The day we came across 2024 in the pasture at Rensselaer, I whispered to Phil, “Game Over.” I have never seen a Shorthorn cow in the flesh as impressive as 2024. Ever. The true Power Cow of the American Shorthorn population today, and one of the most unique performance females of the entire 20 million head in the IGS Multi-breed Genetic Evaluation. This is why we don’t just flush her Shorthorn, but to bulls of other breeds as well; her genetic value is of interest of anyone wanting to maximize the profit of beef seedstock, regardless of breed. Think of everything a Power Cow should look like and 2024 does it; stout-boned, huge-hipped, massive barrel, but also jerk-fronted and feminine. Some of the wisest stockmen we know have invested in 2024, that’s why you can find her influence nation-wide in the USA, up in Canada, over in Europe, and down in Australia. She is getting up there in age, inquire early about her influence, and don’t be afraid to reap the benefits of her ShorthornPlus contribution.