In addition to performance testing, conformation and soundness, we also place emphasis on overall cow functionality to ensure our cows have a long, productive life. A herd of long lived, functional females that are easy to work with and free of problems make us money at the end of the day. To maximise longevity, the cows need to remain fertile to secure their existence, need to be structurally sound, including through the legs and feet, and be free of eye diseases, udder problems and have the correct structure of the mouth and teeth. That said, there is obviously then a certain amount of automatic selection for longevity through their fertility and structural correctness where the cows that continually make the cut are producing the replacements. And ALL wild ones go!