To the participants of the Badger Kick-Off Classic:
Due to the recent complications regarding COVID-19 at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, we have been forced to cancel the 2020 Badger Kick-Off Classic. This is due to the regulations of Student Organizations at UW-Madison, the Alliant Energy Center, and Dane County.
We greatly appreciate the support of our exhibitors, sponsors, and vendors in the past and look forward to working with you in the future. The chair team is hopeful that we will be in the ring again soon!
BADGER KICKOFF CLASSIC 2019
The Badger Kick-Off Classic Prospect Steer and Heifer Show, presented by the Saddle and Sirloin Club at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, requires the following animal movement and import requirements in compliance with regulations enforced by the Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection. Cattle from Wisconsin Premise ID number for where the animal resides.…
Partners ($750 and up) – Andis, Hennessey Implement, The Showtimes Magazine, Images Embroidery, Holiday Inn Express & Suites – Madison Central
Allies ($500-$749) – Blain’s Farm & Fleet, Kalmbach Feeds, Justin Lillesand Memorial, Clayton Cattle Company, Carousel Farms, Murrays’ Dairy Farm & Refrigeration, Kegley’s Show Supplies, Austin Cattle & Halbach Cattle, Gorestska Show Steers South, Gary and Tish Dabbs Family, McCarville Show Stock, New Rival Cattle Company, Runkle Cattle Company, Kast Family, and Oleson Family
Supporters ($250 – $499) – Equity Cooperative, Association of Women in Agriculture, Cattle Visions LLC, Biozyme Inc., WI Hereford Association, Badger Dairy Club, Central Star Cooperative, Henschler Brothers, Webster/Henderson Families, ADM Animal Nutrition, Wildcat Cattle Company, NASCO, Jason Kelli, Kronberg Genetics
Donors ($249 or less) – KCJ Angus, Laufenberg Show Cattle, Compton Family
News & Announcements
Our market judge for 2019 is Ryan Rash. Ryan Rash is from Crockett, Texas and grew up showing every species of livestock. During his junior show career, he exhibited 13 Grand or Reserve Grand Champion …September 28, 2019
2018 Badger Kick-off Classic Showmanship Judge 1: Kelli Retallick Kelli Retallick grew up showing Angus heifers and market steers alongside her sisters in Southwestern Wisconsin. Growing up on a seedstock operation, Retallick developed a strong …October 29, 2018
2018 Badger Kick-off Classic Market Animal Judge: Scott Schaake, Kansas Dr. Scott Schaake was raised on a cow-calf ranch/row crop operation near Lawrence, Kansas. He graduated from Kansas State University in 1984 with a B.S. …September 17, 2018
2017 Badger Kick-off Classic Market Animal Show Judge: Lukas Ziegler, Maryland Lukas Ziegler was raised in New Windsor, Maryland on a commercial Angus/Simmental Solution cow-calf operation. Lukas and his family have raised show cattle and …September 28, 2017
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Now in it’s 21st year, the Badger Kick-Off Classic is Wisconsin’s premier prospect steer and heifer show. Held on the first weekend of December each year at the Alliant Energy Center, the show drew over 820 entries from several states in 2014 and continues to grow. The show is operated entirely by the University of…