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Buffalo vs. Bison: What’s the Difference?

In In The Yards, Livestock Shows, NWSS Livestock Blog by Clancy Anderson

Have you ever wondered what the difference is between buffalo and bison? They’re actually the same thing! Bison (Bison Bison) is the American Bison or more commonly known as the American Buffalo. Billy Joe Dilley, a long-time 30-year expert of the bison program at the National Western has seen many buffalo come through the yards and knows their attitude better than …

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An Insiders Perspective

In In The Yards, Livestock Shows, NWSS Livestock Blog, who we are by Clancy Anderson

Joe Epperly studies the exhibitors in the first class of the Junior Market Steer Show and pulls calves to be placed. The kicker: he’s not the judge.  Epperly is the chosen ring manager of today’s steer show. His job is to coordinate between the three actual judges and the livestock coordinator for tallying scores. He also makes sure that the judges get …

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Tibetan Sauce

In In The Yards, NWSS Livestock Blog by Clancy Anderson

A1 Steak Sauce is found on tables of meat eaters across the country. However, one particular Steak Sauce will not be eaten. Kylie Wagner of Bo Creek Ranch in Lenora, Kansas, has brought her 2-year-old pet steer yak named Steak Sauce with the ear tag A1 to the National Western Yak Pen Show.  “Steak Sauce” was originally in the butcher …

Being Apart of Something Bigger

In In The Yards, Livestock Shows, NWSS Livestock Blog by Clancy Anderson

The National Western Swine Show would not be possible without the help of many volunteers and organizations who play a role in this great industry.  As being an affiliate show with the National Swine Registry (NSR), there are certain rules exhibitors must follow in order to exhibit at the National Western, one of which is having a valid pedigree for …

A Sunny Saturday In The Yards

In In The Yards, NWSS Livestock Blog by Clancy Anderson

​The sun is shinning at yet another booming day in The Yards at the 2018 National Western Stock Show.  Today in The Yards was the Angus Carload and Pen Show, Herd Sire Display and the Charolais Pen Show. “The numbers are up,” said Kyle Mortensen, Yards Manager of the National Western Stock Show. After thirty-one consecutive National Western Stock Shows, …

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Braunvieh Show Held in The Yards

In In The Yards, Livestock Shows by Clancy Anderson

The Braunvieh Show was held in the yards with Matt Leo, Merced, California, sorting through both the Beef Builder and Purebred Shows. According to the Braunvieh Association of America, Braunvieh means “brown cow” in German and has a long history in the United States with the first animals being imported from Switzerland in the late 1800’s. These animals actually went …

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Braunvieh Show Held in The Yards

In In The Yards, Livestock Shows, NWSS Livestock Blog by Clancy Anderson

The Braunvieh Show was held in the yards with Matt Leo, Merced, California, sorting through both the Beef Builder and Purebred Shows. According to the Braunvieh Association of America, Braunvieh means “brown cow” in German and has a long history in the United States with the first animals being imported from Switzerland in the late 1800’s. These animals actually went …