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Stockmen’s Livestock, Inc. to host World Livestock Auctioneer Championship qualifier Jan. 8

OVERLAND PARK, Kan. – Stockmen’s Livestock Inc., 1200 E, Hwy 50, will host the final of three regional qualifying events for the World Livestock Auctioneer Championship. The midwestern regional qualifying event will be Jan. 8. Opening ceremonies will commence at 9 a.m. CST with the awards ceremony to follow. A total of 36 contestants will compete for a top 10 placing, granting them a spot in the semi-finals for the 2020 WLAC at Dickson Regional Livestock Center, LLC, in Dickson, Tenn.

Each qualifying event is a live sale where each contestant auctions 8 drafts of livestock (traditionally cattle) to actual bidders. Contestants are judged on the clarity of their auction chant, professionalism and their ability to conduct the sale while catching bids.

Contestants competing are Frederick Bodnarus, Saskatoon, Sask.; Troy Bradshaw, Lipan, Texas; Jeff Bynum, Attalla, Ala.; Albert Carroll, Downeyville, Ont.; Leon Caselman, Long Lane, Mo.; Dakota Davis, Waukomis, Okla.; Dean Edge, Rimbey, Alta.; Brandon Frey, Fort Collins, Colo.; Collin Gibbs, Miles City, Mont.; Patrick Greenleaf, Wilmore, Kan.; Brandon Hamel, Damar, Kan.; Cody Hanold, Brighton, Ill.; Seth Harvey, Jackson, Ga.; Brett Heath, Colome, S.D.; Jacob Hills, Ridgeway, Wis.; Jake Hopwood, Valentine, Neb.; Kent Korte, Metropolis, Ill.; Ed Leist, Petoskey, Mich.; Curt Littau, Carter, S.D.; Justin Mebane, Bakersfield, Calif.; Daniel Mitchell, Cumberland, Ohio; Kyle Mueller, Bloomington, Wis.; Clayton Neumann, Bigfoot, Texas; Mark Oberholtzer, Loyal, Wis.; Jake Parnell, Sacramento, Calif.; Chris Pinard, Swainsboro, Ga.; Jay Romine, Mt. Washington, Ky.; Jim Settle, Arroyo Grande, Calif.; Jeff Showalter, Broadway, Va.; Ryan Siecke, Creighton, Neb.; Robert Strickler, Banco, Va.; Marshal Tingle, Nicolasville, Ky.; Brad Veurink, Corsica, S.D.; Curtis Wetovick, Fullerton, Neb.; Mike Witten, Trenton, Mo.; and Zack Zumstein, Marsing, Idaho.

The public may attend the livestock auction and competition free of charge. It will also be streamed live on http://www.LMAAuctions.com and the LMA Youtube channel by going to Youtube.com and searching WLAC.

The remaining qualifying events are balanced regionally across the LMA Membership. The western regional was held at Crawford Livestock Market, LLC; Oct. 11. The eastern regional was held at Farmers Livestock, Inc; Nov. 18.

In June 1963, Livestock Marketing Association held the first annual World Livestock Auctioneer Championship. The purpose: to spotlight North America’s top livestock auctioneers and to showcase their professionalism and important role in the competitive livestock marketing process.

The championship, held annually in conjunction with the LMA annual convention, consists of three rounds; the regional qualifying competitions, semi-finals and finals. Contestants competing for the World Champion title must be 18 years old, regularly employed as a livestock auctioneer and sponsored by at least one regularly selling livestock auction.

The World Champion serves as a spokesperson and ambassador for the livestock marketing industry during their reign through direct outreach to livestock producers, auction visits and other public appearances throughout the year.

The Livestock Marketing Association, headquartered in Overland Park, Kan., is North America’s largest membership organization dedicated to supporting, representing and communicating with and for the entire livestock marketing sector. LMA has more than 800 member businesses across the U.S. and Canada. For more information, visit http://www.LMAWeb.com.

Colorado’s Electric Cooperatives Junior Livestock Sale sets new record at state fair

PUEBLO, Colo. — A record $66,000 for grand champion market beef was bid during the 2019 Colorado’s Electric Cooperatives Junior Livestock Sale at the Colorado State Fair. The steer was raised by 14-year-old Shae Stone of Eaton, Colo., and purchased by long-time sale supporter Sam Brown and his family.

More than $500,000 was raised in the auction of 146 animals raised and shown by young people from across Colorado. All youth exhibitors who participated were required to keep a detailed record book of their animal project while learning responsibility, leadership, showmanship and best animal care practices.

“The Colorado State Fair Junior Livestock Sale has raised millions of dollars for our state’s 4-H and FFA over the past four decades,” said Colorado State Fair General Manager Scott Stoller. “This sale is a reflection of their hard work and dedication to their animals, as well as the generosity of the philanthropists who support these amazing kids and make this event possible.”

The sale is instrumental in supporting the future of Colorado’s agribusiness, as it demonstrates the importance of raising quality livestock and the work required of those who pursue careers in agriculture.

The grand and reserve grand champions are listed above. A complete list of all winners is posted on the Colorado State Fair website.

The 2019 Colorado State Fair continues through Sept. 2. For a complete schedule of state fair daily events, fair hours, admission pricing, and parking information, visit www.coloradostatefair.com, and the Colorado State Fair Facebook page. ❖

Local livestock auction markets – Lifeblood of the livestock industry

Auction markets are an important part of the livestock industry, providing an essential service to folks who produce beef and dairy cattle, sheep, hogs and goats.

Lee Pitts, well-known columnist and rancher, has always had a great appreciation for local auction markets around the country. He has stated that small producers are the main customers for the local auctions. The really big groups of calves or stocker cattle are often sold on the video markets, or sometimes the producer retains ownership at a custom feedlot, but even the big outfits sell cull cows and bulls at local sale barns.

Some people think small producers don’t get a fair deal at an auction barn, but this isn’t true; often they top the market, according to Pitts. Sale barns work just as hard for the little guys as they do for the big outfits, because if they don’t have the little guys, they won’t have a business. If they get enough little guys bringing their animals, they have a reliable market, and then some of the bigger outfits start coming, too.

The manager of one South Dakota livestock auction said the small producer gets treated with the same respect and consideration, and quality always sells. Whenever you can get buyers together, bidding competitively on your cattle, you’ll get a better price than if you only show them to one person at your ranch.

The Rocky Mountain Livestock Auction near Salida, Colo., has been in business more than 60 years and even though it is a small operation it is essential to the local ranching community. The big video markets have hurt the small sale barns, but ranchers still need the local auctions, because not everyone can sell through video markets — especially if they only have a few cattle.

“A few big ranches have stuck with us and they bring their cattle here, but the majority of our bigger outfits have gone to selling their calves with Superior,” said Deane LaRue, the Rocky Mountain Livestock Auction manager. “We sell a lot of cattle for people who have anywhere from just 10 or 12 head to someone who runs 60 head. It’s hard to keep the doors open when you’re getting just a handful of calves. We still get a lot of cull cows and bulls, but that’s only because no one can sell butcher cattle through Superior.” People always need a market for cull cattle, and can’t afford to lose the local sale barns. The livestock industry wouldn’t survive without the small auctions.

“People lose sight of how important they are. If this shuts down, where will they haul those two or three cows, or that bull that gets injured in the middle of summer?” With the price of fuel a person can’t afford to haul them very far, especially if you have just one or two animals instead of a trailer load.

LOCAL MARKET

Pitts has pointed out that some regions depend almost completely on auction yards. “In the south, where the industry is made up of predominantly small livestock producers, if there were no auction markets, there would be no way for stockmen to sell their cattle. They would not be ranching, period.” Pitts said.

Jerry Vogeler, South Dakota Livestock Auction Markets, said cattle producers need to take full advantage of the local markets. “We sell the highest percentage of feeder calves in this state through auction markets, and our feeder cattle index is higher than surrounding states, because we have one of the most competitive auction market systems in the nation,” Vogeler said.

People haul cattle to an auction because generally the auction works hard to get buyers here, and make the cattle bring what they are worth. In western South Dakota, for instance, the livestock auctions have good incentive to get the best price because they are so competitive against each other. Most sale barns strive to get the most money for these cattle, because if they don’t, the auction down the road might.

“The offer that a cattle buyer out in the country makes for your calves may sound good, but why is that country buyer spending high-priced diesel driving around to try to buy your calves,” Vogeler said. “It’s because he knows feeder calves will bring more at a livestock auction market and he’s trying to buy them cheaper. A producer may think he’s saving a commission, only to find out that he just sold himself short by $50 to $100 a head.”

Ranchers hear about added value and advantages of video markets where you can sell your calves at home. The small producer who doesn’t have a full semi-load of calves can’t do very well on the video sales however, because part loads or mixed loads are discounted. He can get a better price at the local auction.

Every outfit has some extra calves or some that don’t fit a particular load. The local sale barn provides a market for every class of cattle. The auction markets are sometimes looked upon as the last resort when producers can’t do anything else for a market, but it should be the other way around.

Special sales attract buyers and sellers. “Whether it’s for age- and source-verified calves, natural cattle, CAB or preconditioned cattle, buyers know they can go to that sale and get what they need without driving the wheels off their car,” Pitts said. “And sellers are rewarded because of the demand created by special sales. Today there are fewer country buyers because they can see more good cattle at less expense, buying them at the auction,” Pitts said.

“Auction markets don’t just sell livestock, they merchandize them,” Vogeler said. “This isn’t just a matter of holding a sale and hoping someone shows up. There’s a lot of time and money spent advertising, making contacts, getting to know people, representing cattle to people who are interested in buying. There’s a big difference between selling and merchandisig.” There is always good competition for those cattle.

PRICE DISCOVERY

A sale barn is price discovery at its best, according to Pitts. Auctions spend a lot of advertising money trying to bring people in to buy cattle, and all the regional livestock papers list the prices cattle are bringing and readers can compare them. People pay a commission to try to get the most for their cattle, and the sale barn works hard at accomplishing this for their clients.

One reason there is plenty of demand for these cattle is because the auction crew sorts cattle to make the groups as uniform as possible. Buyers want uniformity in the groups they purchase. Pitts said the first time he sold his calves at an auction, years ago, he didn’t even recognize them in the sale ring. “At home they were an up-and-down multi-colored bunch, with wide weight variation, but by the time the crew was done sorting them, they looked so good I almost bought them back as stockers.”

When you sell cattle at a livestock auction market, state and federal law ensures prompt and reliable payment, Vogeler said. “There are strict bonding requirements, to ensure that the seller will get paid. You have protection, under state law. If you sell cattle out in the country or through an out-of-state firm, you need to be careful to make sure the check is good. A phone call to the bank will not always protect you from a bad check.” When you sell at an auction, you get your money the same day, and you don’t have to worry about a bad check.

Pitts said auctions make an effort to buy good hay, have clean water, and make the experience less stressful for the cattle. “For people who are not set up to wean calves, auctions perform an invaluable service in getting a good fill on the cattle, and letting the sellers know when to have them at the sale for best results.”

“It always amazes me that ranchers are willing to give a 3% pencil shrink when selling calves at home, but complain about giving the yards a commission,” Pitts said. “If you doubt the value of an auction market, next time you send calves or yearlings to the auction, get a weight, if you can, at home and another off-car weight at the auction market. If you give those cattle time, I guarantee that the yard will make up the weight and then some, and when you add the feed and commission bills it won’t equal what you would have given up on shrink back at the ranch.”

“And the yard takes all your calves. They don’t sort off the worst ones like the buyer does at the ranch — the ones that you have to send to the auction. I’ve had ranchers tell me their cut-backs brought more at the auction than their best cattle did at home,” Pitts said.

REPEAT CUSTOMERS

An order buyer at the ranch will always cut some back. The auction people don’t say your calves are too full or your cattle are too sorry-looking. When a country buyer looks at your animals there is always something wrong with them; they are too big or too small or some other excuse to cut some out, but the auction yard takes them all.

Local markets want repeat customers. The customers are their business, and these markets provide true price discovery. It’s always a more equitable and fair market if several buyers are bidding on your cattle. You don’t have to take an offer from just one buyer or feedlot rep or video sale rep.

For small producers, the auction crew can put small groups of cattle together to fill big orders. Without the auction, a country trader can more easily “steal” a small bunch because no one else would be looking at them.

“Most auction markets offer a complete service 52 weeks a year,” Vogeler said. “They sell the small lots, the large lots, the cows, bulls and calves. The market supports their home town, too. In South Dakota we have 300,000 buyers, sellers, truckers and visitors that attend these sales. They spend money on gas, food, motel rooms, pickup parts and many other items.” Auctions have a great multiplier effect throughout the community.

