For most siblings, simply agreeing on what channel to watch on TV is a huge debate, let alone placing a class at a national show. However, for Chris and Randy Mullinix, coming together to judge the Simmental Pen of Bulls Show at the National Western is the result of many years spent working and growing together.
“I can’t think of anything more cool and unique than the opportunity to judge a national show with your sibling,” said Chris Mullinix. “We grew up doing everything together, and experienced lots of failures but also a lot of learning.” He shares that the character they were able to develop through their upbringing helps them make strong decisions in the ring.
Chris and Randy weren’t the only siblings sharing the microphone this week, with Cody and Brent Lowderman judging the Open Hereford show, and Tim and Brian Fitzgerald sorting the ROV Angus.
“It’s not easy being out here on an island by yourself, so it’s nice to have someone else by your side,” said Mullinix. The opportunity to work together as brothers, with their mother watching in the stands, is a true testament to the fact that the National Western Stock Show is a family affair.