Inside The BARN with Van Neidig, Co-Chair of The NebraskaN

The BARN, Briggsdale, CO – November 11, 2020 – Back on Sept. 14th the National Western Stock Show board of directors announced that the 115th National Western Stock Show in Denver, was postponed until 2022, due to the rules relating to the coronavirus pandemic here in Colorado. The livestock show industry was disappointed to say the least, but numerous major livestock shows had been cancelled/postponed throughout 2020. Not too long after the NWSS announcement, the Grand Island Livestock Complex Authority, Mayor Roger Steele, and The Nebraskan Livestock Show group announced plans to develop a one year only alternative livestock show which will be held in January 2021 at the Fonner Park Campus in Grand Island, NE. The Nebraskan Livestock Show will be presented beginning on Jan. 9th – 24th, with the genuine intent to match the schedule of the the postponed NWSS dates, and to accommodate the plans already in place within the beef cattle industry.

Paul Andrews, president and CEO of the National Western Stock Show said in a press statement, “Our National Western Stock Show leadership is supportive of Grand Island stepping in and creating a new event to provide an outlet for cattle producers across the country who may have been planning to come to our show in January.” Andrews continued,“When asked if they could assist in some way, we saw this as a chance to support those cattle producers in need of exhibiting. We will provide livestock panels and consulting services to help Grand Island show staff streamline their show schedule to best replicate what ranchers and cattle exhibitors would have experienced this January in Denver. We are grateful Grand Island is providing this one year only opportunity for the cattle industry during National Western Stock Show absence in 2021.”

Joining the Colorado Ag News Network and FarmCast Radio to discuss the upcoming “The NebraskaN Livestock Show in more detail is its Co-Chair Van Neidig


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11-11-20 Inside The BARN with Van Neidig, Co-Chair of The NebraskaN

By Brian Allmer - The BARN

Brian Allmer & the BARN are members of the National Association of Farm Broadcasting (NAFB), the Colorado FFA Foundation, the Colorado 4H Foundation, the Colorado Farm Show Marketing Committee, 1867 Club Board Member, Denver Ag & Livestock Club Member, the Weld County Fair Board, the Briggsdale FFA Advisory Council, Briggsdale 4H Club Beef Leader & Founder / Coordinator of the Briggsdale Classic Open Jackpot Show.