Gold Trophy Show and Sale

2020 Gold Trophy Show and Sale – January 21 – 25, 2020
Denver, Colorado – National Western Stock Show and Online

Thank you to all of our buyers and sellers of the 2020 GTSS! See sale results and show placings here.

See a sale catalog here.

The Gold Trophy Show and Sale (GTSS) is the premier bison auction in the U.S. For nearly 40 years, bison producers have brought their best bison stock to Denver’s National Western Stock Show to show and sell their animals. The sale features high quality, judged breeding stock as well as top-notch production animals that are sure to perform back at the ranch. The GTSS also features its popular “market class” auction, in which the public can come and bid on top quality, all natural bison carcasses to be processed into packaged meat to your specifications.

The mission of the Gold Trophy Show and Sale is to create an environment where producers can compete to establish the value of their bison in the current  marketplace.

The 2020 Gold Trophy Show and Sale is currently finalized. Please note important dates below and reference the 2019 catalog for an overview of health requirements, etc. that need to be met to legally unload animals at the National Western Stock Show. Please note, GTSS will have class caps in place again for the yearling bull (20) and 2 year old bull (14) classes. Consignors are permitted to enter up to two animals in each class, however for these classes, one will be consigned and the 2nd will be placed on a waiting list as to allow as many consignors the chance to consign at least one bull in these two capped classes. After consignments have closed, those bulls to be added to fill the class will be offered to those who consigned two animals on a first come first serve basis.

January 21 – 25, 2020

National Western Complex: Denver, CO

Bison Arrive: Tuesday (Noon to sundown) & Wednesday (8 am – 5 pm), January 21 & 22.
Show: Friday, January 24, 8:00 a.m.  – 5:00 p.m.
Banquet and Dinner: Friday, January 24, 5:30 p.m. Denver Renaissance Hotel
Judges Comments: Saturday, January 25, 8:30 a.m. in the stockyards
Market Bison Sale: Saturday, January 25, 10:00 a.m. in the NWSS Livestock Center Auction Arena
Live Sale: Saturday, January 25, immediately following the market class sale in the NWSS Livestock Center Auction Arena

Where: Livestock Center Auction Arena, NWSS, Denver, Colorado
Suggested directions: From I-25, exit using 58th Ave. and head east to Franklin (aka: National Western Drive) Ave. at bottom of hill and turn right (heading South) to turn into the bison unloading area that will be just before the Stockyard Saloon and National Western Livestock Building on your left (East).

Questions? Please contact Jim Matheson at, or (303) 292-2833.

Important GTSS Information


Details on Parking at the National Western Complex can be found here, The NBA cannot assist buyer’s with trailer parking, but there are ample parking lots that can accommodate trailers around the sale barn at NWSS. Also, consignors can park their trailers at the conference host hotel – The Renaissance – Stapleton, with ample street parking available and the parking lot immediately west (behind) of the hotel is reserved for GTSS consignor trailers. Ask the valet or front desk for assistance. 

Methods of Payment:

Acceptable forms of payment include: cash, cashier’s check, money order, personal check, credit cards (Visa, Master-Card, American Express, Discover). There will be a 4% buyer’s premium charged to all transactions. Buyers paying with cash or checks will then receive a 4% discount. Checks will be required to be accompanied by a valid credit card backup for first time buyers.

If you have any questions about GTSS, just contact the NBA office at (303) 292-2833, or contact us.

GTSS Forms, Rules, Regulations, etc.

NBA Junior Judging Competition – *New Date & Time* – Friday January 24, 2020 at 9 a.m.
Held at the National Western Stock Yards during Gold Trophy Show & Sale

The NBA proudly supports youth in agriculture through the Jr. Judging scholarship Competition. Held during GTSS, youth judge the bison at GTSS and compete for scholarships awarded to the top three individuals.
Download a flyer with all the event details.
Download a bison conformation overview here.
The Jr. Judging Scholarships are made possible by donations from bison industry organizations, individuals and businesses listed here.

1st place sponsor, $1,500 – The National Buffalo Foundation
2nd place sponsor, $1,200 – Rocky Mountain Buffalo Association
3rd place sponsor, $900 – Rocky Mountain Natural Meats