Northeast Community College Holds 34th Livestock Classic

Published on: December 14, 2018

NORFOLK, NE – Four hundred head of livestock were shown during the 34th Annual Northeast Community College Livestock Classic held over the Thanksgiving Day weekend here.

Mike Roeber, Northeast agriculture/livestock judging instructor and event organizer, said exhibitors from five states (Colorado, Iowa, Kansas, Nebraska and South Dakota) took part in the two-day event at the Chuck M. Pohlman Agriculture Complex.

Roeber said that despite lower attendance than last year, the exhibitors still had a strong showing.

“While the total numbers for the weekend were down nearly 50 compared to a year ago, the quality of cattle was exceptional.  I attribute the lower numbers to two things – a couple other shows in the region which have started up in the past few years and the weather forecast for snow and wind, especially to the south, which either kept some exhibitors away or had some who went home after Friday’s show to get ahead of the weather.”

The Supreme Champion Breeding Heifer was a Red Angus shown by Hadley Hartman, Tecumseh. The Reserve Supreme Breeding Heifer was a Maine Anjou shown by Ashtyn Danker, Avoca, IA. Other placements include Bradi Bohkle, Kingsley, IA, with an Angus (3rd place); Fletcher Larsen, Valentine, Simmental (4th Place); Cole Miller, Charter Oak, IA, Foundation Simmental (5th Place); Lex Larsen, Valentine, Maintainer (6th Place); and Austin Vieselmeyer, Amherst, CO, Angus (7th Place).

The Supreme Champion Market Animal was a Chianina shown by Cade Stratman, West Point. Ansley Maronde, York, showed the Reserve Champion Market Animal with a Crossbred. Other placements include Cash Pratt, Pueblo, CO, Simmental (3rd Place); Ben VonGlan, Vail, IA, Market Heifer (4th Place); Evan Friesth, Adel, IA, Charolais (5th Place); Lea Simmons, Cincinnati, IA, Hereford (6th Place); and Kinser Gallagher, Bondurant, IA, Maine Anjou (7th Place).

A total of 214 head were exhibited in the Breeding Heifer Show, judge by Scott Schaake, Westmoreland, KS.