“Not only do they sell the cattle higher than anyone else in the U.S. but the money stays in the community,” Vogeler said. “They generate local income, employing people, supporting local businesses by buying feed and supplies, they pay taxes, support local youth groups, 4-H, etc. Local markets work hard — it’s a tough business — but they do this because they care about their customers. The auction market’s business depends on the cattle producers staying in business. Without the cattle producers, we don’t have a business.” ❖

— Smith Thomas is a cattle rancher, horseman, freelance writer and book author, ranching with her husband near Salmon, Idaho. She can be reached at hsmiththomas@centurytel.net.

Foundation’s online silent auction offers greater opportunity to support ag literacy

The American Farm Bureau Foundation for agriculture’s online silent auction gives everyone the opportunity to support ag literacy, whether they are onsite at the 2019 AFBF Annual Convention & IDEAg Trade Show in New Orleans Jan. 11-16, or at home on the farm or ranch.

All the proceeds from the silent auction support the foundation’s mission of building awareness, understanding and a positive public perception of agriculture through education. The foundation’s programs include the online resource My American Farm, mini-grants for agricultural literacy projects, scholarships to the National Agriculture in the Classroom Conference, Ag Mags, a middle school curriculum and more.

Having the silent auction online allows the foundation to expand the bidding to people who are not able to attend annual convention. Bidding opens on Jan. 7 and closes on Jan. 14 at 12 p.m. CST.

“Again this year, we have items from well-known brands like Yeti, Apple and Nintendo, as well as Visa and Amazon gift cards, sporting event tickets and memorabilia, and a large selection of one-of-a-kind items like paintings, gift baskets and handmade goods,” said Christy Lilja, executive director of the foundation.

The silent auction’s website gives bidders the ability to set a high bid and have the site make automatic bids up to that amount, so bidders won’t miss out on their favorite items.

Those attending annual convention can check out some onsite auction items near the foundation booth in the trade show, but all bidding will be done online.

Place a bid before the foundation silent auction closes on Jan. 14 at 12 p.m. CST.

Events, sales and shows

June

30 Sten and Ivan Johnson Estate Auction, 10 a.m., Loveland, Colo., Kreps-Wiedeman, (970) 356-3943, k-wauctions.com

30 Two Man Ranch Sorting Summer Saddle Series, 9 a.m., Montrose, Colo., three divisions, three saddles will be awarded, (970) 724-9402, Hpcowhorses.com

30 Personal Property Auction, 9:30 a.m. MDT, 1725 20th St., Gering, Neb., Helberg & Nuss Auctions & Realty, (308) 436-4056, www.helbergnussauction.com

30 Auction, 10 a.m. MDT, Madrid, Neb., 4 Star Auction, Lynn Swanson, (308) 387-4307

30 Cayuse Classic Hunter Jumper and Western Show, 7:30 a.m., Sidney Peak Ranch, 32090 County Road 14. For more information, contact Michele Myer at (970) 879-4370 or email at michele@communityagalliance.org or go to the website at https://www.communityagalliance.org/cayuse-classic.html.

30 Consignment Auction, 9 a.m., Brush Colo., Auctioneers Miller & Associates, (970) 842-5575, www.ama-auctions.com

30 Jim Willy Auction, Harley Troyer Auctioneers, (970) 785-6282, www.troyerauctions.com

July

6 Weekly Consignment Auction, 6:30 p.m., Greeley, Colo., Rolling Hill Auction, (970) 356-2998, www.auctionzip.com ID 7020

5-6 Pony Of America Rocky Mountain Regional, Boulder County Fairgrounds, Longmont, Colo., (303) 536-4476, Janette Arends or www.copoac.org

7 Tim Kirby Estate Auction, 10 a.m., 15101 County Road 19, Fort Morgan, Colo., Holzworth Auction Company, LLC, (970) 380-5305, www.theholzworthauctioncompany.com

7-8 Pony Of America Rocky Mountain Regional, Boulder County Fairgrounds, Longmont, Colo., (303) 536-4476, Janette Arends or www.copoac.org

8 Colorado Stock Horse Association Open All Breed Show, registration 7:30 a.m., classes 8:30 a.m., Indiana Equestrian Center, 7500 Indiana St., Arvada, Colo. Information and entry forms at (720) 935-2026 or (720) 560-3646, www.ColoradoStockHorse.com and ColoradoStockHorse@yahoo.com.

8 Gymkhana, 9 a.m., TS Ranch Arena, 2601 S. County Road 19, Loveland, Colo. For more information, go to www.JohnstownSaddleClub.com.

8 English, Western, Ranch Performance Open show, 9 a.m., North Colorado Riding Club, Greeley Saddle Club Arena, www.northcoloridingclub.com

11-14 Katey and Sean Memorial Bible Camp, Greeley, Colo. Registration is $100 per camper. For more information, call (970) 381-0484.

12 Quality Collector Estate Auction, 9:30 a.m., the late Ron Bair collection, Mackay Idaho, (844) 847-2161, bid live online www.sullivanauctioneers.com

12 Gymkhana, 9 a.m., TS Ranch Arena, 2601 S. County Road 19, Loveland, Colo. For more information, go to www.JohnstownSaddleClub.com.

12-15 Horse Training Camp (coach Doug Milholland), Shane Kier Ranch, Austin, Colo., (near Delta). For more information, go to www. cowboyatthecross.com, or call (970) 835-3897

13 Weekly Consignment Auction, 6:30 p.m., Greeley, Colo., Rolling Hill Auction, (970) 356-2998, www.auctionzip.com ID 7020

13-14 Colorado Horse, Mule, and Carriage Auction, 9 a.m., Adams County Fairgrounds, Harley Troyer Auctioneers, (970) 785-6282, www.troyerauctions.com

13-15 Denver County Fair, National Western Complex, Denver. Tickets are just $10 for adults and $3 for kids (ages 3 to 11). Or you can purchase a fair ticket with unlimited rides for $20 for adults and $10 for kids (ages 3 to 11). Tickets to the Denver County Fair are on sale now at denvercountyfair.org.

14 Misc. and Consignors Public Auction, 9 a.m., Byers, Colo., Linnebur Auctions, Inc., (303) 822-9298, www.linneburauctions.com

14 Saddle Series Gymkhana, 4 p.m., Bob Walker Memorial Arena, Livestock Exchange, 28601 Hwy 34, Brush, Colo., http://www.livestockexchange.org/Bob-Walker-Memorial-Arena.html

14 Thunder on the Plains, 7 p.m., gates open 3 p.m., Southeast Weld County Fairgrounds, Keenesburg, Colo., NSPA. For more information visit the Facebook page @nspapulling, and for tickets go to @thunderontheplains.eventbrite.com

14 21st Cheyenne County Fair, Sidney, Neb., www.cheyennecountyfairandrodeo.com

15-21 National High School Rodeo Finals, Rock Springs, Wyo. For more information, visit http://www.AdamsCountyFairgrounds.com or call (402) 462.3247. For information on the Nebraska State High School Rodeo Association, visit http://www.hsrodeo-nebraska.com. GPS coordinates of the field day site are 40.57539, -98.13776.

19 Colorado Stock Horse Association Open All Breed Show, registration 7:30 a.m., classes 8:30 a.m., Indiana Equestrian Center, 7500 Indiana St., Arvada, Colo. Information and entry forms at (720) 935-2026 or (720) 560-3646, www.ColoradoStockHorse.com and ColoradoStockHorse@yahoo.com.

19 English and Western Show, 9 a.m., TS Ranch Arena, 2601 S. County Road 19, Loveland, Colo. For more information, go to www.JohnstownSaddleClub.com.

19 Gymkhana, 8 a.m., Haxtun, Colo., arena. For more information, call Melinda Groshans at (970) 774-7577, (970) 520-0259 or (970) 774-6436.

20 Weekly Consignment Auction, 6:30 p.m., Greeley, Colo., Rolling Hill Auction, (970) 356-2998, www.auctionzip.com ID 7020

20 Colorado Pork Producers Council Taste of Excellence, 6 p.m., Renaissance Denver/Stapleton Hotel, RSVP www.coloradoffafoundation.org

20 Moving auction, Oshkosh, Neb., 9:30 a.m., Schow Auction Service, (308) 239-4669, www.schowauction.com

21 Parry Prairie Show Series, 9 a.m., 10 miles northeast of Sterling, Colo., 22509 CR 48, Iliff, Colo., (970) 520-1069, emilydparry1@gmail.com

21 Albany County Cattle Women Ranch Tour, $15 bus tour, $6 beef luncheon. Meet at the south end of the Wyoming Territorial Prison Historic Site, departure at 9 a.m., Laramie, Wyo., contact Bonnie (307) 745-5116 or Sandra Eike (307) 760-5590 by July 10.

21 Larry Jacoby Moving Auction, 10:30 a.m., Windsor, Colo., Kreps-Wiedeman, (970) 356-3943, k-wauctions.com

21 Saddle Series Gymkhana, 4 p.m., Bob Walker Memorial Arena, Livestock Exchange, 28601 Hwy 34, Brush, Colo., http://www.livestockexchange.org/Bob-Walker-Memorial-Arena.html

21 Lewis Moving Auction, 9 a.m., Strasburg, Colo, Linnebur Auctions, Inc., (303) 822-9298, www.linneburauctions.com

22 Annual Cache La Poudre all-class reunion potluck, noon, American Legion Hall, 2124 County Road 54 G, Fort Collins, Colo. For more information, call (970) 988-9958.

22 English and Western Show, 9 a.m., TS Ranch Arena, 2601 S. County Road 19, Loveland, Colo. For more information, go to www.JohnstownSaddleClub.com.

27 Weekly Consignment Auction, 6:30 p.m., Greeley, Colo., Rolling Hill Auction, (970) 356-2998, www.auctionzip.com ID 7020

27-28 Twombly Performance Horse Sale, Cheyenne, Wyo., (308) 783-1866, www.twomblyarena.com

August

2 12th Logan County Fair, Sterling, Colo., www.lcfair.org

2 Cleo Fryrear Estate Dryland Auction, Reck Agri Auction Center, Sterling, Colo., Reck Agri Realty & Auction, (800) 748-2589

3 Weekly Consignment Auction, 6:30 p.m., Greeley, Colo., Rolling Hill Auction, (970) 356-2998, www.auctionzip.com ID 7020

10 Weekly Consignment Auction, 6:30 p.m., Greeley, Colo., Rolling Hill Auction, (970) 356-2998, www.auctionzip.com ID 7020

12 Cowboy Church, 10 a.m., Boulder County Fair Grounds, indoor arena, featuring Reba McEntire’s sister Susie. For more information, contact Mike Shaw at (970) 396-5506.

15 K-State Ranching Summit, 8:30 a.m., K-State Alumni Center, Manhattan, Kan. Early registration is $40 for individuals and $70 for two attendees from the same operation and is due by Aug. 8. Students are $20 if registered by Aug. 8. Registration Aug. 9 and later, including at the door, is $70, with no discount offered for second attendee from same operation. Pre-registration is encouraged to accommodate catering. A block of rooms has been reserved at the Holiday Inn at the campus under “K-State Ranching Summit.” Reservations must be made by July 20 to receive the rate of $99.95 plus tax. You can call the hotel directly at (785) 539-7531 or if you make reservations online, use the group code RAN. For more information, visit www.KSUBeef.org. For questions about the event, contact Bob Weaber at bweaber@ksu.edu, (785) 532-1460; or Lois Schreiner, lschrein@ksu.edu, (785) 532-1267.

15-16 North American Manure Expo, Swiftel Center, Brookings, S.D. For more information, go to manuremanager.com/manure-expo/.

17 Weekly Consignment Auction, 6:30 p.m., Greeley, Colo., Rolling Hill Auction, (970) 356-2998, www.auctionzip.com ID 7020

18 Lazy U Quarter Horse Sale, 12 CDT, Steerhead Arena, Hershey, Neb., (308) 520-0500, live bidding www.liveauctions.tv, www.lazyuquarterhorses.com

24 Weekly Consignment Auction, 6:30 p.m., Greeley, Colo., Rolling Hill Auction, (970) 356-2998, www.auctionzip.com ID 7020

24-26 33rd Annual Yesteryear Farm Show, 9 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. daily, Dougherty Museum, Longmont, Colo., free to public, www.yesteryearfarmshow.org

26 Open Horse Show, Colorado Pony Of America Club, Boulder County Fairgrounds, Longmont, Colo., (303) 536-4476, Janette Arends or www.copoac.org

31 Weekly Consignment Auction, 6:30 p.m., Greeley, Colo., Rolling Hill Auction, (970) 356-2998, www.auctionzip.com ID 7020

September

1-2 32nd annual Lexington Junk-n-Tique Extravaganza, Dawson County Fairgrounds, Lexington, Neb., (308) 324-3600, www.lexingtonjunkntique.com.

