I assume that the question was related to Beef cattle, to be used to produce BEEF, when I spoke of conformation. A fair price is a consideration,but good cattle,are worth good money. The sex of the cattle does not matter,you buy what you need. Breed is mostly desire, not really important. Never color unless you raise Black Angus. Always conformation, conformation,conformation....It is nice to have cattle you can manage but if Disposition is your number one concern you might as well raise sheep or those mini cows. The weight of a certain age animal is part of conformation , thus weight is part of conformation... I am not talking about the rules of The Show Ring, but quality of cattle,the uniformity of a certain breed. I personally do not like extremes I.E. Herefords- No Miniature- No Gaints but in both cases they have their on standards (conformation) .