At this point and based on the photos she would be a keeper.
If her mother had a good udder, and the father had no problem with that, there should be no problem. My point is there are other things to consider other than just the conformation and looks of a young calf.
Nice looking calf.
I'm not impressed with her at the point that the photo was taken. She lacks depth, her flank could be better, and she has no butt. Of course, she was only about 6 months old in the photo, so she might develop a bit further. If she does, great. If not, I would ship her.
To me it depends on what your looking to do with her. If your trying to make a seedstock producing female to promote and sell bulls or females out of I think she belongs in the cull pen for sure. This is because that from this picture she appears to be pinched in her heart girth, she's a little weak behind her shoulders and very wastey fronted. She is very level hooks to pins and carries herself on a good set of feet and legs. But all in all I'd like to see her as a more soggy individual to be a brood cow in a seedstock herd
On the commercial end not really anything wrong with keeping her, there is a lot of potential in this female. Bred to the right bull you could make some nice growthy calves.
We have had a summer of drought, not great grazing. Yet we did make some decent hay, but not enough to keep our usual amount of replacements. So we are really nitpicking the 10 candidates.
This heifer had a BW of 94 lbs
We wean Nov 3rd.
She is close to 510 lbs right now.
Her sire is
Sky 774 Hummer 319R ET P42596497
Her mom is a Reg Simmental.
I'm not a seedstock producer.
I sell calves mostly at weaning to others raising them for their own consumption or for online meat sales.
Also selling 3 in 1 packages right now to trim our numbers down to match our hay for the winter.
Not too many New Englanders on here, thats for sure.
I'm on the mighty Conneticut River in South Central Vermont in Springfield.
Hope I answered everyones questions.
I will be posting another heifer soon, and invite your comments on that one as well.