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CLASS 1 - PROSPECT MARKET LAMBS

We would like to thank Brent Jennings for officiating the first class in our contest. Brent is an Extension Associate, 4-H Livestock in North Carolina. Brent is a nationally recognized judge who most recently evaluated the market lambs at the 2017 Kansas & Oklahoma State Fairs.

In addition, we'd like to thank Johnston Club Lambs (ID) for providing Class 1!

 

 

 

 


Placing: 2-1-4-3
Cuts: 2-3-5

I like the Prospect Market Lambs 2-1-4-3.  In a class where quality runs deep, I found a pair of sheep that sort themselves up rather easily.  Though both of them are quite different in terms of condition and overall build, they lead into a pair that will garner a nice discussion.  For me, I like the athletic look from the side 2 offers.  Not only is he the shortest bladed, neatest fronted sheep, but he’s also the shallowest in his chest relative to his flank. I think it's unique that on top of this, that he's still a round bodied one that’s plenty shapely. Now if you’re just looking for power, the answers 1. That’s the widest constructed, squarest built one who offers the most true volume of muscle on the top side of his skeleton. Like to often the case though, that added power comes with some cost, because that wether is coarser and rounder in the angle to his shoulder and shorter and steeper out of his hip.

It’s just a muscle sort in the middle though. Really no matter the view of that pair, the bolder ribbed wether just reads more opened up throughout. Now 4 is cool from the side in terms of one that’s really level and parallel in his lines, but he is the greenest finished sheep in the class and I think with this he just gives up too much of the added bulk and true power found in the pair ahead of him.

Still, 4 is just the better sheep on bottom.  Not only do I like his added bone and foot size, but I think how he is a lot better in terms of his basic build would allow him to be a lot more impressive when pulled off the stand.  Sure 3 reads with some extra muscle shape in particular through his lower leg,  but that doesn’t compensate for how frail made and poor balanced he is, so I’ll leave him 4th.

 

 

Class 1: ID 2

 

 

Class 1: ID 2

 

 

Class 1: ID 2

 

 

Class 1: ID 2

 

 

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