Hoard's Dairyman Cow Judging - Brown Swiss
I place this class of Brown Swiss cows B A C D. I found a handy winner in B as she exhibits so much style and balance. B places over A for her tremendous advantage in her mammary system, being higher and wider in her rear attachment and longer in her fore udder attachment. In addition, B shows more openness of rib and is sharper over the withers. I do admit A has more crease between her rear quarters than B.
In a close middle pair, A follows the pattern of the winning cow and places over C for exhibiting more breed character through the front end. A is more feminine about the head, longer and leaner in the neck. In addition, A shows more refinement of bone and stands on a stronger set of pasterns than C. A is also wider through her hips and pins and is neater at the tailhead setting than C. I do concede that C shows more bloom and capacity to the udder while displaying a higher, wider rear attachment than A.
C easily places over D because of her advantage in mammary system. C has more uniform width to her rear udder attachment while having a stronger, smoother fore udder. In addition, C shows more veination than D. Furthermore, C is a sharper more angular cow throughout and is stronger in her loin than D. I do grant that D is cleaner about the hock and stands on a stronger set of pasterns than C.