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Cal Poly wraps up 36th annual Western Bonanza Junior Livestock Show in Paso Robles

Posted at 12:04 PM, Feb 16, 2020
and last updated 2020-02-16 23:18:59-05

Cal Poly is wrapping up its 36th annual Western Bonanza Junior Livestock Show Sunday afternoon at the Paso Robles Event Center.

The livestock show started as a senior project in 1985 and has grown to a nationally-ranked livestock show where people from different states come to the central coast to compete or support their loved ones.

According to Marketing Manager and Cal Poly senior Chloé Fowler, the event is completely run by the livestock show's leadership team, all of whom are Cal Poly students supervised by one adviser.

Fowler says that while about 150 students in total take a course during winter quarter to execute the event, the show itself takes a year to plan and organize.

"It's a great show," said Fowler. "I've made some of my best friends in Western Bonanza. It's definitely something that will be one of my favorite college experiences."

To see the results from the livestock show, visit the event's Facebook page.