i have read of instances exactly as you state... that an otherwise good heifer will for some reason be smaller than you would expect in the pelvic area.. and you said you like 160... my question is.. 160 what and how is that measurement taken.. i am somewhat experienced in palpating cows... i have palpated my small herd for a about 3 years and have palpated some for friends close by.. so i know the parts and area of work... lol but i dont know the standard by which to make these measurements... i just need a little guidance...
thanks for your responses
> Pretty close but not exactly.
> Although usually a larger framed
> heifer will have a larger pelvic
> opening it doesn't always work out
> that way in fact. Of the two Red
> Angus heifers I have that had
> pelvic measurements done as
> yearlings, the 6.7 FS has a 155
> the 5 FS has 178. They may be
> exceptions, but it's those
> exceptions that will bite you. I
> consider for a normal calving ease
> bull a minimum of 150 for pelvic,
> I really prefer around 160 but if
> all else is what I'm looking for
> I'll accept the smaller size.
> dunmovin farms