It actually isn’t hard to admit, but I admit that I have been wrong before. I catch crap at work and at home because I am always right. I recently traded for a slick 4440 tractor. Some of the higher ups thought I put WAY too much money in the trade in. Three days later, it was sold for a substantial profit. I was RIGHT. However, I’ve got another unit or two that I wasn’t quite as right on.
There is no way to always be right when buying livestock. There has been times when I’ve hooked a kid up with 3 animals and all 3 turned out to be just nice ones. The next year, same kid, and all 3 turn out to be winners. It isn’t an exact science. If it was the gauranteed ones would definitely cost a pile. I have even been accused of working harder to make a potential screw up look top notch, just so I can still be right. “If you worked that hard on a great one, you’d be tough to beat.” Well, we don’t feed many great ones. I like a challenge and a project. It also makes a kid a better showman if they have to work to hide the faults. The harder you work, the luckier you get. Although I can be right a lot, I will gaurantee that I am NOT always right.