Livestock Exhibitor Information

January 2018 Updates:
• Thank you to everyone for making the 2018 NWSS such a success! See you January 12-27, 2019
• Swine Draw applications will open mid-May and close August 1, 2018
• Premium checks won’t be mailed until late February

For all 2018 NWSS press releases, please visit our blog here.
Junior Market & Catch-A-Calf – November 1, 2018
Open/Junior/Yards (Pen, Carload, Commercial Heifers) – November 20, 2018
Stock Dogs/Wool Show/Alpaca/Llama – December 1, 2018
Open Prospect Steers & Heifers – December 15, 2018
Poultry/Open & Jr. Breeding Sheep/Open Boer Goats – December 15, 2018
Sheep Lead Contest – December 30, 2018
View the 2018 Livestock Premium Book
2018 Livestock Health Regs

You now have two options for livestock entry:
1. Submit Livestock Entries Online (Available Oct 1st)

2. Download and print the PDFs
You may fill out, sign and mail with entry fees to:
National Western Stock Show

Attn: Livestock Office
4655 Humboldt Street
Denver, CO 80216-2818

Phone: 303-299-5559
Fax: 303-293-5299

Jr. Market Steers: DEADLINE MOVE
Junior market steer DNA and entries are both due November 1. There is no longer a separate DNA deadline.

Junior breeding heifers must be entered by November 20, but transfer of ownership must be dated December 1, 2018 or earlier.

Junior and open breeding cattle who are dual-registered may now show in both respected breed shows. An entry fee must be paid for all shows entered.

For questions about Wool Show entries please contact:
Jennifer Tucker – (303) 637-8157
Keith Padgett – (720) 490-2411

For information about the Bison show & sale, visit:

For information about the Yak show, visit:

The livestock Premier Exhibitor competition is a unique educational opportunity provided to the top junior market livestock exhibitors.  Each year, a total of 95 participants (out of the almost 1200) from the junior market goat, lamb, swine & steer shows qualify to sell their animal in the Junior Livestock Auction. This elite set of kids are then required to take an industry-related quiz, give a 2-minute speech on an industry-related topic and complete an interview with a panel of judges. Other components included in their overall Premier Exhibitor score include their live placing, showmanship placing & participation, and the carcass quality of their market animal. Divisions included in each species are Young Premier Exhibitor (ages 12 & under) and Senior Premier Exhibitor (ages 13-18). Although the Young division winners receive a banner and plaque, the Senior Champion & Reserve Champions in each species are awarded $2,000 and $1,000 scholarships respectively.

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To learn more about the NW Collegiate Judging Contest or to register, [Click Here]

2018 Collegiate Livestock Judging Contest Results [Click Here]

For more information on the 4-H/FFA Judging Contest [Click Here]

For Collegiate Meat Judging Contest results, [Click Here]

For all 2017 NWSS press releases, please visit our blog here.
January 23, 2016
Junior Miniature Hereford Show Results
Lowline Bull Champions Named
Lowline Pen Show Champions Crowned
Open Prospect Heifer Show Champions
Open Prospect Steer Show Results
Texas Longhorn Non-Haltered Show in the Yards

January 14, 2016
Champions Selected in National Hereford Bull Show
Junior Angus Show Champions Crowned
Junior Hereford Show Champions Named
Limousin and Lim-Flex Pen and Carload Show Results

January 13, 2016
Aspen Martin Takes Home Junior Market Goat Title
Braunvieh Show Champions Named
Champions Named in the Angus Bull ROV Show
National Limousin Medal of Excellence Show Results

January 24, 2015

January 22, 2015

January 21, 2015

Dynamic Charolais Pen Show Champions Named at 2015 National Western
Shorthorn Breed Recognizes Outstanding Breeder During Pen Show
Champions Selected During National Hereford Female Show

January 16, 2015

Brothers Select Champions at National Western Angus Female Show
Champion Pens Selected During Maine-Anjou Pen Show
National Champions Named During Hereford Pen and Carload Show

January 15, 2015

National Western Stock Show Named Best Major Livestock Show in the 2015 Best of the Barns
Magness Brings Top Limousin and Lim-Flex Bulls to the 2015 National Western
Junior Angus Show Champions Named During National Western

January 14, 2015

Champions Named at National Western Braunvieh Show
Junior Market Goat Championship Drive Highlights Significance of Family
Champion Bulls Selected During Angus Super Point Roll of Victory Show
Champion Percentage and Fullblood Boer Goats Selected
Champion Limousins Named During National Medal of Excellence Show

Show Resources

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Contact Us

  • 303-299-5559

  • 303-293-5299


  • National Western
    Attn: Livestock
    4655 Humboldt St.
    Denver, CO 80216