9 Colorado Stock Horse Association Open All Breed Show, registration 7:30 a.m., classes 8:30 a.m., Indiana Equestrian Center, 7500 Indiana St., Arvada, Colo. Information and entry forms at (720) 935-2026 or (720) 560-3646, www.ColoradoStockHorse.com and ColoradoStockHorse@yahoo.com.

9 Gymkhana, 9 a.m., TS Ranch Arena, 2601 S. County Road 19, Loveland, Colo. For more information, go to www.JohnstownSaddleClub.com.

9 English, Western, Ranch Performance Open show, 9 a.m., North Colorado Riding Club, Greeley Saddle Club Arena, www.northcoloridingclub.com

15 Parry Prairie Show Series, 9 a.m., 10 miles northeast of Sterling, Colo., 22509 CR 48, Iliff, Colo., (970) 520-1069, emilydparry1@gmail.com

16 English and Western Show, 9 a.m., TS Ranch Arena, 2601 S. County Road 19, Loveland, Colo. For more information, go to www.JohnstownSaddleClub.com.

16 Gymkhana, 8 a.m., Haxtun, Colo., arena. For more information, call Melinda Groshans at (970) 774-7577, (970) 520-0259 or (970) 774-6436.

22-23 Richard Shrake Weekend Clinic, Lakewood, Colo. For more information, go to http://www.redstarbarnridingacademy.com/clinics.html or call Christine (720) 276-4403, or email c4inspire@gmail.com.

30 Gymkhana, 8 a.m., Haxtun, Colo., arena. For more information, call Melinda Groshans at (970) 774-7577, (970) 520-0259 or (970) 774-6436.

October

6 Timber Dan Fall Antique and Collectible Toy Show and Sale, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., First National Bank Exhibition Building, North Hall, Larimer County Fairgrounds (The Ranch), I-25 exit 259, Loveland, Colo., admission $4. For more information, contact Doug Larson, (970) 214-1035, douglar@comcast.net or visit http://wwwlovelandlionsclubs.org/sites/ToyShow.htm.

November

16 2018 Ag-ceptional Women’s Conference, Northeast Community College Lifelong Learning Center, Norfolk, Neb. For more information, contact Coletta Motacek at (402) 844 7181 or Coletta@northeast.edu; or Tara Smydra at (402) 844-7187 or taras@northeast.edu.

Events, shows and sales

JUNE

29-July 1 First Annual Parry Prairie Youth Ranch Horse Bible Camp, Parry Prairie Arena, 22509 CR 48, Iliff, Colo., ages 14-18, $250 per rider, (970) 520-1069, emilydparry1@gmail.com.

30 Sten and Ivan Johnson Estate Auction, 10 a.m., Loveland, Colo., Kreps-Wiedeman, (970) 356-3943, k-wauctions.com

30 Two Man Ranch Sorting Summer Saddle Series, 9 a.m., Montrose, Colo., three divisions, three saddles will be awarded, (970) 724-9402, Hpcowhorses.com

30 Personal Property Auction, 9:30 a.m. MDT, 1725 20th St., Gering, Neb., Helberg & Nuss Auctions & Realty, (308) 436-4056, www.helbergnussauction.com

30 Auction, 10 a.m. MDT, Madrid, Neb., 4 Star Auction, Lynn Swanson, (308) 387-4307

30 Cayuse Classic Hunter Jumper and Western Show, 7:30 a.m., Sidney Peak Ranch, 32090 County Road 14. For more information, contact Michele Myer at (970) 879-4370 or email at michele@communityagalliance.org or go to the website at https://www.communityagalliance.org/cayuse-classic.html.

30 Consignment Auction, 9 a.m., Brush Colo., Auctioneers Miller & Associates, (970) 842-5575, www.ama-auctions.com

30 Jim Willy Auction, Harley Troyer Auctioneers, (970) 785-6282, www.troyerauctions.com

July

6 Weekly Consignment Auction, 6:30 p.m., Greeley, Colo., Rolling Hill Auction, (970) 356-2998, www.auctionzip.com ID 7020

5-6 Pony Of America Rocky Mountain Regional, Boulder County Fairgrounds, Longmont, Colo., (303) 536-4476, Janette Arends or www.copoac.org

7 Tim Kirby Estate Auction, 10 a.m., 15101 County Road 19, Fort Morgan, Colo., Holzworth Auction Company, LLC, (970) 380-5305, www.theholzworthauctioncompany.com

7-8 Pony Of America Rocky Mountain Regional, Boulder County Fairgrounds, Longmont, Colo., (303) 536-4476, Janette Arends or www.copoac.org

8 Colorado Stock Horse Association Open All Breed Show, registration 7:30 a.m., classes 8:30 a.m., Indiana Equestrian Center, 7500 Indiana St., Arvada, Colo. Information and entry forms at (720) 935-2026 or (720) 560-3646, www.ColoradoStockHorse.com and ColoradoStockHorse@yahoo.com.

8 Gymkhana, 9 a.m., TS Ranch Arena, 2601 S. County Road 19, Loveland, Colo. For more information, go to www.JohnstownSaddleClub.com.

8 English, Western, Ranch Performance Open show, 9 a.m., North Colorado Riding Club, Greeley Saddle Club Arena, www.northcoloridingclub.com

11-14 Katey and Sean Memorial Bible Camp, Greeley, Colo. Registration is $100 per camper. For more information, call (970) 381-0484.

12 Quality Collector Estate Auction, 9:30 a.m., the late Ron Bair collection, Mackay Idaho, (844) 847-2161, bid live online www.sullivanauctioneers.com

12 Gymkhana, 9 a.m., TS Ranch Arena, 2601 S. County Road 19, Loveland, Colo. For more information, go to www.JohnstownSaddleClub.com.

12-15 Horse Training Camp (coach Doug Milholland), Shane Kier Ranch, Austin, Colo., (near Delta). For more information, go to www. cowboyatthecross.com, or call (970) 835-3897

13 Weekly Consignment Auction, 6:30 p.m., Greeley, Colo., Rolling Hill Auction, (970) 356-2998, www.auctionzip.com ID 7020

13-14 Colorado Horse, Mule, and Carriage Auction, 9 a.m., Adams County Fairgrounds, Harley Troyer Auctioneers, (970) 785-6282, www.troyerauctions.com

13-15 Denver County Fair, National Western Complex, Denver. Tickets are just $10 for adults and $3 for kids (ages 3 to 11). Or you can purchase a fair ticket with unlimited rides for $20 for adults and $10 for kids (ages 3 to 11). Tickets to the Denver County Fair are on sale now at denvercountyfair.org.

14 Misc. and Consignors Public Auction, 9 a.m., Byers, Colo., Linnebur Auctions, Inc., (303) 822-9298, www.linneburauctions.com

14 Saddle Series Gymkhana, 4 p.m., Bob Walker Memorial Arena, Livestock Exchange, 28601 Hwy 34, Brush, Colo., http://www.livestockexchange.org/Bob-Walker-Memorial-Arena.html

14 21st Cheyenne County Fair, Sidney, Neb., www.cheyennecountyfairandrodeo.com

15-21 National High School Rodeo Finals, Rock Springs, Wyo. For more information, visit http://www.AdamsCountyFairgrounds.com or call (402) 462.3247. For information on the Nebraska State High School Rodeo Association, visit http://www.hsrodeo-nebraska.com. GPS coordinates of the field day site are 40.57539, -98.13776.

19 Colorado Stock Horse Association Open All Breed Show, registration 7:30 a.m., classes 8:30 a.m., Indiana Equestrian Center, 7500 Indiana St., Arvada, Colo. Information and entry forms at (720) 935-2026 or (720) 560-3646, www.ColoradoStockHorse.com and ColoradoStockHorse@yahoo.com.

19 English and Western Show, 9 a.m., TS Ranch Arena, 2601 S. County Road 19, Loveland, Colo. For more information, go to www.JohnstownSaddleClub.com.

19 Gymkhana, 8 a.m., Haxtun, Colo., arena. For more information, call Melinda Groshans at (970) 774-7577, (970) 520-0259 or (970) 774-6436.

20 Weekly Consignment Auction, 6:30 p.m., Greeley, Colo., Rolling Hill Auction, (970) 356-2998, www.auctionzip.com ID 7020

21 Parry Prairie Show Series, 9 a.m., 10 miles northeast of Sterling, Colo., 22509 CR 48, Iliff, Colo., (970) 520-1069, emilydparry1@gmail.com

21 Albany County Cattle Women Ranch Tour, $15 bus tour, $6 beef luncheon. Meet at the south end of the Wyoming Territorial Prison Historic Site, departure at 9 a.m., Laramie, Wyo., contact Bonnie (307) 745-5116 or Sandra Eike (307) 760-5590 by July 10.

21 Larry Jacoby Moving Auction, 10:30 a.m., Windsor, Colo., Kreps-Wiedeman, (970) 356-3943, k-wauctions.com

21 Saddle Series Gymkhana, 4 p.m., Bob Walker Memorial Arena, Livestock Exchange, 28601 Hwy 34, Brush, Colo., http://www.livestockexchange.org/Bob-Walker-Memorial-Arena.html

21 Lewis Moving Auction, 9 a.m., Strasburg, Colo, Linnebur Auctions, Inc., (303) 822-9298, www.linneburauctions.com

22 Annual Cache La Poudre all-class reunion potluck, noon, American Legion Hall, 2124 County Road 54 G, Fort Collins, Colo. For more information, call (970) 988-9958.

22 English and Western Show, 9 a.m., TS Ranch Arena, 2601 S. County Road 19, Loveland, Colo. For more information, go to www.JohnstownSaddleClub.com.

27 Weekly Consignment Auction, 6:30 p.m., Greeley, Colo., Rolling Hill Auction, (970) 356-2998, www.auctionzip.com ID 7020

27-28 Twombly Performance Horse Sale, Cheyenne, Wyo., (308) 783-1866, www.twomblyarena.com

August

2 12th Logan County Fair, Sterling, Colo., www.lcfair.org

2 Cleo Fryrear Estate Dryland Auction, Reck Agri Auction Center, Sterling, Colo., Reck Agri Realty & Auction, (800) 748-2589

3 Weekly Consignment Auction, 6:30 p.m., Greeley, Colo., Rolling Hill Auction, (970) 356-2998, www.auctionzip.com ID 7020

10 Weekly Consignment Auction, 6:30 p.m., Greeley, Colo., Rolling Hill Auction, (970) 356-2998, www.auctionzip.com ID 7020

12 Cowboy Church, 10 a.m., Boulder County Fair Grounds, indoor arena, featuring Reba McEntire’s sister Susie. For more information, contact Mike Shaw at (970) 396-5506.

15 K-State Ranching Summit, 8:30 a.m., K-State Alumni Center, Manhattan, Kan. Early registration is $40 for individuals and $70 for two attendees from the same operation and is due by Aug. 8. Students are $20 if registered by Aug. 8. Registration Aug. 9 and later, including at the door, is $70, with no discount offered for second attendee from same operation. Pre-registration is encouraged to accommodate catering. A block of rooms has been reserved at the Holiday Inn at the campus under “K-State Ranching Summit.” Reservations must be made by July 20 to receive the rate of $99.95 plus tax. You can call the hotel directly at (785) 539-7531 or if you make reservations online, use the group code RAN. For more information, visit www.KSUBeef.org. For questions about the event, contact Bob Weaber at bweaber@ksu.edu, (785) 532-1460; or Lois Schreiner, lschrein@ksu.edu, (785) 532-1267.

15-16 North American Manure Expo, Swiftel Center, Brookings, S.D. For more information, go to manuremanager.com/manure-expo/.

17 Weekly Consignment Auction, 6:30 p.m., Greeley, Colo., Rolling Hill Auction, (970) 356-2998, www.auctionzip.com ID 7020

18 Lazy U Quarter Horse Sale, 12 CDT, Steerhead Arena, Hershey, Neb., (308) 520-0500, live bidding www.liveauctions.tv, www.lazyuquarterhorses.com

24 Weekly Consignment Auction, 6:30 p.m., Greeley, Colo., Rolling Hill Auction, (970) 356-2998, www.auctionzip.com ID 7020

24-26 33rd Annual Yesteryear Farm Show, 9 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. daily, Dougherty Museum, Longmont, Colo., free to public, www.yesteryearfarmshow.org

26 Open Horse Show, Colorado Pony Of America Club, Boulder County Fairgrounds, Longmont, Colo., (303) 536-4476, Janette Arends or www.copoac.org

31 Weekly Consignment Auction, 6:30 p.m., Greeley, Colo., Rolling Hill Auction, (970) 356-2998, www.auctionzip.com ID 7020

September

1-2 32nd annual Lexington Junk-n-Tique Extravaganza, Dawson County Fairgrounds, Lexington, Neb., (308) 324-3600, www.lexingtonjunkntique.com.

