Beef Expo

The Agri-Business Council of the Norfolk Area Chamber of Commerce will be hosting the 69th Annual Norfolk Beef Expo on September 8th & 9th at the Northeast Community College Check M. Pohlman Ag Complex.  We would like to invite you to be a part of this great event!  The Beef Expo is a tradition for many families.  In 2017, the live cattle show had 119 entries from 24 Nebraska counties compete for Champion Market Steer and Market Heifer titles.  Contestants and their families shop, dine and stay in Norfolk during the two-day event. 

Students interested in participating in the show must fully complete the Entry Form and Care Form and they must be received at the Norfolk Area Chamber of Commerce no later than September 4th.  Please carefully read and follow all the Expo Rules

High school juniors and seniors who exhibit at the Beef Expo and are planning to major in agri-business or a related field are also eligible for a $500 scholarship. The Scholarship application must be received at the Norfolk Area Chamber of Commerce no later than October 15th.  

Friends, family and the general public is invited to attend and help support our area youth by attending the premium auction that is held Sunday, September 9th, following the selection of the champions, which begins at 5:00pm. 

If you are unable to attend the premium auction, you can support our exhibitors by contributing to the “Buyers Pool.”  All Buyers Pool contributions go directly to the participants and are not used for the profit of the Agri-Business Council. 

To contribute to the “Buyers Pool” or help sponsor this annual event, please submit the Sponsorship Form with your payment to the Norfolk Area Chamber of Commerce.  All contributions to the Buyers Pool and/or Sponsorships must be received by August 31st to be recognized in the program. 

Your support in making the 2018 Norfolk Beef Expo a success is greatly appreciated!


A HUGE thank-you to the 2017 sponsors and buyers pool contributors. Our show would not be possible without your support!

Corporate Sponsors

Trophy Sponsors: Elkhorn Valley Bank & Trust; Farmers Pride; First National Bank; Norfolk Implement; Farm Credit Services of America; Hertz Farm Management; Louis Dreyfus Company; Northeast Community College; Renegade Stores; US92/News Channel Nebraska; US Bank; Wells Fargo Bank, and; Zoubek Oil Company.


Showmanship Award Sponsors: Lammli Locke & Beaudette; UFARM-Randy Oertwich, and; News Talk WJAG/106KIX/LiteRock97.5


Showmanship Prize Sponsors: Midwest Bank and Farmers Coop Association of Lindsay


Fitting Contest Sponsors: Lakeside Livestock Equipment and Sullivan Supply

Carcass Contest Sponsor: Reigle Cattle Company


Trucking services donated by: Huwaldt Trucking, Osmond


Special thanks to: Susan Green, announcer; Northeast Community College Livestock Judging Team; Norfolk Area Visitors Bureau; Wayne & Barb Ohlrichs, fitting contest judges; Eakes Office Solutions; Willers Mitten Brand; Tony Thelen, auctioneer.



2017 Grand Champion Steer: Pictured: Jon Herrick, judge; Dean Thernus, Farmers Pride, trophy sponsor; Elijah Jauken of Loomis, exhibitor; Maelyn Aschoff, Willers Mitten Brand. Purchaser was the buyers pool.

2017 Grand Champion Heifer: Pictured: Maelyn Aschoff, Willers Mitten Brands: Jon Herrick, Judge; Merlin Schlote, Progressive Nutrition, purchaser; Kolton Rasmussen of Newman Grove, exhibitor. Trophy sponsored by: Elkhorn Valley Bank & Trust

2017 Reserve Grand Champion Heifer: Pictured: Alex Meduna & Barry Schomberg, RB Angus & Show Cattle, purchaser; Jon Herrick, judge; Garold Kollmar, Norfolk Implement, trophy sponsor; Connor Rankin of Newman Grove, exhibitor.

2017 Reserve Grand Champion Steer: Pictured: Jon Herrick, judge; Don Polodna, First National Bank, trophy sponsor; Kylie Kempf of Carroll, exhibitor. Purchaser was Gateway Genetics of Pierce.



If you have any questions or comments regarding the Norfolk Beef Expo, please contact Jeny Albin at the Norfolk Area Chamber of Commerce at or 402-371-4862.