Allen Newcomb Show Lambs & Treadmills

Brisco Black

Ethan Davies

We caught up with Brisco Black, the exhibitor the Grand Champion Market Goat at the 2024 Rodeo Austin! Learn a little more about Brisco below!

What’s your favorite memory with your champion?
My favorite thing about him was his shaggy legs. He had a ton of hair.

Who has been your biggest inspiration to become the person you are today?
My mom and dad inspire me the most on a daily basis but I have some hero’s that I look up to that I want to be like as I get older. Also, seeing other kids win and show real good made me want to get better so I can be like them.

How do you prepare your goats to build up the stamina to last in the show ring?
We don’t work on bracing a whole lot but they get exercised every day. I think the thing that helps me and the animals is when we hand walk from the barn all the way down our road.

How many animals do you have on feed this year?
Last year we fed 5 goats and 5 sheep.

If you could use one word to describe your champion what would it be?
Drama

Did you experience something that didn’t go as planned with your goats? How did you overcome that?
This goat always had problems and was high maintenance. The most stressful was when he got staph about 2 weeks before Austin and my parents said we were not even going to show him. Then we decided to take him about two days before we needed to leave for the show.

Major Shows, State Fairs or Jackpots
Major Shows

Clipping Bodies or Clipping Legs
Bodies

Steakhouse or Mexican
Steakhouse

Keegan Cooley

Ethan Davies

We caught up with Keegan Cooley, the exhibitor the Reserve Grand Champion Prospect Market Goat at the 2024 American Royal Spring Show! Learn a little more about Keegan below!

What’s your favorite memory with your champion?
This was my very first goat and the Spring American Royal was my first time being in the show ring…my sister Kenna has tried to talk me into showing for a while, but I always said no. I think my favorite memory is my sister being so nervous and excited that I was showing. It was awesome  to get to know a lot of people at the show and to see all that goes on behind the scenes with clipping and fitting.

Who has been your biggest inspiration to become the person you are today?
My Mom and Dad push me to be a good person and to work hard on a daily basis. I also play travel basketball and baseball and my coaches have pushed me to work hard and improve my skills, My sister is the one who inspires me when it comes to showing goats. She has been a good sport about helping me, having a lot of patience and she pushes me to do better with him every time we are working in the barn. I hope that someday I am half the showman that she is.

How do you prepare your goats to build up the stamina to last in the show ring?
I’ve only had my goat a few weeks. So far we have just spent a lot of time in the barn getting him used to us, used to getting washed and his leg hair worked plus we go on a lot of walks. He eats a lot for a little man so for now we’re just pushing feed and water.

How many animals do you have on feed this year?
Juan is the only goat we have in the barn right now. He will probably be the only goat I have this year since it is my first year showing. Hopefully, my sister will end up with some good ones in the barn too.

If you could use one word to describe your champion what would it be?
It would have to be cute….I probably had 100 people tell me how cute he was at the show. He only weighs 43 pounds right now but likes to act like a big man.

Did you experience something that didn’t go as planned with your goats? How did you overcome that?
Since this was my first show a lot did not go as planned lol….but the end result was awesome! If I had to pick one thing, it would probably be that he didn’t walk as well as he does at home and he was probably as nervous as I was.

Major Shows, State Fairs or Jackpots
State Fairs

Clipping Bodies or Clipping Legs
Bodies

Steakhouse or Mexican
Steakhouse

Ethan Dowell

Ethan Davies

We caught up with Ethan Dowell, the exhibitor the Grand Champion Prospect Market Goat at the 2024 American Royal Spring Show! Learn a little more about Ethan below!

What’s your favorite memory with your champion?
My favorite memory with her would be showing and winning with her at the spring American Royal.

Who has been your biggest inspiration to become the person you are today?
My biggest inspiration would be Mackenzie and Erica McWhirt for always pushing me and teaching me everything I know today.

How do you prepare your goats to build up the stamina to last in the show ring?
I spend most of my time at home building stamina for the show ring. My goats get placed on a schedule to treadmill, Sprint, Walk and brace for increasing time periods.

How many animals do you have on feed this year?
I have three show goats on feed this year.

If you could use one word to describe your champion what would it be?
Iconic

Did you experience something that didn’t go as planned with your goats? How did you overcome that?
It can be challenging for me to show little goats because of my height. To make them look right, I’ve had to work on adjusting my hand and leg placement.

Major Shows, State Fairs or Jackpots
Major Shows

Clipping Bodies or Clipping Legs
Legs

Steakhouse or Mexican
Steakhouse

Berklee Gossen

Ethan Davies

We caught up with Berklee Gossen, the exhibitor the Reserve Grand Champion Wether Dam Doe at the 2024 American Royal Spring Show! Learn a little more about Berklee below!

What’s your favorite memory with your champion?
Hanging out right before the grand drive.

Who has been your biggest inspiration to become the person you are today?
Darbie Ross

How do you prepare your goats to build up the stamina to last in the show ring?
Many hours on the halter and show stand.

How many animals do you have on feed this year?
4

If you could use one word to describe your champion what would it be?
Unbeatable.

Major Shows, State Fairs or Jackpots
Major Shows

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Steakhouse or Mexican
Mexican

Kobi Scroggins

Ethan Davies

We caught up with Kobi Scroggins, the exhibitor the Grand Champion Wether Dam Doe at the 2024 American Royal Spring Show! Learn a little more about Kobi below!

What’s your favorite memory with your champion?
Winning Reserve Grand Champion Doe Showman at the Oklahoma Youth Expo.

Who has been your biggest inspiration to become the person you are today?
My parents are one of my biggest inspirations in becoming who I am today. They have shown me the importance of always supporting those who support you.

How do you prepare your goats to build up the stamina to last in the show ring?
I’m really just living on hope and a prayer. JK. Practicing showmanship is a great way to build stamina.

How many animals do you have on feed this year?
The barn is pretty empty right now as we are finishing up the show season. However, typically we have anywhere from 10 to 15 in the show barn.

If you could use one word to describe your champion what would it be?
Perfection.

Did you experience something that didn’t go as planned with your goats? How did you overcome that?
Val started to shuck her hair a week before KC. We overcame that by clipping and fitting her all at one time right before the show.

Major Shows, State Fairs or Jackpots
Major Shows

Clipping Bodies or Clipping Legs
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Steakhouse or Mexican
Steakhouse

Sandra Clinger

Ethan Davies

We caught up with Sandra Clinger, the exhibitor the Reserve Grand Champion Market Goat at the 2024 American Royal Spring Show! Learn a little more about Sandra below!

What’s your favorite memory with your champion?
We purchase Bart at the 2023 Friday Night Fever from the Falkenstein Family! From the moment we put him in our barn, I knew he was going to be an all time favorite! My favorite memory of him would have to be his first ever jackpot. We took him to a small show in Arizona last summer and when we walked him in the ring as a class 1 prospect goat, the judges eyes immediately went wide and he asked me during his class where he was from and what we planned to do with him! From then on, Bart continued to turn heads wherever he went!

Who has been your biggest inspiration to become the person you are today?
I am lucky enough to say that there are 3 major inspirations in my life! My dad, mom, and sister, Hailey! These 3 have shaped me into the person I have become and have stood as incredible role models in my life! I love y’all so much!

How do you prepare your goats to build up the stamina to last in the show ring?
My biggest piece of advice for building show stamina is consistency! If you consistently practice with your animals, they will build stamina in the show ring and learn to trust you. As a showman, it is extremely important that you gain a relationship with your animals!

How many animals do you have on feed this year?
This past year, my family fed 5 goats for fall majors.

If you could use one word to describe your champion what would it be?
Perfect! Bart was definitely one of the easiest showing goats I’ve ever had the pleasure of raising! He was always on point and never missed a beat at the feed pan!

Did you experience something that didn’t go as planned with your goats? How did you overcome that?
This particular goat went through a very awkward growing phase where he didn’t balance right and gave an awkward eye appeal. But, we were lucky enough that he fed through his awkward phase!

Major Shows, State Fairs or Jackpots
Major Shows

Clipping Bodies or Clipping Legs
Legs

Steakhouse or Mexican
Steakhouse

Katie Eisenhauer

Ethan Davies

We caught up with Katie Eisenhauer, the exhibitor the Grand Champion Market Goat at the 2024 American Royal Spring Show! Learn a little more about Katie below!

What’s your favorite memory with your champion?
My favorite memory with my recent champion is when we would seemingly have to beg him to eat something everyday. He himself is a memory too; he was my first red goat!

Who has been your biggest inspiration to become the person you are today?
I’ve had plenty of influences in my life who have pushed me to become who I am today! Right off the top of my head, my grandpa and Karisa Stults are probably my biggest inspirations.  They both have poured into me greatly, and I look up to their work ethic and honesty.

How do you prepare your goats to build up the stamina to last in the show ring?
This is one of the most overlooked pieces of showing livestock in my opinion! It definitely is something that sets showmen apart in the ring. Personally, I walk my animals as far away from the barn to get them away from what they know and then I can and then practice showing them out there.  This not only helps the animal build up stamina for the best performance in the show ring, but it also gets the showman ready too!

How many animals do you have on feed this year?
I had 8 animals on feed this year!

If you could use one word to describe your champion what would it be?
Jumpy

Did you experience something that didn’t go as planned with your goats? How did you overcome that?
Yes!  There’s always something that doesn’t go as planned with livestock.  Specifically, I had a few goats who struggled to gain weight, and I had a goat have a break in his leg.  I overcame these set backs by asking for help from people that I trust and staying patient with the process.

Major Shows, State Fairs or Jackpots
State Fairs

Clipping Bodies or Clipping Legs
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Steakhouse or Mexican
Steakhouse

Sayde McBride

Ethan Davies

We caught up with Sayde McBride, the exhibitor the Reserve Supreme Champion Wether Dam Doe at the 2024 Oklahoma Youth Expo! Learn a little more about Sayde below!

What’s your favorite memory with your champion?
Being able to see her improve as I had the opportunity to show her quite a bit at Fairs and Majors before I had begun my season in Oklahoma. I loved having her in my barn this year because she was always calm and was never giving me any issued…. besides when she would lock up randomly and refuse to walk.

Who has been your biggest inspiration to become the person you are today?
My mom, she has always been the one to keep me going. She has influenced me to achieve all my goals. Whether it involved, showing, competitive swim, or academic work, she has helped me out the most. If I am ever gone for something she would be there to help out with what needed to be done in the barn.

How do you prepare your goats to build up the stamina to last in the show ring?
Lots of practice, the more I practice every day, the longer I try to keep my goats still and steady. OYE is a big show, the classes last 40 minutes so making sure your animal will be calm for that long period of time is very important.

How many animals do you have on feed this year?
I only had 3 on feed this year. In the past I usually have 5 or more on feed including my sheep. This year I decided I wanted to focus on my does, so I did not show sheep or weather’s at OYE.

If you could use one word to describe your champion what would it be?
Perfect, we have always said my Hoyle goat was “perfect” since she was little. She was never angry, never ran away, and always took feeding well. We named her Perf.

Did you experience something that didn’t go as planned with your goats? How did you overcome that?
Yes, a couple of weeks before OYE we had a fire occur at our house. The fire went straight though our property and barn. Luckily no structures were burnt down but we had black goats all the way up until OYE. We had to wash them every other day to try and keep their hair and hides clean. Thankfully we planned whether damming my does and not showing them as hair or else we would be out of luck. It was a very scary and stressful time when my goal was to win the Whether Dam show. Seeing my animals black every day I went out to the barn after washing them 12 hours before that was crushing.

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Major Shows

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Steakhouse or Mexican
Mexican

Kaydee Jo (KJ) Anthony

Ethan Davies

We caught up with Kaydee Jo (KJ) Anthony, the exhibitor the Reserve Supreme Champion Breeding Doe at the 2024 Oklahoma Youth Expo! Learn a little more about KJ below!

What’s your favorite memory with your champion?
My sister got to show her mom and was successful so it was a full circle family moment being able to show this one!

Who has been your biggest inspiration to become the person you are today?
My brother Connor is who I look up to the most he’s a hard worker and has been able to have success in the show ring but I also am thankful to have Jake and Darby in my corner ringside they push me to be a better showman.

How do you prepare your goats to build up the stamina to last in the show ring?
Lots of hard work at home, walking them, standing with them, lots of chain work, and stand time working hair!

How many animals do you have on feed this year?
We started with 7 Does and and then got that down to 5, but also had 8 sheep that my brother and I both got to show throughout the year together.

If you could use one word to describe your champion what would it be?
FREAK

Did you experience something that didn’t go as planned with your goats? How did you overcome that?
It seems something always comes up but this year I had a few that had “attitudes” of their own! Little Nikki was a princess but she would not let me touch her legs all year it made for difficult times!

Major Shows, State Fairs or Jackpots
Major Shows

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Steakhouse or Mexican
Steakhouse

Jase Sparks

Ethan Davies

We caught up with Jase Sparks, the exhibitor the Grand Champion Market Goat at the 2024 Oklahoma Youth Expo! Learn a little more about Jase below!

What’s your favorite memory with your champion?
My favorite memory with Smoke is when we got him ready and fit to perfection for the Grand Drive.

Who has been your biggest inspiration to become the person you are today?
Well there are many people in this industry that I look up too, but none compare to my dad.  He is one of my biggest supporters and has taught me everything I know.

How do you prepare your goats to build up the stamina to last in the show ring?
To help prepare my goats for the show ring I get them out everyday and work on leading and bracing for 45 minutes to an hour. The biggest thing is to be consistent at everything you do.

How many animals do you have on feed this year?
I had 5 Wether goats this year on feed.

If you could use one word to describe your champion what would it be?
Smokeshow!!!!

Did you experience something that didn’t go as planned with your goats? How did you overcome that?
Yes!  Around the middle of December my Smoke my best Wether lost all of his leg hair.  I had to wash and condition his legs every other day to get them back to looking right.   I also had another nice wether goat that died in February.

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Major Shows

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Steakhouse or Mexican
Mexican

Madden Wise

Ethan Davies

We caught up with Madden Wise, the exhibitor the Reserve Grand Champion Market Goat at the 2024 Rodeo Austin! Learn a little more about Madden below!

What’s your favorite memory with your champion?
My favorite memory occurred during the specialty shoot with the grand champion market goat exhibitor, Brisco Black, when we had a race around the show ring with our goats.

Who has been your biggest inspiration to become the person you are today?
My dad and his dads immense success in this industry keeps me motivated in seeking what they had sought, and my siblings always contribute in keeping me motivated on a daily basis.

How do you prepare your goats to build up the stamina to last in the show ring?
This particular goat used to sometimes step his hind legs so to overcome this obstacle he spent a lot of time being set up in the mirror.

How many animals do you have on feed this year?
About 50 animals between sheep and goats at the beginning of the year.

If you could use one word to describe your champion what would it be?
Intelligent, he has always been a smart goat, there were rarely ever any bad days at the barn when it came to working or walking with him.

Did you experience something that didn’t go as planned with your goats? How did you overcome that?
About a week out from the show he was over the weight limit by a decent margin so we weren’t able to feed or drench him as much as we would’ve liked to, even on show day we were a little worried but thankfully  we managed to get him to where  he needed to be.

Major Shows, State Fairs or Jackpots
Major Shows

Clipping Bodies or Clipping Legs
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Steakhouse or Mexican
Steakhouse

Blaze Mock

Ethan Davies

We caught up with Blaze Mock, the exhibitor the Grand Champion Market Goat at the 2024 Houston Livestock Show! Learn a little more about Blaze below!

What’s your favorite memory with your champion?
My favorite memory is that we raised him at our farm, Apollo was really special from birth. I was really excited when he ended up back in my show barn after Friday Night Fever! 

Who has been your biggest inspiration to become the person you are today?
My dad, Kevin Mock, and Trent Kempker. They always want to help me figure out the best way to show each individual goat and they push me to be my best, always.

How do you prepare your goats to build up the stamina to last in the show ring?
I work my goats 4-6 times a week which consists of walking them down the county road a quarter of a mile and bracing them for 10-20 minutes. We also track and treadmill.

How many animals do you have on feed this year?
This year I had 4 show goats on feed. Their names were Rocky Balboa (Grand at State Fair of Texas), Clubber Lang (Reserve D2 at Austin), Adrian Balboa (Grand Doe at San Angelo Texas Stars), and Apollo Creed. Apollo was my Grand Champion at Houston. 

If you could use one word to describe your champion what would it be?
STUD!

Did you experience something that didn’t go as planned with your goats? How did you overcome that?
All of my show goats and my brother’s show lambs got staph this fall. This was very challenging to overcome!

Major Shows, State Fairs or Jackpots
Major Shows

Clipping Bodies or Clipping Legs
Bodies

Steakhouse or Mexican
Steakhouse

Madden Wise

Ethan Davies

We caught up with Madden Wise, the exhibitor the Reserve Grand Champion Market Goat at the 2024 Houston Livestock Show! Learn a little more about Madden below!

What’s your favorite memory with your champion?
My favorite memory would have to be the first time this beloved knothead set up for me properly (keep in mind this was recent) , this has easily been the most stubborn goat I’ve ever shown.

Who has been your biggest inspiration to become the person you are today?
My dad has taught me all there is to know in terms of character development, his patience makes what we do possible, and my younger siblings are as encouraging as they come making it more of a priority to spend time with them at the barn rather than a chore.

How do you prepare your goats to build up the stamina to last in the show ring?
This goat in particular took A TON of standing up on the chain and resetting over and over and over and… etc.

How many animals do you have on feed this year?
I believe we began this season with a total of 55 head between sheep and goats.

If you could use one word to describe your champion what would it be?
I loved this goat in terms of looks but if I had to describe him honestly, the most fitting word is definitely KNOTHEAD.

Did you experience something that didn’t go as planned with your goats? How did you overcome that?
This goat has been consistently worked almost every day since a few weeks before Angelo and he JUST now became capable of maintaining a drive and a confident stride.

