The Yards — Denver 2014


My sister had a rough week last week. She needed some sister time and needed to get away. What better place to get away to than the National Western Stock Show in Denver? So, I made a nice 5.5 hour road trip to Garden City, Kan., to pick up Crystal, and then we hit the road for another 4 hours to Denver. It was really late by the time we got to Denver so we found a hotel and crashed. We got up the next morning, showered, and off to the stock show we went. This was Crystal’s first time to experience Denver so she was excited, and I was just excited to be there! One of my best friends, Brett Ausley, asked me to scout all the new bulls, especially the Lautner bulls, when he found out I was going. I was happy to oblige. Below is a slideshow of all the bulls I decided to picture. I apologize for the poor quality on some of the photos. I took them on my iPhone and the sun wasn’t cooperating.


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Personally, of all the bulls in the yards, my favorite is Daddy’s Money. He’s a total, solid package bull. Tons of muscle, rib shape, capacity, and stands on good bone. After him, my favorite Lautner bull is Silver Lining. He too has a solid foundation and is very clean and smooth made. I’m also a sucker for that coloring. Some other Lautner bulls that stood out to me were Ready to Roll and War Eagle. Another non-Lautner bull that caught my eye is Armada.

Needless to say, we really enjoyed our trip. It’s always really neat to see what the new, upcoming bulls for the year are going to be and see the progeny of the older bulls.

Until next time Denver,


About Chelsey Ahrens

I currently work for the Arkansas Cooperative Extension Service in the Animal Science Department. I'm the Specialty Livestock/Youth Education Specialist. I have a Ph.D. in agricultural communications from Texas Tech, a master's in agricultural leadership from the University of Georgia, and a bachelor's in animals science from the University of Arkansas. I love all things agriculture, particularly livestock. I also like to bake, cook, can, sew, and play with my dog child, Shooter.

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