Meet the Judge
Meet Sara Bewley from Stephenville, TX
Qualified to Judge:
Sheep, Meat goats
Available in Region(s):
Available in State(s):
Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia, Wisconsin, Wyoming
Available in Canada:
Judge personal information:
As former U.S. Editor for a New Zealand goat magazine, Sara had the opportunity to connect with many breeders across the country, when gathering both information and the foundation animals for our current breeding program. In 1997, we imported the first colored angora goat semen to the United States from Australia. We used this semen in the fall of 1999 on a select group of does and currently have several Australian progeny in the black portion of our herd. In addition to colored angoaras, she has been raising white angoras for 20 years.
Web site: http://www.hillshepherd.com
BS University of Wisconsin - River Falls, minor in Animal Science
Member: CAGBA and AAGBA
She is a Colored Angora Goat Breeders Association certified inspector and class instructor
She has instructed a wide variety of mohair production and angora goat improvement genetics seminars at a variety of shows nationwide.
Judging Experience & Honors:
In 1998, Sara was asked to judge the colored angora goat class at the Estes Park Sheep and Wool Festival in Estes Park, Colorado. From 1999 to 2001, Sara served as president for the Colored Angora Goat Breeders Association, the national association and registry of colored angora goats. In 2001, she had the honor of judging the Michigan Fiber Fest colored angora goat classes. In 2002, she judged white and colored goats at Michigan Fiber Fest, New Jersey's Fall Shepherd's Sheep & Wool Festival and at the Hartford County Fair. In 2003 she traveled to Oregon where she judged Black Sheep Gathering and met with other Colored Angora Goat judges to develop the CAGBA Judge's Program which is in continuing development. In 2004, Sara again judged at the Estes Park Wool Market show in Colorado. In January 2005, Sara traveled to New Zealand she judged the A&P Show at Rotorua and judged Estes Park Wool Market's Angora Goat show again in June of 2005. In 2008, she judged the Great Lakes Angora Goat Show in Wooster, Ohio.
Local / Personal Achievements:
2007 CAGBA National Grand Champion Buck and Doe
2004 CAGBA National Grand and Reserve Champion Does