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Major Shows

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Steakhouse or Mexican
Steakhouse

Brisco Black

Ethan Davies

We caught up with Brisco Black, the exhibitor the Reserve Grand Champion Market Goat at the 2024 San Antonio Stock Show! Learn a little more about Brisco below!

What’s your favorite memory with your champion?
My favorite memory with Denzel was definitely his win at San Antonio. He’s been one of my favorite goats all year and for our last show to end that way is very special.

Who has been your biggest inspiration to become the person you are today?
My parents are my big inspirations. They have big goals and work hard. They both have taught me so much about showing livestock and how to be the best. If they ever thought they were falling short, then they would get me the help I needed to be more successful.

How do you prepare your goats to build up the stamina to last in the show ring?
We do legs several times a week so the goats are constantly messed with or made to stand for a couple hours at a time. Exercise helps as well. Closer to the shows I spend a lot of time walking them around our property so they will hopefully show their best on show day.

How many animals do you have on feed this year?
I had 12-15 animals on feed this year is the most we had at one time in the barn.

If you could use one word to describe your champion what would it be?
Cocky

Did you experience something that didn’t go as planned with your goats? How did you overcome that?
I have only been showing goats for a couple years so, luckily, nothing terrible has happened yet. I don’t like getting beat so when I do, I go home and it makes me work harder and more determined to meet my future goals.

Major Shows, State Fairs or Jackpots
Major Shows

Clipping Bodies or Clipping Legs
Bodies

Steakhouse or Mexican
Steakhouse

Madden Wise

Ethan Davies

We caught up with Madden Wise, the exhibitor the Grand Champion Market Goat at the 2024 San Angelo Stock Show! Learn a little more about Madden below!

What’s your favorite memory with your champion?
My favorite memory with this goat is definitely the day we brought him home, not only did I love the way he looked, but he also behaved far better than any goat I had in the barn at this time.

Who has been your biggest inspiration to become the person you are today?
Seeing the success my grandpa, dad, and aunts have had in this industry inspires me to continue pursuing my goals in their footsteps, along with the motivation from my younger siblings.

How do you prepare your goats to build up the stamina to last in the show ring?
Often times the goats struggle to remain cool with the intensity of the ring especially when they’re in there for a long period of time so the best thing that has helped me is working with them for excessive amounts of time so they’re used to it, also setting them up periodically when drenching or feeding helps a bunch.

How many animals do you have on feed this year?
We started the year with about 30 sheep and 25 goats.

If you could use one word to describe your champion what would it be?
Sentimental, not only for the sake of the banner, more so because the goat was raised by really close friends of ours, and I was given the opportunity to win San Angelo along side one of my closest friends.

Did you experience something that didn’t go as planned with your goats? How did you overcome that?
When my sister showed this goat at our county fair he completely forgot how to show for me so rebuilding that trust with him was a struggle but eventually he remembered how to show for me with no problem.

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Major Shows

Clipping Bodies or Clipping Legs
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Steakhouse or Mexican
Steakhouse

Brett Bowers

Ethan Davies

We caught up with Brett Bowers, the exhibitor the Grand Champion Market Goat at the 2024 Fort Worth Stock Show! Learn a little more about Brett below!

What’s your favorite memory with your champion?
My favorite memory would have to be absolutely blaring music in the barn and washing him.

Who has been your biggest inspiration to become the person you are today?
My biggest inspiration is mom. It doesn’t matter what the situation is, there’s always a lecture about something which can be annoying, but at the end of the day the lectures are why I am who I am today.

How do you prepare your goats to build up the stamina to last in the show ring?
The phrase “Practice like you play” is what I go by. I’ve showed many times and know the general idea of what happens in the show ring. Therefore, I can replicate showing at home as if I was in the ring.

How many animals do you have on feed this year?
I have 21 animals on feed.

If you could use one word to describe your champion what would it be?
Superb

Did you experience something that didn’t go as planned with your goats? How did you overcome that?
Yes. This year our goats weren’t the easiest feeding. So we had to take it slow with them and really study what they would eat and try new things.

Major Shows, State Fairs or Jackpots
State Fairs

Clipping Bodies or Clipping Legs
Bodies

Steakhouse or Mexican
Mexican

Sayde Allen

Ethan Davies

We caught up with Sayde Allen, the exhibitor the Grand Champion Market Goat at the 2024 National Western Stock Show! Learn a little more about Sayde below!

What school do you attend/grade are you in?
I attend Canute Public School and I am in 8th grade.

Tell us a little about your champion:
My goat was bred by Shroyer Sisters. We had a love/hate relationship. He was probably the hardest goat to train to brace and walk. It took many long hours to get him show ready but during those hours our bond grew close!

What has showing livestock taught you?
Hard work and responsibility are two things that come to mind first. Also showing has introduced me to a network of people from across the country some becoming my best friends!

What has been your biggest obstacle you have overcome while showing?
My biggest obstacle is trying to balance all my activities. Outside the showing, I enjoy playing basketball and softball. Trying to find the perfect blend of barn time vs gym/field time is tough on top of when games and shows are on top of each other.

Whats your favorite part of a goat show?
My favorite part of a goat show is hanging out with friends and competing in the show ring!

What do you do to celebrate after a big win?
Well typically we enjoy a delicious steak dinner but this Denver win was different…we celebrated with McDonalds! After being in Denver for both the sheep and goat shows, we were ready to get home, so after the goat grand drive we grabbed McDonalds with some special friends and drove thru the night to get home!

Do you prefer to show wethers or does?
I prefer to show wethers.

What’s your favorite show? and why?
OYE – There is no other grand drive in the country that compares to the feeling of OYEs!

Who has been your biggest influence?
So many people have influenced the showman I am today! My family are my biggest supporters and I know they are always in my corner!

Brisco Black

Ethan Davies

We caught up with Brisco Black, the exhibitor the Reserve Champion Market Goat at the 2023 Arizona National! Learn a little more about Brisco below!

What school do you attend/grade are you in?
I am in the 5th grade and attend school in Zephyr, Tx.

Tell us a little about your champion:
Denzel was one of my favorite goats I have had. He was always nice to mess at the barn and liked being a show goat.

What has showing livestock taught you?
It has taught me to be confident and believe in yourself.

What has been your biggest obstacle you have overcome while showing?
o try and relax and get comfortable with what I am doing.

Whats your favorite part of a goat show?
Being in the ring and getting to hang out with all of our really good friends.

What do you do to celebrate after a big win?
I like to go eat and celebrate with my family and friends after a show.

Do you prefer to show wethers or does?
I have only shown wethers and I think I would prefer showing them over the does.

What’s your favorite show? and why?
My favorite national show I have been to is Arizona. The trip was really fun and the atmosphere was enjoyable and relaxed. My favorite Texas show is San Antonio. It is extremely competitive and a fun atmosphere to show in.

Who has been your biggest influence?
My biggest influences are my mom and dad but two of the people I look up to the most are Haydon Schroeder and Logan Jackson. They both were incredible showmen and I hope to be as good as them one day.

Madison Church

Ethan Davies

We caught up with Madison Church, the exhibitor the Reserve Champion Wether Doe at the 2024 National Western Stock Show! Learn a little more about Madison below!

What school do you attend/grade are you in?
I am a senior at Canute.

Tell us a little about your champion:
Penelope is the daughter of the 5th overall doe that I exhibited at the Oklahoma Youth Expo in 2022.

What has showing livestock taught you?
I have learned to do the hard things and it’ll be worth it in the end.

What has been your biggest obstacle you have overcome while showing?
Balancing the time in the barn along with other activities, while being successful is the goal for everything.

Whats your favorite part of a goat show?
My favorite part about shows is the competition.

What do you do to celebrate after a big win?
Eat a good dinner and catch up on sleep.

Do you prefer to show wethers or does?
Does

What’s your favorite show? and why?
Oklahoma Youth Expo. It just feels like the Super Bowl of all shows.

Who has been your biggest influence?
My brother, Caden Church.

Kenna Cooley

Ethan Davies

We caught up with Kenna Cooley, the exhibitor the Grand Champion Wether Doe at the 2024 National Western Stock Show! Learn a little more about Kenna below!

What school do you attend/grade are you in?
I am a senior at West Franklin High School in Pomona, Kansas.

Tell us a little about your champion:
My champion doe was without a doubt a special one. Her name was Pistol Penny and she was raised by Kempker Livestock. She definitely had a strong personality, and an ear that you could spot from a mile away. The moment I saw her, I knew she would do big things.

What has showing livestock taught you?
Showing livestock has taught me that when you surround yourself with the right people, anything is possible. I have been fortunate enough to learn from the best in the industry.

What has been your biggest obstacle you have overcome while showing?
I tend to be a perfectionist, so my biggest obstacle showing is figuring out how each each of my goats should be shown. It takes mental toughness and patience to figure out what I need to do to make sure each animal is shown to its highest potential. My biggest obstacle is usually myself.

Whats your favorite part of a goat show?
I love everything about goat shows, but nothing compares to that champion handshake.

What do you do to celebrate after a big win?
After a big win, we go out for a nice celebration dinner. We typically end up at a steakhouse or Mexican restaurant.

Do you prefer to show wethers or does?
When it comes to showing wethers or does, I don’t have a preference. I love showing both!

What’s your favorite show? and why?
My favorite show is the American Royal. I live about 45 minutes from Kansas City, so the American Royal feels like home.

Who has been your biggest influence?
My biggest influence without a doubt has been Trent and Emma Kempker. They are two of the most hard working people I have ever met, and they have shaped me into the showman and person I am today.

Cameron Shelton

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We caught up with Cameron Shelton, the exhibitor the Grand Champion Wether Doe at the 2023 Arizona National! Learn a little more about Cameron below!

What school do you attend/grade are you in?
I am a Senior at Monache High School

Tell us a little about your champion:
“Regina” is certainly one of the special ones we have been blessed to show this year. She was raised by Ace High Livestock and sold in the Friday Night Female Sale, now retained by Lacy Livestock.

What has showing livestock taught you?
Showing livestock has taught me responsibility, time management, and how to have a good work ethic.

What has been your biggest obstacle you have overcome while showing?
The biggest obstacle that I have overcame while showing livestock was not starting when I was young. I had to learn a little quicker than most and just didn’t have as much ring time as some others when I first started.

Whats your favorite part of a goat show?
My favorite part of a goat show is being in the show ring and getting my goats stuck as good as I can.

What do you do to celebrate after a big win?
We normally celebrate by jamming out to music while we break down the goats and clean up. And if we get done early we will go to dinner with the whole team and have a good time!

Do you prefer to show wethers or does?
I would say I enjoy showing does more right now just because I really like the ones attitudes that I have in the barn right now. But some of my favorite goats over the years have been wethers. It’s a toss up.

What’s your favorite show? and why?
My favorite show would have to be Arizona Nationals. My friends from other states are usually there so we get to hang out and it is a laid back show and all the staff are nice and happy to be there.

Who has been your biggest influence?
My biggest influence has to be my sister Codi. If it wasn’t for her I would not be where I am today.

Dakota Jade Martin

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We caught up with Dakota Jade Martin, the exhibitor the Grand Champion Market Goat at the 2023 NAILE! Learn a little more about Dakota below!

What school do you attend/grade are you in?
I’m homeschooled, and I am a senior in high school​

Tell us a little about your champion:
My goats name was Harvey Reginald Spector, from the tv show Suits. And one of the things that made him so special was that he was my last goat ever, and he happened to be a Hidden Treasure!

What has showing livestock taught you?
The value of hard work, dedication, and consistency. The livestock industry as a whole is such a great place to raise your kids, and it will absolutely help them to become better people.

What has been your biggest obstacle you have overcome while showing?
I would say that the biggest obstacle would be learning that anything that can go wrong, will go wrong. And that you will have to regroup, keep going, or even sometimes start from scratch.

Whats your favorite part of a goat show?
Watching my Dad and Bryce getting my goat ready is always something I love to watch. And it makes for some pretty special memories.

What do you do to celebrate after a big win?
Call my sister, Aspen.

Do you prefer to show wethers or does?
Wethers, not even close.

What’s your favorite show? and why?
I have a few favorites, but the feeling of walking in the ring in San Antonio just can’t be beat.

Who has been your biggest influence?
Definitely my sisters. Being the youngest and getting to grow up with 3 incredible role models, who  have always pushed me to be my best, been there when I’ve fallen short of my goals, been my biggest supporters (next to my mom), and always reminded me to stay close to God in the midst of every high and every low. Forever grateful that I was blessed with them.

Piper Liska

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We caught up with Piper Liska, the Champion Overall Goat Showman at the 2023 American Royal! Learn a little more about Piper below!

What did you tell yourself before you entered the ring?
I told myself that this will be the last time I enter the showmanship ring at the American Royal, I better make it count.

Who’s been your biggest influence on your showmanship skills?
My biggest influence has been Jasmine Lorefice who was a senior when I was about 10.

Did you show your goat with a chain or a halter? Which do you prefer, and Why?
I prefer a chain 100%, it is so much harder to show a goat on a chain the correct way, and when it is done correctly it looks much better.

Would you rather show a wether or a doe in showmanship? Why?
I think that so many people are showing does now, that the way to stand out more is to show a wether, but that wether has to be one that is dialed in to look right.

What did you learn from your win?
I learned that it is okay to stand out, even on the biggest stage.

What do you do to celebrate after a big win?
To celebrate my win I bought my first and last ever show steer.

Sandra Clinger

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We caught up with Sandra Clinger, the exhibitor the Reserve Grand Champion Market Goat at the 2023 American Royal! Learn a little more about Sandra below!

What school do you attend/grade are you in?
Freshman at Oklahoma State University

Tell us a little about your champion:
Chuck was a goat we bought from Lane and Brody Halfmann in their April online sale. We showed him at the Revival Livestock Show in Merced, California after only having him for 2 days where he won the lightweights and 3rd overall! He also had much success throughout his spring and summer shows! He was one of our many unforgettable barn favorites!

What has showing livestock taught you?
Showing livestock has taught me to always work hard, never shy away from competition, and value the relationships you have with friends and family!

What has been your biggest obstacle you have overcome while showing?
My biggest obstacle I had to overcome was teaching myself to never give up on a goal! I thank my parents and sister for always pushing me to be the best version of myself inside and outside the show ring, and for never allowing me to give up on my dreams & goals!

Whats your favorite part of a goat show?
My favorite part of a livestock show is getting ready for a grand drive! There’s always been something about the adrenaline in the tack areas and ringside that make a livestock show so fun!

What do you do to celebrate after a big win?
fter winning, we like to celebrate by going home and working even harder for the next show.

Do you prefer to show wethers or does?
Wethers!

What’s your favorite show? and why?
My favorite show is the American Royal! Kansas City was my first major livestock show and I have made some of my best memories and met some of my best friends there!

Who has been your biggest influence?
There are so many people to thank for my success in the show ring! My family, for being my #1 supporters and always standing my side! Cooper Bounds and the Bounds Show Team for his dedication and support to my show career! My success wouldn’t have been possible without you! My best friends for giving me the BEST memories and friendships that I will cherish for the rest of my life!

Maci Zerbach

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We caught up with Maci Zerbach, the exhibitor the Grand Champion Market Goat at the 2023 American Royal! Learn a little more about Maci below!

What school do you attend/grade are you in?
I attend Glide Elementary I’m currently in 4th grade.

Tell us a little about your champion:
I really loved Rip, I knew he was special that’s why I named him Rip off of Yellowstone.

What has showing livestock taught you?
Showing has taught me a lot of things. I’ve learned the harder I work the better the outcome can be. The good byes are hard but I know that’s what has to happen. I love spending time with my animals and family at the shows. It’s taught me what’s important.

What has been your biggest obstacle you have overcome while showing?
My biggest obstacle is growing and having to change my showing style. I started showing when I was 4 so getting taller has been a hard adjustment. Also having to wait to be old enough to show at the majors.

Whats your favorite part of a goat show?
My favorite part of a goat show is the excitement of making the grand drive and hoping my hard work pays off.

What do you do to celebrate after a big win?
After American Royal there were lots of hugs and tears. It was a fun evening!

Do you prefer to show wethers or does?
I love showing wethers quite a bit more!

What’s your favorite show? and why?
My favorite show so far has been American Royal. The show was huge and lots of good competition. I also get to see my show friends from all over.

Who has been your biggest influence?
I have a few people I look up to. Bailee Amstutz, Josh Velez, Jake P and Randy Hill. Each of these people have taken time to help me become a better showman and I would love to grow up to be like any of them!

Addie Munise

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We caught up with Addie Munise, the exhibitor the Grand Champion Market Goat at the 2023 Arkansas Youth Expo! Learn a little more about Addie below!

Age: 11

Hometown: Siloam Springs, AR

Grade: I am in 5th grade

What’s your Goat name? and what made him/her so special?
My goats name is “Yoda”.  He is special because he works well with me in the show ring.  When at home he is always in your back pocket and loves to race me back to the barn after I work him.

Throughout your show career what’s been your favorite Goat?
This is a tough decision. This past year I showed a goat named Diego. Him and I traveled to many different new shows and I was able achieve goals I had set. This year with Yoda, I have been able to set higher goals and work hard to achieve them. Both of these goats have helped me to learn that many hours, hard work, and determination pays off in the show ring.

What do you tell yourself right before you go into the ring?
I tell myself to show hard and do my best. I also bend to my goat and tell them we got this.

What’s your dream college to attend?
Any school with agriculture related programs

What’s your favorite thing to do in the barn?
I like to mix up the feed and help up with daily health information.

What’s your favorite show? and why?
My favorite show is Arkansas Youth Expo (AYE). It is a state show and I get to hang out with my friends. AYE has a celebration of champions at the end of the show and I love challenging myself to be on that stage each year.

