Junior Classic

One of the highlights of the summer for AGJA members is participating in the annual junior national show. Junior members of all ages from across the United States gather with their families for a week of youth development, education, competition and fun.

The Junior Classic is held at different location throughout the United States.

Previous Junior Classic sites

2017 AGJA Big Red Classic


Hosted by the Gelbvieh Junior Association in Nebraska

June 25-30, 2017
Nebraska State Fairgrounds
Grand Island, Nebraska

Click here to download General Information and Contest Rules Packet

Entry Form:

Click here for online entry form

Contest Information:

AGJA Board of Director’s Application

2017 AGJA Scholarship Application (word doc)
2017 AGJA Scholarship Application (PDF)

Steer Affidavit

Hotel Information:

Headquarters Hotel
Boarders Inn and Suites
3333 Ramada Road
Grand Island, Nebraska 68801
Phone: 308-384-5150
**Non-refundable after June 10, 2017**

Overflow Hotels:
Americas Best Value Inn and Suites
3021 S. Locust St, Grand Island, NE

MainStay Suites
3051 S. Locust St, Grand Island, NE

Rodeway Inn
3205 S. Locust St, Grand Island, NE

Super 8
2603 S. Locust, Grand Island, NE

Comfort Inn
3535 W State Street, Grand Island, NE

Motel 6
7301 Bosselman Ave, Grand Island, NE

Quality Inn
7838 S. Highway 281

Days Inn Grand Island I-80
7800 S. Highway 281, Grand Island, NE

USA Inns
7501 S. Highway 281, Grand Island, NE

Candlewood Suites
859 Allen Drive, Grand Island, NE

Campsites are available are Fonner Park for $30.00/night. The RV Park is not open to the public. To reserve a spot, please download and fill out the form using the link below.
Campsite Reservation Form

Thank you to our sponsors!

Gold Sponsor:

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Silver Sponsor:

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Brian Bauer
Circle S Ranch
Grund Beef Genetics
Jeff Pope
Lemke Cattle
Oklahoma Gelbvieh Association
Riddle and Co.
Schawang Cattle Co.
September Farms
South Dakota Gelbvieh Association
South Dakota Gelbvieh Junior Association
Taubenheim Gelbvieh
Welsh Cattle
Wolf Gelbvieh

Bronze Sponsor:

Lakeside Livestock Equipment

Friends of AGJA:

3L Gelbvieh – Grand Champion Balancer Cow/Calf Pair
Aherin Brothers Livestock – Balancer Class
Bar T Bar Ranch – Grand Champion Bred and Owned Gelbvieh Cow/Calf Pair
Jim and Barb Beastrom – Grand Supreme Gelbvieh Female
Barry and Jody Bigger – AGJA Intermediate Ambassador
Sydney Bigger, Tiana Garcia, Cater Mitchell – Rookie of the Year
Bigger/Pogue Farms – Gelbvieh Class
Blackhawk Cattle Company – Grand Champion Balancer Heifer, Gelbvieh Class
John Carrel – Balancer Class
CJ&L Gelbvieh – Reserve Champion Bred and Owned Gelbvieh Bull
Circle S Ranch – Grand Champion Gelbvieh Heifer
Crooked Creek Cattle Co. – Balancer Class
Cross Seven Ranch – Grand Champion Bred and Owned Balancer Cow/Calf Pair
Creekview Farms – Five Balancer Classes
Danell Diamond Six Ranch – Gelbvieh Spring Yearling Heifer Division
Diamond D Gelbvieh – Gelbvieh Senior Yearling Division, Junior Showmanship, Intermediate Showmanship
Emily Griffiths – Premier Breeder Award
Greenline Equipment
Heartland Bank
Hidden Springs Farm – Intermediate Judging Individual
JGP Gelbvieh – Senior Showmanship
Kittle Gelbvieh – Gelbvieh Senior Heifer Calf Division
KKD Gelbvieh – Gelbvieh Junior Heifer Calf Division
Knoll Crest Farm – Grand Supreme Balancer Female
Little Windy Kill Farm – Champion Bred and Owned Gelbvieh Bull, Champion Bred and Owned Balancer Bull
Maple Valley Gelbvieh – Balancer Class & Gelbvieh Winter Yearling Division
Markes Family Farms – Gelbvieh Class
Murray Farms – Grand Champion Bred & Owned Gelbvieh Female and Gelbvieh Class
Brian and Lonna Porter – Gelbvieh Class
Levi and Laci Porter – Gelbvieh Class
Orschlens Farm and Home
Prairie Hills Gelbvieh – Reserve Champion Bred & Owned Gelbvieh Female
Poker City Ranch – Balancer Class
Sandy Knoll Farms – Reserve Champion Bred & Owned Balancer Female
Mike and Tony Shrewsbury – AGJA Junior Ambassador
The Showtime Magazine
Sienknecht Cattle Company – Champion Steer
South Texas Gelbvieh (Dr. Castleberry) – Gelbvieh Class
Spencer Cattle Company – Reserve Champion Bred and Owned Gelbvieh Cow /Calf Pair, Reserve Champion Bred and Owned Balancer Cow /Calf Pair, Junior Judging Team, Intermediate Judging Team, Senior Judging Team
Katie Sullivan – Balancer Class
Swanson Cattle Co. – Reserve Champion Gelbvieh Heifer & Balancer Class
T Bar S Cattle Co. – Senior Judging Individual
Thorstenson Gelbvieh – Gelbvieh Class & Grand Champion Gelbvieh Cow/Calf Pair
John Tummons – Gelbvieh Class
Volek Gelbvieh – Reserve Champion Steer, Gelbvieh Class
Westwood Embryo Services – Gelbvieh Class
White Oak Farms – Gelbvieh Class
Yonder Mountain Farm – Senior Impromptu Speaking