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2023 Aksarben Stock Show Entries are CLOSED

2023 DNA Update!!

ALL breeding beef, feeder calves, and market beef MUST have DNA submitted to be eligble to enter and exhibit in 2023!
Head to the DNA Information page learn more about the new DNA nomination requirements.


  • To be eligible to exhibit at the Aksarben Stock Show youth must be at least 9 years of age by January 1 of the current year and you cannot be older than 19 years of age on January 1 of the current year. (Age range: 9 - 19)
  • Youth exhibitors from the following 14 states are eligible: Arkansas, Colorado, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Minnesota, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, North Dakota, South Dakota, Wisconsin and Wyoming.
  • Eligible exhibitors can be a member of 4-H, FFA, a junior association(s) or non-affliliated individuals


  • ALL animals are required to have DNA submitted in the form of hair postmarked by June 30th.
  • A market animal that has been declared Grand Champion or Reserve Grand Champion at a state 4-H or FFA show or interstate 4-H or FFA show is ineligible to show at Aksarben, if it has been sold through a premium sale.
For more information please refer to the Aksarben Stock Show Premium Book.

Event Location

The 2023 Aksarben Stock Show will be held September 21st - 24th, 2023 on the Nebraska State Fairgrounds at Fonner Park in Grand Island, NE.

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