Thank You Sponsors!

Badger Kick-Off Classic would like to thank our many sponsors who make BKOC possible. Please thank and support these individuals and businesses throughout the year!

Partners ($750+)


Allies ($500-749)

Wisconsin Cattlemen’s Assoc.
Adam White Cattle Co.
Bob May Show Steers

Supporters ($250-499)

Sure Champ
Goretska Show Steers

Fountain Farms Angus
Kegley Show Supply
Milwaukee Stockyards
The Showtimes Junior Livestock Magazine
DRIVE by Encore Visions

Donors ($50-249)

Nowatzke Cattle Company
Wisconsin Junior Angus Assoc.
Images Embroidery
Rocky Knoll Cattle Company
Lone Willow Acres – Greg Jentz Family
UW-Platteville Block & Bridle
2K Cattle Enterprises
Laufenberg Show Cattle
Badger Dairy Club
Mindemann Farms
UW-Madison Association of Women in Agriculture
O’Leary Cattle Co.
Alpha Gamma Rho – UW-Madison
Daphne & Lloyd Holterman
Bruce & Deb Ivey
Wisconsin Hereford Assoc.
Lone Oak Angus – Dusty Henningfeld
Hill Valley Farm – Chad Henderson
Cattle Visions – Lance Ellsworth
Triple P Farms
Alicia & Arnold Adams
KCJ Angus
Profiles Custom Embroidery
Henning Farms
Owega Stock Farms
Gerald Lehman
Hartzell Angus – Ken Hartzell
Boettcher’s Brookview Acres
Country Lane Farms – Scott Bayer Family

Youth Center Reservations Due Friday, Nov. 23

Reservations for rooms in the Tommy G. Thompson Youth Center are due by this Friday. Click here to download a reservation form or contact Wisconsin State Fair at to reserve rooms.

A late fee will be charged to reserve dorm rooms after Friday, November 23. The Tommy G. Thompson dorms are conveniently located right on grounds near agriculture buildings at Wisconsin State Fair Park.


News Release: Badger Kick-Off Classic to be held Nov. 30-Dec. 2

Contact: Taylor Fritsch                                                                                               FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Cell: (608) 341-7240
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Badger Kick-Off Classic to be held Nov. 30-Dec. 2

The University of Wisconsin-Madison Saddle & Sirloin Club is pleased to announce that the 18th Annual Badger Kick-Off Classic Open Prospect Steer & Heifer Show (BKOC) will be held Nov. 30-Dec. 2 at the Wisconsin State Fair Park in West Allis, Wis.

BKOC is one of the upper Midwest’s largest prospect beef cattle shows, drawing over 700 head from more than a dozen states in 2011. It is presented and organized entirely by the UW-Madison Saddle & Sirloin Club, a student organization at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

“Our members and sponsors have been working hard to make this year’s Badger Kick-Off Classic the best yet,” said Kelli Retallick, the show’s general chair and club president. “We welcome our exhibitors and partners to West Allis and Wisconsin for this exciting weekend.”

Badger Kick-Off will again include a market cattle and breeding female show, as well as free junior showmanship classes. Cash payouts, Andis clippers and other awards are presented to top animals.  New in 2012, a fitting clinic will be offered prior to the show by Stock Show University at no cost to exhibitors. A full schedule and show order is available on the show website,

While the pre-entry deadline for BKOC has passed, walk-in entries of cattle will be accepted at the show. For health regulations, show rules and entry forms, visit the event’s website. Questions and other inquiries can be directed to Kelli Retallick at 608.778.9928 or via email at

Badger Kick-Off Classic would not be possible without the support of more than fifty sponsors. Major sponsors of this year’s show include Andis, the Wisconsin Cattlemen’s Association, Adam White Cattle Company, and Bob May Show Steers.


Saddle & Sirloin is a student organization at UW-Madison for students interested in beef, sheep, swine and equine. Members enjoy educational outreach, service activities and social events. The organization builds camaraderie among students interested in the animal sciences and offers valuable learning and leadership opportunities.

Pre-Entries Due Friday, November 16

Pre-entries for the 2012 Badger Kick-Off Classic are due postmarked by Friday, November 16! As that date is fast approaching, make sure you mail your entry forms off. Didn’t get a form or don’t know where it is? We understand – download and print a form from our website here!

We can’t wait to see you in Milwaukee!