We caught up with Fort Worth Stock Show Judge, Kurt Henry, to ask him a few questions before he steps “INSIDE THE RING” at Cowtown!
How did you get started in the livestock industry?
My family raised cattle and I showed steers and pigs growing up in 4-H and FFA.
Tell us about your career.
I have been an agricultural science teacher for about 25 years. My family is still involved in production agriculture.
What is your all-time favorite show?
Houston is probably my favorite, but I love all the Texas Majors.
What is your biggest show ring pet peeve?
My biggest pet peeve in the ring is exhibitors who quit showing. I teach my students to show the entire time you are in the ring.
What’s the best goat you’ve ever seen?
There have been several favorites. It seems like each year I have a favorite and then another one comes along and becomes my new favorite. That is the beauty in breeding livestock.
A FEW FUN QUESTIONS
What did you want to be when you were younger?
I wanted to be a veterinarian.
It’s Karaoke Night… What song are you singing?
Any 80’s music
What’s the most daring thing you’ve ever done?
I am pretty tame, but maybe disagreeing with my wife.
“It is not the critic who counts: not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles or where the doer of deeds could have done better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood, who strives valiantly, who errs and comes up short again and again, because there is no effort without error or shortcoming, but who knows the great enthusiasms, the great devotions, who spends himself for a worthy cause; who, at the best, knows, in the end, the triumph of high achievement, and who, at the worst, if he fails, at least he fails while daring greatly, so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who knew neither victory nor defeat.”
Favorite Vacation Spot:
Watching my kids stock show or play baseball.
Favorite Sports Team:
Favorite TV Show/Channel:
Seinfeld or Westerns