellent example of market vs breeding...

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Re: breeding heifers vs. market heifers **pics**
« Reply #10 on: September 25, 2012, 11:42:52 AM »
The bggest difference has already been covered by some, but for me it comes down to what is most important in those classes.
BREEDING- Most important features are soundness, volume, and femininity...if she is good enough to compete with them all in those areas and has the extra thickness, then I would probably still run her breeding personally.
MARKET- The most important here would be product and finish.  If she has enough thickness, top and butt to compete with the markets and you are willing to feed her to finish her for the show, yet she gives up a little volume, structure and style, then I would probably run her Market.

From the pictures posted, I wouldnt say this heifer really jumps either way for me at this point.  What is her age? I would say for me she could kinda both work ways.  I dont see anything that says she is going to go blow the competition out of the water in either class so that doesnt help me make the decision.  For me I guess it would come down to the shows I was going to and their rules and what my plans are for the heifer.  If you are considering putting her in your herd then you definately dont want to feed her to be finished for a market show. So that makes me lean towards breeding. Also if you are considering putting her in the herd, then you really want that heifer bred before the time she would get to show at market weight, some shows have rules that market heifers have to be open. That again would help make my decision.  I would saythat if this is a heifer you want to keep I would personally probably swing more in line with running her as a breeding heifer, especially if they had rules that she has to be open.  If they dont make you leave them open, and you want to keep her, then if you think she has enough product to compete with the market heifers without having market finish, then I may still run her market.  Its a tough call to make, a lot of factors to consider.

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Re: breeding heifers vs. market heifers **pics**
« Reply #11 on: September 25, 2012, 04:34:36 PM »
She is a Trading Favors x Ali. She can be registered Maine or Chi. She has a massive hip on her and shes really wide topped but you cant really see it in the picture. thanks for the advice

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Re: breeding heifers vs. market heifers **pics**
« Reply #12 on: September 25, 2012, 07:23:14 PM »
Breeding-let em poo poo the chrome on one as cool as that O0

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Re: breeding heifers vs. market heifers **pics**
« Reply #13 on: September 25, 2012, 11:32:01 PM »
Just from the pics i would run that one as a market heifer.
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