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Northeast Community College holds 36th Livestock Classic

Northeast Community College holds 36th Livestock Classic

NORFOLK, Neb. – Over 260 head of livestock were shown during the 36th 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 (Colorado, Iowa, Kansas, Nebraska, and South Dakota) took part in the two-day event at the Chuck M. Pohlman Agriculture Complex.

“Numbers were down slightly from 2019 when the show was last held; a year that we also had to deal with snow and ice,” he said. “Compared to an average year, we were down about 75 head. Even though numbers were down, the quality was still very high on both days.”

The Supreme Champion Breeding Heifer was an Angus shown by Cassidee Stratman, West Point. The Reserve Supreme Breeding Heifer was a Simmental shown by Hallie McCollough, Vail, Iowa. Other placements include Adam Alfs, Shickley, Chianina, (3rd place); Landon Tibken, Wiota, Iowa, Maine Angus (4th Place); Addison Baumert, Harper, Iowa, Maintainer (5th Place); Kiera Bremer, Fullerton, Hereford (6th Place); and Jaycee Schomberg, Pierce, Foundation Simmental (7th Place).

The Champion Market Animal was shown by Cassidee Stratman, West Point, (Maine Anjou). The Reserve Champion Market Animal was shown by Haidyn Suhr, Anita, Iowa, (Chianina). Other placements include 3rd Place Market Animal - Aubrey High, Smithfield, (Crossbred); 4th Place Market Animal - Taylor Halverson, Sioux Center, Iowa, (Crossbred); 5th Place Market Animal - Cassidee Stratman, West Point, (Market Heifer); 6th Place Market Animal - Colin Vrbka, Shelby, (Market Heifer); 7th Place Market Animal - Berren Strope, O’Neill, (Maine Anjou).         

The judge for the market portion of the show was Doug Smith, Curtis.

Market Show Division Results:

The Champion Market Heifer was shown by Cassidee Stratman, West Point. Colin Vrbka, Shelby, showed the Reserve Champion Market Heifer.          

The Champion Angus Steer was shown by Clay White, Pierce.

Haley Holverson, Sioux Center, Iowa, showed the Champion Charolais Steer, with Cade Stratman, West Point, showing the Reserve Champion Charolais Steer.

The Champion Chianina Steer was shown by Haidyn Suhr, Anita Iowa. Baker Behmer, Hoskins, showed the Reserve Champion Chianina Steer.

Weston Stemick, Pierce, showed the Champion Hereford Steer, with Wyatt Stemick, Pierce, taking Reserve Champion Hereford Steer honors.

In other categories:

Champion Limousin Steer – Danny Weeda, Holstein, Iowa; Reserve Champion Limousin Steer - Rylan Oglesbee, Massena, Iowa.                                       

Champion Maine Anjou Steer – Cassidee Stratman, West Point; Reserve Champion Maine Anjou Steer - Berren Strope, O'Neill.                                              

Champion Shorthorn Steer – Berren Strope, O'Neill; Reserve Champion Shorthorn Steer - Dylan Russman, Pender.                                              

Champion Shorthorn Plus Steer – Jordan Stoltz, Mt. Vernon, So. Dak.; Reserve Champion Shorthorn Plus Steer - Luke Johnson, Walton.                                           

Champion Simmental Steer – Adam Alfs, Shickley; Reserve Champion Simmental Steer - Josie Ritter, Beemer.                                             

Champion Crossbred Steer – Aubrey High, Smithfield; Reserve Champion Crossbred Steer - Taylor Halverson, Sioux Center, Iowa.                               

The judge for the market portion of the show was Blaine French, Lincoln.

Breeding Heifer Division Results:

Champion Angus Heifer – Cassidee Stratman, West Point.; Reserve Champion Angus Heifer – Nicole Nichols, Chambers.                                                  

Champion Charolais Heifer – Nyah Ruda, Fremont; Reserve Champion Charolais Heifer – Logan Tibken, Wiota, Iowa.              

Champion Composite Charolais Heifer – Macy Gruhn, Manning, Iowa; Reserve Champion Composite Charolais Heifer – Devon Benes, Valparaiso.                                                         

Champion Chianina Heifer – Adam Alfs, Shickley; Reserve Champion Chianina Heifer – Cole Cooper, Elmwood.      

Champion Balancer Heifer – Karson Brooks, Bennet; Reserve Champion Balancer Heifer – Kole Brooks, Bennet.          

Champion Hereford Heifer – Kiera Bremer, Fullerton; Reserve Champion Hereford Heifer – Cody Von Glan, Vail, Iowa.

Champion Mini Hereford Heifer – Logan Tibken, Wiota, Iowa.       

Champion Limousin Heifer – Brooke Wohlers, Council Bluffs, Iowa.        

Champion LimFlex Heifer – Tiana Hagen, Anita, Iowa.                  

Champion Maine Anjou Heifer – Berren Strope, O'Neill; Reserve Champion Maine Anjou Heifer – Dylan Russman, Pender.

Champion Maine Angus Heifer – Landon Tibken, Wiota, Iowa.

Champion Maintainer Heifer – Addison Baumert, Harper, Iowa; Reserve Champion Maintainer Heifer - Hattie McCollom, Colo, Iowa.

Champion Red Angus Heifer – Trevor Koenig           , Norfolk; Reserve Champion Red Angus Heifer – Caleb Tooker, Norfolk.                                                        

Champion Saler Heifer – Lauren Frederick, Sterling, Kan.                                                                         

Champion Shorthorn Heifer – Peyton Eisenhauer, Wausa; Reserve Champion Shorthorn Heifer – Josie Robinson, Colo, Iowa.          

Champion Shorthorn Plus Heifer – Braxton Baldwin, Norfolk; Reserve Champion Shorthorn Plus Heifer - Bailey Hall, McCool Junction.         

Champion Simmental Heifer – Hallie McCollough, Vail, Iowa; Reserve Champion Simmental Heifer – Journee Reeson, Hoskins.

Champion Foundation Simmental Heifer – Jaycee Schomberg, Pierce; Reserve Champion Simmental Heifer – Emma Pithan, Anthon, Iowa.

Champion Commercial Heifer – Tanner Heath, Cody; Reserve Champion Commercial Heifer – Waylon Ruda, Fremont.

Market Show Showmanship Results

Senior Showmanship:                                             

Champion - Jacob O'Dea, Indianola; Reserve Champion - Berren Strope, O'Neill.

Intermediate Showmanship:                                             

Champion - Josie Ritter, Beemer; Reserve Champion - Baker Behmer, Hoskins.

Junior Showmanship:                                             

Champion - Morgan Kliment, Valparaiso; Reserve Champion - Leighton Wailes, Wiota, Iowa.   

Three "Peewees" also participated in showmanship.         


Breeding Heifer Show Showmanship Results

Senior Showmanship:                                             

Champion – Jaycee Schomberg, Pierce; Reserve Champion – Nicole Nichols, Chambers.


Intermediate Showmanship:                                             

Champion – Caleb Tooker, Norfolk; Reserve Champion – Bailey Hall, McCool Junction.          

Junior Showmanship:                                             

Champion – Kinsley Bremer, Fullerton; Reserve Champion – Collins Porter, Grand Island.       

Nine "Peewees" also participated in showmanship.