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It’s All Business with the ROV Angus Female Show

In Livestock Shows, NWSS Livestock Blog by Clancy Anderson

Angus finished up their last show day with the Roll of Victory Angus Female Show at Stadium Arena. Judges Chuck Brost, Larkspur, Colorado, and associate judge Tom Dalby, Cameron, Texas, sorted through the females today on the hill. Angus left their mark on the 2018 National Western Stock Show with quality cattle and high selling lots. One highlight was the …

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New Program Brings Future Vets to National Western

In Livestock Shows, NWSS Livestock Blog by Clancy Anderson

High school students traded their books for stethoscopes as part of a new program through the National Western. Vet 101 was created to give high school students an opportunity to gain real-world experience while attending the show. Students had the chance to complete four different rotations, all focusing on different aspects of the livestock industry: small animal, large animal, equine, …

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Meet the Queen (Hereford, that is)

In Livestock Shows, NWSS Livestock Blog by Clancy Anderson

From the small town of South Solon, Ohio, Abbygail Pitstick is currently serving as the 2018 Hereford Queen. We got a chance to sit down and ask her a few questions about her role as Queen. Q: What is your favorite part about being the Hereford Queen?A: My favorite part about being queen is being able to be someone that …

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5 Things You Wouldn’t Know About National Junior Angus Association Board

In Livestock Shows, NWSS Livestock Blog by Clancy Anderson

Jera Pipkin of Republic, Missouri, is currently serving her first year wearing the bright green coat. “It has been an honor to be able to give back to an association that has given so much to me,”  Pipkin said. “I wouldn’t be where I am today without it. Angus runs in my blood.” With the green jacket comes many responsibilities. …

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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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Setting Records for the Second Year in a Row

In Livestock Shows, NWSS Livestock Blog by Clancy Anderson

Red invaded the hill as the Junior Hereford Show kicked off in Denver! This is the second year in a row the Hereford breed has set records for number of cattle entered. According to the American Hereford Association, over the next few days more than 1,000 head of Hereford cattle will step foot in the ring. The Junior Show kicked …

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The Calm After the Storm

In Livestock Shows, NWSS Livestock Blog by Clancy Anderson

The goat barn was nothing short of busy today! With the Market and Breeding Goat Shows back to back, it was a bustling day for most of the goat exhibitors. After the conclusion of the Breeding Goat Show, the goat crew will pack up their tack and head back to home to all different parts of the nation. A little …

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3 Things You Need to Know About Limousin Cattle

In blog, Livestock Shows, NWSS Livestock Blog by Clancy Anderson

he Limousin Breed is possibly as old as Europe itself.  The breed is known for its outstanding genetics and overall qualities. These golden-red cattle are native to the south central part of France in the regions of Limousin and Marche.  1. The first Limousin bulls imported permanently into the United States did not arrive until the fall of 1971. 2. …

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Roll of Victory Angus Bull Show Attracts A Crowd

In exhibitors/contestants, Livestock Shows, NWSS Livestock Blog by Clancy Anderson

Stands were packed as Angus breeders kicked off their week with the Angus Roll of Victory Bull Show in Stadium Arena. The competition was deep as Chuck Brost, Larkspur, Colorado, and associate judge Tom Dalby, Cameron, Texas, sorted through the show. “With a set of bulls like this, the Angus breed is in awfully good shape,” Brost said. WCC Classic …

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Defying the Odds

In Livestock Shows, NWSS Livestock Blog by Clancy Anderson

Riley Tade, the 18-year-old from Ashland, Missouri, made his debut this year in the Junior Market Goat Show at the National Western Stock Show. Tade has been showing for five years, but this year was a special year for him since he finally reached his goal, which was to be an exhibitor at the National Western Stock Show, the Super …