Northeast Community College Holds 35th Annual Livestock Classic

Published on: January 2, 2020

NORFOLK, NE – Two-hundred-seventy-seven head of livestock were shown during the 35th Annual Northeast Community College Livestock Classic held over the Thanksgiving Day weekend.

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

“While numbers were down nearly 125 head compared to last year due to the weather, the quality of the livestock was still exceptional,” he said.

The Supreme Champion Breeding Heifer was a Composite Charolais shown by Ethan Schwartz, Stanton. The Reserve Supreme Breeding Heifer was a Foundation Simmental shown by Kutter Prinz, West Point. Other placements include Blaire Sanley, Osceloa, Commercial (3rd place); Berren Strope, O’Neill, Chianina (4th Place); Kali Stratman, West Point, Simmental (5th Place); Jaycee Schomberg, Pierce, Foundation Simmental (6th Place); and Joe Reetz, Dunlap, IA, Shorthorn Plus (7th Place).

The Grand Champion Market Animal was a Champion Crossbred Steer shown by Makia Smith, Charter Oak, IA. Sam Nightengale, Orion, IL, showed the Reserve Champion Market Animal with a Champion Crossbred Steer. Other placements include Ansley Maronde, Imperial, with a Main Anjou (3rd Place); Kutter Prinz, West Point, Market Heifer (4th Place); Makia Smith, Charter Oak, IA, Charolais (5th Place); Ethan Schwartz, Stanton, Market Heifer (6th Place); and Ansley Maronde Imperial, Shorthorn Plus (7th Place).  

A total of 144 head were exhibited in the Breeding Heifer Show, judge by Doug Smith, Curtis