We caught up with San Angelo Stock Show Doe Judge, Shannon Scotten, to ask him a few questions before he steps “INSIDE THE RING”!
Is this your first state fair or major? If not, what others have you judged?
I judged goats this year at the American Royal.
What do you look for when evaluating?
I’m looking for something that balances up nicely with a quality look and I’ll take them just as stout as their structural build will allow them to get.
If down to the last few, what will be your sort?
Hopefully, when it comes down the last few, they have balance and quality, and then I’ll sort those on a little extra power and feature.
Did you judge in college? If so, where?
I judged at Ft. Scott Community College and Missouri State University
What’s your occupation?
I raise and trade cattle and we raise a few show goats
What’s one show you look forward to every year?
I always look forward to the American Royal. It is close to home and our family really enjoyed showing there the last few years that our kids were able to show.
What’s your dream vacation?
I’m not sure if this is a dream vacation, but my favorite thing to do is travel with my wife, Krista, to watch our boys judge at some of the major stock shows.