Video: ‘Judging is fine but you can make a few enemies at it’ – How to judge top weanlings
Chris Johnston farms a 95ac suckler farm with his father and brother outside Fivemiletown, Tyrone.
In 2013, he started a scanning business as he wanted a new career partly because lack of land means he can’t increase his herd size.
And if Chris, who appeared on Rare Breed, wasn't busy enough he also judges cattle at agricultural shows in his locality.
"Judging is fine but you can make a few enemies at it," Chris says, "Some people are grand they take their place, others take it a bit sick.
"But at the end of the day it is only my opinion," he stresses.
With commercial cattle, Chris says he focuses on correctness. "Feet, legs and all the rest and with commercial cattle the colour comes into it too," he says.
He also says he doesn't like to view the cattle or meet the farmers before the show.
"I don’t really like to go down to view them first because with me working around the country I know a lot of the people and the less you speak to them the better.