About

Now in it’s 25th 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 850 entries from several states in 2018.

The show is operated entirely by the University of Wisconsin-Madison Saddle & Sirloin Club as one of its primary fundraisers. Each year, this group of students volunteer many hours to make BKOC a success. The club is assisted by advisors Brian Kirkpatrick and Jim Claus, as well as the Department of Animal Sciences at UW-Madison. Proceeds from the show have supported student scholarships, funded community service activities, and defrayed costs of attending contests, conferences, and study tours.

The event would not take place without the exceptional support of many sponsors. If you’re interested in joining these businesses and individuals in supporting Wisconsin’s livestock industry and Saddle & Sirloin, check out our sponsorship opportunities or contact our show chairs listed below. Be sure to thank and support all of our sponsors when you see them!

 

BKOC General Chairs

Emily Schwanke

BKOC Student Chair

eschwanke@wisc.edu

920-979-7053

Cassidy Dabbs

BKOC Student Co-Chair

cdabbs@wisc.edu

2622204381

Additional BKOC Chairs

Jessica Mehre

BKOC Food Stand Chair

Atticus Clark

BKOC Grounds Chair

Advisors

Brian Kirkpatrick

Saddle & Sirloin Advisor

bwkirkpa@wisc.edu

Jim Claus

Saddle & Sirloin Advisor

jrclaus@wisc.edu