Gavin Straka
We Caught up with Mr, Gavin Straka exhibitor of the 3rd Overall Market Hog  at the 2023 North American International Livestock Expo. Learn more about Gavin below…
Age: 18 years young

Grade: Senior In high School

What made winning at this Show Special for you?
The atmosphere and the people that are in it.

Do you get nervous?
I usually only ever get nervous during the hamp and cross barrow show at OYE.

If you could build your dream trailer what would it include?
V-nose Elite Trailer. Fully insulated, 34×8, chromed to the max, ten pens with a werm floor. Purple interior, a large purple SL icon on the ramp and both sides exterior of the tack room. Heating and air with an automatic water system.

What was the most special thing about your champion?
I would say, the the extraordinary amount of hair he had was very intriguing to me.

Most used product/item at a show in the showbox:
I can’t give out all my secrets…lol. The most used item is obviously my whip.

Who is your favorite judge? Why?
Id hate to hurt someone’s feelings; the list is short for sure.

Favorite breed to show? Why?
The belted cross. Or what we call it here in the south; a hamp. They usually win the most and they are far more level headed- not as short fused as most pures.

Favorite Pump Up Song:
The list goes on and on for me. Here recently it seems like my go to is, “Can’t C Me” by Tupac.