Youth livestock projects are a great way to help young people develop essential life skills, such as leadership, communication, decision-making, and problem solving. When selecting an exhibition heifer, it is important to look for structure, productivity, and maternal qualities. The heifer should have a good rib shape, curvature in the design of the ribs, softness in the overall skeleton and power. Muscles should be anchored in long shape and dimensions, and not be one-dimensional or flat. When assessing a show steer, traits such as weight, sex, build, musculature, physical condition, horns and health are taken into account.
Additionally, two closely related market variables - the uniformity of the sales lot and the size of the sales lot - are also considered. All of these characteristics of fattening calves are either directly or indirectly controlled by the beef and calf producer. A summary of the results can be found in Table 1.It is important to note that when analyzing each trait of feeding calves, all other factors are taken into account in the regression equation. This means that the regression equation calculates the effect on the price of a trait while keeping all other characteristics of the fattening calves constant.
An example of this is when a young man from Oklahoma won the Grand Champion Steer competition at the National Western Stock Show with Charlie - a 1,235-pound chestnut steer measuring 54.75 inches from the ground to the hip bone. To stand out from other show steers in Oklahoma, it is important to pay attention to detail. The steer should have an even weight distribution throughout its body and should have a good musculature with well-defined muscles. The steer should also have good horns and be in good health. Additionally, it is important to consider the uniformity of the sales lot and size of the sales lot when evaluating a show steer. In conclusion, when selecting an exhibition heifer or show steer in Oklahoma it is important to consider structure, productivity, maternal qualities, weight, sex, build, musculature, physical condition, horns and health.
Additionally, it is important to consider uniformity of the sales lot and size of the sales lot when evaluating a show steer.