Meet the Judge

Meet Michael Barry from Nashville, TN


P.O. Box 196300



Cell Phone:


Qualified to Judge:

Cattle, Sheep, Club lambs, Meat goats

Judge Classification:

Educator, Coach/Teacher, College Alumni

Available in Region(s):

South East

Available in State(s):

Alabama, Georgia, Kentucky, Tennessee

Available in Canada:


Judge personal information:

I began judging livestock as a 4-H and FFA member in high school.  While I was a youth, I exhibited market lambs and registered Suffolk sheep and market hogs.  During my senior year in high school, my FFA chapter (White House, Tennessee) won the State FFA Livestock Judging Contest.  I was the high individual scorer in oral reasons and high overall individual scorer at the state contest.  My team competed at the National FFA Livestock Judging Contest in Kansas City, where I was awarded a Bronze Individual Award.
I have worked as a 4-H agent in Tennessee for 20 years.  I enjoy working with youth and helping them develop life skills through working with livestock projects.

I believe that showmanship is the most important class in a youth livestock show.  It allows the kids to showcase their skills, and allows the judge to educate the kids in the show ring.

I have judged at numerous county fairs, area livestock shows, and county 4-H livestock shows.  I have experience judging showmanship, beef heifers, market hogs, poultry, and meat goats; however, my preference is judging sheep (market type and breeding sheep).


B.S. Middle Tennessee State University
M.S. University of Tennessee, Knoxville

Judging Experience & Honors:

I have served as a judge in the past 3 years at the following events...
Smith County (TN) 4-H Livestock Show (heifers, market goats, sheep)
Sumner County (TN) Fair Sheep Show
Overton County (TN) Fair Market Goat Show
Central Region (TN) 4-H Market Goat Show
Montgomery County (TN) 4-H Sheep Show
Robertson County (TN) Fair Sheep Show
Overton County (TN) Fair Sheep Show
Putnam County (TN) Fair Market Goat Show
Putnam County (TN) Fair Sheep Show
Macon County (TN) Fair Poultry Show
Green River District (KY) Lamb Show
DeKalb County (TN) Fair Beef Show
Franklin County (TN) Fair Beef Show
Tennessee River Agriculture Exposition (TRAE) Sheep Show
Middle TN District Fair Jr. Meat Goat Show