A cowboy wants to see tallow on his charges. He believes that no matter what color, breed, age, or class a cow is, if she doesn’t have tallow, she is ugly. The old cowboy saying is “Fat is the prettiest color.” Some cattle make pones of fat, round bulges of fat, on their sides and hips between hide and flesh. Other cattle make it evenly, in fine thick layers and intruding like veins of marble through the flesh. The companies prefer some breeds of cattle because of the way they manufacture tallow. A cowboy enjoys seeing tallow on any bovine under his care. Seeing it on a steak, rolling under a hide, or adorning a saddle to preserve it is a cowboy’s pleasure.