9 Colorado Stock Horse Association Open All Breed Show, registration 7:30 a.m., classes 8:30 a.m., Indiana Equestrian Center, 7500 Indiana St., Arvada, Colo. Information and entry forms at (720) 935-2026 or (720) 560-3646, www.ColoradoStockHorse.com and ColoradoStockHorse@yahoo.com.

9 Gymkhana, 9 a.m., TS Ranch Arena, 2601 S. County Road 19, Loveland, Colo. For more information, go to www.JohnstownSaddleClub.com.

9 English, Western, Ranch Performance Open show, 9 a.m., North Colorado Riding Club, Greeley Saddle Club Arena, www.northcoloridingclub.com

15 Parry Prairie Show Series, 9 a.m., 10 miles northeast of Sterling, Colo., 22509 CR 48, Iliff, Colo., (970) 520-1069, emilydparry1@gmail.com

16 English and Western Show, 9 a.m., TS Ranch Arena, 2601 S. County Road 19, Loveland, Colo. For more information, go to www.JohnstownSaddleClub.com.

16 Gymkhana, 8 a.m., Haxtun, Colo., arena. For more information, call Melinda Groshans at (970) 774-7577, (970) 520-0259 or (970) 774-6436.

22-23 Richard Shrake Weekend Clinic, Lakewood, Colo. For more information, go to http://www.redstarbarnridingacademy.com/clinics.html or call Christine (720) 276-4403, or email c4inspire@gmail.com.

30 Gymkhana, 8 a.m., Haxtun, Colo., arena. For more information, call Melinda Groshans at (970) 774-7577, (970) 520-0259 or (970) 774-6436.

October

6 Timber Dan Fall Antique and Collectible Toy Show and Sale, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., First National Bank Exhibition Building, North Hall, Larimer County Fairgrounds (The Ranch), I-25 exit 259, Loveland, Colo., admission $4. For more information, contact Doug Larson, (970) 214-1035, douglar@comcast.net or visit http://wwwlovelandlionsclubs.org/sites/ToyShow.htm.

November

16 2018 Ag-ceptional Women’s Conference, Northeast Community College Lifelong Learning Center, Norfolk, Neb. For more information, contact Coletta Motacek at (402) 844 7181 or Coletta@northeast.edu; or Tara Smydra at (402) 844-7187 or taras@northeast.edu.

Events, Sales and Shows

JUNE

16 McCorkle Estate Real Estate Auction, 11 a.m., Fort Lupton, Colo., www.haydenoutdoors.com, (303) 827-5157

16 Sheller Moving Auction, 10 a.m., 1109 East 11th St. Wheatland, Wyo., McNamee Auction Service, (307) 532-4976, http://www.mcnameebrothersauctions.com

16 Mauthe, Wood and Staples Estate Auction, 10 a.m., Duel County Fairgrounds, Chappell, Neb., Michael Auction, (970) 474-3693, www.michaelauction.com

17 Geneva Daniels Estate Auction, 11 a.m., 19569 CR South, Fort Morgan, Colo., Rolling Hill Auctions, (970) 356-2998, auction zip.com ID 7020

17 English and Western Show, 9 a.m., TS Ranch Arena, 2601 S. County Road 19, Loveland, Colo. For more information, go to www.JohnstownSaddleClub.com.

18 NebraskaLand Days Family Night, 5:30 p.m., 1501 S. Dewey, North Platte, Neb. For more information, contact Jeremy Rinke at (308) 539-1251 or jeremy@npharvest.church.

18-20 Colorado Cattlemen’s Association Annual Convention, Embassy Suites, Loveland, Colo. For more information, go to www.coloradocattle.org.

19-21 West Logan County Pasture, www.reckagri.com, Reck Agri Realty & Auction, (800) 748-2589

20 1974 Internationl 1066 tractor, Vermeer 605 L round baler, FH F235 loader, Morris 881 8 round bale hauler, Carpenter, Wyo., (307) 631-2830 or (970) 215-3440

20 Colorado Springs Western Street Breakfast, 5:30-9 a.m., intersection of Pikes Peak Avenue and Tejon Streets, Colorado Springs, Colo. Go to CSWesternStreetBreakfast.com for more information and follow us on Facebook.

20 Inventory Reduction Firearms Auction, online only, bidding opens June 11, Flatwater Arms-Bridgeport, Neb., Kraupies Real Estate and Auctioneers, (308) 262-1150, www.farmauction.net

20-21 Sandhills Ranch Expo, Rock County Fairgrounds, Bassett, Neb. For more information, go to www.sandhillsranchexpo.com.

20-21 2018 Grass Tour, Range Management & The Shape of Water. For more information, contact Becca Peter at (800) 782-5947 or (970) 356-7263 or email becca@pawneebuttesseed.com. Register online at https://pawneebuttesseed.com/grass-tour-2018-registration/.

21 Farm Finance Clinic, free, Lexington, Neb. For more information, call Michelle at the Nebraska Farm Hotline at (800) 464-0258.

22 Weekly Consignment Auction, Wellington, Colo., Wellington Auction Service, (970) 568-9828, www.wellingtonauctionservice.com

22 Weekly Consignment Auction, 6:30 p.m., Greeley, Colo., Rolling Hill Auction, (970) 356-2998, www.auctionzip.com ID 7020

22 English and Western Show, 9 a.m., TS Ranch Arena, 2601 S. County Road 19, Loveland, Colo. For more information, go to www.JohnstownSaddleClub.com.

22-24 Pony Camp, Shane Kier Ranch, Austin, Colo., (near Delta). For more information, go to www.cowboyatthecross.com, or call (970) 835-3897

23 Saddle Series Gymkhana, 4 p.m., Bob Walker Memorial Arena, Livestock Exchange, 28601 Hwy 34, Brush, Colo., http://www.livestockexchange.org/Bob-Walker-Memorial-Arena.html

23 Blast From the Past Auction, 10 a.m., Phillips County Event Center, Holyoke, Colo., Michael Auction, (970) 474-3693, www.michaelauction.com

23-24 Kincaid Estate Auction, two days, two locations, McCook, Neb., fanningauction.com, Fanning Auction, (308) 882-4437

24 John and Judy Bringleson Auction, 420 6th St., Brott Auction Service, Gothenburg Neb., (308) 529-0117 or (308) 529-3558, www.brokenbowlivestock.com

24 Antique Auction, noon, Boulder County Fairgrounds, Longmont, Colo., NIWOT Auction, www.niwotauction.com

26-28 Commercial Building with Refrigeration Auction, www.reckagri.com, Reck Agri Realty & Auction, (800) 748-2589

27 Farm Finance Clinic, free, Norfolk, Neb. For more information, call Michelle at the Nebraska Farm Hotline at (800) 464-0258.

27 Consignment Auction, 10 a.m., Brush Colo., Auctioneers Miller & Associates, (970) 842-5575, www.ama-auctions.com

27-28 Unit Cost of Production Workshop, 8:30 a.m., Panhandle Research and Extension Center, Scottsbluff, Neb. Cost is $50 per person and covers meals for both days. Please pre-register one week prior for a meal count. Payment is due the day of the workshop. The workshop is limited to 30 people. Contact Aaron Berger at (308) 235-3122 with questions or to register.

27-28 Unit of Cost Production Workshop, 8:30 a.m., Panhandle Research and Extension Center, Scottsbluff, Neb. Contact Aaron Berger at (308) 235-3122 with questions or to register.

29 Weekly Consignment Auction, Wellington, Colo., Wellington Auction Service, (970) 568-9828, www.wellingtonauctionservice.com

29 Weekly Consignment Auction, 6:30 p.m., Greeley, Colo., Rolling Hill Auction, (970) 356-2998, www.auctionzip.com ID 7020

29-July 1 First Annual Parry Prairie Youth Ranch Horse Bible Camp, Parry Prairie Arena, 22509 CR 48, Iliff, Colo., ages 14-18, $250 per rider, (970) 520-1069, emilydparry1@gmail.com.

30 Sten and Ivan Johnson Estate Auction, 10 a.m., Loveland, Colo., Kreps-Wiedeman, (970) 356-3943, k-wauctions.com

30 Personal Property Auction, 9:30 a.m. MDT, 1725 20th St., Gering, Neb., Helberg & Nuss Auctions & Realty, (308) 436-4056, www.helbergnussauction.com

30 Auction, 10 a.m. MDT, Madrid, Neb., 4 Star Auction, Lynn Swanson, (308) 387-4307

30 Cayuse Classic Hunter Jumper and Western Show, 7:30 a.m., Sidney Peak Ranch, 32090 County Road 14. For more information, contact Michele Myer at (970) 879-4370 or email at michele@communityagalliance.org or go to the website at https://www.communityagalliance.org/cayuse-classic.html.

30 Consignment Auction, 9 a.m., Brush Colo., Auctioneers Miller & Associates, (970) 842-5575, www.ama-auctions.com

30 Jim Willy Auction, Harley Troyer Auctioneers, (970) 785-6282, www.troyerauctions.com

July

6 Weekly Consignment Auction, 6:30 p.m., Greeley, Colo., Rolling Hill Auction, (970) 356-2998, www.auctionzip.com ID 7020

5-6 Pony Of America Rocky Mountain Regional, Boulder County Fairgrounds, Longmont, Colo., (303) 536-4476, Janette Arends or www.copoac.org

7 Tim Kirby Estate Auction, 10 a.m., 15101 County Road 19, Fort Morgan, Colo., Holzworth Auction Company, LLC, (970) 380-5305, www.theholzworthauctioncompany.com

7-8 Pony Of America Rocky Mountain Regional, Boulder County Fairgrounds, Longmont, Colo., (303) 536-4476, Janette Arends or www.copoac.org

8 Colorado Stock Horse Association Open All Breed Show, registration 7:30 a.m., classes 8:30 a.m., Indiana Equestrian Center, 7500 Indiana St., Arvada, Colo. Information and entry forms at (720) 935-2026 or (720) 560-3646, www.ColoradoStockHorse.com and ColoradoStockHorse@yahoo.com.

8 Gymkhana, 9 a.m., TS Ranch Arena, 2601 S. County Road 19, Loveland, Colo. For more information, go to www.JohnstownSaddleClub.com.

8 English, Western, Ranch Performance Open show, 9 a.m., North Colorado Riding Club, Greeley Saddle Club Arena, www.northcoloridingclub.com

11-14 Katey and Sean Memorial Bible Camp, Greeley, Colo. Registration is $100 per camper. For more information, call (970) 381-0484.

12 Gymkhana, 9 a.m., TS Ranch Arena, 2601 S. County Road 19, Loveland, Colo. For more information, go to www.JohnstownSaddleClub.com.

12-15 Horse Training Camp (coach Doug Milholland), Shane Kier Ranch, Austin, Colo., (near Delta). For more information, go to www. cowboyatthecross.com, or call (970) 835-3897

13 Weekly Consignment Auction, 6:30 p.m., Greeley, Colo., Rolling Hill Auction, (970) 356-2998, www.auctionzip.com ID 7020

13-14 Colorado Horse, Mule, and Carriage Auction, 9 a.m., Adams County Fairgrounds, Harley Troyer Auctioneers, (970) 785-6282, www.troyerauctions.com

14 Misc. and Consignors Public Auction, 9 a.m., Byers, Colo., Linnebur Auctions, Inc., (303) 822-9298, www.linneburauctions.com

14 Saddle Series Gymkhana, 4 p.m., Bob Walker Memorial Arena, Livestock Exchange, 28601 Hwy 34, Brush, Colo., http://www.livestockexchange.org/Bob-Walker-Memorial-Arena.html

19 Colorado Stock Horse Association Open All Breed Show, registration 7:30 a.m., classes 8:30 a.m., Indiana Equestrian Center, 7500 Indiana St., Arvada, Colo. Information and entry forms at (720) 935-2026 or (720) 560-3646, www.ColoradoStockHorse.com and ColoradoStockHorse@yahoo.com.

19 English and Western Show, 9 a.m., TS Ranch Arena, 2601 S. County Road 19, Loveland, Colo. For more information, go to www.JohnstownSaddleClub.com.

19 Gymkhana, 8 a.m., Haxtun, Colo., arena. For more information, call Melinda Groshans at (970) 774-7577, (970) 520-0259 or (970) 774-6436.

20 Weekly Consignment Auction, 6:30 p.m., Greeley, Colo., Rolling Hill Auction, (970) 356-2998, www.auctionzip.com ID 7020

21 Parry Prairie Show Series, 9 a.m., 10 miles northeast of Sterling, Colo., 22509 CR 48, Iliff, Colo., (970) 520-1069, emilydparry1@gmail.com

21 Albany County Cattle Women Ranch Tour, $15 bus tour, $6 beef luncheon. Meet at the south end of the Wyoming Territorial Prison Historic Site, departure at 9 a.m., Laramie, Wyo., contact Bonnie (307) 745-5116 or Sandra Eike (307) 760-5590 by July 10.

