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Event: Madison County Winter Classic

February 8 - February 10

Ring A - $50

Ring A: $50 - Judge: Chad Wilson, IN

Judge: Chad Wilson, IN

Ring B - $50

Ring B: $50 - Judge: Wes Keller, IL

Judge: Wes Keller, IL

Event Location: Madison County Fairgrounds 205 Elm St. London OH 43140

Event Manager: Quinton Keeran

Phone: 740-808-3381

Additional Details

Madison County Winter Classic

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.

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.

Special note on tent rental:  Tents are available and may be rented by contacting Bob Richardson at the Madison County Fairgrounds at 740-852-1654


Madison County Fairgrounds
205 Elm St.
London, OH 43140


Madison County Cattlemen’s Association


Madison County Cattlemen’s Association
Heritage Cooperative

Additional sponsors will be announced at show

For More Information

Check out Madison County Cattlemen’s Association on Facebook!

Quinton Keeran: 740-808-3381
Darrell Champer: 614-743-7441
Dave Monnin: 614-361-9605
Tony Xenikis: 614-989-1717
Bob Richardson: 740-852-1654 


**Saturday: Market animals (2 rings) and showmanship (1) will follow the market animal show. Heifers (2 rings) will show Sunday**

Friday, February 8

10:00 a.m. - Cattle may arrive. The show office will be staffed starting at 12 p.m.

*Online sign-up and entries can be made in the show office, starting at 12 p.m.

4:00 - 8:00 p.m. - Check-In

*All market animals must be checked in by 8 p.m.

Saturday, February 9

9:00 a.m. - Market Show Ring A Begins.
*Ring B will begin after the conclusion of the Chi steers. TBA - Showmanship will begin after the completion of the Ring B Market 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.

4:00 - 6:00 p.m. – Heifer Check-In

*Online sign-up and entries can be made in the show office, starting at 3 p.m.

Sunday, February 10

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


Heifer Premiums
Ring A: Champion $500, Reserve $400, 3rd Overall $300, 4th Overall $200, 5th Overall $100
Ring B: Top 5 Awards may be prorated based on entries

Steer Premiums
Ring A: Champion $500, Reserve $400, 3rd Overall $300, 4th Overall $200, 5th Overall $100
Ring B: Top 5 Awards may be prorated based on entries

Other Information

  • Entry fees. - $50 for one ring, $100 for both rings
  • Bedding – Mulch will be provided in the Green Building only. Exhibitors are encouraged to bring their own bedding.
  • Class payouts are: $50, $30, $15
  • Steer and market heifers born on or after 1/1/18
  • Breed heifers born on or after 9/1/17
  • Steers, market heifers 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 are required for all out-of-state cattle coming to the show
  • In case of inclement weather, the show committee reserves the right to prorate all premiums and payouts.


Holiday Inn Express, London – 740-852-2700
Holiday Inn Express, Springfield - 937-505-1670
Best Western, Hilliard - 614-870-2378

* Please mention the Madison County Winter Classic Cattle Show when you check in to get discounted group rates.

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