The 2015 National Western Wagyu Female and Bull Show had 28 exhibitors and a large turn out of audience members there to watch the show. In just its third year as a show at the National Western, the Wagyu show, "Had a very nice representation of the breed" said Martha Patterson, head registrar for the show.
One thing that makes the Waguy show both unique and challenging, is that the breed is most famous for its meat. However, it's hard to judge the quality of an animal's carcass at a show highlighting phenotype's. Many who exhibited at the show today will compete in a carcass competition in the coming weeks.
"We hope to in the very near future have our own carcass competition tied to the National Western," Patterson said.
The most exciting thing about this year, was the addition of a Youth Showmanship Class. Patterson said she felt encouraged by the increase in youth interest, and what it might mean for the future of the Wagyu show at the National Western.
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