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Celebrating 30 Years

Cal Poly's Western Bonanza Junior Livestock Show celebrated "Decades of Dedication" this past February with the 30th annual show.

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Custom, coveted Western Bonanza Awards

From custom belt buckles to banners, chairs and unique themed awards, Western Bonanza is well known for providing top-notch awards to thank and congratulate its showmanship and livestock winners.

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Learn by Doing with Student Leadership

Western Bonanza began as a Mark Reichle's senior project in 1985. Nearly three decades later, Western Bonanza is considered the "Best in the West" for junior livestock shows.The students of Cal Poly's Western Bonanza are dedicated to producing a successful, family friendly and high calibur show each year. Months of planning, team meetings and class work go into the three-day extravaganza.

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Sheep Show


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Media Committee Promoting Livestream

A team of students dedicate themselves to promoting Western Bonanza and its exhibitors through social media, newspapers and even broadcasting the shows live. During the show, family and friends of exhibitors can watch by clicking here.

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2014 Wether Dam Doe Show was a Success

A new addition to Western Bonanza in 2014 was the Wether Dam Doe Show. This is a replacement program. All does must resemble the maternal line of a meat goat. Does will be shown as a breeding animal. See Rules for additional show guidelines.

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Click Here to Enter Western Bonanza Online

Late entries will be accepted ONLINE ending midnight February 11, 2015. Late hard copy entries postmarked after February 10 may not be processed in time and could incur additional costs at show check-in.


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