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Calf Challenge

The AKSARBEN Calf Challenge Program, held annually in conjunction with AKSARBEN Stock Show, provides 4-H youth an opportunity to showcase their knowledge of the beef industry and their ability to raise a market steer. The steers are provided by AKSARBEN Foundation and awarded to youths chosen through an application and skill-a-thon process.

Calf Challenge recipients must have exhibited at the current year’s AKSARBEN Stock Show and have at least one year of exhibiting eligibility remaining. In order to successfully complete the project, participants have several requirements including: correspondence with their assigned sponsor, keeping records to determine actual cost of raising a market steer, and participation in the 2018 AKSARBEN Stock Show. The 2018 AKSARBEN Calf Challenge participants are; Ashley Henneman - Blanchard IA, Brylee Shere - Pisgah IA, Chase Rath - Thedford NE, Elizabeth Karnopp - Oakland NE, Erika Schwisow - Western NE, Jacob O'Dea - Indianola NE, Jeremiah Lubben - Plattsmouth NE, Kaitlyn Kleinknecht - Cozad NE, Kali Stratman - West Point NE, Katelyn Pehrson - Laurel NE, Keaton Sekutera - Loup City NE, Layla Donscheski - Cotesfield NE, Riley Setlik - Ord NE, Travis Capelle - Stewartville MN.

To learn more about the Calf Challenge Program, please contact Kevin Kock at 402-554-9600 x 105 or KockK@aksarben.org.


The Resource material for the skillathon contest can be found on the Nebraska 4-H Quiz Bowl page.

Calf Challenge Files

Lamb Challenge

The AKSARBEN Lamb Challenge Contest, held annually in conjunction with the AKSARBEN Stock Show, provides 4-H youths an opportunity to showcase their knowledge and ability to raise a Market Lamb for show. Lambs are provided by the AKSARBEN Foundation and awarded to youths chosen through an application process. Participants are evaluated on their projects from the time they are distributed in the spring all the way through the production phase.

Lamb Challenge recipients must have exhibited at the current year’s AKSARBEN Stock Show and have at least one year of exhibiting eligibility remaining. Previous Lamb Challenge participants are eligible to re-apply as long as they have not been selected to participate in the Purple Ribbon Auction with a previous Lamb Challenge Lamb.

2018 Lamb Challenge Applications are closed.


To learn more about the Lamb Challenge Contest, please contact Kevin Kock at 402-554-9600 x 105 or kockk@aksarben.org.
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