I placed the market lambs
4-1-3-2. In the top pair of more muscular wethers, I personally
like the blue sheep to win. For me, he ties his muscularility into
a bigger, more correctly finished package. Not only is 4 a taller
fronted lamb, that is longer measuring from his last rib back. But
this compliments the fact that he is a cleaner profiling lamb that is
leaner to touch. I would expect him to have an advantage in cutability. True, 1 is a
heavier weight lamb that wraps with a bigger leg. However, I
placed him second because he is a heavy middled lamb that is deep in his
However, 1 is a more powerfully muscled, growthier lamb, and needs to
beat 3 in the middle pair. No doubt, 1 is a wider based sheep that
has more tone and shape of muscle from his rack back into his leg.
To add to this, I find him to be a heavier weight lamb and he should go
to the cooler with more product from his 13th rib back. Yes, 3 is more
correct in his body depth. However, for me he goes third, because
3 is clearly the lightest muscled, thickest hided lamb in the class,
that is a bit too stale.
Now, in the bottom pair of lambs that differ in composition I elected to
use the leaner lamb and placed 3 over 2. I predict he will have an
advantage in yield grade because he should handle leaner down his spine and is
especially cleaner appearing over his forerib.
On the other hand 2 is a more muscular sheep. He has a
bolder shape of muscle over his rack, a fuller loin edge and more volume
to his leg. Nonetheless, I placed him fourth. Not only is he
short bodied, but he is clearly appears to be the softest handling, most overdone lamb
in the class.