Beef Expo

The Agri-Business Council of the Norfolk Area Chamber of Commerce hosts the annual Norfolk Beef Expo, a live market calf show and auction,  every September at the Northeast Community College Chuck M. Pohlman Ag Complex.  The Expo is open to youth throughout Nebraska between the ages of 8 and 19 as of the previous January 1st.  The Beef Expo is a tradition for many families and will be celebrating its 70th year in 2019.

In 2018, the calf show had 138 entries from 30 Nebraska counties in competition for grand champion market steer and market heifer titles.  Exhibitors are also able to compete for prizes in the showmanship and team fitting contests.

Students interested in participating in the show must fully complete the Entry Form and Care Form and submit them to the Norfolk Area Chamber of Commerce no later than September 3, 2019.  Please carefully read and follow all Beef 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 may also apply for a $500 scholarship.  The scholarship application must be received at the Norfolk Area Chamber of Commerce no later than October 14, 2019.

Friends, family and the general public are invited to attend and help support exhibitors.  They may do so by participating in the premium auction that is held immediately following the 5pm selection of champions, contributing to the “buyers pool,” and/or helping to sponsor this annual event.  All buyers pool contributions go directly to the participants and are not used for the profit of the Agri-Business Council.

Please submit the Sponsorship Form with your payment to the Norfolk Area Chamber of Commerce no later than August 30, 2019 to be recognized in the show program.  This sponsorship form also offers the opportunity to sponsor the June Northeast Nebraska Ag Banquet.  A 10% incentive discount is offered if you choose to sponsor both events!

SAVE THE DATE!  Norfolk Beef Expo will be held September 7th & 8th, 2019.

For more information about the Norfolk Beef Expo, contact the Chamber at 402-371-4862 or jalbin@norfolkareachamber.com.

Below are some pictures from the 2018 Norfolk Beef Expo.

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2018 Norfolk Beef Expo Grand Champion Steer winner: Kolton Rasmussen of Newman Grove. Pictured from left are (unknownx11); Judge Jon Herrick of Amhurst; Farmers Pride representative, Chanda Barry, trophy sponsor; (unknownx7); exhibitor Kolton Rasmussen. Purchaser was the buyers pool ($1000)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2018 Norfolk Beef Expo Grand Champion Heifer winner: Myranda Hansen of Norfolk. Pictured from left are (unknownx7); Judge Jon Herrick of Amhurst; Elkhorn Valley Bank & Trust representative, Seth Mangels, trophy sponsor; (unknownx4); exhibitor Myranda Hansen. Purchaser was Progressive Nutrition ($1,000)

2018 Norfolk Beef Expo Reserve Grand Champion Steer winner: Taylin Sanley of Osceola. Pictured from left are (unknownx2); Judge Jon Herrick of Amhurst; First National Bank representative, Don Polodna, trophy sponsor; (unknownx5); exhibitor Taylin Sanley. Purchaser was the buyers pool ($500)

2018 Norfolk Beef Expo Reserve Grand Champion Heifer winner: Conner Rankin of Newman Grove. Pictured from left are (unknownx2); Judge Jon Herrick of Amhurst; (unknownx2); exhibitor Connor Rankin; (unknown). Trophy sponsor was Lammli, Locke & Beaudette. Purchaser was Gateway Genetics ($550)

 

PLAN AHEAD!  The 70th Annual Norfolk Beef Expo will be held on September 7th & 8th, 2019

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