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Offline Sambosu

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My daughter showed her heifer at the Tulsa State Fair and got second out of 11. I think this heifer could be very successful in the show ring and become a great cow for us. My biggest concern is I don't want to do anything that could cause her to become broad chested. At this time she isn't being criticized for it but people who have seen her usually comment on her shoulders. Looking for tips on keeping her front-end feminine. I used Femininity for one month this past summer but was told by fitters to take her off of it. Pics of heifer is below.

Offline jbzdad

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I don't think her shoulders look coarse.. you want her broad chested (with width between her front legs) as an indication of capacity

If her shoulders aren't smooth more finish may help that but I think she is plenty finished for a breeding heifer

I think she is going to be a very nice heifer to pull around this winter... congrats

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I'm not sure i would change anything with that female ! very nice !

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I appreciate the compliments on the heifer. I put her out in our pasture after Tulsa to stretch her legs, eat some grass and cut her grain big time, just be a cow for a little while. The plan I was told to follow was to do that for a couple weeks and then get her back on full feed a two weeks before her next show, November 23rd.

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Might want to keep her on the grain,you might blow her guts out when you try to go back to full feed after a month of nothing,jmho.
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