How do you stay focused on reaching your goal?
I stay focused by setting goals each year and checking them off. I work a lot of hours in the barn each day. With the help of my family I push myself and work until my goals are accomplished.

Who has been your biggest influence?
I have had many influences with showing goats. My family always  has my back. With the help of my uncle Dustin and aunt Stephanie they push me to not give up and do my best, even if Sometimes we get angry at each other. My nana and grandpa take and drive me to all of my shows and show me hard work pays off.  My mom and siblings help me with the care of my goats and keeping my goals in mind. I am so thankful they are in my life!

Another big influence is Kaylie Stone. She helps me to become a better showman and encourages me to set high goals and work hard to achieve them. I am so thankful for everything she has done for me and continues to push me to strive to reach my goals.

Baylor Pearson

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We caught up with Baylor Pearson, the exhibitor the Reserve Grand Champion Market Goat at the 2023 Tulsa State Fair! Learn a little more about Baylor below!

Age: 16

Hometown: El Reno, OK

Grade: 10th

What’s your Goat name? and what made him/her so special?
Bill always been a fan of round ribbed, wide chested livestock.

Throughout your show career what’s been your favorite Goat?
My first division champion at OYE. His name was Little Guns.

What do you tell yourself right before you go into the ring?
Don’t suck and give it your all!

What’s your dream college to attend?
I would like to judge livestock at Redlands and transfer to Stillwater!

What’s your favorite thing to do in the barn?
Working hair and listening to music.

What’s your favorite show? and why?
My favorite show has always been OYE. Trying to get into the grand drive it’s opportunity of a lifetime. It’s an experience I will never forget.

How do you stay focused on reaching your goal?
Time management and failure strives me to do better.

Who has been your biggest influence?
Parents

Briley Wieland

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We caught up with Briley Wieland, the exhibitor the Reserve Grand Champion Market Goat at the 2023 State Fair of Texas! Learn a little more about Briley below!

Age: 16

Hometown: Yorktown, TX

Grade: I am in 11th grade

What’s your Goat name? and what made him/her so special?
My goats name was Iceman. What made him so special is that he was such a pet! Anytime I went into his pen he would sit in my lap like a dog.

Throughout your show career what’s been your favorite Goat?
Iceman was my favorite goat. The memories that I have made with him are truly special.

What do you tell yourself right before you go into the ring?
I always tell myself to stay calm and at the end of the day it’s one judge’s opinion. No matter what the outcome is I know my family will be proud of me.

What’s your dream college to attend?
I would love to attend Tarleton State University.

What’s your favorite thing to do in the barn?
My favorite thing to do in the barn is to turn on my speaker as loud as it goes and work leg hair!

What’s your favorite show? and why?
My favorite show would be the State Fair of Texas. The people are so nice and helpful! Even though it’s a long drive I absolutely love showing in Dallas.

How do you stay focused on reaching your goal?
It’s a lot of early mornings and late nights in the barn. I like to set my goals and don’t stop working and pushing myself until I accomplish them.

Who has been your biggest influence?
I have a lot of great influences in my life so picking just one is simply impossible. My parents are definitely some of the most hardest working people I have ever seen. There has been a lot of arguments and disagreements in the barn between us but I couldn’t ask for more supportive people in my life. They are always proud of me no matter the outcome of a show. I am so thankful to have them in my life! Another big influence in my life is Glen Martin. I wouldn’t have accomplished this goal without him. I am so thankful for everything he has done for me throughout my show career. Thank you for always pushing me to drive harder and never give up!

Taylor Glover

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We caught up with Taylor Glover, the exhibitor the Grand Champion Market Goat at the 2023 Tulsa State Fair! Learn a little more about Taylor below!

Age: 15

Hometown: Elgin, OK

Grade: Sophomore

What’s your Goat name? and what made him/her so special?
Spiffy was always special to me from day one.  He was super sound and super stout and the funnest one I have had to look at.  I also think he knew he was good.  He was always easy to show and just a joy to be around. 

Throughout your show career what’s been your favorite Goat?
Spiffy

What do you tell yourself right before you go into the ring?
Don’t mess up!

What’s your dream college to attend?
Oklahoma State University

What’s your favorite thing to do in the barn?
Wash and work leg hair.

What’s your favorite show? and why?
Oklahoma Youth Expo. It’s one of the toughest shows around and I enjoy seeing all my stock show friends.

How do you stay focused on reaching your goal?
I was born into a show barn.  I have watched my brother and others work so hard to earn banners.

So, I know that you have to keep on working even in the years it doesn’t go your way, because hopefully eventually it will.  And I love being in the barn.

Who has been your biggest influence?
There have been several people who have helped me along the way.

My mom, dad and bother been behind me
in both the steer and goat from the beginning.

The Jade Livestock crew has been so helpful in guiding me on selection, feeding and fine tuning my showing.

Destin Emerson has been a staple in helping me on breaking my goats to show and improving my showmanship.  

I am truly blessed to be surrounded by great people.

Addyson Schneberger

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We caught up with Addyson Schneberger, the exhibitor the Reserve Supreme Champion Breeding Doe at the 2023 Tulsa State Fair! Learn a little more about Addyson below!

Age: 17

Hometown: Carnegie, OK

Grade: Junior at Hydro-Eakly Public Schools

What’s your Goat name? and what made him/her so special?
She did not have a name.  My doe had a great personality and was naturally easy to show.

Throughout your show career what’s been your favorite Goat?
I have had many goats, but my favorite has to be Ted. He was the 2021 OYE Grand Champion market goat. My family also raised him which made it extra special.

What do you tell yourself right before you go into the ring?
Honestly, I am constantly worrying and hoping my goats will walk in the show ring.

What’s your dream college to attend?
I would love to attend Oklahoma State University.

What’s your favorite thing to do in the barn?
I love to sweep!

What’s your favorite show? and why?
I have experienced several majors, but OYE is still my favorite. The atmosphere and the people make the show what it is.

How do you stay focused on reaching your goal?
I continuously focus on the little things that make the big things easier.

Who has been your biggest influence?
My parents have been my biggest influences and supporters. My dad is always helping me at the barn and making sure the stock is looking the best it can. My mom is the one who always makes sure everything thing is pressed, packed and ready to go.

Madison Church

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We caught up with Madison Church, the exhibitor the Supreme Champion Breeding Doe at the 2023 Tulsa State Fair! Learn a little more about Madison below!

Age: 18

Hometown: Canute, OK

Grade: 12th

What’s your Goat name? and what made him/her so special?
Penelope is special because she is the daughter of a the 5th overall doe I showed at OYE a couple years ago.

Throughout your show career what’s been your favorite Goat?
My favorite goat was Ghost that I won OYE with last year. She just always had the “show goat” demeanor.

What do you tell yourself right before you go into the ring?
DON’T SUCK

What’s your dream college to attend?
Oklahoma State

What’s your favorite thing to do in the barn?
Listen to music while working hair

What’s your favorite show? and why?
OYE is my favorite show because the competition is always so good because it’s the last show to end the season.

How do you stay focused on reaching your goal?
Staying focused can sometimes be hard, but I just remind myself that if I keep working it will pay off.

Who has been your biggest influence?
My brother, Caden. He has always pushed me to be the best I can be no matter if it’s in the barn or on the softball field.

Tabrey Lierle

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We caught up with Tabrey Lierle, the exhibitor the Reserve Grand Champion Wether Dam and Reserve Grand Champion Breeding Doe at the 2023 Exposition for Youth of Oklahoma! Learn a little more about Tabrey below!

Age: 17

Hometown: Hydro, OK

Grade: 12th

What’s your Goat name? and what made him/her so special?
My does name is Jules and my wether dams name is Lav. Jules and Lav have been special since the day they were born. The way they are created is something that still amazes us, and we’re excited to see what all they go on to do. Lav is slightly higher in my eyes since she is the first bracing animal I’ve ever shown.

Throughout your show career what’s been your favorite Goat?
My favorite goat was Mae, a Halfmaan doe I showed my first year of showing that I went on to win showmanship at the Oklahoma Youth Expo with. Because of Mae, I found my spark within the livestock industry and knew that showing goats was where I belonged.

What do you tell yourself right before you go into the ring?
Whatever happens, happens. No outcome of this changes who you are.

What’s your dream college to attend?
My dream college to attend is OSU.

What’s your favorite thing to do in the barn?
My favorite thing to do in the barn is working hair.

What’s your favorite show? and why?
My favorite show is the Oklahoma Youth Expo because it’s the show where all your hard work throughout the year shows off.

How do you stay focused on reaching your goal?
By reminding myself why I do what I do and what all I want to accomplish in the future- without staying focused and working hard, your goals are just thoughts.

Who has been your biggest influence?
My biggest influence is my dad. Without my dad, none of this would have ever been possible. I have never met anyone who works harder than he does, and everyday I strive to be half the person he is.

Sophia Estrada

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We caught up with Sophia Estrada, the exhibitor the Grand Champion Wether Dam at the 2023 Exposition for Youth of Oklahoma! Learn a little more about Sophia below!

Age: 17

Hometown: Cheyenne, OK

Grade: 12th

What’s your Goat name? and what made him/her so special?
Salty. She’s special because she never lets us forget it. She has the biggest personality and refuses to think she is anything less than a princess. She is a bit spoiled.

Throughout your show career what’s been your favorite Goat?
Gator was a wether I showed my junior year. Not only did he help me win many showmanships but he also helped me reach multiple goals in the showring.

What do you tell yourself right before you go into the ring?
Just relax and let my animal do its thing.

What’s your dream college to attend?
Oklahoma State University

What’s your favorite thing to do in the barn?
Work on showmanship and working skin and hair.

What’s your favorite show? and why?
Oklahoma Youth Expo! Seeing the memories generations have made at this show gives me even more reason to be thankful for this industry.

How do you stay focused on reaching your goal?
Thinking back to when I just started out and seeing how far I have been able to grow because of God, family, and friends. Reminiscing gives me the energy to keep working.

Who has been your biggest influence?
I have been blessed enough to have many great influences through my walk with God, in the classroom, and in the show barn. Hayli Miller, my ag teacher from 8th grade to sophomore year, helped me get my feet wet in the goat barn. She is who inspired me to further my education by going to college to obtain an Agriculture Education Degree. My parents are the reason I am half the person I am today. Without them, I would not know how to work hard, be persistent, and how to let my failures be the reason I push harder for success.

Jaci Falkenstien

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We caught up with Jaci Falkenstien, the exhibitor the Grand Champion Market Goat at the 2023 Kansas State Fair! Learn a little more about Jaci below!

Age: 16

Hometown: I’m from Bartlett, Kansas

Grade: I am a Sophomore in High School.

What’s your Goat name? and what made him/her so special?
My goat’s name is Kempker, because we bought him from Kempker Livestock. Something that made him sepcial is he loved people and attention. In Kansas, the Grand and Reserve Grand of each species go to a barn in the middle of the fairgrounds called the FFA barn. This barn is used to showcase these animals to the public. Since he loved attention,it made him the perfect animal to teach people about agriculture.

Throughout your show career what’s been your favorite Goat?
Throughout my show career, my favorite goat was my Went wether who was Grand Champion at Aksarben in 2022. We just always got along, and he was a calm goat that showed well. He is also one of the highest quality wethers that I have shown.

What do you tell yourself right before you go into the ring?
Right  before I go into the ring, I always pray to God to help give me confidence and I also tell myself, “You got this.”

What’s your dream college to attend?
Since I’m only a sophomore in High School, I don’t know for sure where I want to go, but at this point, I am planning on pursuing a career in embryology.

What’s your favorite thing to do in the barn?
My favorite thing to do in the barn is deliver baby goats and work with my show animals.

What’s your favorite show? and why?
My favorite show is Aksarben because their facilities are always nice and there is plenty of room. Also, the people working there are always really respectful and want to help you in any way they can.

How do you stay focused on reaching your goal?
I have learned over the years in showing that attention to details is one of the main things that can take you from 3rd to Grand. Thus, I stay focused on my goal by following a strict rinsing, treadmilling, and feeding schedule. Also, I ask people who are more experienced than I am to come and look at the goats almost weekly to make sure they are growing and looking the way they need to.

Who has been your biggest influence?
One of my biggest influences would have to be my brother Luke. He truly understands what I am capable of and pushes me to work hard and do the best I can.  Also, my parents are a great influence.  They have always been my biggest supporters and always help me to do my best. They help me with my animals when I am at school or participating in other activities. If I am talking about my biggest influences, two people I couldn’t forget to mention are Trent and Emma Kempker. They have been helping me since 2019 and helped me to get to the level I am able to compete at today. I couldn’t be more proud or thankful that these people are in my corner and are making me the person I am today.

Max Petzenhauser

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We caught up with Max Petzenhauser, the exhibitor the Grand Champion FFA Market Goat at the 2023 Iowa State Fair! Learn a little more about Max below!

Age: 19

Hometown: Roland, Iowa

Grade: Sophomore at Blackhawk East College

What’s your Goat name? and what made him/her so special?
Silk Da shocker, A former friend and originally an Aksarben/Kansas City piece. The judge turned out tying into him and I’m once again extremely humbled to be in such a great and competitive goat show.

Throughout your show career what’s been your favorite Goat?
It comes down to my 2020 Aksarben and this years reserve I raised. Both happened to not understand the point of a halter and rather get scratched on and walking with my instead of being led.

What do you tell yourself right before you go into the ring?
To show my butt off and to shut out all the noise until I get the handshake. I find for myself that if I walk into a ring a little nervous I go out there and go to work.

What’s your dream college to attend?
Im a sophomore on the black Hawk east judging team and plans to judge in senior college

What’s your favorite thing to do in the barn?
Definitely being in the barn when we are kidding and giving the necessary TLC that all little goats need.

What’s your favorite show? and why?
NAILE is pretty cool and the facilities are superior to most. Without a doubt, one of the biggest shows you can win and it’s where the elite showcase the highest quality animals in the United States. A banner on the green chips are forever and always 2nd to none.

How do you stay focused on reaching your goal?
At the end of the day it all comes down to the love for the game. It’s one of those things you have to be in truly invested in.

Who has been your biggest influence?
My dad has always helped me and teaches me through his sheep herd and prior animal husbandry knowledge as well as teaching me how to feed and letting me take the reigns and feed my rations and I can’t ever thank him enough. Another person is Cooper Bounds who we co own does with at Premier/Bounds, Coopers been a very good role model and makes fitting and showing goats fun and worth it. The knowledge those two guys can share and breakdown truly humbles me and I couldn’t ask for a more dynamic duo of fellow goat enthusiasts.

Brittney Schmillen

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We caught up with Brittney Schmillen, the exhibitor the Reserve Grand Champion 4-H Market Goat at the 2023 Iowa State Fair! Learn a little more about Brittney below!

Age: 12

Hometown: Marcus, Iowa

Grade: 6th Grade-Remsen St. Mary’s

What’s your Goat name? and what made him/her so special?
My goat’s name is Luke and he is the first goat that I have ever owned and shown so that makes him special from the start. Luke was purchased from Chad Walker and raised by Blue Team Wethers, he has been an awesome addition to the barn and has had a very successful start.

Throughout your show career what’s been your favorite Goat?
That would have to be Luke….I’m sure as I continue to show there will be some other favorites but he was the one that got me started  and will always have a special place in my heart.

What do you tell yourself right before you go into the ring?
Stay calm and try not to show my emotions on my face 🙂

What’s your dream college to attend?
I haven’t quite thought that far ahead yet but I could see myself going to an Ag School closer to home.

What’s your favorite thing to do in the barn?
Play my music and boss my brothers around….I do like working legs. I also like lambing season in the barn, I look forward to helping with the new babies every year

What’s your favorite show? and why?
I love the Iowa State Fair….I spent so many years watching my big brother Sam show and now this year I was finally old enough to participate. 8 days of being in the barn and running around the fair with my friends, it was a lot of fun.

How do you stay focused on reaching your goal?
Her name is Jill Schmillen.

Who has been your biggest influence?
Being new to the Goat Barn, we received a lot of help from Chad Walker leading up to the State Fair. Then for show day prep and some tweaking on showmanship Hayden Schroeder from Blue Team Wethers came over and helped me out. All of their help is much appreciated and I couldn’t have accomplished what I did without all of their guidance.

Payton Rodgers

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We caught up with Payton Rodgers, the exhibitor the Reserve Grand Champion Market Goat at the 2023 Missouri State Fair! Learn a little more about Payton below!

Age: 17

Hometown: Savannah, MO

Grade: Senior

What’s your Goat name? and what made him/her so special?
My goat “snickers” was a very special goat for me because he was the first goat I ever showed. Everyone told me that goats have very strong personalities and snickers definitely lived up to that.

Throughout your show career what’s been your favorite Goat?
This was the first goat I have ever shown so he is my favorite so far, but I’m excited to continue showing and getting new goats in the barn.

What do you tell yourself right before you go into the ring?
Before I go into the ring I always remind myself that our family worked as hard as we could and did everything we could to get to that moment, whatever is going to happen is in Gods hands.

What’s your dream college to attend?
I have always wanted to attend Oklahoma State University.

What’s your favorite thing to do in the barn?
I always enjoy working in the barn and it’s where most of my time is spent. It’s hard to pinpoint my favorite thing to do in the barn. I enjoy every aspect of spending time working on livestock with my family. However if I had to pick a favorite it would be working hair.

What’s your favorite show? and why?
I really enjoy every show and each one is unique, but my favorite show would have to be the National Western Stock Show. In my mind it has always been the Super Bowl of Livestock Shows. I think the thing that really sets it apart is the history and tradition behind it. I have always enjoyed getting to look at the high quality livestock and getting to look at the bulls on display. I have met so many people and made so many memories because of the NWSS and it will always be a special place for me.

