TBT Ken Caryl Style... It’s stock show parade day! 🐃🐂🐃🐂🐄🐎 As a proud CSU parent and farm raised girl, I love this annual event, and love that Ken Caryl is full of stock - show related history. In 1917 Shaffer hired Frank Jay Smith, just out of school in Fort Collins, to manage his livestock operation. Smith, who had his own ideas about cattle breeding, was given a free hand and managed well. Ken-Caryl began making a name for itself in 1918 and after that reaped more than its share of ribbons and trophies. 🥇🏆🏅
In 1924 Deacon, an 11-month-old Hereford calf, walked away as the Grand Champion of the International Livestock Show in Chicago. According to a news service story, this win was remarkable because it was a Hereford that triumphed, while most grand championships were won by the Angus breed. President and Mrs. Coolidge attended that show and sent personal congratulations to Shaffer. 🏆
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