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DNA Nomination Information

The AKSARBEN Stock Show, one of the largest 4-H Stock Shows in the United States, is a regional show open to 4-H members from Colorado, Illinois, Iowa, Kansas, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, South Dakota and Wyoming.

AKSARBEN Stock Show

Address:
AKSARBEN Stock Show
PO Box 130
Grand Island, NE 68802-130


New for 2018:
  • DNA Nominations will be made online using the new Show Stock Manager - Exhibitor instructions
  • DNA Member and Waiver forms are no longer necessary to fill out and mail with DNA Collectors. All DNA Submitted online has a waiver signed electronically.
  • A market animal is not officially nominated for the AKSARBEN Stock Show until payment has been made online and the DNA collector has been received by the AKSARBEN Offices.
The page below is broken down to state by state instructions. Please find your state to see specific nomination information for your state.
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Nebraska

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Market Beef
- April 15 - Entered online & submitted to County Extension Office
- April 20 - DNA collectors to AKSARBEN Office
- May - All Market Beef DNA Verified online

Market Sheep, Market Swine, Meat Goats and Feeder Calves
- June 15 - Entered online & submitted to County Extension Office
- June 20 - DNA collectors to AKSARBEN Office
- July - All Market Sheep, Market Swine and, Meat Goats DNA verified online(no DNA required for Feeder Calves)

Breeding Heifer, Breeding Ewes, Breeding Does, & Horses
- June 15 - Entered online & submitted to County Extension Office

Cost
- Nebraska and South Dakota - $6.00 per DNA Sample (AKSARBEN also processes for both State Fairs) Paid online in Show Stock Manager.
- No Cash, Personal Checks, or checks through the state payment system to AKSARBEN will be accepted for Nebraska Market Nominations.

Entries
- August 31 entries entered online into AK-entry system
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Forms:
All necessary AKSARBEN Stock Show forms can be downloaded below. All Forms are to be completed by County Extension Offices and submitted to AKSARBEN.
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Iowa

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Market Beef, Market Sheep, Meat Goats & Market Swine
- Retinal images taken by Iowa Extension Staff will be accepted for nomination into the AKSARBEN Stock Show,
- DNA ear punch on all Iowa Market Swine taken by Iowa Extension Staff will accepted for nomination into the AKSARBEN Stock Show.

Breeding Heifers, Breeding Ewes, Breeding Does, & Horses
- All identification information for nomination will be obtained through Iowa 4-H online and will come directly from Iowa State 4-H Office.

Feeder Calves
- June 15 - Entered online

Cost
- $6.00 per DNA Sample paid online in Show Stock Manager.
- No Cash, Personal Checks, or checks from Extension offices to AKSARBEN will be accepted for Market Nominations.

Entries
- August 31 entries entered online into AKEntry system
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Forms:
All Necessary AKSARBEN Stock Show forms can be downloaded below. All Forms are to be completed by County Extension Offices and submitted to AKSARBEN.
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South Dakota

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Market Beef
- April 15 - Entered online & submitted to County Extension Office
- April 20 - DNA collectors to AKSARBEN Office
- May - All Market Beef DNA Verified online

Market Sheep, Market Swine, Meat Goats and Feeder Calves
- June 15 - Entered online & submitted to County Extension Office
- June 20 - DNA collectors to AKSARBEN Office
- July - All Sheep, Swine and, Meat Goats DNA verified online (no DNA required for Feeder Calves)

Breeding Heifer, Breeding Ewes, Breeding Does, Dairy Cattle, & Horses
- All identification information for nominations will be obtained through South Dakota 4-H online and will come directly from the South Dakota State 4-H office.

Cost
- Nebraska and South Dakota - $6.00 per DNA Sample (AKSARBEN also processes for both State Fairs) Paid online in Show Stock Manager.
- No Cash, Personal Checks, or checks from Extension offices to AKSARBEN will be accepted for Market Nominations.

Entries
- August 31 entries entered online into AKEntry system
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Forms:
All Necessary AKSARBEN Stock Show forms can be downloaded below. All Forms are to be completed by County Extension Offices and submitted to AKSARBEN.
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Minnesota

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Market Beef
- April 15 - Entered online & submitted to County Extension Office
- April 20 - DNA collectors to AKSARBEN Office
- May - All Market Beef DNA Verified online

Market Sheep, Market Swine, Meat Goats and Feeder Calves
- June 15 - Entered online & submitted to County Extension Office
- June 20 - DNA collectors to AKSARBEN Office
- July - All Sheep, Swine and, Meat Goats DNA verified online (no DNA required for Feeder Calves)

Breeding Heifer, Breeding Ewes, Breeding Does, & Horses
- All identification information for nominations will be obtained through Minnesota 4-H online and will come directly from the Minnesota State 4-H office.

Cost
- $6.00 per DNA Sample paid online in Show Stock Manager.
- No Cash, Personal Checks, or checks from Extension offices to AKSARBEN will be accepted for Market Nominations.

Entries
- August 31 entries entered online into AKEntry system
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Forms:
All Necessary AKSARBEN Stock Show forms can be downloaded below. All Forms are to be completed by County Extension Offices and submitted to AKSARBEN.
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Colorado, Illinois, Kansas, Missouri, North Dakota, Wyoming

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Market Beef
- April 15 - Entered online & submitted to County Extension Office
- April 20 - DNA collectors to AKSARBEN Office
- May - All Market Beef DNA Verified online

Market Sheep, Market Swine and, Meat Goats
- June 15 - Entered online & submitted to County Extension Office
- June 20 - DNA collectors to AKSARBEN Office
- July - All Sheep, Swine and, Meat Goats DNA verified online(no DNA required for feeder calves)

Breeding Heifer, Breeding Ewes, Breeding Does, Feeder Calves, & Horses
- June 15 - Entered online & submitted to County Extension Office

Cost
- $6.00 per Sample paid online in Show Stock Manager.
- No Cash, Personal Checks, or checks through a state payment system to AKSARBEN will be accepted for Market/Breeding Nominations.

Entries
- August 31 entries entered online into AKEntry system
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Forms:
All Necessary AKSARBEN Stock Show forms can be downloaded below. All Forms are to be completed by County Extension Offices and submitted to AKSARBEN.
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