Allen Newcomb Show Lambs & Treadmills

Talan Hiemstra

Ethan Davies

We caught up with Ms. Talan Hiemstra, who recently showed the Reserve Champion Market Goat at the 2022 Michigan Livestock Expo. Learn a little bit more about Talan below!

Age: 16

Hometown: Marcellus, MI

School: Marcellus High School

Future Plans:
I plan to attend a college to study biology in the agricultural field. Also continue helping other exhibitors with their livestock.

How many years have you been showing? Do you show any other species?
I have been showing livestock for ten years but only have shown goats for the past two years. I also show sheep and pigs

Other hobbies besides showing livestock?
Playing sports anytime I can get.

Best stock show memory:
Winning Grand Champion Goat at MLE in 2021 and hugging Dave Williams who helped me throughout the year with my goat.

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

Favorite Livestock Show:
North American International Livestock Expo (NAILE)

Washing or Clipping

Halter Breaking or Training to Brace
Halter Breaking

Banners or Buckles

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

Ethan Davies

We caught up with the young lady that exhibited the Grand Champion Market Goat at the 2021 Michigan Livestock Expo, Talan Hiemstra!

Age: 15


School Attending: Marcellus High School

How many years have you been showing? Do you show any other species?
IThis was my first year showing goats, other species I also show are lambs and pigs which i have been showing since I was 6 years old.

What’s one piece of advice you’d like to give to other showmen?
When you work hard it will always pay off.

When I Grow Up I Want To….:
Physical therapy or something in the Biology field.

One Thing You Might Not Know About Me Is:
One thing you might not know about me is I’m a very active person in sports,which includes volleyball in the fall and then travel volleyball in the winter. Then I do track in the spring and powerlifting thoughout the year.

Least Favorite Barn Chore:
Water buckets in the winter.

Favorite Livestock Show:

Favorite Sports Team:
Texas Volleyball Team

Barn Music – Loud As It Gets or Peace & Quiet?
Loud As It Gets!

Superstitions – Yes, of course! or Nope!

Pre-Show Jitters – Heck yes! or Calm As Can Be?
No Way, Calm As Can Be

Favorite Pictures – Backdrops or Candid Ringshots?
Candid Ringshots