Arizona National Livestock Show

The Arizona National Livestock Show is the largest livestock show in the Southwest, an annual Phoenix tradition since 1948. Exhibitors and their families travel from more than 39 states for the annual Livestock Show held between Christmas and New Year’s on the Arizona State Fairgrounds, bringing over 4200 head of the nation’s best cattle, sheep, goats, swine and horses for competition. In addition to the livestock competition, youth compete in public speaking and creed speaking contests along with livestock judging and skill-a-thon competitions (

Alex Dees had a long and storied history with the Arizona National Livestock Show. This history started in the late 1950’s through the 2000’s showing cattle. As an accomplished judge Alex Dees judge many different breeds of cattle at Arizona National and spent over 20 years on the Board of the Arizona National Livestock Show. In 2002 the Arizona National Livestock Show dedicated the Show to Alex Dees for more than 40 years of involvement with the show, and community service. In 2007 Alex Dees was asked to provide a ranch display to celebrate and educate the public on Arizona ranches. After Alex Dees death in 2014 the Arizona National Livestock Show renamed the Brangus Show The Alex Dees Brangus Show, to honor the legacy of Alex Dees and his contributions to the Brangus cattle breed.

Please join us each December for a great time in remembering Alex Dees and supporting the community by attending the Alex Dees Brangus Show. Sponsorship opportunities are available to advertise your company and products. Contact us for more information on how you can help or volunteer your time at the event, and contribute in a non-financial capacity.

Alex Dees Memorial Foundation, Inc