- Jun 9, 2007
I recently attended a show judged by a nationaly known and respected judge. In the January bull calf class there were 6 or 7 entries with one obvious class winner, however of the remaining entries he picked a calf that had a total lack of performance for second place. There was nearly 400lbs between the first and second place calf and over 200lbs between the second place calf and any others in that class. Those of you that know me know I'm a structure freak and there were other calves in that class that were as structuraly correct or more so than the second place calf. I don't believe that politics played a role in this class. I was in so much shock that I checked weights on all of the other bull calves entered at the show and the only one he out weighed was a June calf that was on the side of his mother. I know everyone makes mistakes but this one floored me.