When it comes to showing livestock, there is no doubt that strong bonds are formed. These bonds start right on the farm. Raising livestock and working with the animals constantly are some of the best ways to have success at a stock show. One bond that people who don’t show might not realize is the close “stock show families” and friendships created at each show.
Alyssa, Kara, Jordan and Kaycee (pictured below) are a great example of a close stock show family friendship. At the ages of 5, 8, and 10 years-old, they already love the livestock industry and friendships created by it. Their families, both from Colorado, raise and show goats and cattle. Alyssa and Kara both agreed the goats are their favorite species.
“As early as I can remember, our families have been showing livestock,” Jordan said.
At the age of 10 years-old, that’s pretty remarkable. Jordan also mentioned that his family has been showing at the National Western ever since it started. These friends go to different livestock shows all across Colorado together.
When they have downtime at a show, they enjoy spending time together and having fun. They like to play games of their iPads, especially. Having fun from outside the show can help strengthen a bond between families. All four of them agreed that there is nothing better than support from your stock show family. Being able to cheer each other on, even when competing against each other, is valuable to a close family friendship.
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