How do you stay focused on reaching your goal?
The biggest thing that keeps me focused on reaching my goals is my passion for this industry and showing. I know my time in the showring is coming closer to an end but until then I want to do everything I can to accomplish the goals I have. I have learned to use disappointment as motivation. Not everything is going to go the way I envision so, instead of getting upset or giving up on a goal I have learned to find the positive with what I’m doing, learn from coming up short, and use it as motivation to work harder to accomplish my goals.

Who has been your biggest influence?
I have been very fortunate to have many influential people in my life, all of which have played a significant role in helping and shaping me into the person I am today. However my biggest influences would have to be my parents. They have devoted so much time and given so much support to my sister and I. They have taught us how to work hard and never give up, always push us to reach our goals, and to do and be our best. I will forever be thankful that they had my sister and I grow up in this industry because I truly couldn’t imagine  growing up any other way.

Nolan Hoge

Ethan Davies

We caught up with Nolan Hoge, the exhibitor the Grand Champion Market Goat at the 2023 Illinois State Fair! Learn a little more about Nolan below!

Age: 15

Hometown: Good Hope, Illinois

Grade: Sophomore

What’s your Goat name? and what made him/her so special?
Goat’s name is Donnie.  He was special because we were tight.  We had a special bond. Wherever I would go, he would just follow right behind me. If he didn’t see me, he would freak out and if I came near him so he could see me, he would  mellow out.

Throughout your show career what’s been your favorite Goat?
They have all been fun but the 2022 Illinois State Fair winner was my favorite. He was a good goat! High quality.

What do you tell yourself right before you go into the ring?
I GOT THIS!

What’s your dream college to attend?
There’s a lot of good colleges out there and to pick one would be really hard.  All colleges have different attributes, so in my opinion it isn’t about a dream college it’s about what you put in to the place that you attend to make it your dream college. 

What’s your favorite thing to do in the barn?
Work. It’s my therapy.

What’s your favorite show? and why?
Kansas City is my favorite show.  There is something about the environment that makes it a special place.

How do you stay focused on reaching your goal?
I close everything out and zone in.  I know what needs to be done and now it up to me to do it.

Who has been your biggest influence?
There are so many people that have pushed me to do my best. Choosing one would be impossible because they all have positively influenced me throughout my life.

Karina Erickson

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We caught up with Karina Erickson, the exhibitor the Grand Champion 4-H Market Goat at the 2023 Minnesota State Fair! Learn a little more about Karina below!

Age: 14

Hometown: Alden, Minnesota

Grade: 9th

What’s your Goat name? and what made him/her so special?
My goats name this year was Dontavious, he was special because no matter how long we were out in the barn working he was always calm and good tempered.

Throughout your show career what’s been your favorite Goat?
This years, I have achieved many of my goals with him.

What do you tell yourself right before you go into the ring?
I tell myself to show off my hard work and dedication to this industry and that one judge or show does not make me who I am, it is the amazing and supportive industry that I am in that does.

What’s your dream college to attend?
South Dakota State University. As I have grown up my family has always attended many football games and spent time in Brookings and the people and community is something that I would fit right in with.

What’s your favorite thing to do in the barn?
Listen to music while I work. It is almost like an escape from reality when I turn the speaker on and work hair, wash, set up, or walk my goats.

What’s your favorite show? and why?
My favorite show is the Minnesota Youth Livestock Expo. I have met many new people every year I go and it is always a good time.

How do you stay focused on reaching your goal?
My support team that pushes me every step of the way. They are always there trying to make me a better person in and outside of the ring. My sister and her boyfriend have been my biggest supporters on reaching my goal and I couldn’t have done this without them.

Who has been your biggest influence?
My best friend Khloe. She has been there all year working with me on showmanship and anything you could think of. She was there for me always willing to help and make me a better showman and person. I will always thank her for helping me and I wish one day to be as amazing as she is.

Chaynee Tennant

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We caught up with Chaynee Tennant, the exhibitor the Grand Champion Market Goat at the 2023 Indiana State Fair! Learn a little more about Chaynee below!

Age: 19

Hometown: North Manchester, Indiana

Grade: Freshman in College

What’s your Goat name? and what made him/her so special?
My goats name was Elvis! he was a true rock star!! He was the biggest baby you would have ever meet!

Throughout your show career what’s been your favorite Goat?
While I have only showed goat this year Elvis was my favorite!! I have showed a few goats at the county fair but nothing like Elvis!

What do you tell yourself right before you go into the ring?
I have worked for this now lets achieve it!

What’s your dream college to attend?
I would have to say my dream college would be Oklahoma state!

What’s your favorite thing to do in the barn?
I would have to say my favorite thing to do in the barn is blast music and work with my animals and get to know them!

What’s your favorite show? and why?
That’s a toss up… it’s between The Indiana State Fair and NAILE. The Indiana State Fair will always hold a special place in my heart. That feeling of walking onto the dirt in front of all your friends and family in the Pepsi Coliseum is something I will never forget. All the goosebumps and chills is out of this world, it’s a goal that every Indiana 4-her needs to set! NAILE is my favorite because I get to see all my favorite people and friends from across the country in one weekend. We are all doing what we love and that’s showing quality livestock together.

How do you stay focused on reaching your goal?
I set little goals within the bigger goals! you have to accomplish your little goals then accomplish your big goals! If your goals don’t scare you then they probably aren’t big enough!

Who has been your biggest influence?
Wow this is a tough one!  There’s so many people that have been so influential in my life and my 4-h career, I can’t list just one.  Everyone of them has held a piece in my success, whether it be pushing me a little harder, showmanship lessons, helping me just be me, traveling to shows with us, finding my set of sheep, finding my goats, helping dad with feeding, fixing meals while at shows or just being there because you have truly enjoyed being with me during this chapter of my life!  I look up to each and everyone of these people because they took time to teach me and mentor me to be successful in my dreams. My Dad and Mom, Collin and Bailey, Kylar, Allison and Alex, John Allen and Parker Saum.

Mallorie Beck

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We caught up with Mallorie Beck, the exhibitor the Reserve Grand Champion Doe at the 2023 Missouri State Fair! Learn a little more about Mallorie below!

Age: 16

Hometown: Diamond, Missouri

Grade: 11th

What’s your Goat name? and what made him/her so special?
My does name is Trixy! The day we went to look at goats, Trixy stuck out to my family by her personality! She was one of the craziest ones and we knew from that day forward she was going to be good!

Throughout your show career what’s been your favorite Goat?
This year I have had some pretty special goats! Trixy and one of my wethers, Groovy, who was selected Reserve at the Gold Buckle Gala, would have to be my two favorites! They both have helped me achieve some of my goals for the year!

What do you tell yourself right before you go into the ring?
Before I go into the ring, I always say a prayer to calm my nerves! I also remind myself what I need to do to get the animal set up to my best ability! And of course it all ends with a fist bump from my Mom and Dad!

What’s your dream college to attend?
I would love to attend Redlands and Oklahoma State University because of how awesome of an Ag program both schools have!

What’s your favorite thing to do in the barn?
My favorite things to do in the barn are rinse and blow and also mix drenches! They both have a huge part in being successful! I love seeing an animal go from having no hair to having a ton!

What’s your favorite show? and why?
My favorite show is the Aksarben! It has always been a show that is ran very well and had lots of competition! This show has helped me become a better showman. It also is super layed back and a show that my family and I have the best time at!

How do you stay focused on reaching your goal?
I stayed focused to reaching my goals by going out to the barn everyday and making sure everything is done correctly! Success doesn’t come unless you work hard and stay dedicated!

Who has been your biggest influence?
I have had so many good influences in my life! One of them would have to be my parents! They have taught me how to work hard and never give up! Without them I wouldn’t be as successful as I am today! Also another person that has influenced my life is Riley Hoyle! She was my counselor one year at a YGB camp! She made a big impact in my life by showing me how to be a good showman and an even better person!

Audree Callens

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We caught up with Audree Callens, the exhibitor the Reserve Grand Champion Market Goat at the 2023 California State Fair! Learn a little more about Audree below!

Age: 14

Hometown: Brawley, CA

Grade: I will be Freshman at Brawley Union High School

What’s your Goat name? and what made him/her so special?
My goat is named Bear, its my nickname and he is also like a big teddy bear.

Throughout your show career what’s been your favorite Goat?
My favorite goat would have to be Bear because he is my first so he will definitely be hard to replace now.

What do you tell yourself right before you go into the ring?
I tell myself before I go in the ring, I  know what I am doing and I can only do  my part. The rest is in the Judges hands.  I can’t control how he think just how I perform. Oh and don’t let go of your animal.

What’s your dream college to attend?
I hope to attend OSU and continue to further my career in Agriculture.
Go Pokes!!

What’s your favorite thing to do in the barn?
I would say my favorite thing to do in the barn is sheep legs even though family would say its to clean and organize the barn.

What’s your favorite show? and why?
It’s really hard to not say one of the National Shows because I love those but it would have to be California Youth Expo because I won the Golden Bar in Sheep last year.

How do you stay focused on reaching your goal?
I stay focused on my goals with the help of my family and livestocks coaches.  Even though I go in the ring they are just as much a part of this.  We work together to make sure we all want the same thing and do our part so we can be successful together.

Who has been your biggest influence?
My dad, Sean, is my biggest influence  He has supported me in everything I ever want to do.  I have learned so much about my work ethic and determination from him.  I would also have to say Riley Hoyle, because she has taught me the type of person I want to be in and out of the arena.

Brett Bowers

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We caught up with Brett Bowers, the exhibitor the Reserve Grand Champion Market Goat at the 2023 Houston Livestock Show! Learn a little more about Brett below!

Age: 17

Grade: Junior

Hometown: Fredericksburg, TX

How long have you lived there?
About 14 years

How many kids are in your grade?
Around 250

Most interesting thing about your town?
The wine and peaches is what they say

Do you serve on any clubs/organizations? If so, what?
Yes, I serve as officers for both 4-H and FFA

Do you play sports? If so what?
Yes, I play varsity football and baseball for Fredericksburg HS

What is the population of your hometown?
11,072

What is one thing you wish you had there?
Less rock, more rain and a Cane’s for sure

What is your favorite thing about your hometown?
The St. Mary’s Catholic Church we attend, it’s a very extraordinary place to visit.

Brendan Gross

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We caught up with Brendan Gross, the exhibitor the Grand Champion Market Goat at the 2023 Rodeo Austin! Learn a little more about Brendan below!

Age: I am 12 years old.

Grade: I am in the 7th grade at Grandview Junior High.

Hometown: My hometown is Grandview, Texas

How long have you lived there?
I have lived in Grandview my whole life!

How many kids are in your grade?
There are about 115 kids in my grade

Most interesting thing about your town?
Our school mascot is a zebra. We are the only school in Texas with a zebra mascot.

Do you serve on any clubs/organizations? If so, what?
I am a part of our 4-H, FFA, UIL, and the Gifted and Talented programs.

Do you play sports? If so what?
I play baseball, football, and basketball.

What is the population of your hometown?
The population of my hometown is around 2,000 people.

What is one thing you wish you had there?
I really wish we had a Scheels sporting goods store.

What is your favorite thing about your hometown?
The camaraderie among everyone. Our community supports us in everything we do, from sports to showing livestock. Even though Grandview is growing, we still have a small town atmosphere.

Halee McDade

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We caught up with Halee McDade, the exhibitor the Grand Champion Slick Doe at the 2023 Ohio State Fair! Learn a little more about Halee below!

Age: 18

Hometown: Oxford, OH

Grade: Entering freshman year of college at Bluffton University.

What’s your Goat name? and what made him/her so special?
My slick does name is Fenty. I saw this doe in the barn and loved her immediately. I knew she was pretty special and she would make an impact along with great show ring presence.

Throughout your show career what’s been your favorite Goat?
My favorite goat throughout my show career name was colt. He was a wether I had in 2021. I was fortunate enough to show at American Royal in Kansas City and I won the overall market goat showman with him. We had an in incredible bond and he was definitely the best weather I have ever had.

What do you tell yourself right before you go into the ring?
Before I go in the ring I always make sure to tell myself to get my goat shown the best I can. To take a breath and relax and let my hard work lead the way.

What’s your dream college to attend?
I had always dreamed of playing softball in college and I will be doing that in the fall attending Bluffton University where I will be playing softball while majoring in primary education with a minor in coaching.

What’s your favorite thing to do in the barn?
My favorite thing to do in the barn is hangout and have little shows with my family. We are all very competitive and me my sister and cousins like to pretend like we are in the show ring showing.

What’s your favorite show? and why?
My favorite show is American Royal. I have been five times and every time I make the best memories with the best people and friends. I have also had great success here and I cannot wait to go back.

How do you stay focused on reaching your goal?
I stay focused on reaching my goal by working every night. We are in the barn each night for many hours making sure we are presenting our animals to the best we can. We show multiple species including horses and sheep and we always want to show up knowing we worked hard and brought forth the best animal we could.

Who has been your biggest influence?
My biggest influence has been my mom. She is always in the barn with us and was always there for me when I had a game or practice and she was able to feed or wash legs for me. She takes me and my sister to countless shows and does whatever she can to try to make us as successfull as we can. She truly has given us the world.

Madison Church

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We caught up with Madison Church, the exhibitor the Supreme Champion Breeding Doe at the 2023 Oklahoma Youth Expo! Learn a little more about Madison below!

Age: 17

Grade: 11th

Hometown: Sentinel, Oklahoma. I transferred to Canute my 8th grade year.

How long have you lived there?
I have lived here my whole life

How many kids are in your grade?
There are 28 kids in my class.

Most interesting thing about your town?
Our softball field sits right on Route 66. Tourist always come by and tell us that they think it’s the coolest this ever.

Do you serve on any clubs/organizations? If so, what?
I am the Vice President of our FFA chapter, active member in Student Council, and am apart of our National Honor Society.

Do you play sports? If so what?
Yes, softball.

What is the population of your hometown?
There is a population of 489 in Canute.

What is one thing you wish you had there?
Canes… or a Target, ya know just out in the middle of a pasture or something.

What is your favorite thing about your hometown?
The best thing about Canute is our community. Never have I met so many people that are as supportive as the town of Canute. From playing sports to showing livestock and everything in between the whole town is always supportive.

Tabrey Lierle

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We caught up with Tabrey Lierle, the exhibitor the Reserve Supreme Champion Breeding Doe at the 2023 Oklahoma Youth Expo! Learn a little more about Tabrey below!

Age: 16

Grade: 11th

Hometown: Hydro, Oklahoma

How long have you lived there?
I have lived in Hydro my whole life.

How many kids are in your grade?
There are about 30 kids in my grade.

Most interesting thing about your town?
The most interesting thing about Hydro would be how it’s such a small town but the community stays so strong. Hydro is full of friendly faces and so many things created for the benefit of the people.

Do you serve on any clubs/organizations? If so, what?
I am a member of Student Council, National Honor Society, the Renaissance Honors Club, FFA, the Livestock Showing Team, and I serve as the junior class Secretary and my FFA chapters Reporter.

Do you play sports? If so what?
I do not play any sports

What is the population of your hometown?
The population of Hydro is about 1,000.

What is one thing you wish you had there?
I honestly feel like Hydro is a pretty complete town. There are multiple places to eat, a beauty salon, grocery store, hardware store, and so much more. There are even new things being built right now. The town of Hydro is pretty small but it’s lucky to have people in it who want the best and do whatever it takes to get there. Having a Sonic would be nice but the ten-minute drive over to Weatherford isn’t that bad.

What is your favorite thing about your hometown?
My favorite thing about my hometown is the people in it. Going to a small school makes it easy to be friends with everyone. I have friendships with kids I never thought I would just because I saw them in the hallway and decided to say hey one day. When you go somewhere in town you never leave without stopping and having a conversation with a familiar face.

Destyn Emerson

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We caught up with Destyn Emerson, the exhibitor the Supreme Champion Wether Dam Doe at the 2023 Oklahoma Youth Expo! Learn a little more about Destyn below!

Age: 17

Grade: Senior

Hometown: Tuttle, Oklahoma

How long have you lived there?
I have lived in Tuttle my whole life.

How many kids are in your grade?
150

Most interesting thing about your town?
The most interesting thing about my home town would have to be that we won nationals in livestock judging at the national FFA convention.

Do you serve on any clubs/organizations? If so, what?
I am part of the agricultural youth council and I’m the president of our FFA chapter.

What is the population of your hometown?
7000 people

What is one thing you wish you had there?
I definitely wish there was a Chick-fil-A in my hometown.

What is your favorite thing about your hometown?
My favorite thing about my home town is how much community support and involvement there is.

Carson Kirkscey

Ethan Davies

We caught up with Carson Kirkscey, the exhibitor the Grand Champion Market Goat at the 2023 San Antonio Stock Show! Learn a little more about Carson below!

Age: 11

Grade: 5th

Hometown: Belton, TX

How long have you lived there?
5 years

How many kids are in your grade?
150

Most interesting thing about your town?
Historical downtown and restaurants, it’s a college town

Do you serve on any clubs/organizations? If so, what?
Stampede Creek 4-H

Do you play sports? If so what?
Baseball

What is the population of your hometown?
23,800

What is one thing you wish you had there?
A Guadalajara Mexican Grill

What is your favorite thing about your hometown?
The best feed store, Belton Feed and Supply

Shep Silvers

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We caught up with Shep Silvers, the exhibitor the Reserve Grand Champion Market Goat at the 2023 Fort Worth Stock Show! Learn a little more about Shep below!

Age: 10

Grade: 4th

Hometown: Junction, TX

How long have you lived there?
My whole life!

How many kids are in your grade?
38

Most interesting thing about your town?
The South Llano River and the North Llano River.

Do you serve on any clubs/organizations? If so, what?
Junction FFA and Kimble County 4-H.

Do you play sports? If so what?
Football and Baseball

What is the population of your hometown?
2,000

What is one thing you wish you had there?
A Whataburger

What is your favorite thing about your hometown?
All the Deer Hunting and Fishing!

