A terrific class of Brown Swiss cows which I placed C B A D. Starting the class with a cow that excels in so many categories, that being cow C. She catches your eye with her outstanding frame, straightness of lines, length of body, and overall width and capacity to her udder. She places over B because of her angularity, style, depth of frame, and flatness of bone. In addition, she shows a more defined crease, stronger fore udder attachment, and more height and width of rear udder attachment than B. I do admit that B has a more desirable teat size and shape than C.
In a very close middle placing, I gave the nod to B over A because she is a longer individual standing on a stronger set of feet and legs. B stands on a stronger pastern and exhibits more depth of heel than A. In addition, B shows me more height of rear udder attachment with a more desirable rump structure, noting that A has a wry tail. I would grant A an advantage, having a stronger, longer fore udder attachment.
And it is A’s overall general appearance that places her logically over D in my bottom pair. A is an extremely fancy individual when viewed from the side and it is that advantage in her overall blending of parts, style, and balance that places her over D. Also, A is deeper in her heart and carries that depth all the way through to her mid-section and flank. A is more balanced in her udder, noting D being slightly light at the top of her left rear quarter. D, the dark cow, is a longer individual and does show more breed character about her head and neck.
BROWN SWISS C B A D
CBAD—100 BCAD—92 ACBD—84 DCBA—60
CBDA— 92 BCDA—84 ACDB—72 DCAB—56
CABD— 96 BACD—80 ABCD—76 DBCA—52
CADB— 84 BADC—60 ABDC—56 DBAC—40
CDBA— 80 BDCA—64 ADCB—52 DACB—44
CDAB— 76 BDAC—52 ADBC—44 DABC—36