The Many Hats of Dr. Aaron Cooper

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Judge today, owner of an international cattle-consulting company tomorrow.  These are just a few of the hats Dr. Aaron Cooper wears. Cooper grew up in San Angelo, Texas, on a cow-calf operation and cotton farm. His passion for the livestock industry then lead him to pursue his degree at Texas A&M University where he was apart of the 2004 National … Read More

Perspectives from Around the Ring

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Maine-Anjous are on the hill and in the ring today as exhibitors prepare for the Open and Junior Maine/Maintainer female and bulls shows. During the show, we were able to talk with Blake Nelson, Executive Vice President of the American Maine Anjou Association. “We are definitely growing,” Nelson said. “Both on the hill and in the yards we have increased … Read More

A Dedicated Life to the National Western

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With a wrench in hand and smile on his face, 82- year-old Richie Perry begins another work day at his 63rd National Western Stock Show. Since 1955, Perry has been behind the scenes at the National Western making sure the wheels never stop turning. “I’ve done every job there is on this property,” Perry said. Perry has been attending the … Read More

Breaking Records in the Lamb Barn

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It’s the Junior Market Lambs turn on The Hill this week and boy have they made an entrance. With upwards of 550 head of entries, 50 more than last year, the energy is thick in the lamb barn. Tonight, the Junior Market Lamb Showmen had their turn to shine in the show ring and battle for the title of Grand … Read More

Charolais Kick Off Denver with Pen Shows

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Charolais breeders packed the stands of Stockyard Arena as exhibitors showed off their pen of three females, pen of three bulls, and pen of five bulls. Pen shows kicked off Charolais events for the 2018 National Western. The state of Missouri swept the pen of five bulls show with Grand Champion going to Cody Cattle Company of Braymer, Missouri, and … Read More

A Sunny Saturday In The Yards

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​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, … Read More

Herefords Take The Yards

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302 in The Yards, 565 on The Hill and 867 total, Hereford cattle have left their mark on the National Western Stock Show (NWSS) once again. The Hereford breed has had a long history of success at the NWSS and the traditions continue. Today, Hereford exhibitors gathered down in The Yards for the Hereford Yard Show. The Grand Champion Pen … Read More

It’s All Business with the ROV Angus Female Show

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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 … Read More

New Program Brings Future Vets to National Western

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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, … Read More