Raegan Rogers

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We caught up with Raegan Rogers, the exhibitor the Grand Champion Doe at the 2022 Arizona National! Learn a little more about Raegan below!

Your favorite stock show memory?
When I won arizona nationals because I have been wanting to win that show forever and I was so happy when I did.

Favorite road trip snack?
I love cookies when we are on the road.

Do you have a lucky show shirt, jeans, etc? If so, what is it?
I have a lucky show shirt and pants

THIS OR THAT
Halter vs Chain:

Chain

Jackpots vs State Fairs:
Jackpots

Clipping vs Fitting:
Fitting

Buckles vs Banners:
Buckles

Allie Zeigler

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We caught up with Allie Zeigler, the exhibitor the Reserve Grand Champion Market Goat at the 2023 Pennsylvania Farm Show! Learn a little more about Allie below!

Your favorite stock show memory?
Going to The New Mexico State Fair and trying red and green chili for the first time.

Favorite road trip snack?
McDonald’s Crispy Chicken Sandwich with a Sweet Tea

Do you have a lucky show shirt, jeans, etc? If so, what is it?
I wear a pair of lucky socks.

If you could be anyone in the world, who would you be and why?
If I could be anyone in the world, I’d be myself because I love my family and my friends. I wouldn’t trade them for the world.

THIS OR THAT
Halter vs Chain:

Chain

Jackpots vs State Fairs:
Jackpots

Clipping vs Fitting:
Fitting

Buckles vs Banners:
Banners

Dakota Martin

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We caught up with Dakota Martin, the exhibitor the Grand Champion Market Goat at the 2023 National Western Stock Show! Learn a little more about Dakota below!

Your favorite stock show memory?
Winning the San Antonio Goat show was definitely a very special memory of mine, after being reserve 3 times the feeling of finally winning my last Texas goat major was unlike any other!

Favorite road trip snack?
Peanut butter m&ms without a doubt.

Do you have a lucky show shirt, jeans, etc? If so, what is it?
While I don’t really believe in luck, I am pretty fond of my pink shirt!!

If you could be anyone in the world, who would you be and why?
I think most days the person I would most like to be is me. In my opinion no matter who you are or what you do, your best days greatly outweigh your worst.

However if I had to choose, I would choose my Grandmama. She has been one of the most caring, supportive, and impactful people in my life, and everyday I strive to be a little more like her. Grandmama also had a strong background rooted in the livestock industry, in 1963 at age 16 she was the shorthorn lassy queen. She grew up raising charolais cattle and showing shorthorns, charolais, and the occasional brahman. She is truly an inspiration and one of my greatest role models. I hope everyone has someone like her in their life.

THIS OR THAT
Halter vs Chain:

Chain

Jackpots vs State Fairs:
State Fairs

Clipping vs Fitting:
Clipping

Buckles vs Banners:
Banners

Caroline Sullivan

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We caught up with Caroline Sullivan, the exhibitor the Reserve Grand Champion Market Goat at the 2023 Indiana State Fair! Learn a little more about Caroline below!

Age: 14

Hometown: Greenfield, Indiana

Grade: 9th

What’s your Goat name? and what made him/her so special?
Ozzy. He was such a cool goat and so easy to break. He always pranced perfectly and braced for a long time without moving. He didn’t do the usual orny thing s goats do. Just very sweet and shy. I loved that goat. Oh – and he was the first red goat I’ve ever had.

Throughout your show career what’s been your favorite Goat?
Probably Chip. He was a Droppert goat I showed last year. His personality was so funny and he would always pick fights with the biggest goats even though he was a lightweight.

What do you tell yourself right before you go into the ring?
I just try to remember everything that we practiced at home. I have to prop every goat a little differently, so I prop them a couple of times before I go in just to make sure I have it down.

What’s your dream college to attend?
I don’t have a dream college but I do want to study Marine Biology at a small school

What’s your favorite thing to do in the barn?
Play with the goats. They are always doing funny things.

What’s your favorite show? and why?
Indiana State Fair because I get to see all my show friends show too. And, it’s always our target show, so it’s fun to see how they look after all the hard work. I like American Royal a lot too.

How do you stay focused on reaching your goal?
Sometimes it’s hard because we have to spend so much time in the barn and don’t get done until late at night. But, my parents and Hadley help and remind me that I can’t win without putting in the work and how good it feels to accomplish my goals.

Who has been your biggest influence?
I have two. Hayden Schroeder and Hadley Broadwater. Hayden has won so much and is very helpful to me. He has helped me at my house before and I really appreciated that. Hadley is such a good showman and has won so many showmanship awards.  She teaches me so much and helps me get the animals perfectly broke.

Ethan Davies

We caught up with Caroline Sullivan, the exhibitor the Grand Champion Market Goat at the 2022 New Year Nationals! Learn a little more about Caroline below!

Your favorite stock show memory?
The first time I was in the grand drive at the Indiana State Fair when I was 10 years old. He was my first winner and still one of my favorite show wethers.

Favorite road trip snack?
Iced Honey Buns

Do you have a lucky show shirt, jeans, etc? If so, what is it?
I don’t have lucky show clothes, but am superstitious about buying lottery tickets on our way to look at goats. If we buy a winning lottery ticket, I think it is a good sign the goat will be a winner too.

If you could be anyone in the world, who would you be and why?
I would like to be Dr. Pol from The Incredible Dr. Pol show. I think he’s funny and he saves animals lives. If I couldn’t be Dr. Pol, my second choice would be Cooper Bounds because he just tells everyone what to do all the time.

THIS OR THAT
Halter vs Chain:

Chain

Jackpots vs State Fairs:
State Fairs

Clipping vs Fitting:
Fitting

Buckles vs Banners:
Banners

Hazen Pruett

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We caught up with Hazen Pruett, the exhibitor the Grand Champion Market Goat at the 2022 New Year Nationals! Learn a little more about Hazen below!

Your favorite stock show memory?
Making the Limo at OYE with my Southdown last year!!

Favorite road trip snack?
Gummy clusters

Do you have a lucky show shirt, jeans, etc? If so, what is it?
I have a plaid shirt that is lucky

If you could be anyone in the world, who would you be and why?
Mike Trout. He is a great baseball player

THIS OR THAT
Halter vs Chain:

Chain

Jackpots vs State Fairs:
State Fairs

Clipping vs Fitting:
Fitting

Buckles vs Banners:
Buckles

Kasey Klages

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Learn more about the exhibitor of the Champion Senior Goat Showman at the 2022 Arizona National Livestock Show, Kasey Klages!

Your favorite stock show memory?
My favorite memory of showing livestock was winning Champion Senior Doe Showman at the State Fair of Texas. There were almost 70 kids and I thought I didn’t have a goat that would work for me for showmanship. My mom told me to take my little doe, Hooch. For those of you who don’t know me, I am on the taller side so squatting down to show a tiny doe like Hooch was hard for me. But I went into showmanship anyways and had zero expectations for the outcome. To my surprise the judge wanted me, I don’t think I’ve even cried harder after winning something. I sobbed on my moms shoulder for a good 10 minutes because this was my first win on a state level!

Favorite road trip snack?
Dill Pickle Sunflower seeds

Do you have a lucky show shirt, jeans, etc? If so, what is it?
I have a lucky everything. My show get up consisted of light blue pinstriped Ralph Lauren button down, golden pocket sevens, State Fair belt buckle, specific jewelry set, blue goat socks, and so much more! I guess you could say I’m superstitious

If you could be anyone in the world, who would you be and why?
I would be myself, I honestly wouldn’t change anything. I’m blessed to have won what I have but that is merely the little things. I love every part of my life even the  college classes that I don’t necessarily enjoy.

THIS OR THAT
Halter vs Chain:

Halter

Jackpots vs State Fairs:
State Fairs

Clipping vs Fitting:
Fitting

Buckles vs Banners:
Buckles

Madden Wise

Ethan Davies

We caught up with Madden Wise, exhibitor of the Grand Champion Market Goat at the 2022 State Fair of Texas! Learn a little more about Madden below!

Age: 16

Hometown: Brownwood, Texas

School: Early High School

Future Plans:
I plan to attend Texas Tech or Oklahoma State and study something in the agricultural industry.

How many years have you been showing? Do you show any other species?
I’ve been showing since I was 11 years old. Along with goats, I also show lambs and steers.

Other hobbies besides showing livestock?
The only hobby that comes to mind is working with my animals at home.

Best stock show memory:
Definitely winning my first major with both sheep and goats at State Fair of Texas.

Tell us about your recent champion:
Yam, short for Yammothy, was by far one of the easiest goats to break. Fun fact- Tate and I had never seen him laying down in his pen.

What is one word that describes the feelings you had stepping foot into the Grand Drive?
Eager

Favorite Livestock Show:
State Fair of Texas is definitely in contention, but I’d have to say Houston and San
Antono due to how competitive they are.

THIS OR THAT
Washing or Clipping
Washing

Halter Breaking or Training to Brace
Training to Brace

Banners or Buckles
Banners

Cleaning Pens or Changing/Cleaning Water Buckets
Changing Pens

Mali Beyan

Ethan Davies

We caught up with Mali Beyan, exhibitor of the Grand Champion Market Goat at the 2022 Oklahoma State Fair! Learn a little more about Mali below!

Age: 16

Hometown: Jones Ok

School: Jones High School

Future Plans:
I plan to go to college to be a veterinary technician.

How many years have you been showing? Do you show any other species?
This is my second year showing goats, and i’ve also shown sheep for three years.

Other hobbies besides showing livestock?
I am also a cheerleader.

Best stock show memory:
My best stock show memory is winning the Oklahoma state fair. It was my first real win and I got to do it with the people who believed in me and supported me from the very beginning.

Tell us about your recent champion:
The Oklahoma State Fair champion’s name is Rooster. He was raised by Fledderjohann Show Goats. He was sired by Tag Team. He was placed by Carson Wheeler. He’s very energetic and has to be involved in everything going on around him!

What is one word that describes the feelings you had stepping foot into the Grand Drive?
One word that describes how i was feeling when walking into the grand drive was nervous. I had never done this before and I was not anticipating for me to win.

Favorite Livestock Show:
My favorite livestock show is NAILE. It’s where you get to see everyone working together to make sure the showman and their animals are taken care of.

THIS OR THAT
Washing or Clipping
Clipping

Halter Breaking or Training to Brace
Training to Brace

Banners or Buckles
Buckles

Cleaning Pens or Changing/Cleaning Water Buckets
Changing/Cleaning Water Buckets

Kinley Anthony

Ethan Davies

We caught up with Kinley Anthony, exhibitor of the Supreme Champion Breeding Doe at the 2022 Tulsa State Fair! Learn a little more about Kinley below!

Age: 13

Hometown: Bethel Acres, OK

School: I’m an 8th grader at Bethel Middle School

Future Plans:
My plan is to attend a college where I can continue my softball career as well as focus on a future in agriculture. I want to continue to be around livestock, I want to be a vet or a nutritionist for livestock.

How many years have you been showing? Do you show any other species?
I have been showing for 4 years, occasionally I show sheep but goats are my main focus.

Other hobbies besides showing livestock?
I also have played highly competitive travel softball for the last 8 years. We have been back to back National Champions so I enjoy traveling with my softball family as well as showing.

Best stock show memory:
I actually have 2, the first memory is silly but the first jackpot I won the judge pet my goat “Nikki” on the nose and smiled before he shook my hand but the BEST memory was the Tulsa State Fair handshake.

Tell us about your recent champion:
Her name is Trixie, she was bred by BTW, from day one she has always been so friendly and easy to work with. It’s like she knew she was a show goat from the first day she walked in my barn.

What is one word that describes the feelings you had stepping foot into the Grand Drive?
Anxious

Favorite Livestock Show:
Now it’s Tulsa State fair, but I also loved going to Louisville last year because of all of our friends and memories I made there.

THIS OR THAT
Washing or Clipping
Washing

Halter Breaking or Training to Brace
Halter Breaking

Banners or Buckles
Banners

Cleaning Pens or Changing/Cleaning Water Buckets
Changing/Cleaning Water Buckets

Matea Gordon

Ethan Davies

We caught up with Matea Gordon, the exhibitor the Reserve Grand Champion Market Goat at the 2022 Aksarben Stock Show! Learn a little more about Matea below!

Age: 18

Hometown: Sturgis, SD

School: South Dakota State University Majoring in Ag Business

Future Plans:
I plan to work in agriculture and start my own business.

How many years have you been showing? Do you show any other species?
I have been showing goats for 10 years.

Other hobbies besides showing livestock?
Besides showing livestock, my hobbies include traveling, graphic design, and shopping.

Best stock show memory:
Winning Reserve Champion Market Goat at Aksarben was for sure my favorite and best stock show memory. It has been a dream of mine since I started showing to be champion or reserve at a big show like Aksarben, and I am very thankful for all the support and guidance to achieve this dream. 

Tell us about your recent champion:
My goat’s name was Snickers! He was bred by Schrank Show Goats and placed by Cooper Bounds and Carson Wheeler. He was the South Dakota Summer Spotlight Champion and 3rd Overall at the South Dakota State Fair.

What is one word that describes the feelings you had stepping foot into the Grand Drive?
Excited

Favorite Livestock Show:
South Dakota State Fair

THIS OR THAT
Washing or Clipping
Washing

Halter Breaking or Training to Brace
Halter Breaking

Banners or Buckles
Buckles

Cleaning Pens or Changing/Cleaning Water Buckets
Changing/Cleaning Water Buckets

Maggie McDonald

Ethan Davies

We caught up with Maggie McDonald, the exhibitor the Grand Champion and Reserve Grand Champion Market Goats at the 2022 Arkansas Youth Expo and the Grand Champion Market Goat at the 2022 Arkansas State Fair! Learn a little more about Maggie below!

Age: 17

Hometown: Magnolia, Arkansas

School: Magnolia High School

How many years have you been showing? Do you show any other species?
I have shown for 10 years. I also show sheep.

Other hobbies besides showing livestock?
Why would I need another hobby if I can show livestock?

Best stock show memory:
My best stock show memory would be winning the Market Lamb show at Arizona Nationals. I had never shown at that show before and making the 20 hour drive I just wanted to go have fun. I always dreamed of winning a national show but so many others dream of that too. I doubted myself often and thought I would never be able to do something like that.

Tell us about your recent champions:
The AYE champions name is Jordy and he’s from Fledderjoahnn Show Goats. He is sired by Big Al and was placed by Alex Prickett. He is a barn favorite with a curious personality.

My other goat, Jerry, was fortunate enough to be named grand champion at the state fair under Clay Burson and Reserve grand champion under Spencer Scotten at the AYE. He has always been a favorite in our barn.

What is one word that describes the feelings you had stepping foot into the Grand Drive?
Excited. The celebration of champions will get anyone watching it excited but as an exhibitor getting my name called to run on stage is a feeling I worked for all year.I had just won the Sheep show and I was pumped. I knew that I had worked extremely hard for this moment and was anxious to see if all that work had paid off.

Favorite Livestock Show:
My favorite livestock show would have to be AYE. I never thought that showing under circus tents would be something I looked forward to each year but it is my favorite show.

THIS OR THAT
Washing or Clipping
Washing

Halter Breaking or Training to Brace
Training to Brace

Banners or Buckles
Banners

Cleaning Pens or Changing/Cleaning Water Buckets
Changing/Cleaning Water Buckets

Justin Satterfield

Ethan Davies

We caught up with Justin Satterfield, the exhibitor the Reserve Supreme Champion Doe at the 2022 Arkansas Youth Expo! Learn a little more about Justin below!

Age: 18

Hometown: Norfork, Arkansas

School: Mountain Home High School

Future Plans:
Breed show goats and help other kids succeed

How many years have you been showing? Do you show any other species?
5 years/goats only

Other hobbies besides showing livestock?
Hunting/fishing

Best stock show memory:
Shaking the judges hand when I was chosen for Reserve Champion Supreme Doe at AYE

Tell us about your recent champion:
Bred by Premier/Bounds Sire: Tag Team Dam: She Said (sib to champion heavy weight at Houston)

What is one word that describes the feelings you had stepping foot into the Grand Drive?
Accomplishment

Favorite Livestock Show:
Arkansas Youth Expo

THIS OR THAT
Washing or Clipping
Clipping

Halter Breaking or Training to Brace
Training to Brace

Banners or Buckles
Banners

Cleaning Pens or Changing/Cleaning Water Buckets
Changing/Cleaning Water Buckets

Jacey Treadwell

Ethan Davies

We caught up with Jacey Treadwell, exhibitor of the Reserve Grand Champion Market Goat at the 2022 Tulsa State Fair! Learn a little more about Jacey below!

Age: 14

Hometown: Talala, Oklahoma

School: Oologah/Talala high school

Future Plans:
I plan to graduate high school and then pursue a degree in animal science and work as an AI tech.

How many years have you been showing? Do you show any other species?
I have been showing for 9 years and would like to show cattle.

Other hobbies besides showing livestock?
I help run my family’s ranch, Diamond T show goats.

Best stock show memory:
Winning Res. Grand Champion Market Wether at the Tulsa state fair.

Tell us about your recent champion:
In the beginning he was a tough one to figure out but in the end he did his job very well.  

What is one word that describes the feelings you had stepping foot into the Grand Drive?
Anxious

Favorite Livestock Show:
American Royal

THIS OR THAT
Washing or Clipping
Clipping

Halter Breaking or Training to Brace
Training to Brace

Banners or Buckles
Buckles

Cleaning Pens or Changing/Cleaning Water Buckets
Changing Water Buckets

Dakota Thurmond

Ethan Davies

We caught up with Ms. Daktoa Thurmond of Oklahoma! Cara recently exhibited the Reserve Grand Market Goat at Oklahoma Youth Expo! Learn a little bit more about Dakota below!

Age: 10

Grade: 4th

Hometown: Roosevelt, OK

How long have you lived there?
All my life!