21 Saddle Series Gymkhana, 4 p.m., Bob Walker Memorial Arena, Livestock Exchange, 28601 Hwy 34, Brush, Colo., http://www.livestockexchange.org/Bob-Walker-Memorial-Arena.html

21 Lewis Moving Auction, 9 a.m., Strasburg, Colo, Linnebur Auctions, Inc., (303) 822-9298, www.linneburauctions.com

22 Annual Cache La Poudre all-class reunion potluck, noon, American Legion Hall, 2124 County Road 54 G, Fort Collins, Colo. For more information, call (970) 988-9958.

22 English and Western Show, 9 a.m., TS Ranch Arena, 2601 S. County Road 19, Loveland, Colo. For more information, go to www.JohnstownSaddleClub.com.

27 Weekly Consignment Auction, 6:30 p.m., Greeley, Colo., Rolling Hill Auction, (970) 356-2998, www.auctionzip.com ID 7020

27-28 Twombly Performance Horse Sale, Cheyenne, Wyo., (308) 783-1866, www.twomblyarena.com

August

3 Weekly Consignment Auction, 6:30 p.m., Greeley, Colo., Rolling Hill Auction, (970) 356-2998, www.auctionzip.com ID 7020

10 Weekly Consignment Auction, 6:30 p.m., Greeley, Colo., Rolling Hill Auction, (970) 356-2998, www.auctionzip.com ID 7020

15 K-State Ranching Summit, 8:30 a.m., K-State Alumni Center, Manhattan, Kan. Early registration is $40 for individuals and $70 for two attendees from the same operation and is due by Aug. 8. Students are $20 if registered by Aug. 8. Registration Aug. 9 and later, including at the door, is $70, with no discount offered for second attendee from same operation. Pre-registration is encouraged to accommodate catering. A block of rooms has been reserved at the Holiday Inn at the campus under “K-State Ranching Summit.” Reservations must be made by July 20 to receive the rate of $99.95 plus tax. You can call the hotel directly at (785) 539-7531 or if you make reservations online, use the group code RAN. For more information, visit www.KSUBeef.org. For questions about the event, contact Bob Weaber at bweaber@ksu.edu, (785) 532-1460; or Lois Schreiner, lschrein@ksu.edu, (785) 532-1267.

15-16 North American Manure Expo, Swiftel Center, Brookings, S.D. For more information, go to manuremanager.com/manure-expo/.

17 Weekly Consignment Auction, 6:30 p.m., Greeley, Colo., Rolling Hill Auction, (970) 356-2998, www.auctionzip.com ID 7020

24 Weekly Consignment Auction, 6:30 p.m., Greeley, Colo., Rolling Hill Auction, (970) 356-2998, www.auctionzip.com ID 7020

24-26 33rd Annual Yesteryear Farm Show, 9 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. daily, Dougherty Museum, Longmont, Colo., free to public, www.yesteryearfarmshow.org

26 Open Horse Show, Colorado Pony Of America Club, Boulder County Fairgrounds, Longmont, Colo., (303) 536-4476, Janette Arends or www.copoac.org

31 Weekly Consignment Auction, 6:30 p.m., Greeley, Colo., Rolling Hill Auction, (970) 356-2998, www.auctionzip.com ID 7020

September

1-2 32nd annual Lexington Junk-n-Tique Extravaganza, Dawson County Fairgrounds, Lexington, Neb., (308) 324-3600, www.lexingtonjunkntique.com.

9 Colorado Stock Horse Association Open All Breed Show, registration 7:30 a.m., classes 8:30 a.m., Indiana Equestrian Center, 7500 Indiana St., Arvada, Colo. Information and entry forms at (720) 935-2026 or (720) 560-3646, www.ColoradoStockHorse.com and ColoradoStockHorse@yahoo.com.

9 Gymkhana, 9 a.m., TS Ranch Arena, 2601 S. County Road 19, Loveland, Colo. For more information, go to www.JohnstownSaddleClub.com.

9 English, Western, Ranch Performance Open show, 9 a.m., North Colorado Riding Club, Greeley Saddle Club Arena, www.northcoloridingclub.com

15 Parry Prairie Show Series, 9 a.m., 10 miles northeast of Sterling, Colo., 22509 CR 48, Iliff, Colo., (970) 520-1069, emilydparry1@gmail.com

16 English and Western Show, 9 a.m., TS Ranch Arena, 2601 S. County Road 19, Loveland, Colo. For more information, go to www.JohnstownSaddleClub.com.

16 Gymkhana, 8 a.m., Haxtun, Colo., arena. For more information, call Melinda Groshans at (970) 774-7577, (970) 520-0259 or (970) 774-6436.

22-23 Richard Shrake Weekend Clinic, Lakewood, Colo. For more information, go to http://www.redstarbarnridingacademy.com/clinics.html or call Christine (720) 276-4403, or email c4inspire@gmail.com.

30 Gymkhana, 8 a.m., Haxtun, Colo., arena. For more information, call Melinda Groshans at (970) 774-7577, (970) 520-0259 or (970) 774-6436.

October

6 Timber Dan Fall Antique and Collectible Toy Show and Sale, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., First National Bank Exhibition Building, North Hall, Larimer County Fairgrounds (The Ranch), I-25 exit 259, Loveland, Colo., admission $4. For more information, contact Doug Larson, (970) 214-1035, douglar@comcast.net or visit http://wwwlovelandlionsclubs.org/sites/ToyShow.htm.

November

16 2018 Ag-ceptional Women’s Conference, Northeast Community College Lifelong Learning Center, Norfolk, Neb. For more information, contact Coletta Motacek at (402) 844 7181 or Coletta@northeast.edu; or Tara Smydra at (402) 844-7187 or taras@northeast.edu.

Iowan named Champion livestock auctioneer

Jared Miller of Leon, Iowa, proved his world-class talent as a livestock auctioneer at the 55th annual World Livestock Auctioneer Championship, presented by the Livestock Marketing Association. Bloomington Livestock Exchange, Bloomington, Wis., hosted the contest on June 9.

In his acceptance speech, Miller said, “Wow. I said yesterday that this is a moment I’ve dreamt about. A few words come to my mind: thankful, grateful, blessed.”

Also in his acceptance speech, Miller thanked his family, sponsors and various members of the livestock marketing industry, saying, “I heard a quote one time that if you see a turtle on top of a fence post, he didn’t get there by himself. And I’m that turtle; I’ve had a lot of help along the way.”

This year’s champion takes home a customized 2018 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 truck to use during the year of his reign, $6,000 cash, world champion Gist belt buckle and a hand-tooled leather briefcase from LMA; world champion ring sponsored by Bloomington Livestock Exchange; the Golden Gavel Award sponsored by the World Wide College of Auctioneering; and a James Reid, Ltd. money clip sponsored by CattleUSA.com.

Miller was sponsored by Lamoni Livestock Auction, Inc., Lamoni, Iowa.

A special WLAC show aired on RFD-TV June 25. The 2010 World Livestock Auctioneer Champion, Kyle Shobe, hosted the show.

OTHER HONORS

Cody Lowderman from Macomb, Ill., earned Reserve Champion honors, and Russele Sleep from Bedford, Iowa, was named Runner-up Champion.

As Reserve Champion, Lowderman received $2,500 cash, a Gist knife and reserve champion Gist belt buckle from LMA. The Reserve Champion also won the award for high interview score. Doing so, he received $1,000 cash and a hand-tooled leather padfolio from the LMA. Lowderman was sponsored by Carthage Livestock, Inc.

Sleep took home $1,250 cash, a Gist knife and runner-up Gist belt buckle, sponsored by LMA. He was sponsored by Clarinda Livestock Auction, Inc., Clarinda, Iowa; Fort Scott Livestock Market, Inc., Fort Scott, Kan.; Green City Livestock Marketing, LLC, Green City, Mo.; Knoxville Regional Livestock Market, Knoxville, Iowa; Southeast Kansas Stockyards, LLC, Gas, Kan.; and Russell Livestock.

In addition to Miller, Lowderman and Sleep, the 2018 WLAC finalists were Colton Brantley, Modesto, Calif.; Dean Edge, Rimbey, Alberta, Canada; Will Epperly, Dunlap, Iowa; Kyle Layman, North Platte, Neb.; Jacob Massey, Petersburg, Tenn.; Jay Romine, Mont. Washington, Ky.; Tim Yoder, Montezuma, Ga. All received Gist belt buckles from LMA.

Remaining semi-finalists who competed in the WLAC are Mitch Barthel, Perham, Minn.; Neil Bouray, Webber, Kan.; Chuck Bradley, Rockford, Ala.; Albert Carroll, Downeyville, Ontario, Canada; Leon Caselman, Long Lane, Mo.; Bill Cook, Billings, Mont.; Eric Drees, Nampa, Idaho; Brandon Frey, Creston, Iowa; Philip Gilstrap, Pendleton, S.C.; Steven M. Goedert, Dillon, Mont.; Cody Hanold, Brighton, Ill.; Jonathan Kraft, Hobart, Ind.; Wade Leist, Boyne City, Mich.; Thad McDermott, Wellfleet, Neb.; Brandon McLagan, Milan, Mo.; Daniel Mitchell, Cumberland, Ohio; Lander Nicodemus, Cheyenne, Wyo.; Jason Santomaso, Sterling, Colo.; Ethan Schuette, Washington, Kan.; Justin Steward, Wyoming, Iowa; Zack Zumstein, Prairie, Idaho.

Each of the semi-finalists received a custom garment bag from LMA, a jacket from BLE, and a “Welcome to Wisconsin” basket from BLE.

SCORING

Thirty of the semi-finalists were selected during three regional qualifying events that took place at LMA member-markets in the U.S. As the International Auctioneer Champion is always given a “bye” to become an automatic semi-finalist, Dean Edge qualified as the champion from Calgary Stampede’s International Livestock Auctioneer Championship in Canada.

When not on the auction block at the livestock market he regularly sells at, or serving as co-manager at Lamoni Livestock Auction, Inc., Miller will spend his year traveling the country sharing his auctioneering skills with other livestock auction markets, and acting as a spokesperson for the industry. Therefore, each semi-finalist had an opportunity to establish their knowledge of the livestock marketing business, and their ability to express that knowledge with clarity, in a judged interview session on Friday of the championship.

The auctioneering phase of the contest is conducted during an actual sale, with live bidders in the seats. Contestants were judged on the clarity of their auction chant; vocal quality; their ability to catch bids and conduct the sale; and finally, if the judge would hire the auctioneer for their own livestock market.

Following the semi-finals, 10 finalists were selected to return to the auction ring for the final round where they sold additional drafts of cattle, and were judged again, based on the same criteria.

The 2018 Interview Judges were Bob Fidler, Fairview Sale Barn Inc. and Illinois Beef Association, Fairview, Ill.; Chris Freland, Iowa Beef Industry Council, Ames, Iowa; Mark Houston, East Tennessee Livestock Center, Inc., Sweetwater, Tenn.; Clay Myers, Texhoma Livestock Auction, LLC, Texhoma, Okla.; Mike VanMaanen, Eastern Missouri Commission Company and Missouri Valley Commission Company, Inc., Bowling Green and Booneville, Mo.

The 2018 WLAC Live Auction judges were Mike Cantrell, Holdenville Livestock Market, HLM, LLC, Holdenville, Okla.; Bill Goehring, Keosauqua Sales Company, Inc., Keosauqua, Iowa; John Korrey, 2002 World Livestock Auctioneer Champion, Illiff, Colo.; Bill Patton, South Central Regional Stockyard, Inc., Vienna, Mo.; Danny Reynolds, Wythe County Livestock Exchange, Inc., Wytheville, Va.

