willhe add bone, lower quarter? will he put some set to the back legs?
Didn't mean to upset you. Fact of business, I've done my fair share of crying ,each and every time I take my Bumper-trailer "load" of slick-haired , red 'n dark roan , calves to my local Feeder Auction. Until the entire Shorthorn Breed, by and large, stops chasing the Jackpot Ribbon Show, I am a "sitting Duck", as far as Bullcrap, unjustified discounts. The buyers and traders in my area are always "arm's length away" from any change. Even beneficial ones.
What I'd like to see happen? It's very simple. We could all agree on pedigrees, "if":
1. Everybody's Show-winning heifer makes a fail-safe cow that your Elders go to the Coffee Shop & brag about, instead of Cursing every-other-syllable. All too often, the adults who finance these projects are dissappointed in the maternal Performance of these Project-hiefers. We used to be synomymous with "Cow".
2. Y'uns kick Butt'ntake names in the Carcass show after claiming the on-hoof Championship and rate-of-gain awards. Maybe, just maybe, if the Owner of your nearest Auction Yard( you know, the one who pays premiums and supports the Junior Auction every year ) keeps seeing Roan steers CONSISTENTLY win your County's Carcass show,with acceptable Gain and efficiency numbers, He might just get the hint.
Your generation is gonna be in the driver's seat. Make wise decisions.
I don't think it is at all unrealistic to tie together "show" and "grow".