The Nebraska Cattlemen's Classic is featuring an increase in bulls and heifers offered at the 2013 sales, plus, two new sales and events have been added to the week-long schedule of events.
The Nebraska Cattlemen's Classic will celebrate the 22nd Annual event February 18-24 at the Buffalo County Fairgrounds in Kearney.
One of the Classic's new events is the "Classic on the Road" meetings. The meeting is coming to Kearney Monday, Jan. 21 and will be held at the Buffalo County Fairgrounds Extension Building.
The event starts at 6 p.m. and features a beef dinner with presentations and promotional items given. The event is for cattlemen of all ages. To make a reservation, call Ronette Bush-Heinrich at 308.627.6385.
Monday, Feb. 18 kicks off the Classic with the Feedlot Sort, Speed Penning and Team Roping. Tuesday, Feb. 19 features the Ranch Horse Competition and Sale. There will also be a cattle dog demonstration and dog breeders on display.
The Classic has two new events for youth this year. Thursday, February 21 will be FFA Day at the Classic. All FFA Chapters in the state of Nebraska are invited to attend. The FFA day will include several events in the morning, lunch, educational speakers and more. The Classic, Farm Credit Services, the Nebraska Cattleman Foundation and the Fence Post will be presenting a $1,000 and $500 Chapter Cash Scholarships. These cash awards will be presented to two Chapters that attend.
The Classic will hold the 1st Annual Prospect Steer Sale on Thursday, Feb. 21 at 6:30 p.m. 4-H and FFA youth have the opportunity to win over $2,000 in awards with these steers at the Classic. The Nebraska Cattlemen's Classic is starting a unique opportunity for youth with this event. Youth purchasing these steers have the option to compete for $4,500 in scholarships. The Prospect Steer Scholarship Program will include a record book, educational tours and interviews for the youth that participate in this program. All youth need to check out this new unique event and program for youth.
The Classic has also added a new "Unique Cattlemen's Auction" on Friday, Feb. 22 to the evening events. The Classic will sell a few antique items at this auction. These items will include a Chuck Wagon, a Buckboard Wagon and other cattlemen antiques.
The Nebraska Cattlemen's Classic has a tremendous week lined up for cattlemen of all ages. For complete details, go to www.necattlemen.com or give Ronette Heinrich a call at 308-627-6385.