Eric Stewart – Knox, PA
CAGBA Angora Goat
For nearly 40 years, Eric Stewart has actively been one of the most devoted and passionate advocates and leaders in the small animal industry. As a child, he was introduced to raising and showing rabbits, and went on to become not only a top breeder, but recognized judge and the Executive Director of the American Rabbit Breeders Association. At the 2021 ARBA Convention, Eric captured the pinnacle award by winning Best In Show with his French Angora; in addition to winning every National Angora show he has entered including 2022.
Angora Goats became a sincere passion during his adult life, and for the last 23 years he has combined his interests in livestock management and textile craftsmanship. He is continually a successful competitor in the Angora Goat show rings, with champion wins at major shows including the CAGBA and ACAGR Nationals. Most recently Eric won Best in Show at the 2021 CAGBA National including champion fleece. Eric’s favorite moments of being an Angora Goat breeder are learning more about the animal and the beautiful mohair product which it grows and applying that knowledge to his breeding program. Eric is passionate about breed improvement and fiber production with both angora goats and rabbits.