Herefords to Set Records in Denver for Second Consecutive Year

December 20, 2017


KANSAS CITY, Mo. – The Hereford breed will set another record at the National Western Stock Show in Denver Jan. 10-13 for the second year in-a-row.

Up from last year, 343 females are entered in the National Hereford Junior Heifer Show, 583 females are entered in the National Hereford Female Show and 255 bulls are entered in the National Hereford Bull Show, reaching a total of 1,181 Hereford cattle to be shown on the Hill at the NWSS. This the largest number in Hereford history. The previous record was set in 2017 with 1,045 cattle entered to be shown on the Hill.

Nine carloads, 37 pens of heifers and 57 pens of bulls will be exhibited in the Yard show, which is also up from the previous year.

“The Hereford breed continues to grow and dominate on the national stage,” said Bailey Clanton, AHA national shows coordinator and youth activities assistant. “We are looking forward to another great year at the National Western with record numbers. Safe travels to all heading to the Mile High City.”

The Junior Hereford Show will kick off the week beginning at 8 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 10. The National Hereford Bull Show will take place on Thursday, Jan. 11 at 8 a.m. at Stadium Arena. Producers are encouraged to attend The Mile High Eve Frozen Hereford Genetics Sale at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday at the Doubletree Denver – Stapleton North. Hereford Pen of Heifers Show will begin at 8 a.m. followed by the Hereford Pen/Carload Bull Show at 9:30 a.m. on Jan. 12. The Mile High Night National Hereford Sale will take place at Stadium Arena on Friday at 6:30 p.m. Concluding the schedule of events will be the National Hereford Female Show which will begin at 8 a.m. on Jan. 13.

To view a full schedule of NWSS Events, please click below.

2018 NWSS Schedule



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The American Hereford Association, with headquarters in Kansas City, Mo., is one of the largest U.S. beef breed associations. The not-for-profit organization along with its subsidiaries – Certified Hereford Beef (CHB) LLC, Hereford Publications Inc. (HPI) and American Beef Records Association (ABRA) – provides programs and services for its members and their customers, while promoting the Hereford breed and supporting education, youth and research. For more information about the Association, visit Hereford.org.