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KUSA - There were plenty of cowboys and cowgirls at this year's National Western Stock Show.

This year's event drew an attendance of just over 640,000. an increase of 12,000 guests compared to last year.  "We saw record numbers this weekend and are thrilled with the great turn out of Stock Show fans these last few weeks" said Paul Andrews, President & CEO of the National Western.

"We celebrated another successful year with great weather, exciting pro rodeos, horse shows and record number Jr. Livestock Auction sales" said Andrews.

The Junior Livestock Auction had a record year raising $714,900 with a percentage of the total going to fund the 74 scholarships throughout Colorado and Wyoming for students studying in the fields of agriculture and rural medicine. The auction was broadcast live on 9NEWS.

"The success of our Show is because of the dedication and hard work of the National Western Volunteers, the support of the City of Denver, our sponsor partners, the livestock and rodeo industry, and the amazing rodeo and stock show fans that come out every year to celebrate the western traditions the National Western Stock Show represents", said Andrews.

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