One Scoop at a Time

Karen Woodsblog, News, NWSS Livestock Blog

With 23 professional rodeos and over 100 livestock shows, the National Western Stock Show is home to thousands of different animals during the 16-day event.  This means A LOT of poop. In fact, approximately 17,000 yards of manure is hauled off each year! Upon the completion of the 2020 National Western Stock Show, a Colorado-based business, B.O.S.S. Compost, hauls all of … Read More

Six Livestock Show Media Scholars Selected for 2019 National Western Stock Show

stockshowMedia, NWSS Livestock Blog

The National Western Stock Show is excited to offer six undergraduate college students the opportunity to serve as 2019 National Western Livestock Show Media Scholars. During their National Western experience, they will host a range of responsibilities from writing human interest stories and contributing to the NWSS Livestock blog to managing the NWSS Livestock Exhibitors social media platforms and shooting … Read More

Apply for the 2019 National Western Livestock Show Media Scholars by November 24th

stockshowMedia, NWSS Livestock Blog

In 2019, the National Western will offer undergraduate students from colleges/universities across the United States the opportunity to serve as the 2019 National Western Livestock Show Media Scholars. Selected scholars will receive a $500 scholarship following the completion of their internship, as well as lodging and some meals.  During the internship, students attend livestock shows and events, write human interest … Read More

2018 Collegiate Wool Judging Contest Results

stockshowNews, NWSS Livestock Blog

With over 100 participants, the 2018 NWSS Collegiate Wool Judging Contest was once again a success. Congratulations to all participants & teams!​High Team Overall  Texas Tech University- Red Team                   2013 Texas Tech University- Black Team                1972 Texas A&M University- Maroon Team         … Read More

Prospecting for the Future

stockshowLivestock Shows, NWSS Livestock Blog

In 2017, Lilly Skiles showed her steer “Grey Dog” in the Prospect Steer Show and won 5th Overall. Last night, Skiles entered the Beef Palace Auction Arena with the same steer but with the title of Grand Champion Junior Market Steer and sold him for a National Western record of $140,000. The Prospect Steer Show is more than just an … Read More

Buffalo vs. Bison: What’s the Difference?

stockshowIn The Yards, Livestock Shows, NWSS Livestock Blog

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 … Read More

Sheep On A Saturday On The Hill

stockshowLivestock Shows, NWSS Livestock Blog

With the last weekend of the 2018 National Western Stock Show upon us, the Junior Breeding Sheep and Open Wool Show was an event attended by many exhibitors and guests.  The show began with two divisions of showmanship including nearly 50 entries. In the Breeding Sheep Show, approximately 300 junior and open breeding sheep were shown.  “Numbers are up. This is … Read More

The 2018 National Western Stock Show Grand Champion Steer Sets New Records

stockshowLivestock Shows, NWSS Livestock Blog

For Immediate Release: January 19, 2018               Contact: Karen Woods, kwoods@nationalwestern.com, 303-299-5522 Denver, Colo. –The standing room only crowd at the 2018 Auction of the Junior Livestock Champions roared as the Grand Champion Steer sold for a record high $140,000, an increase of $5,000 over last year.  The top eight champion animals tallied generous sales of $434,000. … Read More

Twenty Years in the Making

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Wednesday night wasn’t just a big night for the Rodgers and Lackey family who won Grand and Reserve Grand Champion Junior Market Swine, respectively. In the background, another family was experiencing overwhelming emotions. That family is the Heimer’s, led by Jesse Heimer of Heimer Hampshires based in Taylor, Missouri, who raised both champion pigs, and began this tradition of winning … Read More