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Kaden Nelson

We caught up with Mr. Kaden Nelson, exhibitor of the Grand Champion & Reserve Grand Champion Market Lambs at the 2020 Minnesota Youth Livestock Expo. Learn a little more about Kaden below!

Age: 17

Hometown: New Richland, MN (Owatonna High School)

With the uncertainty of the show season, how did you stay focused?
It gave me a drive to work harder and stayed focused because we knew that no matter what, there was going to be some type of show. We had to stay on top of things and keep a positive attitude with the uncertainty of the show season and be ready for whatever came our way.

What was something new you tried this year since you were able to be home more often than normal?
We tried some different products but we really didn’t do anything new we just spent more time and focused on the little things that are making a difference now.

What is your favorite show product to use?


When I grow up I want to be….

Electrical Engineer

Showing animals has helped me to develop……
How to give back to others. I am able to help everyone out with what I have gotten out of out of showing animals. It has also shown me what hard work is and how to be dedicated at all times. Another thing I have have learned showing livestock is that there are going to be ups and downs but it is working through the downs that has gotten me to where I am today

What’s your favorite Barn Chore:
Doing leg care and feeding

Who is the person you look to for advice right before you go in the ring for that last minute pep talk or pointer:

Mostly always my family is by my side through everything. They are always telling me what I should be doing to look the best out in the ring

Favorite Celebration Restaurant after a good day at the show:
We normally don’t have time stop to sit down but if I were to pick it would be Texas Roadhouse but we normal stop fast at McDonald’s

Favorite Song or Singer:
I like country music.