Expo results: Archer Events Center hosts second annual event
Cheyenne – The Cheyenne Livestock Expo, formally known as the Great Northern Livestock Exposition (GNLE) was created by ranchers, for ranchers and took place on Nov. 12-27 at the Archer Events Center.
The event hosted roughly 550 exhibitors and several vendors from across 24 states.
The event featured open and junior beef cattle breed shows with cattle stalled and shown under the same roof.
The American Highland Association held a points show during the event. For junior exhibitors, prospect steer and heifer shows took place on Nov. 13-17, and junior sheep, goat and pig shows took place on Nov. 25-17. Roughly $100,000 was available in cash prizes.
The Junior Breed Show welcomed the following breeds: American Aberdeen, American Highland, Angus, Charolais, Chianina, Horned Hereford, Maine-Anjou, Miniature Hereford, Red Angus, Shorthorn, Simmental, Charolais Percentage, Hereford Polled, Lim-Flex, Maintainer, Any Other Breed (AOB), Percentage Red Angus, Shorthorn Plus and Simmental Percentage.
The Supreme Champion Female was awarded to Tyson Fox of Fort Morgan, Colo. with his Simmental Percentage, and Reserve Campion Female was awarded to Kinley Holmes of Ainsworth, Iowa with their Maintainer.
Third overall went to Payton Voloshin of Craig, Colo. with their Angus, fourth overall went to Hannah Fox of Fort Morgan, Colo. with her Maine-Anjou and fifth overall went to Cooper Miller of Newcastle with his Polled Hereford.
In the Junior Showmanship Finals, Ben Spencer of Gibbon, Neb. and Jake King of Cope, Colo. were announced as the winners. Daniel Young and Reese Lock won the Intermediate Finals Showmanship. In the junior showmanship, Miller and Fox were named champions.
Open breed and bull show
In the Open Breed Show on Nov. 16, Tyson Fox was named the Supreme Champion Female, and Lazy JB Angus of Montrose, Colo. exhibited the Reserve Champion Female.
Third overall was awarded to Jady Ledoux of Herald, S.D., fourth overall was Hannah Fox and fifth overall was Ben Spencer.
The Pen Bull Show on Nov. 17 awarded Cory Wood of Longmont, Colo. the Supreme Champion Bull and Lazy JB Angus of Montrose, Colo. the Reserve Champion Bull. Vision Angus of Amherst, Colo. was awarded third overall, White Rose Charolais of Clearwater, Minn. and Hill Brothers of Nunn, Colo. were awarded fourth overall and Jayme Gittlein of Wilneta, Neb. was fifth overall.
The Supreme Champion Open Pen Bull was awarded to White Rose Charolais, and the Re-serve Champion Bull was awarded to Gene and Cindy Stillahn of Cheyenne.
and heifer show
The Junior Prospect and Market Beef Show took place on Nov. 19.
In the Junior Prospect Heifer Show, Holmes was awarded the Supreme Champion Female, and King was awarded the Reserve Champion Female. Third overall went to Spencer, Voloshin was fourth overall and Trevor Williams of Riverton was fifth overall.
In the Junior Market Beef Show, Reign Scasta of Madill, Okla. had the Supreme Champion Market Steer and Sam Stafford of Westcliffe, Colo. had the Reserve Champion Market Steer. King was third overall, Shae Stone of Eaton, Colo. was fourth overall and Klayton Bremer of Redfield, Iowa was fifth overall.
Shae Stone was awarded the Supreme Champion Prospect Market Beef and Justin Pfanne-becker of LaSalle, Colo. was awarded the Reserve Champion Prospect Market Beef.
Dylan Stone of Eaton, Colo. was awarded third overall, Colton Kroeker of Grant, Neb. was awarded fourth overall and Vieanna Sells of Omaha, Neb. was awarded fifth overall.
In the showmanship finals senior division, Bremer and Voloshin were crowned winners. In intermediate showmanship, Scasta and Zaliana Fisher of Omaha, Neb. were the winners.
In junior showmanship, Emrrie Chamberlain of Wray, Colo. and Tyson Fox were the winners, and in the pre-junior showmanship, Jhett Jameson of Lusk and Saylor Weyerman of Idalia, Colo. were named the champions.
Sheep and goat show
Sheep, goat and hog activities took place Nov. 25-27.
In the Sheep Showmanship Finals, Wyatt Nixon of Devalan, Wis. and Jayde Perea of Estan-cia, N.M. won the senior division. In the intermediate division, Regan Allen of Cheyenne and Brecken Nelson of Tribune, Kan. were named champions. In the junior division, Tayah Winden of Hudson, Colo. and Makayla Curless of Cheyenne won, and Mile Burch of Seward, Neb. and Kason Bowman of Pine Bluffs won the pre-junior division.
The Champion Breeding Doe went to Rylee Anderson of Chillicothe, Mo., and the Reserve Breeding Doe went to Paislee Mette of Madison, S.D.
The Champion Market Lamb went to Myka Elliot of Calumet, Okla., and the Reserve Champion Market Lamb went to Nixon.
The Champion Breeding Ewe went to Callen Minard of Piedmont, Okla., and the Reserve Champion Breeding Ewe went to Perea.
The Supreme Champion Market Lamb was awarded to Elliot and the Reserve Champion Market Lamb was awarded to Nixon.
In the Goat Showmanship Finals, Echo Bartels of Loma, Colo. and Shae Robertson of Elkhart, Kan. won the senior division. In the intermediate division, Lakyn Rookstool of Wamego, Kan. and Rylee Lesher of Gillette won. In the junior division, Jaelynn Miner of Yuma, Colo. and Kealie Bryant of Garden City, Kan. won, and Grace Baumgartner of Cheyenne and Zane Edling of Cheyenne won the pre-junior division.
The Champion Market Goat went to Rylee Anderson of Chillicothe, Mo., and the Reserve Grand Champion Market Goat went to Anna Vetter of Bennett, Colo.
In the Swine Showmanship Finals, Ellie Davis of Frankton, Colo. and Aspen Jagers of Scottsbluff, Neb. won the senior showmanship, and Brynnli Coryell of Burlington, Colo. and Addison Hodgson of Greeley, Colo. won the intermediate showmanship. In the junior division, Alex Long of Lewiston, Mont. and Tinley Barnes of Banner won, and in the pre-junior showmanship, Andrew Moe of Bruce, S.D. and Braden Vetter of Carpenter were crowned the champions.
The Overall Champion Market Hog was awarded to Ellie Davis of Frankton, Colo., and the Overall Reserve Champion Market Hog was awarded to Karlina Tanin of Frankton, Colo.
Cattle Sub-Committee Member Bruce Bauman provided comments on the event.
“It was a big improvement compared to last year,” said Bauman. “We had way more animals here. We added breeding does, ewes and hogs but basically our numbers were all up.”
“We’re coming along and we changed some things compared to last year, but overall, we had a lot of enthusiasm and a lot of positive feedback on the event,” he shared. “We’re looking forward to continuing the event in years to come.”
Brittany Gunn is the editor of the Wyoming Livestock Roundup. Send comments on this article to firstname.lastname@example.org.