Thursday, February 5, 2015

Stock Show Honors

Local Buffalo Ranchers Once Again Come Home With the Gold

The National Buffalo Association recently had their three-day Winter Conference and Gold Trophy Show and Sale in conjunction with the National Western Stock Show in Denver, Colo.

It was the 20th anniversary for the NBA Conference and Show and Sale and over 400 producers from across the United States and Canada joined together to participate. 

Topics of the informational sessions included grass land management, buffalo nutrition, discussions for new producers, meat cutting demonstrations, meat regulations and labeling and absentee ownership.

Local bison ranchers Larry and Jacki Higgins, Josiah Higgins, Ray and Debbie Thieman, Cannan Bennett and Aaron Thieman competed in the live animal and carcass competition.

Larry and Jacki Higgins received a 1st place trophy for the bull carcass contest, 3rd place for their heifer carcass, and Producer of the Year for the Carcass competition.

Josiah Higgins also participated in the carcass contest and received a 1st place with his heifer and a 3rd place with his bull carcass.

Ray and Debbie Thieman received 2nd place with their live animal heifer calf and Cannan Bennett got a 3rd place with his heifer calf.

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