Officials put cuts on a class in a judging contest as a way to score the participants placings in the contest. 4/1 was a harder decision than 1/3, therefore the cut was less. The placing of 1/3 should have been more obvious, and therefore the higher cut. With the bottom pair you would only take a 3 point cut for placing 2/3, because it was a tighter pair than 1/3. Usually there will be more than one official for a judging contest, and that will also effect the cuts. The officials don't always place the class the same, so they have to compromise. I don't know if that helps at all, I may have just made it more complicated than helpful.brandonm_13":1ttlyc7r said:Okay, when you place a class of livestock, how are the cuts made. For example I might say, "I place this class of commercial heifers 4-1-3-2 with cuts 3-5-3.
Australian":3uqgepmk said:I take it you mean cut up the class when there are large numbers.
I always put those that take my eye immediately up in the first group. This comes unstuck sometimes but mostly it works. Bulls seem to tbe the easiest. Cows and calves are different because of the calf. You might have a magnificent looking cow with an ordiary calf then further down there is a plainer cow with a much better calf.