We caught up with Oklahoma State Fair Junior Goat Judge, Wravenna Bloomberg, to ask her a few questions before she steps “INSIDE THE RING”!
Who got you involved in the industry and how?
I’ve been involved in the livestock industry my entire life. My great-grandparents even showed livestock in the early 1900’s. Being raised with multiple species made me passionate about all aspects of livestock production and its greater impact on society.
Where did you grow up?
Did you show livestock growing up? If so, what species?
Yes, we showed cattle, sheep and hogs across the country.
Do you have a favorite animal that you have ever judged? if so, what was it?
There have been several. Over the years, types and priorities have changed somewhat, but I’ll always remember the elite ones.
THIS OR THAT
Judging with Music on vs Judging in Silence
Judging Does or Judging Wethers
Judging State Fairs or Judging National Shows
We caught up with showmanship judge Wravenna Bloomberg before she steps “Inside the Ring” at the Oklahoma State Fair. We invite you to read our candid interview with Wravenna below and please continue to check back often for our next edition of “Inside the Ring – Showmanship Edition”
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What is your background in the livestock industry?
Grew up in central Nebraska on a diversified livestock operation. I attended Black Hawk and OSU where I was part of successful livestock judging teams at both. I have worked in livestock marketing and the purebred cattle sales business for over 15 years. Currently, I enjoy judging shows and being a mom to four young showman.
What is the #1 pet peeve you have in while in the ring?
Lack of ring courtesy to other exhibitors.
How do you feel about switching exhibitors and stock?
I see the need for it sometimes, but usually I feel the best showman surface to the top on their own.
Halter or Chain?
Whatever the showman and animal are used to and allows them to preform the best.
Favorite Steakhouse (Or Restaurant)?
Favorite College Sports Team
What is your Dream Vacation?
Somewhere on a beach