The National Western Stock Show is the world's largest stock show. It has rodeo performances, livestock competitions and auctions. Its biggest opening day occurred in 2008, with an attendance of 44,616, and it had its largest single-day attendance on January 19, 2008, with an attendance of 68,610.
The first National Western Stock Show opened on January 29, 1906, and lasted six days. During that show, the grand champion steer sold for 33 cents per pound, which was 23 cents per pound above market price. During the 100th anniversary show in 2006, which lasted 16 days, the grand champion steer sold for $58 per pound.Learn more about Investing