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BunnyBoxHop

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greybeard

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Category: Heifer
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Breed: Brahma
Age: 1yr 2 months
Gender: Female
Name: Dotty

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Looks good from that angle!
Would have to see other shots to make a determination of how good/functional a calf making momma she truly is going to be in the future. Easy calvers tho, they make good milk, extremely protective, heat and parasite resistant to boot. You won't find them standing belly deep in a pond on a hot day, when they should be grazing, breeding or nursing either.
Cute? Fluffly cow? Rarely...especially at that age, but Brahmas are the basis for some of the best breeds in the world with 80% of the world's beef production bos indicus based (Braford, Brangus, Charbray, Santa Gertrudis, Beefmaster, Range Master etc) and full Brahma are certainly capable of standing on their own merits as well.
Money makers.
 
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Athena2344

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Thank you both so much. This is my first year showing a cow, but I have some high hopes for her. I got her back in April when she weighed about 500-550lbs and she now weighs 930 lbs. My first show is at the Dallas state Fair in October. She sets up really well, and has an amazing attitude. I will be more than happy to post pictures of her setup tonight or tomorrow.
 

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Here is Dotty set up from both sides, and how wide she is from the rear...

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What are some examples of udder problems common in show cattle that rank them lower?
 
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