NILE results: Wyoming competitors give top performance at the Northern International Livestock Exposition
Billings, Mont. – Held Oct. 15-23 this year, the Northern International Livestock Exposition (NILE) hosts open and youth livestock shows, as well as livestock sales, rodeos and trade shows. Within the first few days of the event, Wyoming livestock exhibitors and ranch rodeo competitors topped the competition.
NILE Ranch Rodeo Finals
On Oct. 16, the team comprised of the Bootheel 7 and Hageman Ranches won the chamption title for the 2021 NILE Ranch Rodeo Finals. The team took home a $2,400 check, trophy buckles made by Montana Silversmiths and sponsored by the Montana Cowboy Hall of Fame, a NILE Bronze Boot Trophy and a qualification to the Western States Ranch Rodeo Association World Finals.
Brett Hageman was honored with the Top Hand Award for the role he served on the winning team, and he received a custom trophy saddle made and sponsored by Connolly Saddlery.
In addition to winning overall, the Bootheel 7 and Hageman Ranches team scored the fastest time in the team trailering.
Club Calf Steer and Heifer Show
Jake Scott of Gordon, Neb. judged the Club Calf Steer and Heifer Show at the NILE held Oct. 18. The show boasted big wins for youth exhibitors from the Cowboy State.
The Grand Champion Steer was exhibited by Jhett West of Sheridan and the Reserve Grand Champion Steer was exhibited by Matt Sauer of Buffalo.
On the heifer side, the Grand Champion Heifer was exhibited by Wing Show Stock of Casper. The Reserve Grand Champion Heifer was exhibited by Brice White of Byers, Colo.