Market Swine & Steers

Ryan Rash

Crockett, Texas

Ryan Rash is from Crockett, Texas and grew up showing every species of livestock. During his junior show career he exhibited 13 Grand or Reserve Grand Champion Steers at major livestock shows all over the United States. 

He graduated from Texas A&M University were he was also a member of the National Champion Intercollegiate Livestock Judging Team. During his collegiate judging career, Ryan placed in the Top Ten Individuals of every collegiate contest he entered, as well as placing in the Top Ten of oral reasons in every contest and was the high point individual at 5 contests. 

He currently works for the Texas Junior Livestock Association is and The Showbox.

In addition he owns and operates SBCC, a cattle company and consulting firm that has an incredible track record. He has selected all nd supervised the Grand Champion or Reserve Grand Champion steers for junior exhibitors at Dallas, San Antonio, Austin and the Grand Champion steer at the Houston Livestock Show 6 times and the Reserve Grand Champion Steer at Houston twice. And the Grand or Reserve Supreme heifers at San Antonio , Houston and Austin 7 different times. 

He and his family have a club calf operation as well as a purebred Charolais and Hereford operation.

He has judged both nationally and in every species of livestock at shows from the local to major show level throughout the US in 43 states, Canada and Mexico.

Market Lambs & Goats

Brad  Johnson

Sulfur Springs, Texas

Brad is a native of Northwestern Ohio and was a 10-year 4-H member, showing market lambs and market steers. He received his Bachelor's of Science in Animal Science from the University of Nebraska, where he was on the Livestock Judging Team, earning National Champion Sheep Judge honors and also placed in the top-20 nationally in beef cattle. While completing his Master's of Science in Animal Science at Purdue University, Brad coached Purdue's Livestock Judging Team for two years. He was a Cooperative Extension Agent in North Carolina for almost 10 years, before moving into roles in higher education, serving as an Animal Science Instructor for colleges and universities in Kentucky, New York, North Dakota, and Texas. Brad owns a small club lamb flock, but has also raised beef cattle and hogs that have been competitive at all levels. He has been judging livestock shows professionally for 26 years and has judged in 29 states, including serving as a sheep official at the National 4-H Livestock Judging Contest.

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