|Locals find success showing at Stock Show in Denver|
|Written by Holyoke Enterprise|
|Wednesday, 01 February 2012 16:57|
Kaylee and Tyler Camblin of Holyoke and Alex and Austin Vieselmeyer of Amherst recently spent time in Denver at the 2012 National Western Stock Show doing what they do best—show animals.
Kaylee, a Holyoke fifth-grader, and brother Tyler, seventh-grader, both placed third in their respective classes in the Open Prospect Steer Show on Jan. 21. Kaylee’s steer was named Meko and her brother’s steer was named Elvis.
Holyoke fifth-grader Alex placed fourth in both the junior and open show with his Angus heifer Jan. 12-13.
Alex’s brother Austin, HHS eighth-grader, took fifth place in the junior show Jan. 12.
Austin Vieselmeyer is pictured with his steer Flare in Denver during the Stock Show.
There were 192 heifers shown in the junior Angus Heifer Show and 326 head in the open Angus Show.
The Vieselmeyer brothers also showed calves in the Prospect Steer Show. They used the animals they show at the county and state fairs.
Austin placed first with his steer and seventh with the heifer in their respective classes.
Alex stood fifth in his class with his steer. There were 236 entries in the Open Prospect Steer Show on Jan. 21.
Austin said he really enjoys the fitting and showing aspect, and has immense pride in fitting his own animals, especially at a large show like NWSS. He also enjoys looking at the other cattle of various breeds.
Alex enjoys the social aspect of the show and is always very friendly to the spectators that walk through the barns. This year, he had the opportunity to visit with a school teacher from China. She was visiting with others and seemed very scared of the cattle. Alex explained how he works with his cattle and showed her how to care for the cattle at the show.
Alex Vieselmeyer is pictured with his steer Rocky at the 2012 National Western Stock
Kaylee and Tyler’s mother, Marla, said they definitely enjoyed the show. “This is my kids’ passion. They love it,” she added.
If any other area youth attended the Stock Show, please let Enterprise staff members know so information can be reported in the paper!
Holyoke Enterprise February 2, 2012