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Great Western Livestock Show

Brian Fox has been the manager of Blind Badger Ranch since 2007.
Their focus is on Maine-Anjou, Angus and Simmental show cattle
production through extensive AI and ET work. They market their elite females all fall, privately at the ranch and yearling bulls in the spring. Brian and his wife Paula reside in Fort Morgan, CO with their three children, Tyson, Hannah and Emery.

Brian Fox

Ben Lenig is an accomplished professional in the field of agribusiness and marketing, having graduated from Purdue University in 2016. His expertise and dedication are evident in his role as a herdsmen at Adam Beck and Family Show Pigs, where he skillfully oversees a herd of 150 show pig sows. Ben's contributions to the agriculture industry extend to his work at Crossroads Genetics, where he plays a key role as an employee. In addition to his professional commitments, Ben is a co-owner of Lenig Bros Genetics LLC. In this venture, he demonstrates a deep commitment to advancing genetics and breeding techniques in the agricultural sector. 

Ben Lenig

Cooper Bounds grew up in Taneytown, MD where he and his family exhibited multiple species of livestock at all levels including champions at Kansas City, Louisville, and Denver.  His heavy involvement in the livestock industry led to pursuing higher education, while being a member of the highly competitive livestock judging teams at Butler Community College and Oklahoma State University.  Cooper recently completed his MBA at Western Illinois University.  His love of good livestock and passionate belief in the positive impact of junior livestock programs has also allowed him the opportunity to judge shows in 30 different states at the regional, state, and national level.

Cooper Bounds

My wife, daughter, and I, own and operate Whitcomb Club Lambs in Greenview, IL along with my family.  I was a member of the 2012 livestock judging team at Lincoln Land Community College and graduated from Oklahoma State University. I currently work for the Farm Service Agency in my home county and raise and sell club lambs. I have been very fortunate to sort a handful of state fairs and numerous jackpots across the country.

Jared Whitcomb

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