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Ranch rodeos prove to be a great event for county fairs

Lindsey Salestrom
Lincoln, Neb.

Photo By Lindsey SalestromThe team doctoring segment of the ranch rodeo requires the team to rope an animal at the head and at the heels and a mark is applied to the animal where the simulated treatment is to be administered.

As the summer weather begins to hint at fall and the crops start to reach maturity for harvest, the county fair season is in full swing. Communities gather for these social events to support 4-H and FFA participants in livestock shows and exhibits, or just to find food on a stick. Many community members also get the chance to participate in events hosted during the fair for entertainment. For the horsepower junkies there are truck and tractor pulls, while talent shows draw those who wish to display their gifted abilities. However, for horsemen the events have been continually changing over the years. The trend has moved from team penning to team sorting and from team sorting to team roping. Recently however, the trend has moved to ranch rodeos, which have become very popular as they appeal to competitors and spectators alike. What event is better for a county fair than one that rolls animal husbandry, teamwork, determination and grit all into one?

Ranch Rodeos have quickly gained traction as a top attraction at county fairs as the event often draws teams from local ranches and feedlots, sparking good natured rivalries. Since the teams are usually from surrounding areas, spectators often know the team members competing for the bragging rights of “top hands” making for an engaging social event.

It is widely accepted the first rodeo event was established in 1882 and held in North Platte, Neb. At that time rodeos were a social function that developed into a competition for ranch families. As the rodeo events evolved they became a showcase of the strengths an individual cowboy had rather than the work the cowboys did as a team. Ranch rodeos were re-created to return to the roots of rodeo and showcase what ranch and feedlot cowboys do on a daily basis.

Every ranch rodeo hosts different events depending on if the ranch rodeo is sanctioned with a certain association, or if it is just a sponsored affair. However some popular events are team doctoring, branding, sorting, and steer mugging.

As the summer weather begins to hint at fall and the crops start to reach maturity for harvest, the county fair season is in full swing. Communities gather for these social events to support 4-H and FFA participants in livestock shows and exhibits, or just to find food on a stick. Many community members also get the chance to participate in events hosted during the fair for entertainment. For the horsepower junkies there are truck and tractor pulls, while talent shows draw those who wish to display their gifted abilities. However, for horsemen the events have been continually changing over the years. The trend has moved from team penning to team sorting and from team sorting to team roping. Recently however, the trend has moved to ranch rodeos, which have become very popular as they appeal to competitors and spectators alike. What event is better for a county fair than one that rolls animal husbandry, teamwork, determination and grit all into one?

Ranch Rodeos have quickly gained traction as a top attraction at county fairs as the event often draws teams from local ranches and feedlots, sparking good natured rivalries. Since the teams are usually from surrounding areas, spectators often know the team members competing for the bragging rights of “top hands” making for an engaging social event.

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It is widely accepted the first rodeo event was established in 1882 and held in North Platte, Neb. At that time rodeos were a social function that developed into a competition for ranch families. As the rodeo events evolved they became a showcase of the strengths an individual cowboy had rather than the work the cowboys did as a team. Ranch rodeos were re-created to return to the roots of rodeo and showcase what ranch and feedlot cowboys do on a daily basis.

Every ranch rodeo hosts different events depending on if the ranch rodeo is sanctioned with a certain association, or if it is just a sponsored affair. However some popular events are team doctoring, branding, sorting, and steer mugging.

As the summer weather begins to hint at fall and the crops start to reach maturity for harvest, the county fair season is in full swing. Communities gather for these social events to support 4-H and FFA participants in livestock shows and exhibits, or just to find food on a stick. Many community members also get the chance to participate in events hosted during the fair for entertainment. For the horsepower junkies there are truck and tractor pulls, while talent shows draw those who wish to display their gifted abilities. However, for horsemen the events have been continually changing over the years. The trend has moved from team penning to team sorting and from team sorting to team roping. Recently however, the trend has moved to ranch rodeos, which have become very popular as they appeal to competitors and spectators alike. What event is better for a county fair than one that rolls animal husbandry, teamwork, determination and grit all into one?

Ranch Rodeos have quickly gained traction as a top attraction at county fairs as the event often draws teams from local ranches and feedlots, sparking good natured rivalries. Since the teams are usually from surrounding areas, spectators often know the team members competing for the bragging rights of “top hands” making for an engaging social event.

It is widely accepted the first rodeo event was established in 1882 and held in North Platte, Neb. At that time rodeos were a social function that developed into a competition for ranch families. As the rodeo events evolved they became a showcase of the strengths an individual cowboy had rather than the work the cowboys did as a team. Ranch rodeos were re-created to return to the roots of rodeo and showcase what ranch and feedlot cowboys do on a daily basis.

