Allen Newcomb Show Lambs & Treadmills

Max Petzenhauser

Ethan Davies

We caught up with Max Petzenhauser, the exhibitor the Grand Champion FFA Market Goat at the 2023 Iowa State Fair! Learn a little more about Max below!

Age: 19

Hometown: Roland, Iowa

Grade: Sophomore at Blackhawk East College

What’s your Goat name? and what made him/her so special?
Silk Da shocker, A former friend and originally an Aksarben/Kansas City piece. The judge turned out tying into him and I’m once again extremely humbled to be in such a great and competitive goat show.

Throughout your show career what’s been your favorite Goat?
It comes down to my 2020 Aksarben and this years reserve I raised. Both happened to not understand the point of a halter and rather get scratched on and walking with my instead of being led.

What do you tell yourself right before you go into the ring?
To show my butt off and to shut out all the noise until I get the handshake. I find for myself that if I walk into a ring a little nervous I go out there and go to work.

What’s your dream college to attend?
Im a sophomore on the black Hawk east judging team and plans to judge in senior college

What’s your favorite thing to do in the barn?
Definitely being in the barn when we are kidding and giving the necessary TLC that all little goats need.

What’s your favorite show? and why?
NAILE is pretty cool and the facilities are superior to most. Without a doubt, one of the biggest shows you can win and it’s where the elite showcase the highest quality animals in the United States. A banner on the green chips are forever and always 2nd to none.

How do you stay focused on reaching your goal?
At the end of the day it all comes down to the love for the game. It’s one of those things you have to be in truly invested in.

Who has been your biggest influence?
My dad has always helped me and teaches me through his sheep herd and prior animal husbandry knowledge as well as teaching me how to feed and letting me take the reigns and feed my rations and I can’t ever thank him enough. Another person is Cooper Bounds who we co own does with at Premier/Bounds, Coopers been a very good role model and makes fitting and showing goats fun and worth it. The knowledge those two guys can share and breakdown truly humbles me and I couldn’t ask for a more dynamic duo of fellow goat enthusiasts.

Max Petzenhauser

Ethan Davies

We caught up with Max Petzenhauser, the exhibitor of the Grand Champion FFA Market Goat at the 2022 Iowa State Fair! Learn a little more about Max below!

Age: 18

Hometown: Roland, IA

School: Black Hawk East

Future Plans:
Currently on the black hawk judging team and plan to transfer and judge at another college after black hawk. I will Perdue an Animal science major and will plan to continue my showgoat operation named Premier Showgoats.

How many years have you been showing? Do you show any other species?
6 years and I show pigs and sheep as well

Other hobbies besides showing livestock?
Livestock judging ,goat jacking for customers, lifting and being with my teammates at blackhawk

Best stock show memory:
Winning aksarben has to be my favorite

Tell us about your recent champion:
His name was Clarke and he was bred by fleddarjohaan showgoats and was placed by business partner,fellow goat enthusiast and good friend Cooper Bounds.

What is one word that describes the feelings you had stepping foot into the Grand Drive?

Favorite Livestock Show:

Washing or Clipping

Halter Breaking or Training to Brace
Training to Brace

Banners or Buckles

Cleaning Pens or Changing/Cleaning Water Buckets
Changing/Cleaning Water Buckets