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      Nebraska Cattlemen's Classic Holding New Events

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      The NebraskaCattlemen's Classic is featuring an increase in bulls and heifers offered at the2013 sales, plus, two new sales and events have been added to the week-longschedule of events.

      The NebraskaCattlemen's Classic will celebrate the 22nd Annual event February18-24 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 theFeedlot Sort, Speed Penning and Team Roping. Tuesday, Feb. 19 features theRanch Horse Competition and Sale. There will also be a cattle dogdemonstration 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 FFAChapters in the state of Nebraska are invited to attend. The FFA day willinclude several events in the morning, lunch, educational speakers and more. TheClassic, Farm Credit Services, the Nebraska Cattleman Foundation and the FencePost will be presenting a $1,000 and $500 Chapter Cash Scholarships. These cashawards will be presented to two Chapters that attend.

      The Classicwill 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 winover $2,000 in awards with these steers at the Classic. The NebraskaCattlemen's Classic is starting a unique opportunity for youth with this event.Youth purchasing these steers have the option to compete for $4,500 inscholarships. The Prospect Steer Scholarship Program will include a recordbook, educational tours and interviews for the youth that participate in thisprogram. All youth need to check out this new unique event and program foryouth.

      The Classichas also added a new "Unique Cattlemen's Auction" on Friday, Feb. 22to 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 othercattlemen antiques.

      The NebraskaCattlemen's Classic has a tremendous week lined up for cattlemen of all ages.For complete details, go to www.necattlemen.com or giveRonette Heinrich a call at 308-627-6385.

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