Every ranch rodeo hosts different events depending on if the ranch rodeo is sanctioned with a certain association, or if it is just a sponsored affair. However some popular events are team doctoring, branding, sorting, and steer mugging.

As the summer weather begins to hint at fall and the crops start to reach maturity for harvest, the county fair season is in full swing. Communities gather for these social events to support 4-H and FFA participants in livestock shows and exhibits, or just to find food on a stick. Many community members also get the chance to participate in events hosted during the fair for entertainment. For the horsepower junkies there are truck and tractor pulls, while talent shows draw those who wish to display their gifted abilities. However, for horsemen the events have been continually changing over the years. The trend has moved from team penning to team sorting and from team sorting to team roping. Recently however, the trend has moved to ranch rodeos, which have become very popular as they appeal to competitors and spectators alike. What event is better for a county fair than one that rolls animal husbandry, teamwork, determination and grit all into one?

Ranch Rodeos have quickly gained traction as a top attraction at county fairs as the event often draws teams from local ranches and feedlots, sparking good natured rivalries. Since the teams are usually from surrounding areas, spectators often know the team members competing for the bragging rights of “top hands” making for an engaging social event.

It is widely accepted the first rodeo event was established in 1882 and held in North Platte, Neb. At that time rodeos were a social function that developed into a competition for ranch families. As the rodeo events evolved they became a showcase of the strengths an individual cowboy had rather than the work the cowboys did as a team. Ranch rodeos were re-created to return to the roots of rodeo and showcase what ranch and feedlot cowboys do on a daily basis.

Every ranch rodeo hosts different events depending on if the ranch rodeo is sanctioned with a certain association, or if it is just a sponsored affair. However some popular events are team doctoring, branding, sorting, and steer mugging.

As the summer weather begins to hint at fall and the crops start to reach maturity for harvest, the county fair season is in full swing. Communities gather for these social events to support 4-H and FFA participants in livestock shows and exhibits, or just to find food on a stick. Many community members also get the chance to participate in events hosted during the fair for entertainment. For the horsepower junkies there are truck and tractor pulls, while talent shows draw those who wish to display their gifted abilities. However, for horsemen the events have been continually changing over the years. The trend has moved from team penning to team sorting and from team sorting to team roping. Recently however, the trend has moved to ranch rodeos, which have become very popular as they appeal to competitors and spectators alike. What event is better for a county fair than one that rolls animal husbandry, teamwork, determination and grit all into one?

Ranch Rodeos have quickly gained traction as a top attraction at county fairs as the event often draws teams from local ranches and feedlots, sparking good natured rivalries. Since the teams are usually from surrounding areas, spectators often know the team members competing for the bragging rights of “top hands” making for an engaging social event.

It is widely accepted the first rodeo event was established in 1882 and held in North Platte, Neb. At that time rodeos were a social function that developed into a competition for ranch families. As the rodeo events evolved they became a showcase of the strengths an individual cowboy had rather than the work the cowboys did as a team. Ranch rodeos were re-created to return to the roots of rodeo and showcase what ranch and feedlot cowboys do on a daily basis.

Every ranch rodeo hosts different events depending on if the ranch rodeo is sanctioned with a certain association, or if it is just a sponsored affair. However some popular events are team doctoring, branding, sorting, and steer mugging.

As the summer weather begins to hint at fall and the crops start to reach maturity for harvest, the county fair season is in full swing. Communities gather for these social events to support 4-H and FFA participants in livestock shows and exhibits, or just to find food on a stick. Many community members also get the chance to participate in events hosted during the fair for entertainment. For the horsepower junkies there are truck and tractor pulls, while talent shows draw those who wish to display their gifted abilities. However, for horsemen the events have been continually changing over the years. The trend has moved from team penning to team sorting and from team sorting to team roping. Recently however, the trend has moved to ranch rodeos, which have become very popular as they appeal to competitors and spectators alike. What event is better for a county fair than one that rolls animal husbandry, teamwork, determination and grit all into one?

Ranch Rodeos have quickly gained traction as a top attraction at county fairs as the event often draws teams from local ranches and feedlots, sparking good natured rivalries. Since the teams are usually from surrounding areas, spectators often know the team members competing for the bragging rights of “top hands” making for an engaging social event.

It is widely accepted the first rodeo event was established in 1882 and held in North Platte, Neb. At that time rodeos were a social function that developed into a competition for ranch families. As the rodeo events evolved they became a showcase of the strengths an individual cowboy had rather than the work the cowboys did as a team. Ranch rodeos were re-created to return to the roots of rodeo and showcase what ranch and feedlot cowboys do on a daily basis.

Every ranch rodeo hosts different events depending on if the ranch rodeo is sanctioned with a certain association, or if it is just a sponsored affair. However some popular events are team doctoring, branding, sorting, and steer mugging.