How many kids are in your grade?
No idea! I went to Epic this year!

Most interesting thing about your town?
We can have farm animals in our backyard.

Do you serve on any clubs/organizations? If so, what?
Snyder 4-H Jr. Secretary, 4-H Speech Team, Gifted and Talented, Pistol Pete Partners, and Jacie’s Gems (OSU Cowgirl basketball).

Do you play sports? If so what?
Softball (catcher), basketball, and dance.

What is the population of your hometown?
Less than 200!

What is one thing you wish you had there?
A Chick-fil-A and a school.

What is your favorite thing about your hometown?
We know most of the people, I can ride my scooter or bicycle around town and being able to hunt all the time at the ranch.

Ethan Davies

We caught up with Dakota Thurmond, exhibitor of the Grand Champion Wether Dam at the 2022 Oklahoma State Fair! Learn a little more about Dakota below!

Age: 9

Hometown: Roosevelt, Oklahoma

School: Snyder Public Schools

Future Plans:
My future plans are to continue showing and hit some major and national shows.

How many years have you been showing? Do you show any other species?
This is my second year showing in 4-H. I showed one year before I could show in 4-H.

Other hobbies besides showing livestock?
When I’m not showing, I love hunting, playing softball, piano, swimming, and taking dance.

Best stock show memory:
My best show memories are winning ten showmanships last year, seven of them in a row, two of them being State Fair and OYE!

Tell us about your recent champion:
Blister won division I lightweight and went on to win Grand Wether Dam. I was nervous and excited!

What is one word that describes the feelings you had stepping foot into the Grand Drive?
Nervous!

Favorite Livestock Show:
My favorite livestock show is OYE.

THIS OR THAT
Washing or Clipping
Clipping

Halter Breaking or Training to Brace
Training to Brace

Banners or Buckles
Buckles

Cleaning Pens or Changing/Cleaning Water Buckets
Changing/Cleaning Water Buckets

Jozie White

Ethan Davies

We caught up with Jozie White, exhibitor of the Grand Champion Market Goat at the 2022 Tulsa State Fair! Learn a little more about Jozie below!

Age: 8

Hometown: Fort Gibson, Oklahoma

School: Fort Gibson Intermediate Elementary

Future Plans:
My future plans are to show goats until I graduate high school. I want to go to college at the University of Arkansas. I would like to be a Vet one day.

How many years have you been showing? Do you show any other species?
This is my first year to show in 4H. I am a goat girl all the way.

Other hobbies besides showing livestock?
I like to ride horses, swim and am learning to judge livestock when I’m not showing goats.

Best stock show memory:
Winning the Tulsa State Fair!

Tell us about your recent champion:
His name is Tuk. He came from Went Show Goats in Nebraska.

What is one word that describes the feelings you had stepping foot into the Grand Drive?
Excited

Favorite Livestock Show:
Tulsa State Fair

THIS OR THAT
Washing or Clipping
Washing

Halter Breaking or Training to Brace
Training to Brace

Banners or Buckles
Buckles

Cleaning Pens or Changing/Cleaning Water Buckets
Changing/Cleaning Water Buckets

Jaci Falkenstien

Ethan Davies

We caught up with Jaci Falkenstien, exhibitor of the Grand Champion Market Goat and Reserve Grand Champion Doe at the 2022 Aksarben Stock Show! Learn a little more about Jaci below!

Age: 15

Hometown: Bartlett, KS

School: I went to Bartlett Grade School in Kansas USD 506 from K-8th Grade. It is a small local school with about 120 kids K-8th. I now attend Labette County High School, a 4A high school in Altamont, Kansas.

Future Plans:
I don’t know for sure what I want to do when I get older, but at this point, I want to major in small animal embryo transfer and minor in zoololgy.

How many years have you been showing? Do you show any other species?
I have shown for 7 years. I showed cattle one year, sheep one year, pigs for two years, and I show horses at the county level. I prefer showing goats.

Other hobbies besides showing livestock?
Other hobbies that I enjoy are playing basketball and I am active in my church youth group. A majority of my time is spent working in our family business improving the quality of show goats we raise.

Best stock show memory:
My best stock show memory so far would probably have to be this year. Earlier this month I was blessed being named Champion Senior Showman, showing the Reserve Grand Champion Market Goat, and raising and showing the Supreme Doe at the Kansas State Fair.  Just a  few weeks later, we competed at the Aksarben Stock Show where I was named Reserve Champion Senior Showman, showed the Grand Champion Market Goat, and raised and showed the same doe as Reserve Supreme Doe.

This memory is rivaled by the year 2019 when I showed the Grand Champion Market Goat at the Kansas State Fair with a wether we had raised followed by a market goat win at the Aksarben Stock Show with a goat my brother had planned to show at the American Royal. Like many sotck show families, we spend numerous hours in the barn with our animals and our family making memories.

Tell us about your recent champion:
I really liked the goat I showed. I am not very good at naming my wethers so this one’s name was Went after his breeder. He had a great personality and was pretty easy to show except when he is backing out of the brace or not wanting to walk. He was raised by Went Show Goats and was placed by Kempker, Bounds, and Ausmus.  I will miss having him in the barn.  

What is one word that describes the feelings you had stepping foot into the Grand Drive?
This is probably the hardest question for me because there are so many thoughts going through my mind like excited, anxious, and joyful. If I were to pick just one, I would say grateful. I’m grateful for the people that have pushed me to get where I am, but also that God has put me in the place to be able to compete at the level I do.

Favorite Livestock Show:
I don’t really have a favorite Livestock Show, but if I were to pick one: I would say Aksarben Stock Show. They genuinely care about the people who are showing. They have great facilities with plenty of room and work hard to put on a great show.

THIS OR THAT
Washing or Clipping
Washing

Halter Breaking or Training to Brace
Training to Brace

Banners or Buckles
Banners

Cleaning Pens or Changing/Cleaning Water Buckets
Chaning Water Buckets

Addison Hodgson

Ethan Davies

We caught up with Addison Hodgson, exhibitor of the Reseve Grand Champion Market Goat at the 2022 Colorado State Fair! Learn a little more about Addison below!

Age: 15

Hometown: Eaton, CO

School: Freshman at Eaton High School

Future Plans:
I would love to play volleyball in college and study to become an elementary school teacher

How many years have you been showing? Do you show any other species?
This has been my 7th year showing. I show both market goats and market hogs

Other hobbies besides showing livestock?
Volleyball and spending time with family and friends

Best stock show memory:
Winning Reserve Champion Market Goat at the Colorado State Fair

Tell us about your recent champion:
His name was Turbo and he was always stubborn, but a lot of fun to work with and show

What is one word that describes the feelings you had stepping foot into the Grand Drive?
Excited

Favorite Livestock Show:
Weld County Fair

THIS OR THAT
Washing or Clipping
Washing

Halter Breaking or Training to Brace
Training to Brace

Banners or Buckles
Buckles

Cleaning Pens or Changing/Cleaning Water Buckets
Cleaning Pens

Madison Goecke

Ethan Davies

We caught up with Madison Goecke, exhibitor of the Reserve Grand Champion Market Goat at the 2022 Kentucky State Fair! Learn a little more about Madison below!

Age: 21

Hometown: Augusta, Kentucky

School: Oklahoma State University

Future Plans:
I plan to attend vet school in the Fall of 2023. I want to come home and be a practicing Food Animal Veterinarian.

How many years have you been showing? Do you show any other species?
I have been showing since I could remember, so basically my whole life! Throughout my show career, I have shown pigs, cattle, and goats!

Other hobbies besides showing livestock?
I am on the 2022 OSU Livestock Judging Team, and I enjoy just hanging out with family and friends!

Best stock show memory:
My favorite stock show memory will always be having the privilege of winning Grand and Reserve Market Goats at the 2018 Kentucky State Fair. To this day, I am still the only one who has ever two-holed one of the market shows at our  state fair!

Tell us about your recent champion:
My goat is named Skills, and he was bred by Miller Boer Goats in Thorntown, Indiana. He is out of Rafiki, so we kicked it a little old school with him! He was a goofball who we always feared would hurt himself because he loved to jump and play in his pen, but would stop for a head pet and animal crackers!

What is one word that describes the feelings you had stepping foot into the Grand Drive?
Grateful.

I am grateful to have grown up in an industry that has given me so much. This was my last time showing as a junior exhibitor, so it was a bittersweet moment.

Favorite Livestock Show:
Kentucky State Fair

I love national shows, but there’s nothing like the green shavings in the middle of August!

THIS OR THAT
Washing or Clipping
Washing

Halter Breaking or Training to Brace
Halter Breaking

Banners or Buckles
Banners

Cleaning Pens or Changing/Cleaning Water Buckets
Changing/Cleaning Water Buckets

Rylee Anderson

Ethan Davies

We caught up with Rylee Anderson, exhibitor of the Reserve Grand Champion Market Goat at the 2022 Missouri State Fair! Learn a little more about Rylee below!

Age: 16

Hometown: Chillicothe, MO

School: Chillicothe High School

Future Plans:
When I graduate High School, I want to attend at Redlands Community Collage and OSU. After college, I want to be  a veterinarian and travel around the U.S doing AI on sheep and goats.

How many years have you been showing? Do you show any other species?
I have been showing livestock for 9 years now and i also show sheep and pigs!

Other hobbies besides showing livestock?
I am involved with FFA, livestock judging, basketball, and running track and field!

Best stock show memory:
I think my favorite stock show memory is being titled Grand Champion Market Goat at the 2021 Missouri State Fair!

Tell us about your recent champion:
My recent champion was my Reserve Grand Champion Market Goat at the 2022 Missouri State Fair. His name was “Peaches” and he came out of the Pfeiffer Farms Online March Sale. I had picked Peaches out of myself when me and my dad walked through the goats. He was the sweetest goat and my favorite one to show! He sure was the best!

What is one word that describes the feelings you had stepping foot into the Grand Drive?
Excited

Favorite Livestock Show:
I think my favorite livestock show would definitely have to be the National Western Stock Show in Denver, Colorado!

THIS OR THAT
Washing or Clipping
Washing

Halter Breaking or Training to Brace
Training to Brace

Banners or Buckles
Banners

Cleaning Pens or Changing/Cleaning Water Buckets
Changing/Cleaning Water Buckets

Anna Vetter

Ethan Davies

We caught up with Anna Vetter, the exhibitor the Grand Champion Market Goat at the 2022 Colorado State Fair! Learn a little more about Anna below!

Age: 16

Hometown: Bennett, Colorado

School: Byers High School

Future Plans:
I want to go to college and play softball. I would like to do something with animals and agriculture.

How many years have you been showing? Do you show any other species?
I have been showing in 4-H for 8. I also show sheep and chickens. At my county fair I also show pigs and cattle.

Other hobbies besides showing livestock?
My others hobbies are softball and FFA. I am the Vice President in my FFA chapter. I also play softball at Strasburg Highschool.

Best stock show memory:
Getting Reserve Champion Goat my first year showing at the Colorado State Fair. And winning Grand Champion Goat for 3 years in a row at the Colorado State Fair.

Tell us about your recent champion:
My goats name was  Creature, he had a very big personality. He was raised by Blue Team Wethers in Zephyr, Texas. Creature was the Grand Champion Goat at the Colorado State Fair.

What is one word that describes the feelings you had stepping foot into the Grand Drive?
Pride. I was proud that I was showing Creature and that all my work and dedication had payed off.

Favorite Livestock Show:
National Western Stock Show.

THIS OR THAT
Washing or Clipping
Clipping

Halter Breaking or Training to Brace
Halter Breaking

Banners or Buckles
Buckles

Cleaning Pens or Changing/Cleaning Water Buckets
Cleaning Pens

Phoenix Stacy

Ethan Davies

We caught up with Phoenix Stacy, the exhibitor the Grand Champion Market Goat at the 2022 Kentucky State Fair! Learn a little more about Phoenix below!

Age: 13

Hometown: Greenup, KY

School: McKell Middle School

Future Plans:
To focus on school and get my degree in animal science and join a college livestock judging team

How many years have you been showing? Do you show any other species?
8 years sometimes I will show lambs

Best stock show memory:
Winning Kentucky State Fair

Tell us about your recent champion:
He was a dang good specimen

What is one word that describes the feelings you had stepping foot into the Grand Drive?
Nervous

Favorite Livestock Show:
Kentucky State Fair

THIS OR THAT
Washing or Clipping
Clipping

Halter Breaking or Training to Brace
Training to Brace

Banners or Buckles
Buckles

Cleaning Pens or Changing/Cleaning Water Buckets
Changing/Cleaning Water Buckets

Trig Stoller

Ethan Davies

We caught up with Trig Stoller, the exhibitor the Reserve Grand Champion Market Goat at the 2022 Illinois State Fair! Learn a little more about Trig below!

Age: 11

Hometown: Gridley, IL

School: 6th grade at El Paso Gridley Middle School

How many years have you been showing? Do you show any other species?
This was my first year showing goats, I’m a pig kid!

Other hobbies besides showing livestock?
When not working in the barn, you can find me playing basketball, JFL football or swimming. At the National shows I enjoy competing in the livestock judging and skill a thon contests.

Best stock show memory:
Spending time in the Hall of Champions at the IL State Fair with friends of all species  winners and playing bags at the National Shows.

Tell us about your recent champion:
Bred by Went Show Goats.

What is one word that describes the feelings you had stepping foot into the Grand Drive?
Nervous!

Favorite Livestock Show:
World Pork Expo

THIS OR THAT
Washing or Clipping
Washing

Halter Breaking or Training to Brace
Training to Brace

Banners or Buckles
Buckles

Cleaning Pens or Changing/Cleaning Water Buckets
Changing/Cleaning Water Buckets

Thomas Limbach

Ethan Davies

We caught up with Thomas Limbach, the exhibitor the Grand Champion Commercial Doeat the 2022 Missouri State Fair! Learn a little more about Thomas below!

Age: 17

Hometown: Eugene, Missouri

School: Eldon High School/Missouri School for the Blind

Future Plans:
I plan to graduate high school and go to college, eventually becoming a sports broadcaster.

How many years have you been showing? Do you show any other species?
I’ve been showing for 8 years. I also show pigs.

Other hobbies besides showing livestock?
Playing sports

Best stock show memory:
Winning Reserve Overall Market Goat at the Missouri State Fair last year and making it into the Sale of Champions

Tell us about your recent champion:
I recently showed the Champion Commercial Doe at the 2022 Missouri State Fair. Her name was Sydney and she came from Trent Kempker and Kempker Livestock.

What is one word that describes the feelings you had stepping foot into the Grand Drive?
Excited

Favorite Livestock Show:
Missouri State Fair

THIS OR THAT
Washing or Clipping
Washing

Halter Breaking or Training to Brace
Training to Brace

Banners or Buckles
Banners

Cleaning Pens or Changing/Cleaning Water Buckets
Changing/Cleaning Water Buckets

Cash Voegele

Ethan Davies

We caught up with Cash Voegele, the exhibitor the Grand Champion 4-H Market Goat at the 2022 Iowa State Fair! Learn a little more about Cash below!

Age: 17

Hometown: Lennox, SD

School: Parker High School

Future Plans:
Attend a junior college to judge livestock, major in ag business and become an auctioneer.

How many years have you been showing? Do you show any other species?
This is my 3rd year showing goats. I also show cattle and pigs. I started showing pigs when I was 3.

Other hobbies besides showing livestock?
I love to hunt and fish.

Best stock show memory:
This past year at the National Western I was reserve champion swine showman and went on to be Premier Swine exhibitor.

Tell us about your recent champion:
Pablo won the heavyweight division weighing in at 103 and went on to become overall grand champion 4-H market goat.

What is one word that describes the feelings you had stepping foot into the Grand Drive?
Excited

Favorite Livestock Show:
National Western

THIS OR THAT
Washing or Clipping
Clipping

Halter Breaking or Training to Brace
Halter Breaking

Banners or Buckles
Buckles

Cleaning Pens or Changing/Cleaning Water Buckets
Changing/Cleaning Water Buckets

Max Petzenhauser

Ethan Davies

We caught up with Max Petzenhauser, the exhibitor of the Grand Champion FFA Market Goat at the 2022 Iowa State Fair! Learn a little more about Max below!

Age: 18

Hometown: Roland, IA

School: Black Hawk East

Future Plans:
Currently on the black hawk judging team and plan to transfer and judge at another college after black hawk. I will Perdue an Animal science major and will plan to continue my showgoat operation named Premier Showgoats.

How many years have you been showing? Do you show any other species?
6 years and I show pigs and sheep as well

Other hobbies besides showing livestock?
Livestock judging ,goat jacking for customers, lifting and being with my teammates at blackhawk

Best stock show memory:
Winning aksarben has to be my favorite

Tell us about your recent champion:
His name was Clarke and he was bred by fleddarjohaan showgoats and was placed by business partner,fellow goat enthusiast and good friend Cooper Bounds.

What is one word that describes the feelings you had stepping foot into the Grand Drive?
Confindent

Favorite Livestock Show:
NAILE

THIS OR THAT
Washing or Clipping
Clipping

Halter Breaking or Training to Brace
Training to Brace

Banners or Buckles
Banners

Cleaning Pens or Changing/Cleaning Water Buckets
Changing/Cleaning Water Buckets

Tayton Dains

Ethan Davies

We caught up with Tayton Dains, the exhibitor the Reserve Grand Champion FFA Wether at the 2022 Missouri State Fair! Learn a little more about Tayton below!

Age: 21

Hometown: Rockville, MO

School: State Fair Community College

Future Plans:
I plan on helping run our families show cattle operation and driving for UPS.

How many years have you been showing? Do you show any other species?
I have shown 13 years. I have shown goats, sheep, swine and cattle.

Other hobbies besides showing livestock?
Some hobbies that I am interested in are hunting and photography!

