We caught up with West Virginia State Fair Goat Judge, Tyler Boles, to ask him a few questions before he steps “INSIDE THE RING”!
Who got you involved in the industry and how?
My grandfather, Larry Chambers originally. He had judged many counties in Texas when they had first implemented showing market goats. When the Oklahoma Youth Expo put them in the sale of champions he said we would be one of them. Since graduating high school I have had the honor to work with the most talented and respected people in the industry
Where did you grow up?
Asher, OK. A small town in central Oklahoma. I now live in Fort Gibson, OK with my wife Ashton and daughter Chamberlain. I am an Agricultural Education Instructor at Fort Gibson School.
Did you show livestock growing up? If so, what species?
I began showing sheep when I was nine, at that time I didn’t know that showing goats was a thing. My brother and I put our first goats on feed the summer of 2004 and I have been involved in the show goat industry ever since.
Do you have a favorite animal that you have ever judged? if so, what was it?
That is a tough one. I would have to say the Grand Wether at the Red Wave in 2020. I don’t think he weighed over 40 pounds that day but hit me incredibly hard.
THIS OR THAT
Judging with Music on vs Judging in Silence
Judging Does or Judging Wethers
Judging State Fairs or Judging National Shows