As you know, all cattle are bought by the pound. Early growth to market weight is the only weight that producers are paid for. We believe that you cannot have too much growth as long as that growth is in the "right package". Cattle with extended growth curves "miss the target" and result in cows that require too much feed to do their job. Therefore, in our herd we search for bulls with as much yearling weight as possible, providing we can get the added growth with an acceptable birth weight, adequate milk and practical mature size.