Buffalo County Fairgrounds
Kearney, Nebraska

February 16-24, 2019

2019 PRELIMINARY SCHEDULE

SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 16

  • 10am–6pm:
  • Rustic Cowboy Mercantile
    (Commercial Trade Show Area Special Displays for Opening Weekend)
  • 8:30am:
  • Classic Sale Horse Competition
  • 10:30am:
  • Sale Horse Spotlight
  • NEW 1pm:
  • Ranch Rodeo Calcutta
    Ranch Rodeo to follow: Team Sort, Team Doctoring, Trailer Loading
  • 7pm:
  • Classic Horse Sale
  • 8:30pm:
  • Live Entertainment
    (New Cunningham’s Cattlemen’s Bar)

Sunday, February 17

  • 9am - Noon:
  • Working Dog Demo
  • 10am - 6pm:
  • Rustic Cowboy Mercantile
  • 1pm:
  • Draft Horse Feed Team Races
  • NEW 2pm:
  • Weaver Leather Youth Demonstration
    “Principles of Success” program for building the next generation of leaders. The program will also include information on Weaver Show products.

Monday, February 18

  • 8am:
  • All Cattle Stalls Available
  • 10am-3pm:
  • Career Fair

Tuesday, February 19

Cattlemen & Consumers Day at the Classic

  • 8:30am-2pm:
  • FCS/Prostart “Cookin’ at the
    Classic” Beef Culinary Contest
  • 11am–2pm:
  • Come & Get Your Commercial Deals
    (Have fun in the Commercial Tradeshow and get Classic Cash to be used throughout the week. This is the only time to get 2019 Classic Cash)
  • 12pm:
  • FREE Cattlemen’s Lunch in the Commercial Trade Show
  • 5pm:
  • "Battle of the Breeds” in the show ring
    (Enjoy Beef samples and a social with cattlemen)

Wednesday, February 20

Youth Education Tours, FFA Day

  • 8am:
  • Hereford Show
  • 9:30am:
  • Polled Hereford Show
  • 10am:
  • Red Angus Show
  • 1:30pm:
  • Hereford Sale
    (Polled Bulls - Horned Bulls - Polled Heifers - Horned Heifers)
  • 3pm:
  • Red Angus Sale
  • 5pm:
  • Cattlemen’s Social / Ladies Night

Thursday, February 21

  • 8:00am:
  • Angus Show
  • 8:00am:
  • 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
  • 6pm:
  • Royal Ice Sale
    Cattlemen’s Beef Supper
    (reservations req.)
  • 7pm:
  • Live Entertainment
    New Cunningham’s Cattlemen’s Bar

Friday, February 22

  • 9am:
  • Shorthorn Show
  • 10am:
  • Maine Anjou Show
  • 11am:
  • Chianina Show
  • 11:30am:
  • AOB Show
  • 1pm:
  • Shorthorn Sale
  • 1:30pm:
  • Maine Anjou Sale
  • 2pm:
  • Chianina Sale
  • 2:30pm:
  • AOB Show
  • 4pm:
  • Replacement Heifer Pen of 5 Sale
  • 5pm:
  • Sullivan Stock Show U
  • 6pm:
  • Free Burger Bash for Juniors and their families
  • NEW 6:30pm:
  • Aspiring Young Cattlemen Heifer Presentation Rancher Recognition
  • 7pm:
  • Supreme Row Judging
    Cattlemen Social Immediately Following Supreme Row at Purina, Multimin 90, and Aurora Cooperative. Including live entertainment.
  • 8:30pm:
  • Supreme Row Judging
    Cattlemen Social Immediately Following Supreme Row at Purina, Multimin 90, and Aurora Cooperative. Including live entertainment.

**Junior Check-In: Fri., 10 am-4 pm & Sat. 7 am-10 am. Juniors allowed in Ag Pavilion & outside stalls only on Fri. East Arena stalls posted by 6am Sat., Feb. 23..

Saturday, February 23

Judging Contest
(Exhibit Building & Extension Building)

  • 7am:
  • Registration in
    Extension Building
  • 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
    Format for the youth buying heifers at the Classic (All heifers purchased at the 2019 Classic Sales will compete in this class. There will be prizes for all youth.)

Sunday, February 24

Junior Shows (2 rings)

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

SAT., FEB. 16 – SAT., FEB. 23

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

WED. Feb 20 – SAT, Feb. 23

  • 10am – 6pm :
  • Live Cattle Displays

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