alacattleman":2eap12t4 said:He is a meaty critter.
Just wanted to get your opinion on this big butt.
KNERSIE":1qnykwm1 said:To be honest pig butts don't impress me, what I want to see in a British beef breed
Firstly what I described is what I want to see in a British beef breed hindquarter, although we all strive for lots of quality meat there are breed specific characteristics. For my herefords to have limousin type hindquarters simply wouldn't be breed characteristic, and vice versa.
is a butt that is well muscled,
You calf certainly is well muscled.
but I want long and soft muscle carrying down low to the hocks
That is the first difference between british and continental breeds, the continental muscle tends to be a shorter harder leaner muscle. Your calf's muscle is certainly very much what you'd expect to see in a limousin. To be very nitpicking I suppose your calf could be slightly deeper quartered and the muscle could even have been a touch longer, but as I've said yours is a very good representative of the breed.
with width over the rump and between the pins, well developed outer thighs and well filled out inner thighs,
Can't fault your calf here at all, outstanding width, very good inner thighs, the outer thighs aren't filled out to potential in the rearend photo yet, a little more finish would help you achieve that.
I don't want to see the seams
In a limousin, where the claim to fame is a very high meat to bone ratio of lean meat the seams is breed characteristic and certainly not a fault in your calf
and I don't want to see the hooks pumping up and down like pistons when the animal is walking like I am sure will be the case with this calf.
That is a fault often seen in off type british breeds, although I have seen it in limousins its not the case with your calf.
When seen from behind I want the animal to resemble an upside down horseshoe.
Is it just the photo or is his tail skew?
mnmtranching":1zse33m7 said:Looks like a good source of low grade commercial grinding meat for export. :welcome: