Livestock at the Stock Show

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The National Western Stock Show is an event held in Colorado every year in January. Thousands of people attend each year.

The National Western Stock Show is an event held in Colorado every year in January. Thousands of people attend each year. There is food and plenty of animals.  There are also lots of things on sale, like clothes and pictures. It’s a great family destination with lots of activities and new things to try. In the livestock section there were some people with cows and horses.

 

 Kelsey Retallick from Wisconsin had two Black Angus cows, 1 girl and 1 boy. They were called Lucy and Rafiki. The pair will be shown on Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday. Cows earn Class ribbons first and then Division ribbons. Both cows won their division ribbons recently. They eat oats, corn and beet pulp. They must be clipped often to keep them looking nice.

 

 Tom and Jody Jessop from Texas had one horse named Peppy Flash Jack. They had just bought the horse. He is going to be a ranch horse once he gets to his new home. He will be a riding horse  once he is back to Texas. He will eat mainly hay and no grain due to his allergies.

 

Cows and horses are both animals that are often shown and win ribbons. Horses are used for shows and riding. Cows are used for milk more than shows.