Junior National Hereford Expo | Junior & Peewee Showmanship Judges

As we continue the Mad Dash to the Hereford Bash, the final judge announcement for the 2023 VitaFerm Junior National Hereford Expo is father and son team, Corbin and Gil Cowles, Rockfield, Ky., who will be evaluating the pee wee and junior showmanship competitions.

Gil graduated from Western Kentucky University, where he was a livestock judging team member. Gil and his wife, Mary, own Pleasant Hill Farms in Rockfield, Ky., where their family operates a progressive Angus and Simmental seed stock operation and hosts production sales each year. Gil has been fortunate to judge numerous shows in several states nationwide, including multiple state and regional-level shows.

Corbin graduated from Oklahoma State University (OSU) in 2019 with a bachelor’s degree in animal science. While at OSU, he was a member of the 2018 national champion livestock judging team. He went on to be the University of Kentucky’s livestock judging team coach from 2019-2020. Corbin is a licensed apprentice auctioneer who works for Schrader Real Estate and Auction Co., helping run Pleasant Hill Farms.