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Event: War at Warren

February 15 - February 17

Ring A - $50

Ring A: $50 - Judge: Lane Hacker, IN

Judge: Lane Hacker, IN

Ring B - $50

Ring B: $50 - Judge: Zach Bartenslager, TN

Judge: Zach Bartenslager, TN

Event Location: Warren County Fairgrounds 665 N. Broadway St. Lebanon OH 45036

Event Manager: Nolan Keller

Phone: 513-252-1347

Additional Details

War at Warren

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.


Friday, February 15
9:00 a.m. - Cattle may arrive  
5:00 - 8:00 p.m. - Check-In

*BEST sign-up will take place online this year. There will be computers available to nominate your cattle on site. Please designate your BEST nominated cattle at check-in to receive your crossbred EID tags, tattoo checks and registration verification for papered cattle and to receive your participant gift!

Saturday, February 16
9:00 a.m. - Market Animal Show Ring A Begins. Ring B will begin immediately following the Angus division in Ring A
TBA - Showmanship will begin after the completion of the Ring B Market Animal show. There will be 2 showmanship competitions offered at the War at Warren County show. Showmanship will not begin prior to 3 PM.
4:00 - 5:00 p.m. - Heifer Check-In                             

Sunday February 17
9:00 a.m. - Heifer Show Ring A Begins     
Ring B will begin immediately following the Angus division in Ring A


Heifer and Steer Premiums Ring A                                                                                                                                           

Champion $500 
Reserve $250    
3rd Overall $150              
4th Overall $100              
5th Overall $50

Heifer and Steer Premiums Ring B - Prorated by number of entries                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           

Other Information

  • Entry fee $100 for both rings, $50 single ring for non-BEST participants; $90 for both rings $45 for sing ring for BEST participants.
  • Health papers must comply with state requirements.
  • Steers and market heifers born 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
  • No heaters or generators allowed in the barn
  • Show supplies will be available                
  • Show is not responsible for accident injury or loss
  • Show committee decisions are final                                                
  • Wheel barrows or muck carts are encouraged due to the location of the manure pits and the size of the indoor facility


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