Joe is an 11-year-old that has a passion for showing livestock. Hear stories from his show career and others on the circuit.
Welcome to the final part in my State Fair Series. We’re ending this last episode with a bang with two really cool people. To start off, I’ve got Tyler Patterson who won the Grand Champion Steer at the Indiana State Fair and to end, Jami Hoblyn, who double holed it in the swine ring at the Nebraska State Fair.
We had great success with part one that featured two state winners from West Virginia and North Dakota. For this one I thought we’d keep it within the same state to hear from two different species winners. On today’s episode, I interview Alivia Ritzler who had the Champion Purebred Gilt and Holden LeVan who had the Champion Market Beef at the Ohio State Fair.
Welcome to a special edition of The Joe Show called the State Fair Series. First up in part 1 is with Macy Norton from North Dakota. She had the Champion Breeding Gilt at the North Dakota State Fair and then we’ll wrap up with Montgomery Bertram who had the Champion Market Animal at the West Virginia State Fair. So grab a corndog and here we go!
I had the pleasure to chat with a couple of buddies of mine from Oklahoma. Fletcher and Dax Inman are two brothers that are following in their parents footsteps in terms of making a name for themselves in the show pig industry. We dug a little into their the Holy Smoke sale and even more importantly, turtle racing. These guys are so fun and I look forward to seeing them soon.
When I was watching our Iowa State Fair cattle show, I was intrigued by the judge. I soon realized that judge has two daughters who have made a name for themselves as well. Karlee and Kinlee Rathmann of Texas work very hard for every banner they have. I sat down with them to talk about their secrets to success.
On today’s show, I interviewed a sibling trio that is known in the show pig and cattle world. Breckyn, Brenhem and Berwick Bloomberg talked with me about their family and where their show travels have taken them so far. These guys are the real deal, bringing home banners about everywhere they go and they still have a huge career of showing ahead of them.
I was able to sit down with three sisters from Oklahoma who happened to be driving through Iowa on the way to a show. They have a unique history with cattle and ranching. Cierra, Claire and Cricket Collins will be 5th generation to operate and raise cattle in their family-owned business. The entire Collins family loves what they do; the cattle, the land and the competition to raise the best.
My guests on today’s show are two brothers from Iowa, Jackson and Charlie Schulte. Many might know the Schulte boys from their big wins on the national dairy cattle scene, but I know them best from playing basketball together and through 4H. On this episode, Jackson and Charlie share about their showing experience and insights into the dairy industry. Check them out on tiktok @schultebrosdairy.
At the 2023 Exposition in Des Moines, Amanda Miklaszewski from Wisconsin showed the Champion Crossbred Gilt and Bradshaw Bunt from Oklahoma showed the Champion Crossbred Barrow. They both sat down with me after Expo to talk about their big wins.
On this episode of The Joe Show, you'll be able to hear from Will Taylor and Dillon Sheiss. Will is the Iowa State University Livestock Judging Team coach and Dillon is a member of the team. We had a lot of fun talking about contests, the judging team and the upcoming ISU Judging Camp that everyone needs to get registered for. Here is that link: https://go.iastate.edu/RKJEBC
Our guest on today’s show is Hayden Schroeder. If you haven’t heard of Hayden Schroeder, you’ve been living under a rock. Hayden has won pretty much every lamb and goat Texas major and show across the country he could show at. On today’s podcast, we’ll talk about his show career and what sets him a part from the pack.
Thirteen-year-old, Brayden Bowers of Wisconsin is very connected in the show pig and show lamb industry. Learn more about Brayden, how he balances both species on a winning level and even an insight into his mom's cooking :).
Brooke Fort and Brynn Fort are nearly household names in the show pig industry as these twins have checked off winning most Texas majors. Learn stories behind some of their winning livestock and why their family move to Texas was one of the best decisions they've made.
At the ripe age of 5th grade, Kolten has shown in more national shows than most teenagers. He's a friend I show pigs with often and he's always down for a good time. Learn about his family's show pig operation, his favorite places to show and some of his favorites about the Iowa State Fair.
In this episode, I chat a little more about who I am and the inspiration behind theJOEshow Podcast. Following, I interview a couple of well-known Missouri showman, Kade Jackson and Remington Isaacs. Kade and Remington were at the Players Only Pig Sale and I was able to sit down for a few minutes to talk about some of their accomplishments in the ring, their favorite boars and some insider stories.
Drew Jacobson is the man. He’s a friend that I look up to and recently had the 2023 Grand Champion Market Steer at the Iowa Beef Expo. Drew dives into his showing career, what he’s currently got on feed and his outlook on the industry.