Supreme Breeding Heifer winner, Derek Cosper, 17, poses with his prize heifer Zaylee at the Eastern New Mexico State Fair Thursday. (Amy Vogelsang Photo)
Not all that glitters is gold and vice versa: Sometimes gold doesn’t actually glitter. In this case, breeding heifers didn’t look like clipped, spotted beauties the way dairy heifers did, but under the thick hair were well-toned animals ready to start bearing calves.
Of course, it did take a well-trained eye to find these differences, such as girth, wide-set hips and strong legs.