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

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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

PRESS RELEASE: Western Stock Show Association Elects Two New Members to the Board of Directors

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Denver, Colorado, October 18, 2018   –  The Western Stock Show Association (WSSA) elects two new members to serve on the Board of Directors, Mr. Michael J. Long and Mr. Bruce Wagner. Michael J. Long is Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Arrow Electronics, Inc. Prior to being named CEO in May 2009, Mike served as President and Chief … Read More

PRESS RELEASE: The National Western Stock Show Announced KYGO-FM as Official Country Music Radio Partner

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Denver, Colorado, September 6, 2018   –  The National Western Stock Show today announced a three-year agreement with Denver radio station, 98.5 KYGO-FM, owned and operated by Bonneville International, as its official and exclusive country music partner. “KYGO is an iconic brand in the country music category,” states Paul Andrews, President and CEO of the National Western Stock Show.  “Dominating the … Read More

2018 Collegiate Wool Judging Contest Results

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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

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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?

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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

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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

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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