We caught up with Missouri State Fair Goat Judge, Glen Alan Phillips, to ask him a few questions before he steps “INSIDE THE RING”!
Who got you involved in the industry and how?
My father was an Agriculture Science Teacher and I was with my dad all the time prior to starting kindergarten. I remember vividly going to sales, shows, and on project checks with him. The passion for livestock and livestock shows began at that point
Where did you grow up?
I grew up 60 miles southwest of Lubbock in Seagraves, Texas.
Did you show livestock growing up? If so, what species?
Yes, my 3 sisters and I all showed lambs and hogs. I fed a few county level show steers, but we focused on lambs and hogs.
Do you have a favorite animal that you have ever judged? if so, what was it?
To single out one animal is challenging, there are many that hit me hard on a particular day and as types and kinds have changed over the past 30 years and livestock has improved, there are many that stand out for their particular time.
THIS OR THAT
Judging with Music on vs Judging in Silence
Judging Does or Judging Wethers
Judging State Fairs or Judging National Shows