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N e b r as k a C at t l e m e n ’ s Classic 2013 Preliminary Schedule of Events

m o n d a y , F e b r u a r y 1 8 All Day 8-10 am 11 am 5 pm 7 pm

Commercial Exhibitors set-up Registration Ranch Sort, Team Penning, Speed Penning, Team Roping Ranch Sort, Team Penning will follow, followed by Speed Penning Open - Including Sale Horses Exhibitor’s Reception Team Roping Closed to sale entries only

t u e s d a y , F e b r u a r y 1 9 8 am Horse Check-In 9 am All Hereford, Polled Hereford & Red Angus in barn 9:30 am Ranch Horse Competition (Part 1) 10 am Working Dog Check-In 12-1:30 pm Working Dog Demonstrations 2 pm Ranch Horse Competition (Part 2) 5 pm Cattlemen’s Social 7 pm Ranch Horse Sale

w e d n e s d a y , F e b r u a r y 2 0 9 am All Angus, Simmental & Charolais in barn 10 am Hereford Show (Ring 1) 10 am Red Angus Show (Ring 2) 11am Polled Hereford Show (Ring 1) 1:30 pm Hereford Sale 2 pm Polled Hereford Sale 3 pm Red Angus Sale 5 pm Special Event TBA Cattlemen’s Prime Rib Sandwiches sponsored by Kuhn Knight of Lexington, NE Wine-n-Beef Tasting

t h u r s day, F e b r ua r y 2 1 FFA Day at the Classic

9 am 9 am 10 am 11 am 1:30 pm 2:30 pm 3:30 pm 5:30 pm 6 pm 6:30 pm NEW

Cattle Feeders & Veterinarian Day

All Limousin, Balancer/Gelbvieh, Shorthorn in the barn Angus Show (Ring 1) Simmental Show (Ring 2) Charolais Show (Ring 1) Angus Sale Simmental Sale Charolais Sale Fancy Pen of 3 Judging Royal Dinner - all cattlemen welcome Royal Ice Sale & Pen of 3 Heifer Sale Prospect Steer Sale


Friday, Febr uar y 22

9 am 10 am 10 am 11 am 1:30 pm 2 pm 3 pm 5 pm 5:30 pm 6:30 pm

All Maine Anjou & Chimaines/ Chiangus in barn Limousin Show (Ring 1) Shorthorn Show & Shorthorn Plus Show (Ring 2) Balancer/Gelbvieh Show (Ring 1) Limousin Sale Balancer/Gelbvieh Sale Shorthorn Sale Shorthorn Plus Sale Classic Burger Bash NEW Unique Cattlemen’s Auction Replacement Heifer Pen of 5 Sale

Saturday, Febr uar y 23 7:30 am 8 am-12 pm 10 am 11 am 1 pm 2 pm 3 pm 4 pm 7 pm

Classic Judging Registration Junior Show Check-In Maine Anjou/MaineTainer Show (Ring 1) Chimaine/Chiangus Show (Ring 1) Maine Anjou/MaineTainer Sale Chimaine/Chiangus Sale Judging Contest Awards Junior Showmanship Blow-n-Go (We will stop showmanship at 6:30 pm & resume following Supreme Row Judging if needed.) Supreme Row Judging

Sunday, Febr uar y 24

8 am Junior Show – One Ring Market Heifers followed by Market Steers Selection of the Supreme Market Animal, Breeding Heifer Show to follow

Commercial & Live Cattle Displays Mon Set-up by 12 pm Tues-Sat 10 am-7 pm Sun (opt.) 9 am-4 pm This is a preliminary schedule of events for the 2013 Classic.

Don’t miss any of the fun! Register today!

