May 18 was the second West Luther 4-H calf club meeting.
We went into the barn of family Huizinga. Leaders Angela Fairfield and Romy Signer explained about a cow’s nutrition. After that, Huizinga showed us calves.
Angela told how a cow should be judged. We learned that the udder is the most important part of the cow for judging; it needs to be deep, wide and have moderate length teats. The second most important part of a cow while judging, are the feet and legs. The feet are to be well rounded and deep heeled.
The legs should be strong and flexible. Also important is frame and capacity. Cows need a strong and straight back, a slightly arched loin and they need wide ribs.
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