The National Western Stock Show is here in Denver until January 26, and it’s bringing a lot of fun with it.
The National Western Stock Show is here in Denver until January 26, and it’s bringing a lot of fun with it. Located in the Denver Coliseum and Stock Show Complex, this event has many learning opportunities and interesting activities to do. From petting zoos and pony rides to horse shows and good food, this place has it all. One of the biggest part of The National Western Stock Show is the livestock, which includes horses, cattle, llamas, alpacas, goats, pigs and even donkeys.
While I was there, I talked to Crystal McEntire, from Sweetwater, Oklahoma who brings her whole family to the stock show and is the owner of three Red Angus cattle that will compete in the Junior Show and Open Show. It’s their third year competing and they have won various awards. One of their older bulls, 4MC Godfather won first in his class last year. Classes are organized by age. The others, 4MC Sereola Sue and 4MC TKP Miaty, are heifers, which means they have never given birth to a calf before. Crystal feeds her cattle Purina food along with corn and hay. She hopes to return to the stock show again next year. Shannon, another cattle owner from Texas who also brings her whole family to the stock show has won various awards with her 19 Gelbvieh (red cow) cattle. She has been showing her cattle at the stock show since 1990. Many of her cattle have won first in their class. Unlike Crystal, Shannon feeds her cattle a mixture of oats, corn, cottonseed and hay.
If you’re heading to the stock show, make sure you remember to check out the cattle. They can be found on the lower level of the complex or you can go see them compete in shows. You just might learn something interesting.