Best stock show memory:
My best show stock memory would be when I had the Reserve Champion Overall lamb at the 2019 Missouri State Fair. It was definitely a rush of emotions for my family and I! Appreciating all of the hard work put into that year!

Tell us about your recent champion:
My recent champion was a Blue Team wether that we named Colt. Colt received Reserve Champion FFA at the 2022 Missouri State Fair.

What is one word that describes the feelings you had stepping foot into the Grand Drive?
Hope!

Favorite Livestock Show:
American Royal

THIS OR THAT
Washing or Clipping
Clipping

Halter Breaking or Training to Brace
Training to Brace

Banners or Buckles
Banners

Cleaning Pens or Changing/Cleaning Water Buckets
Cleaning Pens

Sarabeth Decious

Ethan Davies

We caught up with Sarabeth Decious, the exhibitor the Reserve Grand Champion 4-H Meat Goat and the Grand Champion 4-H Breeding Doe at the 2022 Iowa State Fair! Learn a little more about Sarabeth below!

Age: 14

Hometown: Tracy, IA

School: Pella High

Future Plans:
Show the wheels off my trailer

How many years have you been showing? Do you show any other species?
I’ve been showing since i was about 3, there’s been a few heifers and ewes along the way but mostly goats.

Other hobbies besides showing livestock?
Shopping and Jamming out in the truck with friends and family

Best stock show memory:
The tent attack of 2021. Pheonix AZ. Ask Jake P

Tell us about your recent champions:
Kokomo is a Rip daughter bred by Blue Team Wethers, she was Division 1 Champion and Grand Overall Breeding Doe. Beach Boy is a Hoss son bred by Blue Team Wethers, he was Division 2 Champion and Reserve Overall Market Wether.

What is one word that describes the feelings you had stepping foot into the Grand Drive?
Anxious

Favorite Livestock Show:
Arizona Nationals or The American Royal, we have a lot of family history at both.

THIS OR THAT
Washing or Clipping
Washing

Halter Breaking or Training to Brace
Training to Brace

Banners or Buckles
Banners

Cleaning Pens or Changing/Cleaning Water Buckets
Cleaning Pens

Parker Miller

Ethan Davies

We caught up with Parker Miller, the exhibitor the Reserve Grand Champion Wether Dam at the 2022 Indiana State Fair! Learn a little more about Parker below!

Age: 11

Hometown: Thorntown, IN

School: Homeschool

Future Plans:
I plan to continue showing goats and pigs. I hope to someday take over the family farm.

How many years have you been showing? Do you show any other species?
This is my 3rd year in 4H but I started showing goats when I was 6 years old. I also show pigs and occasionally cattle.

Other hobbies besides showing livestock?
I enjoy collecting toy tractors and gardening.

Best stock show memory:
My favorite memory was in 2021 when I won both Grand and Reserve Grand Wether Dam at the Indiana State Fair.

Tell us about your recent champion:
I won Reserve Grand Wether Dam at the Indiana State Fair.

What is one word that describes the feelings you had stepping foot into the Grand Drive?
Grateful

Favorite Livestock Show:
Indiana Stock Show

THIS OR THAT
Washing or Clipping
Clipping

Halter Breaking or Training to Brace
Halter Breaking

Banners or Buckles
Buckles

Cleaning Pens or Changing/Cleaning Water Buckets
Changing/Cleaning Water Buckets

Maxwell Scamihorn

Ethan Davies

We caught up with Maxwell Scamihorn, the exhibitor the Grand Champion Wether Dam at the 2022 Indiana State Fair! Learn a little more about Maxwell below!

Age: 18

Hometown:Terre Haite, IN

School: Purdue University

Future Plans:
I plan to study animal science at Purdue University. I hope to become a vet one day.

How many years have you been showing? Do you show any other species?
I have been showing goats for 8 years. I showed swine for 5 years.

Other hobbies besides showing livestock?
Fishing, lifting weights, spending time with my mom, two sisters, and brother-in-law.

Best stock show memory:
My best memories of showing are taking long road trips with my dad. Those mementoes are so important because I lost my dad last year.

Tell us about your recent champion:
My recent champion’s name started out as Viper until she lost one of her horns and we renamed her Unicorn. She has a wide skeleton and a wide rack. She Carrie’s the width of her each throughout her whole top. She balances on the profile well while still having plenty of mass.

What is one word that describes the feelings you had stepping foot into the Grand Drive?
Surreal

Favorite Livestock Show:
The Indiana State Fair

THIS OR THAT
Washing or Clipping
Washing

Halter Breaking or Training to Brace
Training to Brace

Banners or Buckles
Banners

Cleaning Pens or Changing/Cleaning Water Buckets
Changing/Cleaning Water Buckets

Spencer Goettemoeller

Ethan Davies

We caught up with Spencer Goettemoeller, the exhibitor the Reserve Grand Champion Market Goat at the 2022 Indiana State Fair! Learn a little more about Spencer below!

Age: 14

Hometown: Farmland, Indiana

School: Driver Middle School

Future Plans:
Attend college and judge livestock but eventually go to dental school and become an orthodontist

How many years have you been showing? Do you show any other species?
5 years showing goats.
Showing cattle for 9 years.

Other hobbies besides showing livestock?
Football

Best stock show memory:
My best show memories are- winning Indiana State fair 2 years in a row and winning Chi junior Nationals back to back with the same heifer/cow-calf pair

Tell us about your recent champion:
My goat, lil Joe Burrow, was Reserve Grand at Indiana State Fair. He was a lightweight weighing 69#. He was raised by Droppert Livestock and sold to us by Glen Martin and Cooper Bounds. He was one of the best goats I have ever shown.

What is one word that describes the feelings you had stepping foot into the Grand Drive?
Intense

Favorite Livestock Show:
American Royal

THIS OR THAT
Washing or Clipping
Washing

Halter Breaking or Training to Brace
Halter Breaking

Banners or Buckles
Buckles

Cleaning Pens or Changing/Cleaning Water Buckets
Changing/Cleaning Water Buckets

Colton Kephart

Ethan Davies

We caught up with Colton Kephart, the exhibitor the Grand Champion Market Goat at the 2022 Indiana State Fair! Learn a little more about Colton below!

Age: 15

Hometown: Bargersville, IN

School: Indian Creek High School

Future Plans:
I plan on competing nationally on the Johnson County 4-h livestock and skillathon judging teams, as well as all attending college to pursue a career in agriculture.

How many years have you been showing? Do you show any other species?
I have been showing since age 4. I show pigs and sheep as well as goats

Other hobbies besides showing livestock?
Farming and fishing

Tell us about your recent champion:
I won grand champion goat at the Indiana State Fair. He was bred by HJ showstock, placed by Bounds Show Goats.

Favorite Livestock Show:
Indiana State Fair

THIS OR THAT
Washing or Clipping
Clipping

Halter Breaking or Training to Brace
Halter Breaking

Banners or Buckles
Buckles

Cleaning Pens or Changing/Cleaning Water Buckets
Changing/Cleaning Water Buckets

Ty Murphy

Ethan Davies

We caught up with Ty Murphy, the exhibitor the Grand Champion Wether at the 2022 Missouri State Fair! Learn a little more about Ty below!

Age: 12

Hometown: Hustonia, MO

School:  I attend Sweet Spring R-7

Future Plans:
In the future I would like to finish school and continue to be active in agriculture and the show industry by raising and selling competitive show goats.

How many years have you been showing? Do you show any other species?
I have been showing livestock for 6 years. I show pigs, goats and cattle.

Other hobbies besides showing livestock?
I like to play baseball, bass fish and play cornhole.

Best stock show memory:
Winning the 2022 Missouri State Fair goat show.

Tell us about your recent champion:
My recent champions name was rocky. He was raised by Went show goats and sold by Kempker Livestock.

What is one word that describes the feelings you had stepping foot into the Grand Drive?
I was nervous but also very happy at the same time one because I was showing my goat and just how far we had came this far.

Favorite Livestock Show:
Missouri State Fair

THIS OR THAT
Washing or Clipping
Washing

Halter Breaking or Training to Brace
Training to Brace

Banners or Buckles
Banners

Cleaning Pens or Changing/Cleaning Water Buckets
Changing/Cleaning Water Buckets

Drew Clemons

Ethan Davies

We caught up with Drew Clemons, the exhibitor the Reserve Grand Champion Doe at the 2022 Ohio State Fair! Learn a little more about Drew below!

Age: 14

Hometown: Wakeman, OH

School: Western Reserve high school

Future Plans:
Raise show goats

How many years have you been showing? Do you show any other species?
6 years. No other species.

Other hobbies besides showing livestock?
I play volleyball and run track.

Best stock show memory:
Winning reserve champion commercial doe along with two of our other does in the final drive at Ohio state fair.

Tell us about your recent champion:
She is a big paint doe who has brought home lots of banners this summer sired by our buck lumbergh.

What is one word that describes the feelings you had stepping foot into the Grand Drive?
Equipped

Favorite Livestock Show:
Louisville

THIS OR THAT
Washing or Clipping
Washing

Halter Breaking or Training to Brace
Training to Brace

Banners or Buckles
Banners

Cleaning Pens or Changing/Cleaning Water Buckets
Changing/Cleaning Water Buckets

Braxton Method

Ethan Davies

We caught up with Braxton Method, the exhibitor the Grand Champion Market Goat at the 2023 Ohio State Fair! Learn a little more about Braxton below!

Age: 13

Hometown: Wapakoneta, OH

Grade: 7th Grade

What’s your Goat name? and what made him/her so special?
My goats this name was Rooster. He was the brother to the 6th overall at the Ohio State Fair last year.

Throughout your show career what’s been your favorite Goat?
The 2023 Grand Champion at the Ohio State fair was my favorite goat so far.

What’s your favorite show? and why?
My favorite show is Kansas City American Royal because I get to see my friends from all over the United States.

How do you stay focused on reaching your goal?
Work hard everyday, don’t skip days working the goats in the barn. My mom says to win you cannot have the “i’ll do it later” attitude. I also have all of my banenrs in my bedroom and that is a daily reminder to stay focused.

Who has been your biggest influence?
My biggest influence is my late uncle, Jordan Fledderjohann. He was by far one of the most influential people in the goat industry. He set high standards in the goat instustry and has molded it into what it is today.

The goats that have won the Ohio State Fair the last 2 years were both raised by goats that are part of the Fledderjohann Show Goat herd, which was started by Jordan.

Jordan won the Ohio 7 times in his show career. It means the world to me that I can continue to show goats and win the Ohio State Fair to continue to keep his legacy alive.

Ethan Davies

We caught up with Braxton Method, the exhibitor the Grand Champion Market Goat at the 2022 Ohio State Fair! Learn a little more about Braxton below!

Age: 12

Hometown: Wapakoneta, OH

School: Botkins Local School

How many years have you been showing? Do you show any other species?
This is my third year showing goats. I tried showing pigs once but did not like them near as much as the goats.

Other hobbies besides showing livestock?
Hunting, fishing, riding the 4-wheeler and playing flag football.

Best stock show memory:
Having 3 out of the 6 goats in the final drive at the Ohio State Fair but winning Grand Champion tops them all.

Tell us about your recent champion:
His name was Jester and he weighed in at 83 pounds. He was the Middleweight Champion.

What is one word that describes the feelings you had stepping foot into the Grand Drive?
Excited

Favorite Livestock Show:
Ohio State Fair

THIS OR THAT
Washing or Clipping
Clipping

Halter Breaking or Training to Brace
Training to Brace

Banners or Buckles
Buckles

Cleaning Pens or Changing/Cleaning Water Buckets
Cleaning Pens

Ethan Davies

Ethan Davies

We caught up with Ethan Davies, the exhibitor the Reserve Grand Champion Market Goat at the 2023 Ohio State Fair! Learn a little more about Ethan below!

Age: 17

Hometown: Bowling Green, OH

Grade: Senior

What’s your Goat name? and what made him/her so special?
My goats name was Trigger. I knew he was special from the start. His personality and strong show presence made him unique.

Throughout your show career what’s been your favorite Goat?
Out of all my years of showing, this goat was definitely my favorite

What do you tell yourself right before you go into the ring?
Keep your cool and don’t suck.

What’s your dream college to attend?
I have a hand full of favorites but I’d say Lincoln Land and Butler are at the top.

What’s your favorite thing to do in the barn?
My favorite thing to do in the barn is working hair and jamming out to music.

What’s your favorite show? and why?
My favorite show is the NAILE.  There is just something special about showing on the green shavings.

How do you stay focused on reaching your goal?
I keep my focus on the end goal every day in the barn.

Who has been your biggest influence?
My biggest influence has been Cooper Bounds and Paige Pence. I’m very thankful for all of their support throughout my show career.

Ethan Davies

We caught up with Ethan Davies, the exhibitor the Reseve Grand Champion Market Goat at the 2022 Ohio State Fair! Learn a little more about Ethan below

Age: 16

Hometown: Bowling Green, OH

School: Penta

Future Plans:
Attend a Junior College and major in Animal Science.

How many years have you been showing? Do you show any other species?
8 years. I also show cattle and sheep.

Other hobbies besides showing livestock?
Livestock Judging

Best stock show memory:
Winning Reserve Grand Champion Market Goat at the Ohio State Fair (2022) and
Reserve Grand Champion Shorthorn Plus Heifer at the NAILE (2021).

Tell us about your recent champion:
His name was Jester and he weighed in at 83 pounds. He was the Middleweight Champion.

What is one word that describes the feelings you had stepping foot into the Grand Drive?
Blessed

Favorite Livestock Show:
NAILE

THIS OR THAT
Washing or Clipping
Clipping

Halter Breaking or Training to Brace
Halter Breaking

Banners or Buckles
Buckles

Cleaning Pens or Changing/Cleaning Water Buckets
Changing/Cleaning Water Buckets

Khloe Nelson

Ethan Davies

We caught up with Khloe Nelson, the exhibitor the Grand Champion Market Goat and Breeding Doe at the 2022 Minnesota Youth Livestock Expo! Learn a little more about Khloe below!

Age: 13

Hometown: New Richland, MN

School: Owatonna Middle School

Future Plans:
I want to be involved in the livestock industry but I don’t know what part of it yet!

How many years have you been showing? Do you show any other species?
7 years showing I started showing sheep then started showing goats a few years later

Best stock show memory:
Probably winning the market goats and breeding goats at expo

What is one word that describes the feelings you had stepping foot into the Grand Drive?
Nervous/anxious

Favorite Livestock Show:
Louisville

THIS OR THAT
Washing or Clipping
Washing

Halter Breaking or Training to Brace
Halter Breaking

Banners or Buckles
Banners

Cleaning Pens or Changing/Cleaning Water Buckets
Changing/Cleaning Water Buckets

Sayde Allen

Ethan Davies

And last, but certainly not least, to round out our 2022 Oklahoma Youth Expo Exhibitor Spotlights, we have the young lady that exhibited the Grand Champion Market Goat, Sayde Allen! To top things off, after snagging that title she circled back in the ring to also receive that handshake for Grand Champion Market Lamb.

Age: 12

Hometown: Elk City, OK

School Attending: Canute Elementary School

Future Plans:
I plan to attend Oklahoma State University in hopes of being on the judging team or athletic team.

How many years have you been showing? Do you show any other species?
I have been showing for 8 years. I also show goats and pigs.

Other hobbies besides showing livestock?
In my free time I enjoy playing softball and basketball. I also enjoy spending time with my family and friends.

My biggest stock show memory:
Two of my best friends, Brayden Bowers and Reagan Rodgers and I always bet on who will win showmanship. Whoever loses has to buy ice cream for everyone!

Tell us about your recent champion.
“Chief,” was special to me. We had a great bond and he brought me a lot of success throughout the show season.

What is one word that describes the feelings you had stepping foot into the Grand Drive?
Nervous but thankful to be there!

Favorite Livestock Show:
My favorite show is OYE!

THIS OR THAT
Washing or Clipping
Washing

Halter Breaking or Training to Brace
Halter Breaking

Banners or Buckles
Banners

Cleaning Pens or Changing/Cleaning Water Buckets
Changing/Cleaning Water Buckets

Jase Sparks

Ethan Davies

Learn about the young man that won Reserve Champion Market Goat at the 2022 Oklahoma Youth Expo, Jase Sparks!

Age: 14

Hometown: Hartshorne, Oklahoma

School Attending: Hartshorne Junior High

Future Plans:
I plan to attend college after high school and would like to participate in livestock judging.

How many years have you been showing? Do you show any other species?
I started showing pigs when I was 3 years old and showed my first goat when I was 6.  I have also shown sheep.

Other hobbies besides showing livestock?
I enjoying fishing/hunting and livestock judging with my dad who is my ag teacher.

Best stock show memory:
In 2021 I finally got the Limo ride at OYE and this year I was Reserve Grand Overall Market Wether Goat at OYE.

Tell us about your recent champions.
My recent win at OYE was with my goat (Terry).  He was special from the moment we got him.  He always loved showing himself off I guess you can say he knew he was good.

What is one word that describes the feelings you had stepping foot into the Grand Drive?
Excited

Favorite Livestock Show:
Oklahoma Youth Expo!

THIS OR THAT
Washing or Clipping
Clipping

Halter Breaking or Training to Brace
Training to Brace

Banners or Buckles
Banners

Cleaning Pens or Changing/Cleaning Water Buckets
Cleaning Pens

Addyson Schneberger

Ethan Davies

We caught up with Addyson Schneberger, exhibitor of the Reserve Supreme Breeding Doe at the 2022 Tulsa State Fair! Learn a little more about Addyson below!

Age: 16

Hometown:Carnegie, OK

School: Carnegie High School

Future Plans:
I would like to attend a junior college and participate on the livestock judging team and finish up at Oklahoma State University and earn a degree in Ag Communications or Ag Business.

How many years have you been showing? Do you show any other species?
I been showing for about ten years, and showed my first goat when I was about 6 years old. No, I only have goats in the barn right now.