The 2018 LMA Annual Convention and WLAC was sponsored in part by the Professional Livestock Insurance Co., Livestock Marketing Insurance Agency, Berkley Agribusiness Risk Specialists, Cattlemen’s Beef Board, and the official animal health sponsor, Boehringer Ingelheim. More information can be found at http://www.LMAweb.com.❖

Events, shows and sales

June

9     Misc. Estates and Consignors Public Auction, 9 a.m., Byers, Colo., Linnebur Auctions, Inc., (303) 822-9298, www.linneburauctions.com

9     Ranch Real Estate Auction, 11 a.m., Franktown, Colo., Hayden Outdoors, www.haydenoutdoors.com, (303) 827-5157

9     Saddle Series Gymkhana, 4 p.m., Bob Walker Memorial Arena, Livestock Exchange, 28601 Hwy 34, Brush, Colo., http://www.livestockexchange.org/Bob-Walker-Memorial-Arena.html

9     Public Auction for John Rohr Estate, 9 a.m., 1075 D Street, Limon, CO 80828, Bob Anderson (719) 740-0284, www.michalauctions.com

9     Antique and Collectable Auction, 9:30 a.m., Scottsbluff, Neb., Helberg & Nuss Auctions & Realty, (308) 436-4056, www.helbergnussauction.com

9     Large Estate Old West Auction, 10 a.m., Crook Fire Hall Community Center, Crook, Colo., Michael Auction, (970 474-3693, wwwmichaelauction.com

9     Moving Auction Larry and Mary Mundt, 9:30 a.m., Hershey Neb., White Auction Service LLC, (308) 368-5280, www.whiteauctionservice.com

9     Public Auction, 10 a.m., Sullivan’s Arena, Oshkosh, Neb., Smokey’s Auction, (308) 778-7033, www.smokeysauction.com

9     Equipment, Antiques and Collectibles Auction, 9 a.m., 4128 Highway 32, Hawksprings, Wyo., McNamee Auction Service, (307) 532.4976, http://www.mcnameebrothersauctions.com

9     Generations Auction and Household Auction, 9 a.m., Wauneta, Neb., , Fanning Auction, (308) 882-4437, fanningauction.com

9-10     Open Horse Show, Colorado Pony Of America Club, Boulder County Fairgrounds, Longmont, Colo., (303) 536-4476, Janette Arends or www.copoac.org

10   Herb and Dorothy Mohrlang Moving Auction, 11 a.m., Greeley, Colo., Rolling Hill Auction, (970) 356-2998, www.auctionzip.com ID 7020

10   Colorado Stock Horse Association Open All Breed Show, registration 7:30 a.m., classes 8:30 a.m., Indiana Equestrian Center, 7500 Indiana St., Arvada, Colo. Information and entry forms at (720) 935-2026 or (720) 560-3646, www.ColoradoStockHorse.com and ColoradoStockHorse@yahoo.com.

10     Mike Brown Moving Auction, 1p.m., 183 East Oak Rd., Wheatland, Wyo., McNamee Auction Service, (307) 532-4976, http://www.mcnameebrothersauctions.com

12     Colorado Ag Water Alliance Ag Water Tour, 8:30 a.m., Lower South Platte Water Conservancy District, 100 Broadway St., Suite 12, Sterling, Colo., https://sterlingwater.eventbrite.com.

12     Farm Finance Clinic, free, North Platte, Neb. For more information, call Michelle at the Nebraska Farm Hotline at (800) 464-0258.

12-14     Yuma County Grain Company, Reck Agri Realty & Auction, www.reckagri.com, (800) 748-2589

14   Absolute Auction Sappa Creek Junction, Decatur County, Kansas, 11 a.m., American Legion, Oberlin, Kan., Hayden Outdoors Auction, (785) 821-3683, www.HaydenOutdoors

13     Lousberg Brothers Dryland Equipment Internet Auction, Briggsdale, Colo., (970) 215–3440

13-17     2018 NCA National Finals, Cheyenne, Wyo. For more information, go to www.nationalcattledog.com

14     Silage for beef cattle conference, 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m., Eastern Nebraska Research and Extension Center, Mead, Neb. Pre-register at https://go.unl.edu/silageforbeef2018. A free live-stream option can be found at the Iowa Beef Center website. More details will be available soon at www.iowabeefcenter.org.

15     Weekly Consignment Auction, Wellington, Colo., Wellington Auction Service, (970) 568-9828, www.wellingtonauctionservice.com

15     Weekly Consignment Auction, 6:30 p.m., Greeley, Colo., Rolling Hill Auction, (970) 356-2998, www.auctionzip.com ID 7020

16     McCorkle Estate Real Estate Auction, 11 a.m., Fort Lupton, Colo., www.haydenoutdoors.com, (303) 827-5157

16   Sheller Moving Auction, 10 a.m., 1109 East 11th St. Wheatland, Wyo., McNamee Auction Service, (307) 532-4976, http://www.mcnameebrothersauctions.com

16   Mauthe, Wood and Staples Estate Auction, 10 a.m., Duel County Fairgrounds, Chappell, Neb., Michael Auction, (970) 474-3693, www.michaelauction.com

17     Geneva Daniels Estate Auction, 11 a.m., 19569 CR South, Fort Morgan, Colo., Rolling Hill Auctions, (970) 356-2998, auction zip.com ID 7020

17   English and Western Show, 9 a.m., TS Ranch Arena, 2601 S. County Road 19, Loveland, Colo. For more information, go to www.JohnstownSaddleClub.com.

18   NebraskaLand Days Family Night, 5:30 p.m., 1501 S. Dewey, North Platte, Neb. For more information, contact Jeremy Rinke at (308) 539-1251 or jeremy@npharvest.church.

18-20     Colorado Cattlemen’s Association Annual Convention, Embassy Suites, Loveland, Colo. For more information, go to www.coloradocattle.org.

19-21     West Logan County Pasture, www.reckagri.com, Reck Agri Realty & Auction, (800) 748-2589

20     1974 Internationl 1066 tractor, Vermeer 605 L round baler, FH F235 loader, Morris 881 8 round bale hauler, Carpenter, Wyo., (307) 631-2830 or (970) 215-3440

20     Colorado Springs Western Street Breakfast, 5:30-9 a.m., intersection of Pikes Peak Avenue and Tejon Streets, Colorado Springs, Colo. Go to CSWesternStreetBreakfast.com for more information and follow us on Facebook.

20     Inventory Reduction Firearms Auction, online only, bidding opens June 11, Flatwater Arms-Bridgeport, Neb., Kraupies Real Estate and Auctioneers, (308) 262-1150, www.farmauction.net

20-21     Sandhills Ranch Expo, Rock County Fairgrounds, Bassett, Neb. For more information, go to www.sandhillsranchexpo.com.

20-21     2018 Grass Tour, Range Management & The Shape of Water. For more information, contact Becca Peter at (800) 782-5947 or (970) 356-7263 or email becca@pawneebuttesseed.com. Register online at https://pawneebuttesseed.com/grass-tour-2018-registration/.

21     Farm Finance Clinic, free, Lexington, Neb. For more information, call Michelle at the Nebraska Farm Hotline at (800) 464-0258.

22     Weekly Consignment Auction, Wellington, Colo., Wellington Auction Service, (970) 568-9828, www.wellingtonauctionservice.com

22     Weekly Consignment Auction, 6:30 p.m., Greeley, Colo., Rolling Hill Auction, (970) 356-2998, www.auctionzip.com ID 7020

22   English and Western Show, 9 a.m., TS Ranch Arena, 2601 S. County Road 19, Loveland, Colo. For more information, go to www.JohnstownSaddleClub.com.

22-24     Pony Camp, Shane Kier Ranch, Austin, Colo., (near Delta). For more information, go to www.cowboyatthecross.com, or call (970) 835-3897

23       Saddle Series Gymkhana, 4 p.m., Bob Walker Memorial Arena, Livestock Exchange, 28601 Hwy 34, Brush, Colo., http://www.livestockexchange.org/Bob-Walker-Memorial-Arena.html

23     Blast From the Past Auction, 10 a.m., Phillips County Event Center, Holyoke, Colo., Michael Auction, (970) 474-3693, www.michaelauction.com

23-24   Kincaid Estate Auction, two days, two locations, McCook, Neb., fanningauction.com, Fanning Auction, (308) 882-4437

26-28   Commercial Building with Refrigeration Auction, www.reckagri.com, Reck Agri Realty & Auction, (800) 748-2589

27     Farm Finance Clinic, free, Norfolk, Neb. For more information, call Michelle at the Nebraska Farm Hotline at (800) 464-0258.

27     Consignment Auction, 10 a.m., Brush Colo., Auctioneers Miller & Associates, (970) 842-5575, www.ama-auctions.com

27-28     Unit Cost of Production Workshop, 8:30 a.m., Panhandle Research and Extension Center, Scottsbluff, Neb. Cost is $50 per person and covers meals for both days. Please pre-register one week prior for a meal count. Payment is due the day of the workshop. The workshop is limited to 30 people. Contact Aaron Berger at (308) 235-3122 with questions or to register.

27-28   Unit of Cost Production Workshop, 8:30 a.m., Panhandle Research and Extension Center, Scottsbluff, Neb. Contact Aaron Berger at (308) 235-3122 with questions or to register.

29     Weekly Consignment Auction, Wellington, Colo., Wellington Auction Service, (970) 568-9828, www.wellingtonauctionservice.com

29     Weekly Consignment Auction, 6:30 p.m., Greeley, Colo., Rolling Hill Auction, (970) 356-2998, www.auctionzip.com ID 7020

29-July 1     First Annual Parry Prairie Youth Ranch Horse Bible Camp, Parry Prairie Arena, 22509 CR 48, Iliff, Colo., ages 14-18, $250 per rider, (970) 520-1069, emilydparry1@gmail.com.

30     Sten and Ivan Johnson Estate Auction, 10 a.m., Loveland, Colo., Kreps-Wiedeman, (970) 356-3943, k-wauctions.com

30     Cayuse Classic Hunter Jumper and Western Show, 7:30 a.m., Sidney Peak Ranch, 32090 County Road 14. For more information, contact Michele Myer at (970) 879-4370 or email at michele@communityagalliance.org or go to the website at https://www.communityagalliance.org/cayuse-classic.html.

30     Consignment Auction, 9 a.m., Brush Colo., Auctioneers Miller & Associates, (970) 842-5575, www.ama-auctions.com

30     Jim Willy Auction, Harley Troyer Auctioneers, (970) 785-6282, www.troyerauctions.com

July

6     Weekly Consignment Auction, 6:30 p.m., Greeley, Colo., Rolling Hill Auction, (970) 356-2998, www.auctionzip.com ID 7020

5-6     Pony Of America Rocky Mountain Regional, Boulder County Fairgrounds, Longmont, Colo., (303) 536-4476, Janette Arends or www.copoac.org

7     Tim Kirby Estate Auction, 10 a.m., 15101 County Road 19, Fort Morgan, Colo., Holzworth Auction Company, LLC, (970) 380-5305, www.theholzworthauctioncompany.com

7-8     Pony Of America Rocky Mountain Regional, Boulder County Fairgrounds, Longmont, Colo., (303) 536-4476, Janette Arends or www.copoac.org

8   Colorado Stock Horse Association Open All Breed Show, registration 7:30 a.m., classes 8:30 a.m., Indiana Equestrian Center, 7500 Indiana St., Arvada, Colo. Information and entry forms at (720) 935-2026 or (720) 560-3646, www.ColoradoStockHorse.com and ColoradoStockHorse@yahoo.com.

8   Gymkhana, 9 a.m., TS Ranch Arena, 2601 S. County Road 19, Loveland, Colo. For more information, go to www.JohnstownSaddleClub.com.

8       English, Western, Ranch Performance Open show, 9 a.m., North Colorado Riding Club, Greeley Saddle Club Arena, www.northcoloridingclub.com

11-14     Katey and Sean Memorial Bible Camp, Greeley, Colo. Registration is $100 per camper. For more information, call (970) 381-0484.

12   Gymkhana, 9 a.m., TS Ranch Arena, 2601 S. County Road 19, Loveland, Colo. For more information, go to www.JohnstownSaddleClub.com.

12-15     Horse Training Camp (coach Doug Milholland), Shane Kier Ranch, Austin, Colo., (near Delta). For more information, go to www. cowboyatthecross.com, or call (970) 835-3897

13     Weekly Consignment Auction, 6:30 p.m., Greeley, Colo., Rolling Hill Auction, (970) 356-2998, www.auctionzip.com ID 7020

13-14     Colorado Horse, Mule, and Carriage Auction, 9 a.m., Adams County Fairgrounds, Harley Troyer Auctioneers, (970) 785-6282, www.troyerauctions.com

14     Misc. and Consignors Public Auction, 9 a.m., Byers, Colo., Linnebur Auctions, Inc., (303) 822-9298, www.linneburauctions.com

14       Saddle Series Gymkhana, 4 p.m., Bob Walker Memorial Arena, Livestock Exchange, 28601 Hwy 34, Brush, Colo., http://www.livestockexchange.org/Bob-Walker-Memorial-Arena.html

19   Colorado Stock Horse Association Open All Breed Show, registration 7:30 a.m., classes 8:30 a.m., Indiana Equestrian Center, 7500 Indiana St., Arvada, Colo. Information and entry forms at (720) 935-2026 or (720) 560-3646, www.ColoradoStockHorse.com and ColoradoStockHorse@yahoo.com.

19   English and Western Show, 9 a.m., TS Ranch Arena, 2601 S. County Road 19, Loveland, Colo. For more information, go to www.JohnstownSaddleClub.com.

