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Event: Holmes County Preview Show

March 1 - March 3

Ring A - $55

Ring A: $55 - Judge: P.D. Miller, WY

Judge: P.D. Miller, WY

Ring B - $55

Ring B: $55 - Judge: Ashley Judge, OK

Judge: Ashley Judge, OK

Event Location: Holmes County Fairgrounds 8880 State Route 39 Millersburg OH 44654

Event Manager: Brian Giauque

Phone: 330-201-8800

Additional Details

Holmes County Preview

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.

For More Information

Brian Giauque - 330-201-8800
Phil Schlabach – 330-231-6030 
Anicia Smith – 330-763-3796


Friday, March 1
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, March 2
9:00 a.m. - Heifer 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 Heifer show. There will be 2 showmanship competitions offered at the Holmes County Preview show. Showmanship will not begin prior to 3 PM.
4:00 - 6:00 p.m. - Market Animal Check-In                             

Sunday, March 3
8:00 a.m. - Market Animal Show Ring A Begins     
Ring B will begin immediately following the Chianina division in Ring A


Ring A & B Market Animal & Heifer Premiums

$500 Grand Champion
$400 Reserve Champion
$300 3rd Overall
$200 4th Overall
$100 5th Overall 

Class payouts - $50, $25 & $10 – Classes with less than 5 will be prorated

The show committee reserves the right to prorate all premiums and payouts.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 

Other Information

  • Entry fee $100 for both rings, $50 single ring  for BEST participants. $110 for both rings, $55 single ring  for non-BEST participants
  • Tent rental is available by contacting Tim Moorehead 330-264-9769 or 330-317-1228
  • ONLY STRAW BEDDING MAY BE USED OUTSIDE - NO MULCH! There will be straw for sale at the show.
  • 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


Holiday Inn Express
1005 S. Washington St
Millersburg OH 44654
Rooms at $99 plus tax

Hotel Millersburg
35 W Jackson St.
Millersburg, OH 44654
(330) 674-1457  

Comfort Inn
1102 Glen Drive
Millersburg OH 44654
PH: (330) 674-7400

Berlin (Approx. 15 minutes from the fairgrounds) 
Comfort Suites
4810 North St.
Berlin OH 44610
PH: (330) 893-7400

Berlin Suites
5330 Co Rd 201
Berlin OH 44654
PH: (800) 935-5218

The Berlin Grande 
4787 Twp Rd 366
Berlin OH 44610
PH: (330) 403-3050

4703 SR 39
Berlin OH 44610
PH: (330) 893-6600

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