Harlan Doeschot, of Golden Link along with his sons measured a lot of cattle over the years. One of the many correlations they found was that for each inch the Heart Girth exceeded the Top Line measurement, the animal had thirty-seven more pounds of red meat and it was actually cheaper to produce because of the "correctness" of the animal!
For each inch he/she was deficient they lost thirty-seven pounds of red meat production. What this boils down to is, you can determine the meat-to-bone ratio of your calves, yearlings, cows and bulls very objectively by going through this process. At retail grass finished beef prices, what does an extra 37, 74, 117 pounds bring back to you?
Linear Measurement can be used to determine if a 8 month old heifer calf is built for calving ease. Will a 12 month old bull calf possess enough masculinity to be fertile, durable and functional on your farm and improve all of his offspring along the way?
Along with the hardware, there will be a DVD in the Linear Measurement box with a 70 page pdf on linear measurement; why and how… three additional pdfs and two pages of field sheets, along with the 9 videos Gearld and I put on the web. Google youtube, Gearld Fry, Linear measurement
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