We caught up with 2021 NAILE Market Goat Judge, Lane Halfmann, to ask him a few questions before he steps “INSIDE THE RING”!
How did you get started in the livestock industry?
I’ve been fortunate enough to have been raised up with livestock around my entire life. It’s something that I continue to have a passion for and hopefully a passion I can transfer to my family
Tell us about your career.
Right out of college I had the opportunity to coach a livestock team at a small jr college in west Texas. Since then I’ve been working alongside my family raising cotton and a small show goat operation.
What is your all-time favorite show?
It would be hard for me to nail down an all time favorite. I enjoy all species of livestock and prefer different shows for different species.
What is your biggest show ring pet peeve?
Not a huge fan of halters on show goats. I know every situation is different and sometimes it a last resort option. Most cases though, I think they do more harm than good.
What’s the best goat you’ve ever seen?
Hard to pick just one. Got a few favorites that stick in my brain.
A FEW FUN QUESTIONS
It’s Karaoke Night… What song are you singing?
What’s the most daring thing you’ve ever done?
“Don’t take criticism from anybody you wouldn’t take advice from” – Not sure who said it
Favorite Vacation Spot
Favorite Sports Team:
College football is my favorite sport to watch