Northeast to Host Annual Livestock Classic, Higher Numbers Expected

Published on: November 2, 2016

Northeast Community College will again host its annual Livestock Classic Steer and Heifer Show over the Thanksgiving holiday weekend this year.

The show, now in its 32nd year, will be held Friday and Saturday, November 25 and 26 at the Chuck M. Pohlman Agriculture Complex in Norfolk.

Doors for the classic will open at 2 p.m. on Thursday, November 24. Breeding heifer check-in will be from 7-9 p.m. on Thursday and 8-10 a.m. on Friday, with the show set to begin at 10:30 a.m. on Friday.

Check-in for market cattle will run from 7-9 p.m. on Friday and 7:30-9:30 a.m. on Saturday, with the show scheduled to begin Saturday at 10 a.m.

Since 1995, Northeast’s livestock judging team has hosted the event. Four sophomores and eight freshmen comprise this year’s team, which is coached by Mike Roeber, Northeast agriculture instructor.

“The team is looking forward to hosting their annual show again this year,” said Roeber. “It has become a tradition for many families to spend their Thanksgiving weekend at the Northeast Livestock Classic, as this is one of the first shows of the new exhibition season.”

“Interest has been high again this year, and as long as the weather holds out, we expect higher numbers than last year.”

Roeber said snow and ice during the week of the 2015 show resulted in lower attendance. The event drew 354 head from eight states: 173 breeding heifers, 181 market animals, 63 market heifers and 118 steers. The show’s record stands at 497 total head in 2012.