19   Gymkhana, 8 a.m., Haxtun, Colo., arena. For more information, call Melinda Groshans at (970) 774-7577, (970) 520-0259 or (970) 774-6436.

20     Weekly Consignment Auction, 6:30 p.m., Greeley, Colo., Rolling Hill Auction, (970) 356-2998, www.auctionzip.com ID 7020

21     Parry Prairie Show Series, 9 a.m., 10 miles northeast of Sterling, Colo., 22509 CR 48, Iliff, Colo., (970) 520-1069, emilydparry1@gmail.com

21   Albany County Cattle Women Ranch Tour, $15 bus tour, $6 beef luncheon. Meet at the south end of the Wyoming Territorial Prison Historic Site, departure at 9 a.m., Laramie, Wyo., contact Bonnie (307) 745-5116 or Sandra Eike (307) 760-5590 by July 10.

21     Saddle Series Gymkhana, 4 p.m., Bob Walker Memorial Arena, Livestock Exchange, 28601 Hwy 34, Brush, Colo., http://www.livestockexchange.org/Bob-Walker-Memorial-Arena.html

22   English and Western Show, 9 a.m., TS Ranch Arena, 2601 S. County Road 19, Loveland, Colo. For more information, go to www.JohnstownSaddleClub.com.

27     Weekly Consignment Auction, 6:30 p.m., Greeley, Colo., Rolling Hill Auction, (970) 356-2998, www.auctionzip.com ID 7020

August

3     Weekly Consignment Auction, 6:30 p.m., Greeley, Colo., Rolling Hill Auction, (970) 356-2998, www.auctionzip.com ID 7020

10      Weekly Consignment Auction, 6:30 p.m., Greeley, Colo., Rolling Hill Auction, (970) 356-2998, www.auctionzip.com ID 7020

15     K-State Ranching Summit, 8:30 a.m., K-State Alumni Center, Manhattan, Kan. Early registration is $40 for individuals and $70 for two attendees from the same operation and is due by Aug. 8. Students are $20 if registered by Aug. 8. Registration Aug. 9 and later, including at the door, is $70, with no discount offered for second attendee from same operation. Pre-registration is encouraged to accommodate catering. A block of rooms has been reserved at the Holiday Inn at the campus under “K-State Ranching Summit.” Reservations must be made by July 20 to receive the rate of $99.95 plus tax. You can call the hotel directly at (785) 539-7531 or if you make reservations online, use the group code RAN. For more information, visit www.KSUBeef.org. For questions about the event, contact Bob Weaber at bweaber@ksu.edu, (785) 532-1460; or Lois Schreiner, lschrein@ksu.edu, (785) 532-1267.

15-16     North American Manure Expo, Swiftel Center, Brookings, S.D. For more information, go to manuremanager.com/manure-expo/.

17     Weekly Consignment Auction, 6:30 p.m., Greeley, Colo., Rolling Hill Auction, (970) 356-2998, www.auctionzip.com ID 7020

24   Weekly Consignment Auction, 6:30 p.m., Greeley, Colo., Rolling Hill Auction, (970) 356-2998, www.auctionzip.com ID 7020

24-26   33rd Annual Yesteryear Farm Show, 9 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. daily, Dougherty Museum, Longmont, Colo., free to public, www.yesteryearfarmshow.org

26     Open Horse Show, Colorado Pony Of America Club, Boulder County Fairgrounds, Longmont, Colo., (303) 536-4476, Janette Arends or www.copoac.org

31     Weekly Consignment Auction, 6:30 p.m., Greeley, Colo., Rolling Hill Auction, (970) 356-2998, www.auctionzip.com ID 7020

September

1-2   32nd annual Lexington Junk-n-Tique Extravaganza, Dawson County Fairgrounds, Lexington, Neb., (308) 324-3600, www.lexingtonjunkntique.com.

9   Colorado Stock Horse Association Open All Breed Show, registration 7:30 a.m., classes 8:30 a.m., Indiana Equestrian Center, 7500 Indiana St., Arvada, Colo. Information and entry forms at (720) 935-2026 or (720) 560-3646, www.ColoradoStockHorse.com and ColoradoStockHorse@yahoo.com.

9   Gymkhana, 9 a.m., TS Ranch Arena, 2601 S. County Road 19, Loveland, Colo. For more information, go to www.JohnstownSaddleClub.com.

9       English, Western, Ranch Performance Open show, 9 a.m., North Colorado Riding Club, Greeley Saddle Club Arena, www.northcoloridingclub.com

15     Parry Prairie Show Series, 9 a.m., 10 miles northeast of Sterling, Colo., 22509 CR 48, Iliff, Colo., (970) 520-1069, emilydparry1@gmail.com

16   English and Western Show, 9 a.m., TS Ranch Arena, 2601 S. County Road 19, Loveland, Colo. For more information, go to www.JohnstownSaddleClub.com.

16   Gymkhana, 8 a.m., Haxtun, Colo., arena. For more information, call Melinda Groshans at (970) 774-7577, (970) 520-0259 or (970) 774-6436.

30   Gymkhana, 8 a.m., Haxtun, Colo., arena. For more information, call Melinda Groshans at (970) 774-7577, (970) 520-0259 or (970) 774-6436.

October

6     Timber Dan Fall Antique and Collectible Toy Show and Sale, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., First National Bank Exhibition Building, North Hall, Larimer County Fairgrounds (The Ranch), I-25 exit 259, Loveland, Colo., admission $4. For more information, contact Doug Larson, (970) 214-1035, douglar@comcast.net or visit http://wwwlovelandlionsclubs.org/sites/ToyShow.htm.

November

16   2018 Ag-ceptional Women’s Conference, Northeast Community College Lifelong Learning Center, Norfolk, Neb. For more information, contact Coletta Motacek at (402) 844 7181 or Coletta@northeast.edu; or Tara Smydra at (402) 844-7187 or taras@northeast.edu.

Events, shows and sales

June

2     10th Annual Monte Vista Amish School Consignment Auction, 9 a.m., 5498 E. County Rd 8 South, Monte Vista, Colo., David (719) 850-2555, Tim- (719) 588-1454

2     Moving Auction for Paul Schadegg, 10 a.m., Sidney Neb., McConnell Auctions, (308) 230-0430, www.mcconnellauctions.net

2     Schriner Public Auction, 10:30 a.m., CR 73, Kiowa, Colo., Michal Auction Service, Jim (719) 349.4446, Jake (970) 420.2509, www.michalauctions.com

2     Open Horse Show, Colorado Pony Of America Club, Morgan County Fairgrounds, Brush, Colo., (970) 483-7491, Peggy Lough or www.copoac.org

2     Ron Sheeley Estate Auction, 9 a.m., Keenesburg, Colo., Linnebur Auctions, Inc., (303) 822-9298, www.linneburauctions.com

2     Auction, 10 a.m., 45 Mason Lane, Laramie, Wyo., Westbrook and Sons Auctioneers, www.westbrookandsons.com.

2     McCorkle Estate Auction, 9 a.m., Fort Lupton, Colo., BAS Auction Marketing Group, www.buckhornauctions.com, (303) 827-5157

2-3     Velvet Spur Obstacle Clinic and Trail Challenge, North Platte, Neb., (308) 530-3464, luvmypaints@live.com

3   English, Western, Ranch Performance Open show, 9 a.m., North Colorado Riding Club, 9 a.m., Greeley Saddle Club Arena, www.northcoloridingclub.com

3   Gymkhana, 9 a.m., TS Ranch Arena, 2601 S. County Road 19, Loveland, Colo. For more information, go to www.JohnstownSaddleClub.com.

5     Candidate and Issues Forum, 7 p.m., Otis High School, Sponsored by the Washington County Farm Bureau and the Washington County Republicans, giselej@hotmail.com, (970) 396-1289.5-7   Colorado FFA Association 90th annual convention, Colorado State University-Pueblo campus, register at http://ffa.cccs.edu/state-ffa-convention/. For more information, contact Michael Womochil at (720) 858-2808 or Micheal.womochil@cccs.edu.

6   2018 Nebraska Beef Ambassador Competition, 1 p.m. (CDT), College Park Grand Island, Neb. Registration deadline is June 1, 2018. For more information contact Bonita at ncw@necattlemen.org or (402) 450-0223.

6     Cheatgrass management, 10 a.m., University of Nebraska-Lincoln Panhandle Research and Extension Center, 10 miles north of Scottsbluff, Neb. RSVP by calling (307) 321-5827 or emailing UNL Range and Forage Management Specialist Mitch Stephenson (mstephenson@unl.edu) by June 4 so we have a count for the lunch.

7-12    Rodeo Bible Camp, Shane Kier Ranch, Austin, Colorado (near Delta), For further information and registration visit the web site: cowboyatthecross.com, or call (970) 835-3897

8     Weekly Consignment Auction, Wellington, Colo., Wellington Auction Service, (970) 568-9828, www.wellingtonauctionservice.com

8     Weekly Consignment Auction, 6:30 p.m., Greeley, Colo., Rolling Hill Auction, (970) 356-2998, www.auctionzip.com ID 7020

8   Wyoming Animal Damage Management Board meeting, 8 a.m., Holiday Inn, Sheridan. For a complete agenda or more information about this meeting, visit the ADMB website at www.wyadmb.com or contact Kent Drake at (307) 777-6781.

8-14     Camp Rocky, Divide, Colo. Go to: www.coloradoacd.org/camprocky. Once you submit your application and $100 deposit (make check payable to: Colo. Association of Conservation Districts), you will be sent health forms. Contact your local West Greeley Conservation District for scholarship information to help teens who live within the WGCD boundaries — with the $350 Camp Rocky tuition, (970) 356-8097 x: 143 or email kristi.helzer@wgcd.org. Application deadline is June 1, 2018. For more information, contact Amy Gossman at amy.camprocky@gmail.com.

9     Misc. Estates and Consignors Public Auction, 9 a.m., Byers, Colo., Linnebur Auctions, Inc., (303) 822-9298, www.linneburauctions.com9     Ranch Real Estate Auction, 11 a.m., Franktown, Colo., Hayden Outdoors, www.haydenoutdoors.com, (303) 827-5157

9     Saddle Series Gymkhana, 4 p.m., Bob Walker Memorial Arena, Livestock Exchange, 28601 Hwy 34, Brush, Colo., http://www.livestockexchange.org/Bob-Walker-Memorial-Arena.html

9     Public Auction for John Rohr Estate, 9 a.m., 1075 D Street, Limon, CO 80828, Bob Anderson (719) 740-0284, www.michalauctions.com

9     Antique and Collectable Auction, 9:30 a.m., Scottsbluff, Neb., Helberg & Nuss Auctions & Realty, (308) 436-4056, www.helbergnussauction.com

9     Large Estate Old West Auction, 10 a.m., Crook Fire Hall Community Center, Crook, Colo., Michael Auction, (970 474-3693, wwwmichaelauction.com

9     Moving Auction Larry and Mary Mundt, 9:30 a.m., Hershey Neb., White Auction Service LLC, (308) 368-5280, www.whiteauctionservice.com

9     Public Auction, 10 a.m., Sullivan’s Arena, Oshkosh, Neb., Smokey’s Auction, (308) 778-7033, www.smokeysauction.com

9     Equipment, Antiques and Collectibles Auction, 9 a.m., 4128 Highway 32, Hawksprings, Wyo., McNamee Auction Service,

(307) 532.4976, http://www.mcnameebrothersauctions.com

9     Generations Auction and Household Auction, 9 a.m., Wauneta, Neb., , Fanning Auction, (308) 882-4437, fanningauction.com

9-10     Open Horse Show, Colorado Pony Of America Club, Boulder County Fairgrounds, Longmont, Colo., (303) 536-4476, Janette Arends or www.copoac.org

10   Herb and Dorothy Mohrlang Moving Auction, 11 a.m., Greeley, Colo., Rolling Hill Auction, (970) 356-2998, www.auctionzip.com ID 7020

10   Colorado Stock Horse Association Open All Breed Show, registration 7:30 a.m., classes 8:30 a.m., Indiana Equestrian Center, 7500 Indiana St., Arvada, Colo. Information and entry forms at (720) 935-2026 or (720) 560-3646, www.ColoradoStockHorse.com and ColoradoStockHorse@yahoo.com.

10     Mike Brown Moving Auction, 1p.m., 183 East Oak Rd., Wheatland, Wyo., McNamee Auction Service, (307) 532-4976, http://www.mcnameebrothersauctions.com

12     Colorado Ag Water Alliance Ag Water Tour, 8:30 a.m., Lower South Platte Water Conservancy District, 100 Broadway St., Suite 12, Sterling, Colo., https://sterlingwater.eventbrite.com.

