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Event: AGR Holiday Classic

December 7 - December 9

Ring A - $60

Ring A: $60 - Judge: Nick Fitzsimmons, OK

Judge: Nick Fitzsimmons, OK

Ring B - $55

Ring B: $55 - Judge: Kody Lucherk, TX

Judge: Kody Lucherk, TX

Event Location: Ohio Expo Center 717 E. 17 Ave. Columbus OH 43211

Event Manager: Devin Coon Nathan Snavely

Phone: 740-418-3929

Additional Details

AGR Holiday Classic

Show Entries may be made starting the Monday prior to each show.

Special Announcements

EID Tags Required for all Cattle - ALL cattle participating in any BEST sanctioned show, BEST and non-BEST, will be required to have an EID tag (this includes registered cattle). BEST cattle will be tagged at their first BEST show; however, all non-BEST cattle are encouraged to have an EID tag in place prior to arriving at their first BEST show. Non-BEST and out-of-state entries that do not have an EID tag in place prior to their first show will be tagged onsite for a fee of $20 per tag.

Online BEST Nomination – ALL show entries will be made online. The online entries will eliminate paper entry cards and exhibitors will be given the option to pay for their entries via credit card online when the entries are made, or by cash or check once they arrive at the show. All show participants, BEST and non-BEST, will initially fill out their participant registration and log their cattle into the system with each animal’s corresponding EID tag being the unique identifier that will be used throughout the show season. The participant and cattle information will be stored in the software program and can then be used to make online entries for any show for the remainder of the year. Participants may use their smartphone, tablet or PC and make show entries for BEST shows one week prior to the show, including the Ohio Beef Expo. Utilizing EID tags will provide a more efficient process. At their first show cattle will be checked-in and receive their EID tag and have the tattoos of any registered cattle checked. Then for remaining shows cattle will only need to have their EID tag scanned at check-in and they will automatically be placed into the show program. For more information regarding the BEST program, visit

For more information regarding online BEST nominations and show entries visit

Breed Qualifications

Although electronic papers are permitted, exhibitors are encouraged to have registration papers in hand at time of check in. All registrations meeting their national junior show breed association’s eligibility requirements will be accepted. No copies will be accepted. The animal’s registration must be in the name of the junior exhibitor who is exhibiting the animal. For BEST points, no family farm names will be permitted.

At the first three (3) BEST sanctioned shows; Heart of it All, AGR Holiday Classic and the Scarlet & Gray Midwest Showdown, BEST participants, who have not received their completed registrations, may still nominate their animals as a declared breed. (i.e. – if you have a Hereford steer and declare his breed at the Heart of it All, either a completed registration paper or electronic registration must be given to BEST officials at AGR) Proof of registration MUST be provided at the BEST sanctioned show immediately following the show where the animal’s breed was declared whether or not you exhibit cattle at the show. Failure to do so will result in the animal being dropped from the BEST point standings; additionally, any showmanship points garnered with the animal will be forfeited. Once proof of registration is provided, the animal may be re-nominated for the BEST program; however, no points will transfer. The BEST committee reserves the right to evaluate all breed steers and heifers for breed standards.

Any breeding heifer may also be shown as a market heifer. BEST participants may also nominate the heifer twice and track points in both the breeding and market heifer divisions.

Showmanship Divisions

  • Age divisions are as of January 1, 2019
  • Beginner Division - 10 and under
  • Junior Division - 11 to 13
  • Novice Division – 11-16 (see below for more details)
  • Intermediate Division - 14 to 16
  • Senior Division - 17 to 21

BEST shows may close showmanship to BEST only participants. The Novice showmanship division is offered exclusively to first or second year BEST participants ages 11-16. In addition to being in their first or second year, they can’t have previously finished in the Top Ten Overall Novice Market Animal, Heifer or Showmanship points standing. 11-16 year old Novice BEST participants may choose to compete in either their designated age division OR the Novice division; however, they must choose one or the other, not both.

Reminder – All exhibitors, BEST or non-BEST must comply with BEST sanctioned show rules. Read the BEST rules here.

Visit for more information.

OSU AGR Fraternity 

For More Information

Devin Coon 740-418-3929;

Nathan Snavely 419-618-7019;

Visit the AGR Holiday Classic Facebook Page!


Note schedule: Steers will show on Saturday and Heifers will show on Sunday. Showmanship is Saturday afternoon. Showmanship is only open to BEST exhibitors.

**Saturday: Market Animals (2 rings) and showmanship (1) will follow the Market Animal show. Heifers (2 rings) will show Sunday**

Friday, December 7
8:00 a.m. - Barns open for stalling.
5:00 - 8:00 p.m. Check-in (ALL Steers & Market Heifers must be checked in by 8:00 p.m.) 

*BEST sign-up & show entries will take place online this year. There will be computers available to nominate & enter your cattle on site. 

Saturday, December 8
8:00 a.m. - Steer Show Ring A Begins. Ring B will begin after the conclusion of Chianina steers.

3:00 p.m. or immediately following the Ring B Heifer Show and photos are complete (2 rings will be used) Beginner & Intermediate will show in Ring A, Junior and Novice will show in Ring B and Senior showmanship will use whichever ring finishes first. **Showmanship will not begin prior to 3 PM.** Showmanship is only open to BEST participants!

4:00 - 6:00 p.m. - Heifer Check-In

Sunday, December 9
8:00 a.m. - Heifer Show Ring A Begins. Ring B will begin after the conclusion of the Angus heifers.

Overall Premiums
Steer and Heifer Premiums Each Ring
Ring A: Champion $1,000, Reserve $500, 3rd Overall $200, 4th Overall $100, 5th Overall $50

Class Premiums
1st - $40, 2nd - $30, 3rd - $20. Classes with less than 5 head will be prorated.

Other Information

  • Entry fees $60 for one ring, $115 for both rings. $5 discount for cattle nominated in the BEST program.
  • Bedding is provided with entry fee in Gilligan only. Bedding is not provided outside (Viaduct) but is available for purchase.
  • Steer and market heifers born on or after 1/1/18
  • Breed heifers born on or after 9/1/17
  • Steers and crossbred heifers shown by weight
  • Breed heifers shown by age. Registration required for all breed cattle.
  • All cattle must have legible tattoos the first time through the chute. If the tattoos are not legible then the animal will be placed in the crossbred division
  • Health papers required for all out-of-state cattle
  • Show is open to the world


Crowne Plaza - Columbus North
6500 Doubletree Ave, Columbus, OH 43229

Phone: 614-885-1885

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