DENVER — Every January, the Sidwell family starts cracking jokes about the thin line between dedication and insanity. That's because, according to Casey Sidwell, mom of 15-year-old Jed and 11-year-old Cal, you must either be very committed or very crazy to compete at the National Western Stock Show. The Sidwell boys brought seven lambs and one market steer to the NWSS in Denver, which runs through Jan. 21.
Attendance at this year's National Western Stock Show has been consistently higher than at the 2017 stock show, with opening day seeing nearly 4,000 more attendees this year than last. The first two days saw 106,546 people in attendance, breaking the record set in 2016, the 110th anniversary of the stock show, according to National Western officials. As of Saturday, almost 14,000 more people had attended the National Western Stock Show this year than last.
For the Milligan family, Jan. 6 was a busy day at the National Western Stock Show. Marc and Sharon Mulligan, along with members of their family were promoting their alpacas and Red Granite Ranch. Marc and Sharon started the ranch in 2009 and now have about 450 head, and focus on fleece, along with some breeding. Neither side of the couple had a track record with alpacas, and really came to their business on their own. "We just really liked (alpacas) and just stared educating ourselves," Sharon said.
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