National Western Stock Show in Denver NearsMon, 12 Dec 2011 08:43:33 CST
The National Western Stock Show (NWSS), a 106-year-old celebration of the spirit and history of the livestock business, is a premier event for Angus enthusiasts. Hundreds will make the trip to Denver, Colo., this January to participate in four days of Angus shows, sales and other activities.
For those staying at the NWSS Angus headquarters at the Marriott Center, a shuttle will once again be provided between the Marriott and the NWSS from Wednesday through Saturday, each morning and evening on a space-available basis.
While at the NWSS, stop by the Listening Post in the Yards, where Association and Certified Angus Beef LLC (CAB) staff members will be available daily to visit with producers about Association programs and the cattle industry.
Wednesday, Jan. 11
The Super Point Roll of Victory (ROV) Angus Bull Show will kick-off Angus activities at 8 a.m. on Jan. 11 in the Stadium Arena. Doug Worthington, Modesto, Calif., will evaluate the ROV entries.
The National Western Angus Bull Sale Show follows at 12 p.m. in the Stadium Arena. A panel of three judges will evaluate the bulls using a composite system to establish a sale order. Judges are Paul Bennett, Red House, Va.; Bill Davis, Sidney, Mont.; and Matt Perrier, Eureka, Kan.
Attendees will be invited into the showring to inspect bulls after the grand and reserve grand champions have been selected.
Following the bull show, the 2012 Angus Foundation Heifer Package will sell at 3:30 p.m. in the Beef Palace Auction Arena at the Stock Show Complex. Immediately after, the National Western Angus Bull Sale will begin approximately 4 p.m.
Eddie Burks, Park City, Ky., will serve as auctioneer during the sale, which is managed by the American Angus Association®. A sale book is available at www.angusjournal.com or by contacting the Association at 816-383-5100.
Events wrap up at 7 p.m. with an "Angus Night on the Mountain" at the Spruce Mountain Ranch. The event is free and open to anyone. Spruce Mountain Ranch will provide the bus transportation to and from the ranch; however, the ranch will open at 3 p.m. for those who would like to drive out early and see the facility before dinner begins at 7 p.m. Buses will pick up attendees at the Denver Marriott City Center Hotel and NWSS starting at 5:30 p.m.
Following dinner, the Angus Foundation will auction off a limited number of packages, such as family vacations, hunting or fishing outings, cruises, leisure trips and weekend getaways. The 2012 National Junior Angus Show (NJAS) committee will also sell items at the event to raise funds for the show. The list of Angus Foundation and 2012 NJAS packages can be found at the Angus Foundation website.
In addition, this auction will feature an elite 12 lots of Spruce Mountain Ranch's finest Angus genetics.
Thursday, Jan. 12
Angus activities begin at 8 a.m., on Jan. 12 with the junior heifer show in the Stadium Arena. Brett Barber, Channing, Texas, will judge the junior show.
Friday, Jan. 13
The ROV show resumes Jan. 13 with the female show set to begin at 8 a.m. in the Stadium Arena. Worthington will again evaluate entries.
Saturday, Jan. 14
Angus activities conclude on Jan. 14 with the pen and carload show in the Yards. The event begins at 8 a.m. in the Livestock Center Auction Arena. Jonathan Perry, Fayetteville, Tenn.; Rick Blanchard, Firebaugh, Calif.; and Jeff Gooden, Iberia, Mo., will serve on the three-judge panel evaluating the group competitions.
Immediate show results will be available at www.angus.org/showresults, which may be accessed through mobile phones, depending on phone capabilities.
After the show, visit the American Angus Association website for complete coverage.
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