We caught up with showmanship judge Cooper Carlisle before she steps “Inside the Ring” at the Wisconsin State Fiar. We invite you to read our candid interview with Cooper below and please continue to check back often for our next edition of “Inside the Ring – Showmanship Edition.”
WHO GOT YOU INVOLVED IN THE LIVESTOCK INDUSTRY AND HOW?
My family raises club lambs in Texas so the livestock industry has been a part of my life at a young age. As I got older I continued to become more involved in our family’s operation while also showing sheep.
WHAT IS A PET PEEVE YOU HAVE IN SHOWMANSHIP?
I’m personally not a big fan of an over aggressive slap down the back of sheep to get them to drive.
ARE YOU A FIRST IMPRESSION JUDGE?
First impressions are extremely important to me, I believe exhibitors who immediately set the tone stand out in the long run.
FAVORITE TYPE OF FOOD?
A resort on a beach.
COLLEGE OR PROFESSIONAL SPORTS?
FAVORITE SHOW YOU HAVE JUDGED?
That’s a tough question so I’m going to say the ones that play good music while judging!