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Cattlemen & Women… Young & Old! This is your invitation to be a part of the 22nd annual Nebraska Cattlemen’s Classic. The year 2012 has been an exciting and interesting year in agriculture and in the beef industry. The industry seems to change rapidly every day. The changes and challenges that cattlemen face daily motivate me to bring more opportunities for cattlemen of all ages to the Nebraska Cattlemen’s Classic. The Classic is your place to showcase your cattle, horses and dogs to other cattlemen all across the Midwest. We have new events planned for 2013. The first new activity for the Classic will be in January. We are taking the Classic to cattlemen across the state of Nebraska. “The Classic on the Road” promotion will be the last 2 weeks of January. We will be holding Cattlemen’s steak dinners in Franklin, North Platte, Broken Bow and Kearney. We want to show cattlemen that we appreciate them. This will give cattlemen the opportunity to pick up a catalog and learn of the events and livestock that will be showcased at the Classic. Watch your mailbox in January for your invitation! One of the areas that I really challenge the Classic Board of Directors to take a focus on is our FUTURE leaders... the Juniors. We continue to refine the opportunities and rewards for youth to purchase heifers at the Classic and start their own herds. The Simmental, Maine Anjou and Chianina Junior National shows will be held in Nebraska this summer. The Classic is offering Juniors incentives to buy heifers at the respective sales and 308.627.6385

shows. The Classic has added a new event to bring new rewards to Juniors. The 2013 Classic will feature a Prospect Steer Sale on Thursday evening. I am excited to take this new event, and to take it to great levels of opportunities for Juniors. Read more about the event on page 18. We are rapidly finalizing all the details for the 2013 Classic. Remember this is your event. We need a quality set of bulls, females, horses and dogs to showcase to thousands of cattlemen. It is time to make your entries for the Classic... go to the website today or call me at 308.627.6385 to register or any with questions you may have. We are looking forward to a TREMENDOUS event for cattlemen of all ages at the Nebraska Cattlemen’s Classic.

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Mark your calendar for February 18-24, 2013!

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from the president Dear Cattlemen,

We welcome you to the 22nd annual NCC! The NCC is an all breeds show and sale that highlights the best cattle that the industry offers. We thank past consignors for bringing top quality livestock to the show. The Classic sale averages have been above most other high quality sales in the Midwest. We will continue to strive and make the Classic more visible by creating an environment that best displays your livestock. For those of you who are still “pondering“ a decision of bringing cattle, horses or dogs to the 2013 show, we would like to remind you that your show/sale prospect will be featured in thousands of NCC Catalogs that are mailed across the Midwest to future buyers. The Classic will be advertising the breed sale information within many popular trade journals and See you at the Classic, radio media. These promotions will be an invitation for new potential buyers to visit your showcase. Randy The Nebraska Cattlemen’s Classic is continuing to grow each year. Also, due to its success, the Classic is gaining more company sponsorships and vendor commitments that want to Randy Lenz be a part of the show and sale. This continuous growth has President NCC allowed more attractions, events and activities to take place during the Classic week. We extend an invitation for you and your business to be part of an elite show and sale that only Nebraska can offer. Your participation will allow many new friendships and the business options to change or cross genetic profiles. The Classic offers you the opportunity to bring your best genetics to showcase to commercial cattlemen seeking young breeding stock as several have been sold due to the environment.

the classic team Board of Directors Classic Team

Ronette K. Heinrich Manager Donna Posusta Office Assistant

Randy Lenz President Jeff Bash Vice President George Janning Secretary/Treasurer

Lance Hehner Dennis Echtenkamp Stuart Gilbertson Dave Frost Dave Goertz

Rob Brawner Ken Dethlefs Doug Keiser Terry Tonniges Roger Jasnoch

Breed Representatives Brian Hula, Hereford Brett Nelson, Hereford James Allen, Polled Hereford Don Yoessel, Polled Hereford Clay Mead, Red Angus David Spencer, Red Angus Tony Tvrdy, Angus Steve Groth, Angus


Suzy Hebbert, Angus Hans Burken, Simmental Gary Ames, Simmental Diane Duren, Simmental Larry Dybdal, Charolais Gabe Schnuelle, Charolais Dan Hunt, Limousin Rob Brawner, Limousin

Kyle Helms, Gelbvieh Rick Lammers, Gelbvieh Greg Crawford, Shorthorn Steve Supanchick, Shorthorn Cory Miller, Maine Anjou Jason Spotanski, Maine Anjou Greg Christo, Chianina Terry Tonniges, Chianina

