National Western Nursery provides a glimpse into the world of agriculture


When you hear the word ‘nursery,’ one thing comes to mind, babies.  While the word baby is associated with the NW Nursery presented by Murdoch’s, that is not its only purpose.  To those closely involved with the NW Nursery, one word gives a much clearer depiction of what it is: advocacy.  For those who work at the National Western, the Colorado FFA State … Read More

Press Release: Colorado Bidders Step Up Big for Youth in Agriculture

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DENVER, CO. –  Auction-goers were chomping at the bit to open their wallets and support young men and women in agriculture. The generosity was evident at the 2022 Auction of Junior Livestock Champions, where the Grand Champion Steer sold for a record-high $160,000. The top eight champion animals tallied sales of $519,000. The Reserve Grand Champion Hog sold for an impressive $50,000, breaking the … Read More

Press Release: Glen Klippenstein Named 2022 Friend of the National Western


Denver, CO. –  The 2022 Friend of the National Western Stock Show and Red Meat Industry Award was presented to Mr. Glen Klippenstein Thursday, January 13, at the annual awards dinner.  For Glen Klippenstein, the National Western Stock Show (NWSS) is about friends, commerce, and building a bridge to consumers.  Glen has been a constant at NWSS for over 50 years as … Read More

Cheers to 70 Years!


Here at the National Western, roots run deep and history is never forgotten. 70-years ago today, on the eve of the 1952 National Western Stock Show, the history of the show was changed, forever. January 10, 1952, marked the beginning of Stock Show as we know it today with the official dedication of the Denver Coliseum. Now a staple to … Read More

Press Release: 116th Stock Show Parade Canceled


DENVER, CO – Due to Denver weather forecasts Wednesday evening and dangerously low temperatures Thursday morning, National Western Stock Show management has decided to cancel the Stock Show Parade scheduled for Thursday, January 6th, at Noon in Downtown Denver. “After meeting with weather professionals, veterinarians, livestock and horse experts, we have decided to cancel the parade this Thursday,” stated Paul Andrews, Stock Show … Read More

Press Release: Centura Health Named the Official Presenting Partner of the National Western Stock Show

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Denver, CO – For the first time in its 116-year history, the legendary National Western Stock Show will have an official presenting partner. Colorado-based health care leader Centura Health will present the iconic National Western Stock Show under a three-year agreement. Centura Health’s vision – every community, every neighborhood, and every individual – whole and healthy – will be featured … Read More

Press Release: The Best 16 Days in January Are Back

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DENVER, CO – The crown jewel of Denver and Colorado’s favorite western tradition, the beloved National Western Stock Show, is back in the saddle January 8 – 23, 2022.   After a year of postponement, Stock Show management, staff, and all of Denver are excited to welcome fans back to the best 16 days in January.  Preparations are in full swing for the … Read More

Press Release: Western Stock Show Association Holds Virtual Meeting of the Members

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DENVER, CO – The Western Stock Show Association (WSSA), (dba, National Western Stock Show), held the Annual Meeting of the Members virtually on the afternoon of May 13, 2021. Members and trustees tuned into the online session led by Chairman of the Board, Douglas L. Jones.    Board officers were elected at the meeting by proxy. Douglas L. Jones was reelected for another … Read More

Protecting Agriculture in Colorado


The road to the 2022 ballot is still far from Colorado voters, but agriculture groups are already united in opposition to Initiative 16, the so-called Protect Animals from Unnecessary Suffering and Exploitation, or PAUSE act. There’s no doubt that the extreme changes to Colorado statutes proposed would decimate the state’s second-largest industry- agriculture. Farm and ranch families in Colorado and … Read More

What is Initiative 16 (PAUSE act) and why should it matter to you?

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What is Initiative 16? Initiative 16 is a citizen-led ballot initiative that: Criminalizes farmers, ranchers, and veterinarians who use accepted animal husbandry practices to care for animals. Changes state statutory language to define common animal care practices as “cruelty to animals.” Bans slaughter for animals that have lived less than 25 percent of their “natural” lifespan. Criminalizes the following veterinary … Read More