We caught up with the breeder of the Grand and Reserve Grand Champion Commercial Ewe at the 2023 American Royal. We invite you to read our candid interview with Neff Livestock below and please continue to check back often for our next edition of “Breeder Spotlight.”
What’s the pedigree of your champion?
The champion ewe who was shown by Brayden Bowers is a Saban X Unicorn ( Chief’s sister). The Reserve would be a Chief X Greenline ( Saban’s sister).
What ram or female has been most influential to your herd?
I’d say it would be real hard to find a sheep on our place that doesn’t have Drop the Mic in its pedigree.
What’s your dream as a producer?
To hopefully make the impact on someone that the people listed above have made on me.
Do you reside on the same farm, or in the same town you grew up in?
No. We live about 20 miles from the place I grew up in.
How many years have you been raising sheep?
I got my first set of ewes when I was in 5th grade. However I’d say we have been going harder at this since 2010.
What’s your dream vacation?
I’m lucky . I get to attend my dream vacation every year in Reno. Surrounded by friends , our entire family and people who are passionate about what I’m passionate about