Allen Newcomb Show Lambs & Treadmills

Matt Kennedy

Spencer Scotten

We caught up with Oklahoma Youth Expo Wether Dam Doe Judge, Matt Kennedy, to ask him a few questions before he steps “INSIDE THE RING”!

How do you try to stay consistent judging show to show?
Stay consistent and use good ones. Everyone has a different opinion on what’s ideal but as a judge you’re need to stay fairly constant from show to show.

It’s down to the last few in a tough class, what will be the main sort?
Structure will always win out. At the end of the day these things are supposed to perform in a range type setting so they have to be able to move.

What do you enjoy most about judging?
Working with the kids, and never knowing when a great one is going to walk in the gate and wow you.

What is your favorite show you have been given the chance to sort?
That’s a tough one, haven’t ever done one I didn’t enjoy. If I had to choose I’d probably say the LSU spring show, great folks to work with and they cook up some incredible food.

What other species would you want to judge that you haven’t gotten the chance to?
I’ve been fortunate enough to judge most all the species we generally see at jr livestock shows. I’d prob say I’d like to sort more barrow shows. not that I’m qualified I just like looking at those things these days.

What’s one show in the world you haven’t gotten to judge or go and attend that you haven’t gotten to do yet?
I’d love to judge in Alaska.

What’s one goat that has won that you wished you got to judge?
Maci Zerbachs whether that wins Kansas City. That was a creature.