Allen Newcomb Show Lambs & Treadmills
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?

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

Steakhouse or Mexican