Brent BolandShow Pig Specialist
Brent grew up in Sweet Springs, Missouri on a diversified farm raising cattle, pigs and row cropping close to 5,000 acres. It wasn’t until 2008 when Brent’s family started showing, since then they’ve been hooked. However, a lot of things have changed, his brother, Austin now does all the showing but it still takes a group effort to make it all happen. Both Brent and his brother have shown and won at the national level throughout the years, however their main focus was always the fair in August. As a family they have won every breed division at least once and had several top 4 finishes, the most recent being grand overall in 2015. Showing has given Brent countless opportunities outside the ring the most notable being scholarships for college through livestock judging. Brent attended Fort Scott Community College and later transferred to Iowa State University where he received a degree in Animal Science. Brent was very fortunate to find success in the judging program, and was able to win the National Barrow Show, as well as never being out of the top 10 in swine judging. After Brent finished judging he helped train the following team through the spring and fall until he graduated. Now Brent works for Ralco Show, his main goal in this industry is to give young people the opportunities that he was fortunate enough to get and help them accomplish their goals in and out of the show ring.