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"Rely on the Revalor" Live Show

  • Finney County Fairgrounds Garden City, Kansas, 67846 (map)

“Rely on Revalor” Live Show

~ Finney County Fairgrounds, 9:00 a.m.                                        

The cattle begin arriving at dawn or before and the excitement level will peak by mid-morning when the 51st annual Live Show takes center stage. Anyone with an interest in the cattle feeding industry is invited to be in the grandstands at the Finney County Fairgrounds at 9:00 a.m. when Live Show Judge Blake Bloomberg will begin the final judging of the top steers and heifers. A big thank you to Merck Animal Health for their continued partnership.

Dr. Blake Bloomberg is an Assistant Professor of Applied Animal Science at Oklahoma State University.  Blake and his wife, Wravenna, have four children. A daughter Breckyn, twin boys Brenhem and Berwick and a son Bexton. Blake was raised in Berwick, IL on his family’s diversified livestock operation that consisted of cattle, hogs and row crops.  

Dr. Bloomberg currently serves as the Livestock Judging Coach at Oklahoma State University.  During his career, Blake has coached the National Champion Livestock Judging Team in 2017 and 2018 and Reserve National Champion Livestock Judging Teams in 2009, 2014 and 2015.  Blake was named the 2008, 2009, 2014, 2017 and 2018 National Collegiate Coaches Association Coach of the Year. He also serves as co-coach of their Meat Animal Evaluation Team with Dr. Gretchen Mafi that were the National Champion in 2011, 2014 and 2015 and Reserve National Champion in 2010, 2016, 2017 and 2018.

Blake attended Black Hawk East Jr. College and was a member of the 2004-2005 judging team that was defeated only once. He was the High Point Individual at the 2006 National Intercollegiate Livestock Judging Contest and was also a member of the 2006 National Champion Livestock Judging Team for Texas A&M that was undefeated in competition.

Blake has judged livestock shows in 42 states and 3 foreign countries including events at the American Royal, North American International Livestock Exposition, National Western Stock Show, Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo, San Antonio Livestock Show, and several regional and state events. 

Special thanks to our friends from LBS Scales who provide the weigh chute and scales for the Live Show and to Troy Consbruck of TLC Trucking for their assistance in transporting the Live Show cattle to Tyson Fresh Meats.

Lunch sponsored by Cappel Sales and Huvepharma Meat Provided By Tyson

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