We caught up with Nebraska State Fair 4-H Goat Judge, Cody Sloan, to ask him a few questions before he steps “INSIDE THE RING”!
Who got you involved in the industry and how?
My parents got my brother and I started showing livestock and raising livestock at a young age. I was born on a family farm and livestock was a big part of our childhoods.
Where did you grow up?
Did you show livestock growing up? If so, what species?
Yes, I started showing sheep at the age of 4 and continued through my 4-H and FFA days. I also showed pigs and a couple of steers and heifers.
Do you have a favorite animal that you have ever judged? if so, what was it?
I judged a camel and her baby (cow calf pair I guess?) at a county fair in Missouri. I’m not sure that’ll ever be topped. I tried to be funny and made a comment on the microphone about the camel needing to be more relaxed in her spine… no one laughed unfortunately.
THIS OR THAT
Judging with Music on vs Judging in Silence
Judging Does or Judging Wethers
Judging State Fairs or Judging National Shows