Aug. 25 - Sep. 4, 2023


Aug. 25 - Sep. 4, 2023

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2023 Livestock Schedule

Livestock Rules & Regulations


  • Agriculture Director — Vaughn Sievers
  • Livestock Manager — Amy Kelley
  • Beef — Tony Long
  • Boer Goat  — Jaime Fugate
  • Cattle Dog — Bob Wagner
  • Dairy Cattle — Roger Henrichs & Don Esau
  • Dairy Goat — Will Keech
  • Jackpot Feeder Calf  — Kent Schlake
  • Llama/Alpaca  — Catherine Steele & Kim Wanek
  • Poultry/Pigeon/Waterfowl — Shannon Ahlman 
  • Sheep — Todd Laudenklos
  • Swine — Jason Hirschfeld
  • 4-H — Kathleen Lodl & Brandy Schulze
  • FFA — Ryan Hassebrook & Kent Zeller

2023 Open Class Livestock judges

Alpaca & Llama
Cathie Kindler & Terese Evenson
Beef Cattle
Kyle Gillooly & CoryThomsen
Boer Goat
Josh Stephans & Chris Flemming
Breeding Gilt
Breeding Sheep
David Smith
Cattle Dog
Dairy Cattle
Matt Henkes
Dairy Goat
Travis Cockburn & Danielle Carolei
Feeder Calf
John Tucker
Jackpot Swine
Jr. Breeding Heifer
Ryan Dunklau
James Konecny & Phil Bartz
Regional Youth Dairy
Kaleb Kruse
Texas Longhorn
Mike Tomey & Tanner Walden

2023 Livestock Entry Books

Check-In Trailer Information

  • All livestock exhibitors (non-equine), MUST FIRST enter Nebraska State Fair at the Check-In Trailer, Brunks Lot. Anyone bypassing this step WILL BE REFUSED.
  • Check-In Trailer directions: From Stuhr Road, turn west onto Stolley Park Road; Brunks lot directly across from the State Fair south entrance gate.
  • At the Check-In Trailer, exhibitors shall receive their packets, including parking passes and admission wristbands.
  • All livestock will be health inspected at the Check-In Trailer. See 2023 Health Requirements.

Check-In Trailer Hours

Thursday, August 24th
Friday, August 25th
Saturday, August 26th
Sunday, August 27th
Monday, August 28th
Tuesday, August 29th
Wednesday, August 30th
Thursday, August 31st
Friday, September 1st
Saturday, September 2nd
Sunday, September 3rd

4-H & FFA

The information and online entries for 4-H and FFA can be found on the 4-H & FFA Exhibitors page.

W-9 Tax Forms

Any exhibitor receiving $600 or more in premiums (winnings) at Nebraska State Fair must complete a W-9 Tax Form, including a taxpayer identification number. NO PREMIUMS WILL BE ISSUED UNTIL A W-9 FORM IS COMPLETED. Such winners shall receive a W-9 post Fair.


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