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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, www.badgerkickoff.net.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.