Sign up for email updates from Nebraska State Fair

Facebook Twitter
Home > Exhibitors / Contestants > Exhibitor Information > Purple Ribbon Auction

Purple Ribbon Auction

All market beef, market lambs, market swine, meat goats and broiler chickens that qualify for the Purple Ribbon Auction will become the property of the Aksarben Stock Show in return for a guaranteed premium. All animals sold will go to the cooperating processors and payment made to the Aksarben Stock Show. Exhibitors who sell their animal through the Purple Ribbon Auction will not receive a carcass check.

All youths participating in the Purple Ribbon Auction will receive a scholarship/award with 50% being a monetary award and 50% being an educational scholarship.The youth can use the educational scholarship when he or she chooses a post-secondary education upon graduating from high school.

Sale Structure

Market Beef
- Grand Champion Market Beef
- Reserve Grand Champion Market Beef
- Champion British Breeds Division
- plus three (3) additional market beef as lined up by the judge

Calf Challenge
- top three overall individuals in project sell their steers

Market Swine
- Grand Champion Market Swine
- Reserve Grand Champion Market Swine
- Champion Purebred Market Swine
- plus five (5) additional market swine as lined up by the judge

Market Lambs
- Grand Champion Market Lamb
- Reserve Grand Champion Market Lamb
- plus six (6) additional market lambs as lined up by the judge

Lamb Challenge
- top three overall indiiduals in project sell their lambs

Market Goats
- Grand Champioin Market Goat
- Reserve Grand Champion Market Goat
- plus four (4) market goats as lined up by the judge

Market Broilers
- 1-5 pens entered = Grand Champion Pen sells
- 6 + pens entered = Grand Champion and Reserve Grand Champion Pens sell

Withdrawal from Sale:

After the Grand and Reserve Grand Champion market animal are picked, in each species, exhibitors who wish to withdrawal from potentially selling their animals in the sale, may leave the ring. We will select a top number of animals out of each division in order to fill the line up in the ring. We will continue to fill the spots until we have a line up of exhibitors that are all willing to sell their animals in the auction.

Division two champion was not selected Grand or Reserve and they withdrawal from the show ring.
Reserve of division two, takes that spot to potentially be selected.
Third place of division two, takes the reserves spot to fill in if the animal ahead of it in division gets selected.
Back to