Having judged at such prestigious shows as the Wisconsin Spring Market Hog Show, the National Barrow Show, the Paci c International, and hundreds of state and county fairs, I can assure you that there is no position in the livestock industry that carries so much need for integrity, experience and ability.
With everything on the line, these exhibitors have spent years of preparation —not only for the show, but in selection and breeding. This is not a causal, spur of the moment experience. For many it is a lifetime of passion that would rival most any competition within their daily lives.
So if a judge takes this assignment lightly, he has done a disservice to both himself and the exhibitor. More importantly, he has the power to alter the industry by pointing some conscientious boy or girl in the wrong direction.
Select your judge with the same scrutiny that you would use in making most other important decision in your life.
"PONY TALES by" Ponty is written by Ken E. Knight, the author of the “Knightro Report”, a nationally syndicated livestock-marketing column, which is featured in the "Farm And Livestock Directory" every month. «read the "Knightro Report"