Make Plans to be a par t of Nebraska’s All entries can be taken online at For information on entry details call Ronette Heinrich at 308.627.6385

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Pen of 3 heifers (per head) $3,060 Commercial Pen of 5 (per head) $2,000 Royal Ice Sale Embryos $1,620 Horses $3,567



2012 supreme champions

Supreme Champion Bull The Champion Hereford bull was named the Supreme Champion Bull. The Bull was consigned by White Cattle Company of Buffalo, WY and sold to Big Gully Farm of Maidstone, SK for $15,000. Supreme Champion Heifer The Champion Simmental Female was named the Supreme Champion Female. The Female was consigned by Kraenow Cattle Co. of Hemingford, NE and sold to Felt/Willers/Forster Partnership of NE for $21,000.

Supreme Champion Dog The Supreme dog was consigned by Rudy Starke of Alliance, NE and sold to Andy Albrecht of Thurston, NE for $1,900.

Supreme Champion Horse The Supreme Champion Horse was consigned by Justin Finley/ Walker Horse Training, of Gem, KS and sold to Steve VanPelt of Archer, NE for $6,250.


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supreme junior champions Champions

Supreme Champion Senior Showman 2012 Supreme Champion Senior Showman was Kelsey Rutt of Minden, NE. The Supreme Champion Senior Showman at the Classic receives the Tyler Bennett Memorial Traveling Trophy.

Supreme Market Animal 2012 Champion Crossbred Steer was named the Supreme Champion Market Animal. The steer was shown by Beau Bremer of St. Edward, NE.


Supreme Breeding Heifer 2012 Champion Commercial Breeding Heifer was named the Supreme Breeding Heifer. The heifer was shown by Allee Maronde of York, NE.


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cattle dog demos & displays Tuesday, Feb. 19th 12-1:30 pm Cattle Dog Working Demonstrations 10 am-5 pm Cattle Dog Displays



The Nebraska Cattlemen’s Classic has revised the working dog events to better serve the breeders and the cattlemen looking for a great working dog. Working dog breeders have the opportunity to bring a dog from their program to the Classic, show the dog in the cattle dog trial. This demonstration will show the value of a well-trained cattle dog. Cattle Dog Breeders can display up to two dogs or a group of puppies in the display area at the Classic. This will allow cattlemen the opportunity to visit with the Cattle Dog Breeders to purchase a working dog or a puppy from a current litter or future litters. C at t l e D o g B r e e d e r s n e e d t o c o n tac t R o n e t t e H e i n r i c h at 3 0 8 . 6 2 7 . 6 3 8 5 f o r the oppor tunity to showcase their working dogs at t h e N e b r as k a C at t l e m e n ’ s C l as s i c .

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nebraska’s winter family event!

It all begins on Monday, February 18th...


Team Penning | Feedlot Sort Speed Penning | Team Roping The week continues with lots of events for the entire family.

2013 New Events Include... Thursday, Feb. 21st FFA Day for all FFA Chapters in the state of Nebraska 6:30 pm Prospect Steer Sale Friday, Feb. 22nd 5 pm Classic Burger Bash Unique Cattlemen’s Auction – This will be a small, unique offering of cattlemen’s antiques. The Classic wraps up on Sunday, February 24th with the Classic Junior Show.

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February 18-24, 2013

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The Nebraska Cattlemen’s Classic has revised the layout to better serve the guests attending the Classic. The Classic will feature vendors that can meet cattlemens’ needs on the farm and ranch. Plus, there are some tremendous unique shopping opportunities for the entire family. Commercial

Commercial displays are located in the Exposition building and the Ag Pavilion.

classic sponsors Sponsors will also be on display to visit with cattlemen… plus many more!