Other hobbies besides showing livestock?
I am very involved in my FFA chapter, livestock judging, public speaking and also enjoy playing softball.  

Best stock show memory:
My favorite stockshow memory was winning the Oklahoma Youth Expo in 2021 with Ted, a wether goat that my family raised. Sharing that experience with a great team of friends and supporters will be something I remember forever. #Tedwinsfairs

Tell us about your recent champion:
82 was a doe that my family raised and from the time she was a baby she was a very special doe. We knew when she was born that she was one of the best does we have raised. She is also a full sib to Ted, our OYE wether.

What is one word that describes the feelings you had stepping foot into the Grand Drive?
Nervousness. I was very nervous to be in the grand drive but thankful for the opportunity.

Favorite Livestock Show:
The Oklahoma Youth Expo is my favorite livestock show.

THIS OR THAT
Washing or Clipping
Washing

Halter Breaking or Training to Brace
Training to Brace

Banners or Buckles
Banners

Cleaning Pens or Changing/Cleaning Water Buckets
Cleaning Pens

Baylor Pearson

Ethan Davies

Baylor Pearson made it to the backdrop at Oklahoma Youth Expo with his Champion Wether Dam! Find our what he enjoys when not showing in our interview below!

Age: 14

Hometown: El Reno, OK

School Attending: El Reno

Future Plans:
Continue to show and then attend Oklahoma State

How many years have you been showing? Do you show any other species?
Around 9 years

Other hobbies besides showing livestock?
Fishing

Best stock show memory:
Any with friends and family there with me

Tell us about your recent champions.
She was crazy but had a great personality

What is one word that describes the feelings you had stepping foot into the Grand Drive?
Nervous

Favorite Livestock Show:
OYE

THIS OR THAT
Washing or Clipping
Washing

Halter Breaking or Training to Brace
Halter Breaking

Banners or Buckles
Buckles

Cleaning Pens or Changing/Cleaning Water Buckets
Changing/Cleaning Water Buckets

Stratley Strube

Ethan Davies

We caught up with Stratley Strube, exhibitor of the Reserve Grand Champion Market Goat at the 2022 State Fair of Texas! Learn a little more about Stratley below!

Age: 10

Hometown: San Angelo, Texas

School: Wall Elementary

Future Plans:
Attend Texas A&M University and study to be a Vet

How many years have you been showing? Do you show any other species?
3rd year. Yes. Goats and I have one steer for this year

Other hobbies besides showing livestock?
Basketball, Volleyball, Golf, 4H food challenge and Food Show, raising mini aussie puppies and church activities.

Best stock show memory:
First year at Dallas in the big ring and won my class with a family favorite lamb named Calvin

Tell us about your recent champion:
His name was Shocker and was raised by Hutto Livestock. He was pretty stubborn and hard to get leading. He grew out exactly like we wanted him to and was very fun to show in Dallas.

What is one word that describes the feelings you had stepping foot into the Grand Drive?
Pumped

Favorite Livestock Show:
Houston

THIS OR THAT
Washing or Clipping
Washing

Halter Breaking or Training to Brace
Training to Brace

Banners or Buckles
Buckles

Cleaning Pens or Changing/Cleaning Water Buckets
Changing/Cleaning Water Buckets

Ethan Davies

Stratley Strube recently made it to the backdrop with her Grand Champion Market Goat at Rodeo Austin! She shares more about her favorite stock show and memories in our interview below!

Age: 9

Hometown: Wall, Texas

School Attending: Wall Elementary

Future Plans:
Go to Texas A&M and become a teacher and help my dad with Strube Livestock.

How many years have you been showing? Do you show any other species?
I have shown lambs and goats for 2 years. I might show steers next years.

Other hobbies besides showing livestock?
Basketball, Raising Mini Aussies, 4H Food Challenge and Baking.

Best stock show memory:
Making it to the grand drive my first year at Houston with my lamb and goat.

Tell us about your recent champions.
We named him Dale Yeah. He was very hairy and stubborn!

What is one word that describes the feelings you had stepping foot into the Grand Drive?
Excited.

Favorite Livestock Show:
Houston

THIS OR THAT
Washing or Clipping
Washing

Halter Breaking or Training to Brace
Training to Brace

Banners or Buckles
Buckles

Cleaning Pens or Changing/Cleaning Water Buckets
Changing/Cleaning Water Buckets

Sunny Cowley

Ethan Davies

Sunny Cowley exhibited the Reserve Champion Market Goat at the 2022 Houston Stock Show. Read about her wethers unlikely path to the backdrop in our interview below!

Age: 17

Hometown: Amarillo, Texas

School Attending: Canyon High School

Future Plans:
I plan to attend Texas A&M University in the fall and major in Animal Science with a minor in political science. I hope to one day work in developing agricultural policy at the state or national level.

How many years have you been showing? Do you show any other species?
I have been showing goats for 10 years. I also show sheep.

Other hobbies besides showing livestock?
Livestock Judging

Best stock show memory:
My best show memory happened this fall when I won the State Fair of Texas with a wether that my family raised. We have been raising goats since I was one. It felt great to reach our goal of raising a major show champion.

Tell us about your recent champions.
As crazy as it sounds, Stimpy was not supposed to be a show wether. When we bought him, he was destined for the sale barn. He had gotten real sick as a baby and was buckled over on his front end. He had been so sick that Maycon had never castrated him. My dad bought him to be a teaser buck. When we got him home, we stuck him in a outside with the feeder goats and forgot about him. For some reason, he started eating good, and his front legs straightened up. After about two months, my dad called Maycon to ask if we could surgically castrate Stimpy to make him a wether, and Maycon agreed. We really thought he would just be a nice wether for my sister to show. But he just kept getting better. By November, we realized he was the best wether we had in the barn. Even at that, it wasn’t until we took the hair off of him right before Houston that we realized what an impressive goat he was. Still, we never dreamed he would do what he did.

What is one word that describes the feelings you had stepping foot into the Grand Drive?
Anxious

Favorite Livestock Show:
State Fair of Texas. It’s one day in, show the next day. The weather is always good. It is laid back and relaxing.

THIS OR THAT
Washing or Clipping
Clipping

Halter Breaking or Training to Brace
Training to Brace

Banners or Buckles
Banners

Cleaning Pens or Changing/Cleaning Water Buckets
Changing/Cleaning Water Buckets

Reagan Miller

Ethan Davies

Learn more about the exhibitor of the Reserve Champion Market Goat at the 2022 San Antonio Stock Show, Reagan Miller!

Age: 9

Hometown: Seagraves, Texas

School Attending: 3rd grader at Kelley Elementary in Denver City, Texas

Future Plans:
Continuing showing goats and lambs, I have a lot of years left since this was my first year showing at Texas Majors. Also I plan on finishing my education in Denver City and then attending college. I would like be a Vet or ENT.

How many years have you been showing? Do you show any other species?
4 years but this is my first year at Texas majors.
I show lambs also.

Other hobbies besides showing livestock?
Dancing

Best stock show memory:
Winning Reserve Grand Champion Market Goat at San Antonio this year!

Tell us about your recent champions.
His Name was Black Ninja. We bought him from Blue Team Wethers.

What is one word that describes the feelings you had stepping foot into the Grand Drive?
Excited

Favorite Livestock Show:
San Antonio

THIS OR THAT
Washing or Clipping
Washing

Halter Breaking or Training to Brace
Halter Breaking

Banners or Buckles
Banners

Cleaning Pens or Changing/Cleaning Water Buckets
Changing/Cleaning Water Buckets

Brynlee Hogg

Ethan Davies

We caught up with Brynlee Hogg, the exhibitor the Grand Champion Market Goat at the 2023 Houston Livestock Show! Learn a little more about Brynlee below!

Age: 16

Grade: Sophomore

Hometown: Lubbock, TX

How long have you lived there?
I have lived in Lubbock my whole life.

How many kids are in your grade?
There are around 45 kids in my grade.

Most interesting thing about your town?
Something interesting about my town is we have this place called Cook’s Garage where they hold huge concerts and parties. People from all around Lubbock come and it’s such an amazing experience.

Do you serve on any clubs/organizations? If so, what?
I am a debutante in Lubbock and I am a member of the National Charity League. I am also a member of Lubbock County 4H.

Do you play sports? If so what?
I play varsity softball at Trinity Christian School.

What is the population of your hometown?
I would say Lubbock has around 260,000 people in It.

What is one thing you wish you had there?
I definitely wish we had an In-and-Out Burger but maybe one day we will have one.

What is your favorite thing about your hometown?
I love all of the communities that have been formed in Lubbock. You will always find the nicest group of people no matter where you go in Lubbock.

Kendra Myers

Ethan Davies

We caught up with Kendra Myers, exhibitor of the Grand Champion Wether Dam at the 2022 NAILE! Learn a little more about Kendra below!

Your favorite stock show memory?
Winning the NAILE

Favorite road trip snack?
Cheez-it Duoz and Peach Red Bull

Do you have a lucky show shirt, jeans, etc? If so, what is it?
Lucky socks!

THIS OR THAT
Halter vs Chain

Chain

Jackpots vs State Fairs
State Fairs

Clipping vs Fitting
Fitting

Buckles vs Banners
Banners

Ethan Davies

We caught up with Kendra Myers! Kendra exhibited the Grand Champion Doe at New Years Nationals!

Age: 19

Hometown: Kathryn, North Dakota

School Attending: Black Hawk East

Future Plans:
Transfer to Western Illinois University after Black Hawk to continue my education in Agriculture Business

How many years have you been showing? Do you show any other species?
I started showing hogs when I was 6, breeding heifers when I was 8, and eventually got into goats when I was 9

Other hobbies besides showing livestock?
Trying to keep up with Carson Wheeler and Cooper Bounds’ crazy ideas!

Best stock show memory:
Accidentally grabbing my sister’s (very short sister’s) jeans and looking like I was ready for a flood while showing my doe at the boer nats!

Tell us about your recent champions.
Brenna definitely has a mind of her own but she loves being a show doe and getting extra attention! She’s a flush mate to Finders Keepers and was bred by Allan Morgan.

What is one word that describes the feelings you had stepping foot into the Grand Drive?
Anxious

Favorite Livestock Show:
Louisville!

THIS OR THAT
Washing or Clipping
Washing

Halter Breaking or Training to Brace
Training to Brace

Banners or Buckles
Banners

Cleaning Pens or Changing/Cleaning Water Buckets
Changing/Cleaning Water Buckets

Flint Kennedy

Ethan Davies

We caught up with Flint Kennedy, the exhibitor the Reserve Grand Champion Market Goat at the 2023 Sioux Empire Livestock Show! Learn a little more about Flint below!

Age: 7

Grade: 1st

Hometown: Kirkville, IA

How long have you lived there?
7 years

How many kids are in your grade?
12

Most interesting thing about your town?
There’s a stop sign.

Do you play sports? If so what?
Football & Basketball

What is the population of your hometown?
35

What is one thing you wish you had there?
Mexican Restaurant & The Allen Girls

What is your favorite thing about your hometown?
Granny and Papa live here.

Ethan Davies

We caught up with the young man that exhibited both the Grand and Reserve Grand Market Goats in Sioux Falls, Flint Kennedy!

Age: 6

Hometown: Kirkville, IA

School Attending: Eddyville Elementary School

Future Plans:
Go to 1st Grade.

How many years have you been showing? Do you show any other species?
I have been in the showing for 2 years. I also show sheep.

Other hobbies besides showing livestock?
Farming, Ninja warrior, wrestling, t-ball.

Tell us about your recent champions.
Thunder was bred by Cooper & Boden. He liked running on the treadmill.
Billy was bred by Alan Morgan. He played tag with me in the yard.

What is one word that describes the feelings you had stepping foot into the Grand Drive?
Gametime

Favorite Livestock Show:
Louisville

Favorite Barn Music:
Thunder & Old Town Road

Favorite nightly task:
Set my goats up in front of the mirror.

THIS OR THAT
Washing or Clipping
Washing

Halter Breaking or Training to Brace
Halter Breaking

Banners or Buckles
Buckles

Cleaning Pens or Changing/Cleaning Water Buckets
Changing/Cleaning Water Buckets

Kenna Cooley

Ethan Davies

We caught up with Kenna Cooley of Kansas! Kenna recently exhibited the Grand Champion Market Goat at Aksarben as well as 5th Overall Wether Dam at the North American!

Age: 15

Hometown/School: I am currently a Sophomore at West Franklin High School in Pomona, KS.

Future Plans:
I plan to attend Oklahoma State University and major in Ag education. I’d like to be an Ag teacher/FFA advisor, along with raising livestock.

How many years have you been showing? Do you show any other species?
I have been showing goats for 7 years. I don’t show any other species.

Other hobbies besides showing livestock?
I am actively involved in 4-H and FFA. I am currently the Treasurer for my HS FFA Chapter. I also play basketball.

Best stock show memory:
My best stock show memory to date is wining Grand Champion Market Goat at the 2021 Aksarben Stock Show. I picked that goat out when he was just a few weeks old. Seeing the happiness that win brought to my family and friends was the best feeling ever!

Tell us about your recent champion.
I exhibited the 5th overall wether dam (Division 1 Champion) at NAILE in Louisville, raised by Kempker Livestock known in the barn as Night Hawk. I could never thank Trent and Emma Kempker enough for raising such amazing animals along with shaping me into the showman and person I am today. Truly blessed!

What is one word that describes the feelings you had stepping foot into the Grand Drive?
Proud

Favorite Livestock Show:
AKSARBEN

THIS OR THAT
Washing or Clipping
Washing

Halter Breaking or Training to Brace
Training to Brace

Banners or Buckles
Buckles

Cleaning Pens or Changing/Cleaning Water Buckets
Changing/Cleaning Water Buckets

Sandra Clinger

Ethan Davies

Sandra recently exhibited the 3rd Overall Market Goat at the North American! Learn more about her in our interview with her!

Age: 17

Hometown/School: Yuma Catholic High School – Yuma, Arizona

Future Plans:
Attend Oklahoma State University and obtain a degree in Animal Science.

How many years have you been showing? Do you show any other species?
I have been showing market goats for 7 years, market sheep for 4 years, and market steers for 2 years.

Other hobbies besides showing livestock?
Other than showing livestock, I like to spend time with friends and family!

What is one word that describes the feelings you had stepping foot into the Grand Drive?
Excited – I love knowing that all of my hard work has paid off to that point. It is very exciting to know that after a long day of showing, I made it to the grand drive.

Favorite Livestock Show:
I can’t decide between Louisville and Phoenix!

THIS OR THAT
Washing or Clipping
Washing

Halter Breaking or Training to Brace
Training to Brace

Banners or Buckles
Banners

Cleaning Pens or Changing/Cleaning Water Buckets
Changing/Cleaning Water Buckets

Cara Cummins

Ethan Davies

We caught up with Cara Cummins, exhibitor of the Grand Champion Market Goat at the 2022 American Royal! Learn a little more about Cara below!

Your favorite stock show memory?
My favorite stock show memory would have to be winning grand champion goat at the 2022 American Royal, while my brother, Cooper, won reserve grand steer. Winning alongside him at his last show was something I will remember forever!

Favorite road trip snack?
Sweetarts Ropes and a Dr. Pepper!

Do you have a lucky show shirt, jeans, etc? If so, what is it?
My lucky shirt is a black sweater, with a purple shirt and just a pair of 7’s. Ive worn the same belt forever and its turned very lucky!

THIS OR THAT
Halter vs Chain

Chain

Jackpots vs State Fairs
State Fairs

Clipping vs Fitting
Fitting

Buckles vs Banners
Banners

Ethan Davies

We caught up with Cara Cummins of Oklahoma! Cara recently exhibited the Grand Champion Market Goat in Louisville!

Age: 15

Hometown: Hollis, Oklahoma (Hollis High School)

Future Plans:
Go to Oklahoma State and major in Ag business

How many years have you been showing? Do you show any other species?
I have been showing goats for almost 3 years! I grew up showing pigs and then started showing cattle. Now I  show goats and cattle!

Other hobbies besides showing livestock?
I play basketball, run track and cross county, and cheer!

Best stock show memory:
Winning NAILE this year had to be my best memory.

Tell us about your recent champion.
His name was Dale. He was definitely my favorite goat that I have had in my barn!

What is one word that describes the feelings you had stepping foot into the Grand Drive?
Nervous

Favorite Livestock Show:
OYE or NAILE

THIS OR THAT
Washing or Clipping
Washing

Halter Breaking or Training to Brace
Training to Brace

Banners or Buckles
Banners

Cleaning Pens or Changing/Cleaning Water Buckets
Changing/Cleaning Water Buckets

Ava Shroyer

Ethan Davies

Get to know Ava Shroyer, the exhibitor of the Reserve Champion Market Goat at the 2021 American Royal!

Age: 16

Hometown: DeGraff, Ohio

School Attending: Indian Lake High School

Future Plans:
I plan to judge livestock at a junior college then transfer and continue judging livestock at a senior college.

How many years have you been showing? Do you show any other species?
I have been showing since I could walk. But as of 4-H I’ve been showing 8 years. Along with goats I also show sheep.

Other hobbies besides showing livestock?
FFA/4-H
Key Club
Basketball

Best stock show memory:
Winning my first “big” show with my goat, Walley. When we first started we didn’t know anything about goats so this was a huge victory for me and my family.

Tell us about your recent champion.
He was bred by Kedrick Miller out of Thorntown, Indiana
Sire-He Said

What is one word that describes the feelings you had stepping foot into the Grand Drive?
Excited

Favorite Livestock Show:
The National Western Stock Show

THIS OR THAT
Washing or Clipping
Washing

Halter Breaking or Training to Brace
Training to Brace

Banners or Buckles
Banners

Cleaning Pens or Changing/Cleaning Water Buckets
Cleaning Pens