12-14     Yuma County Grain Company, Reck Agri Realty & Auction, www.reckagri.com, (800) 748-2589

13     Lousberg Brothers Dryland Equipment Internet Auction, Briggsdale, Colo., (970) 215–3440

13-17     2018 NCA National Finals, Cheyenne, Wyo. For more information, go to www.nationalcattledog.com

14     Silage for beef cattle conference, 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m., Eastern Nebraska Research and Extension Center, Mead, Neb. Pre-register at https://go.unl.edu/silageforbeef2018. A free live-stream option can be found at the Iowa Beef Center website. More details will be available soon at www.iowabeefcenter.org.

15     Weekly Consignment Auction, Wellington, Colo., Wellington Auction Service, (970) 568-9828, www.wellingtonauctionservice.com

15     Weekly Consignment Auction, 6:30 p.m., Greeley, Colo., Rolling Hill Auction, (970) 356-2998, www.auctionzip.com ID 7020

16     McCorkle Estate Real Estate Auction, 11 a.m., Fort Lupton, Colo., www.haydenoutdoors.com, (303) 827-5157

16   Sheller Moving Auction, 10 a.m., 1109 East 11th St. Wheatland, Wyo., McNamee Auction Service, (307) 532-4976, http://www.mcnameebrothersauctions.com

16   Mauthe, Wood and Staples Estate Auction, 10 a.m., Duel County Fairgrounds, Chappell, Neb., Michael Auction, (970) 474-3693, www.michaelauction.com

17   English and Western Show, 9 a.m., TS Ranch Arena, 2601 S. County Road 19, Loveland, Colo. For more information, go to www.JohnstownSaddleClub.com.

18   NebraskaLand Days Family Night, 5:30 p.m., 1501 S. Dewey, North Platte, Neb. For more information, contact Jeremy Rinke at (308) 539-1251 or jeremy@npharvest.church.

18-20     Colorado Cattlemen’s Association Annual Convention, Embassy Suites, Loveland, Colo. For more information, go to www.coloradocattle.org.

19-21     West Logan County Pasture, www.reckagri.com, Reck Agri Realty & Auction, (800) 748-2589

20     1974 Internationl 1066 tractor, Vermeer 605 L round baler, FH F235 loader, Morris 881 8 round bale hauler, Carpenter, Wyo., (307) 631-2830 or (970) 215-3440

20-21     Sandhills Ranch Expo, Rock County Fairgrounds, Bassett, Neb. For more information, go to www.sandhillsranchexpo.com.

20-21     2018 Grass Tour, Range Management & The Shape of Water. For more information, contact Becca Peter at (800) 782-5947 or (970) 356-7263 or email becca@pawneebuttesseed.com. Register online at https://pawneebuttesseed.com/grass-tour-2018-registration/.

22     Weekly Consignment Auction, Wellington, Colo., Wellington Auction Service, (970) 568-9828, www.wellingtonauctionservice.com

22     Weekly Consignment Auction, 6:30 p.m., Greeley, Colo., Rolling Hill Auction, (970) 356-2998, www.auctionzip.com ID 7020

22   English and Western Show, 9 a.m., TS Ranch Arena, 2601 S. County Road 19, Loveland, Colo. For more information, go to www.JohnstownSaddleClub.com.

22-24     Pony Camp, Shane Kier Ranch, Austin, Colo., (near Delta). For more information, go to www.cowboyatthecross.com, or call (970) 835-3897

23       Saddle Series Gymkhana, 4 p.m., Bob Walker Memorial Arena, Livestock Exchange, 28601 Hwy 34, Brush, Colo., http://www.livestockexchange.org/Bob-Walker-Memorial-Arena.html

23-24   Kincaid Estate Auction, two days, two locations, McCook, Neb., fanningauction.com, Fanning Auction, (308) 882-4437

26-28   Commercial Building with Refrigeration Auction, www.reckagri.com, Reck Agri Realty & Auction, (800) 748-2589

27-28   Unit of Cost Production Workshop, 8:30 a.m., Panhandle Research and Extension Center, Scottsbluff, Neb. Contact Aaron Berger at (308) 235-3122 with questions or to register.

29     Weekly Consignment Auction, Wellington, Colo., Wellington Auction Service, (970) 568-9828, www.wellingtonauctionservice.com

29     Weekly Consignment Auction, 6:30 p.m., Greeley, Colo., Rolling Hill Auction, (970) 356-2998, www.auctionzip.com ID 7020

29-July 1     First Annual Parry Prairie Youth Ranch Horse Bible Camp, Parry Prairie Arena, 22509 CR 48, Iliff, Colo., ages 14-18, $250 per rider, (970) 520-1069, emilydparry1@gmail.com.

30     Jim Willy Auction, Harley Troyer Auctioneers, (970) 785-6282, www.troyerauctions.com

July

6     Weekly Consignment Auction, 6:30 p.m., Greeley, Colo., Rolling Hill Auction, (970) 356-2998, www.auctionzip.com ID 7020

5-6     Pony Of America Rocky Mountain Regional, Boulder County Fairgrounds, Longmont, Colo., (303) 536-4476, Janette Arends or www.copoac.org

7-8     Pony Of America Rocky Mountain Regional, Boulder County Fairgrounds, Longmont, Colo., (303) 536-4476, Janette Arends or www.copoac.org

8   Colorado Stock Horse Association Open All Breed Show, registration 7:30 a.m., classes 8:30 a.m., Indiana Equestrian Center, 7500 Indiana St., Arvada, Colo. Information and entry forms at (720) 935-2026 or (720) 560-3646, www.ColoradoStockHorse.com and ColoradoStockHorse@yahoo.com.

8   Gymkhana, 9 a.m., TS Ranch Arena, 2601 S. County Road 19, Loveland, Colo. For more information, go to www.JohnstownSaddleClub.com.

8       English, Western, Ranch Performance Open show, 9 a.m., North Colorado Riding Club, Greeley Saddle Club Arena, www.northcoloridingclub.com

12   Gymkhana, 9 a.m., TS Ranch Arena, 2601 S. County Road 19, Loveland, Colo. For more information, go to www.JohnstownSaddleClub.com.

12-15     Horse Training Camp (coach Doug Milholland), Shane Kier Ranch, Austin, Colo., (near Delta). For more information, go to www. cowboyatthecross.com, or call (970) 835-3897

13     Weekly Consignment Auction, 6:30 p.m., Greeley, Colo., Rolling Hill Auction, (970) 356-2998, www.auctionzip.com ID 7020

13-14     Colorado Horse, Mule, and Carriage Auction, 9 a.m., Adams County Fairgrounds, Harley Troyer Auctioneers, (970) 785-6282, www.troyerauctions.com

14       Saddle Series Gymkhana, 4 p.m., Bob Walker Memorial Arena, Livestock Exchange, 28601 Hwy 34, Brush, Colo., http://www.livestockexchange.org/Bob-Walker-Memorial-Arena.html

19   Colorado Stock Horse Association Open All Breed Show, registration 7:30 a.m., classes 8:30 a.m., Indiana Equestrian Center, 7500 Indiana St., Arvada, Colo. Information and entry forms at (720) 935-2026 or (720) 560-3646, www.ColoradoStockHorse.com and ColoradoStockHorse@yahoo.com.

19   English and Western Show, 9 a.m., TS Ranch Arena, 2601 S. County Road 19, Loveland, Colo. For more information, go to www.JohnstownSaddleClub.com.

19   Gymkhana, 8 a.m., Haxtun, Colo., arena. For more information, call Melinda Groshans at (970) 774-7577, (970) 520-0259 or (970) 774-6436.

20     Weekly Consignment Auction, 6:30 p.m., Greeley, Colo., Rolling Hill Auction, (970) 356-2998, www.auctionzip.com ID 7020

21     Parry Prairie Show Series, 9 a.m., 10 miles northeast of Sterling, Colo., 22509 CR 48, Iliff, Colo., (970) 520-1069, emilydparry1@gmail.com

21   Albany County Cattle Women Ranch Tour, $15 bus tour, $6 beef luncheon. Meet at the south end of the Wyoming Territorial Prison Historic Site, departure at 9 a.m., Laramie, Wyo., contact Bonnie (307) 745-5116 or Sandra Eike (307) 760-5590 by July 10.

21     Saddle Series Gymkhana, 4 p.m., Bob Walker Memorial Arena, Livestock Exchange, 28601 Hwy 34, Brush, Colo., http://www.livestockexchange.org/Bob-Walker-Memorial-Arena.html

22   English and Western Show, 9 a.m., TS Ranch Arena, 2601 S. County Road 19, Loveland, Colo. For more information, go to www.JohnstownSaddleClub.com.

27     Weekly Consignment Auction, 6:30 p.m., Greeley, Colo., Rolling Hill Auction, (970) 356-2998, www.auctionzip.com ID 7020

August

3     Weekly Consignment Auction, 6:30 p.m., Greeley, Colo., Rolling Hill Auction, (970) 356-2998, www.auctionzip.com ID 7020

10      Weekly Consignment Auction, 6:30 p.m., Greeley, Colo., Rolling Hill Auction, (970) 356-2998, www.auctionzip.com ID 7020

15     K-State Ranching Summit, 8:30 a.m., K-State Alumni Center, Manhattan, Kan. Early registration is $40 for individuals and $70 for two attendees from the same operation and is due by Aug. 8. Students are $20 if registered by Aug. 8. Registration Aug. 9 and later, including at the door, is $70, with no discount offered for second attendee from same operation. Pre-registration is encouraged to accommodate catering. A block of rooms has been reserved at the Holiday Inn at the campus under “K-State Ranching Summit.” Reservations must be made by July 20 to receive the rate of $99.95 plus tax. You can call the hotel directly at (785) 539-7531 or if you make reservations online, use the group code RAN. For more information, visit www.KSUBeef.org. For questions about the event, contact Bob Weaber at bweaber@ksu.edu, (785) 532-1460; or Lois Schreiner, lschrein@ksu.edu, (785) 532-1267.

15-16     North American Manure Expo, Swiftel Center, Brookings, S.D. For more information, go to manuremanager.com/manure-expo/.

17     Weekly Consignment Auction, 6:30 p.m., Greeley, Colo., Rolling Hill Auction, (970) 356-2998, www.auctionzip.com ID 7020

24   Weekly Consignment Auction, 6:30 p.m., Greeley, Colo., Rolling Hill Auction, (970) 356-2998, www.auctionzip.com ID 7020

24-26   33rd Annual Yesteryear Farm Show, 9 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. daily, Dougherty Museum, Longmont, Colo., free to public, www.yesteryearfarmshow.org

26     Open Horse Show, Colorado Pony Of America Club, Boulder County Fairgrounds, Longmont, Colo., (303) 536-4476, Janette Arends or www.copoac.org

31     Weekly Consignment Auction, 6:30 p.m., Greeley, Colo., Rolling Hill Auction, (970) 356-2998, www.auctionzip.com ID 7020

September

1-2   32nd annual Lexington Junk-n-Tique Extravaganza, Dawson County Fairgrounds, Lexington, Neb., (308) 324-3600, www.lexingtonjunkntique.com.

9   Colorado Stock Horse Association Open All Breed Show, registration 7:30 a.m., classes 8:30 a.m., Indiana Equestrian Center, 7500 Indiana St., Arvada, Colo. Information and entry forms at (720) 935-2026 or (720) 560-3646, www.ColoradoStockHorse.com and ColoradoStockHorse@yahoo.com.

9   Gymkhana, 9 a.m., TS Ranch Arena, 2601 S. County Road 19, Loveland, Colo. For more information, go to www.JohnstownSaddleClub.com.

9       English, Western, Ranch Performance Open show, 9 a.m., North Colorado Riding Club, Greeley Saddle Club Arena, www.northcoloridingclub.com

15     Parry Prairie Show Series, 9 a.m., 10 miles northeast of Sterling, Colo., 22509 CR 48, Iliff, Colo., (970) 520-1069, emilydparry1@gmail.com

16   English and Western Show, 9 a.m., TS Ranch Arena, 2601 S. County Road 19, Loveland, Colo. For more information, go to www.JohnstownSaddleClub.com.

16   Gymkhana, 8 a.m., Haxtun, Colo., arena. For more information, call Melinda Groshans at (970) 774-7577, (970) 520-0259 or (970) 774-6436.

30   Gymkhana, 8 a.m., Haxtun, Colo., arena. For more information, call Melinda Groshans at (970) 774-7577, (970) 520-0259 or (970) 774-6436.

November

16   2018 Ag-ceptional Women’s Conference, Northeast Community College Lifelong Learning Center, Norfolk, Neb. For more information, contact Coletta Motacek at (402) 844 7181 or Coletta@northeast.edu; or Tara Smydra at (402) 844-7187 or taras@northeast.edu.