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ffa day at the classic

FFA Chapters are invited to be a part of their day at the Nebraska Cattlemen’s Classic. FFA students will have a fun, educational day at the Classic that offers a $500 scholarship to a Chapter that attends. The Chapter scholarship will be presented that day at 4 pm. The Nebraska Cattlemen’s Classic shares a mission that is very similar to that of the National FFA Organization, “envisioning a future in which all agricultural education students will discover their passion in life and build on that insight to chart the course for their educations, career and personal future”. The FFA Chapters will be receiving their personal invitations to this unique day. The FFA youth will arrive at the Classic at 10 am. They will be greeted by the Classic Team. FFA youth will be given a Classic workbook. This workbook will have educational opportunities for the youth. The youth will attend Livestock Shows and Sales and visit with purebred cattlemen. The youth will have the opportunity to visit businessmen and women that are involved in different aspects of agriculture. Plus many more opportunities will happen at the Classic for FFA youth. The FFA Chapters will have a complementary lunch at the Classic sponsored by Farm Credit Services. The youth will have the opportunity to hear from a well-known judge in the cattle industry and hear from other educational speakers. The Nebraska Cattlemen’s Classic is excited to hold the 1st Annual FFA Day. The Nebraska Cattlemen’s Classic shares the passion for life, agriculture and the beef industry with this organization. The Nebraska Cattlemen’s Classic will present a $500 Chapter scholarship.


Thursday, Feb. 21st

For more details on this event contact Ronette Heinrich at 308.627.6385.


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prospect steer sale

The Nebraska Cattlemen’s Classic is adding a steer sale to the event schedule. The Classic wants to establish an opportunity for youth showing steers to have the potential for lots of rewards. These rewards include the Classic Junior Show, County Fairs, State Fair and AkSarBen shows. The Nebraska Cattlemen’s Classic has the goal to establish several scholarships for youth who want to learn about feed efficiency, sire groups, scan data and more. This sale will be limited to 15 prospect steers. Steers will have a $150 entry fee. Entry fee revenue will be used as prize money back to the juniors purchasing the steer prospects. The sale will have an 8% commission. All steers will be pictured and video clips will be online.


Entry Requirements: Open to all prospect steers. Any steer that is sold as a registered breed steer must have the steer registration paper or steer certificate with them at the sale. All steers will have a general health paper. All steers sold in this sale are eligible for the Classic Junior Show. (Out of state exhibitors purchasing a steer in this sale may show the steer in the Classic Junior Show).


Guarantee: The Nebraska Cattlemen’s Classic is not responsible for injury or accidents. All animals become property of the buyer at the conclusion of the auction. Sellers cannot be held responsible for the health or condition of the animals after the conclusion of the auction. Classic Prospect Steer Sale Cash Awards: If the steer is named the Classic Champion Market Steer the exhibitor will receive cash award and the breeder will receive cash award. If the Steer is named Reserve Champion Market Animal the junior receives cash award and the breeder will receive cash award.

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Classic Prospect Steers must check in at the Classic on Thursday, Feb. 21st by 10 am. The Steers will be stalled in the East Arena. All paper work must be provided at check-in. The Steers will be judged by People’s Choice. Nebraska youth can work directly with their local Extension staff to get the steers ID for 4-H or FFA programs.

Juniors: Juniors purchasing steers in the Classic Steer Sale have the opportunity to participate in the Classic Steer Scholarship Program. Youth will have the opportunity to complete a record book on the steer purchased at the Classic, the record books will be due back to the Classic by Nov. 1st the following year. Youth will participate in an interview process with a panel of 4 judges. Youth will have the opportunities to learn about feed efficiency, budgeting, sire groups, scan data, and more. The Classic will award two substantial scholarships with this program.

Thursday, February 21st

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The Junior Heifer Incentive Program is available for youth who purchase heifers at the Classic Sales. If you purchased a Classic Heifer last year, make sure and send Ronette a letter on your heifer to receive your cash award. There will be 3 Junior National shows in Nebraska this year. Make sure and check out the opportunities the Maine Anjou, Chianina and Simmental Junior National Shows will have for you, plus the Classic awards for buying a heifer at the Classic and showing her at these Junior National events. Juniors... check out all the opportunities for you at the Classic!



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