This class of Red & White Holsteins is placed A-B-D-C. In the top placing, A excels in quality of feet and legs, standing more squarely on her rear legs when viewed from behind, as well as having a straighter, more correct set to the hock, stronger pasterns, and cleaner bone. A has the advantage in mammary with more uniform width from the top of her rear udder to her udder floor, and more correct teat length. I do grant that B is freer of flesh over her topline and rump.

B places over D for her advantage in dairy quality, being longer and cleaner in her neck, sharper over her withers, more prominent in her rump structure, and more incurving in her thigh. B surpasses D in youthfulness of mammary system, carrying her udder higher above the hock and having a higher rear udder attachment with a fore udder that blends more smoothly into a deeper rear rib. However, D does show more width in the rear udder than B.

In a close bottom placing of D over C, D has the advantage in dairy form with more openness and sweep to her rib and less excess flesh, especially through the rump region. D exhibits more total body capacity than C, with more depth to both fore and rear rib as well and more spring to the rib. D has a longer fore udder than C. I do concede that C has a higher rear udder attachment and stands more correctly on her rear legs. However, C falls to the bottom as she fails to possess the quality of mammary and dairy form.


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Rebecca Mast

Rebecca Mast
Turlock, Calif.

This class of Red & White Holsteins is placed A-B-D-C. In the top placing, A excels in quality of feet and legs, standing more squarely on her rear legs when viewed from behind, as well as having a straighter, more correct set to the hock, stronger pasterns, and cleaner bone. A has the advantage in mammary with more uniform width from the top of her rear udder to her udder floor, and more correct teat length. I do grant that B is freer of flesh over her topline and rump.

B places over D for her advantage in dairy quality, being longer and cleaner in her neck, sharper over her withers, more prominent in her rump structure, and more incurving in her thigh. B surpasses D in youthfulness of mammary system, carrying her udder higher above the hock and having a higher rear udder attachment with a fore udder that blends more smoothly into a deeper rear rib. However, D does show more width in the rear udder than B.

In a close bottom placing of D over C, D has the advantage in dairy form with more openness and sweep to her rib and less excess flesh, especially through the rump region. D exhibits more total body capacity than C, with more depth to both fore and rear rib as well and more spring to the rib. D has a longer fore udder than C. I do concede that C has a higher rear udder attachment and stands more correctly on her rear legs. However, C falls to the bottom as she fails to possess the quality of mammary and dairy form.


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