Buffalo County Fairgrounds
Kearney, Nebraska

February 17-25, 2018

2018 PRELIMINARY SCHEDULE

SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 17

  • 10am–6pm:
  • Rustic Cowboy Mercantile
    Located in Commercial Trade Show Area Special Displays for Opening Weekend only.
  • 8:30am:
  • All Horses in East Arena
  • 8:30–9:30am:
  • Ranch Horse Evaluation
  • 10am:
  • Ranch Horse Versatility
  • 2pm:
  • Ranch Horse Competition
  • 7pm:
  • Ranch Horse Sale
  • 9:00pm:
  • NEW! Classic Barn Party/Dance

ALL events for Sale Horses Only. Sale Horses will be stalled in the Ag Pavilion Dirt Arena.

Sunday, February 18

  • 9am - Noon:
  • Working Dog Demo
  • 10am - 6pm:
  • Rustic Cowboy Mercantile
  • 1 pm:
  • Draft Horse Feed Team Races

Monday, February 19

  • 8am:
  • All Cattle Stalls Available
  • 10 am-4 pm:
  • Career Fair

Tuesday, February 20

Cattlemen & Consumers Day at the Classic

  • 8:30am-2pm:
  • FCS/Prostart “Cookin’ at the
    Classic” Beef Culinary Contest
  • 11am–2pm:
  • Come & Get YourCommercial Deals
    Have fun in the Commercial Trade Show & get Classic Cash to be used throughout the week. This is the only time to get 2018 Classic Cash.
  • 12pm:
  • FREE Cattlemen’s Lunch in the Commercial Trade Show
  • 2pm:
  • Classic Steak Cook Off (open to all) Teams check–in (open to all) 6 pm Classic Steaks turned in to judges
  • 5pm:
  • "Battle of the Breeds” in the show ring
    Enjoy Beef samples and a social with cattlemen

**UNL Mobile Beef Lab on site Tuesday & Wednesday

Wednesday, February 21

Youth Education Tours, FFA Day

  • 8am:
  • Hereford Show
  • 9:30am:
  • Polled Hereford Show
  • 10am:
  • Red Angus Show
  • 1:30pm:
  • Hereford Sale
    NEW this year: Sale will start with Polled Bulls, followed by Horned Bulls. Polled Heifers followed by Horned Heifers.
  • 3pm:
  • Red Angus Sale
  • 5pm:
  • Kuhn Knight Cattlemen’s Social
  • 6pm:
  • Beef Strong: Crossfit Competition Rancher Style (Showring)

Thursday, February 22

  • 8:30am:
  • Angus Show
  • 8:30am:
  • Simmental Show
  • 10am:
  • Charolais Show
  • 10am:
  • Limousin Show
  • 10:30am:
  • Gelbvieh Show
  • 12:30pm:
  • Angus Sale
  • 1:30pm:
  • Simmental Sale
  • 2:30pm:
  • Charolais Sale
  • 3:30pm:
  • Limousin Sale
  • 4pm:
  • Gelbvieh Sale
  • 5pm:
  • Social at Merck Animal
    Health, Woodman Financial, Platte Valley Auto & Alligare

Friday, February 23

  • 9am:
  • Shorthorn Show
  • 10am:
  • Maine Anjou Show
  • 11am:
  • Chianina Show
  • 1pm:
  • Shorthorn Sale
  • 1:30pm:
  • Maine Anjou Sale
  • 2pm:
  • Chianina Sale
  • 4pm:
  • Replacement Heifer Pen of 5 Sale
  • 5pm:
  • Sullivan Stock Show U
  • 6 pm:
  • Free Burger Bash for Juniors and their families
    Drawing for a sale certificate to be used on Saturday at the Fancy Heifer & Steer Sale
  • 7:00pm:
  • Supreme Row Judging
    New Date and Time

**Junior check-in will be on Friday, from 10 am – 4 pm and Saturday 7-10 am. Juniors will be allowed in the Ag Pavilion and outside stalls ONLY on Friday. The East Arena stalls will be posted by 6 am on Saturday, February 24th.

Saturday, February 24

Judging Contest
(Located in the Exhibit Building & Extension Building)

  • 7am:
  • Registration (Extension Bldg.)
  • 7-8am:
  • Junior Show Check-In
    Stafford Arena
  • 8am:
  • Contest Begins
  • 2pm:
  • Judging Contest Official Placing
  • 2:30pm:
  • Youth Division Awards
    (All Awards in Extension Bldg.)

Junior Show
(East Arena stalls will be open at 6 am)

  • 7-10am:
  • Check-In
  • 12pm:
  • Fancy Heifer Show & Parade of Prospect Steers
  • 12:30pm:
  • Prospect Steer & Heifer Scholarships Award Presentations
    (Auction Block)
  • 12:45pm:
  • Fancy Heifer Sale followed by the Steers
  • 2:30pm:
  • Showmanship–Blow n Go*
    *There will be two rings for showmanship. South Ring will be Junior—North Ring will be Intermediate. Senior Division will follow the Intermediate in the North Ring. Senior Finals will use the entire ring.
  • 7pm:
  • Premiere Heifer Selection
    NEW format for the youth buying heifers at the Classic (All heifers purchased at the 2018 Classic Sales will compete in this class. There will be prizes for all youth.)

Sunday, February 25

Junior Shows (2 rings)

  • 8:30am:
  • Breeding Heifers
  • 9am:
  • Market Heifers
    (followed by Steers)

SAT., FEB. 17 – SAT., FEB. 24

  • 10 am-6 pm:
  • Commercial Trade Show & Classic Marketplace

WED. Feb 21 – FRI, Feb. 23

  • 10 am – 6 pm :
  • Live Cattle Displays

SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 17 – SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 24

  • 10am–6pm:
  • Commercial Trade Show
    & Classic Marketplace

WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 21 – FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 23

  • 10am–6pm:
  • Live Cattle Displays

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