February 11, 2012
Mackenzie Camblin, 15, of Maybell, is pictured above with her registered Hereford, Polly, which she won at the National Western Stock Show.
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Eight Moffat County 4-H/FFA members and two former Moffat County 4-H members exhibited livestock during the 2012 National Western Stock Show held in Denver during January. In livestock showmanship, exhibitors, according to age, are divided into several heats, from which small numbers of exhibitors are selected to participate in final age-division classes to pick the top overall showmen. Makayla Goodnow of Craig was named Reserve Grand Champion Senior Showman with her Junior Market Goat. Megan Prather of Bailey, formerly of Craig, was selected Reserve Grand Champion Junior Showman in Junior Ewe Lambs.
The 2012 National Western Stock Show has come and gone, and this year’s event was memorable for 15-year-old Maybell resident Mackenzie Camblin because she has a new heifer as result of an event. Polly is the name Mackenzie has given the registered Hereford heifer she picked from a herd of registered Hereford cattle at the Largents Ranch in Kaycee, Wyo. The yearling heifer will be bred this summer, probably with an A.I. sire. It’s the beginning of a registered Hereford herd for Mackenzie. “That’s my plan, “ she said. Polly “came about” after Mackenzie caught a calf during the FFA Beef Heifer Wrangle, held during one of the night rodeos during the National Western.