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Beef Cattle Division

JUNIOR AND OPEN COMPETITION

SUPERINTENDENT – KEVIN SCARBOROUGH  (870) 240-6040

ASSISTANT SUPERINTENDENTS – JASON MARTIN; ALLEN DAVIS, CEA-AG; JOE WALLIS

OPEN Beef Cattle Schedule: 

1.  Can begin arriving at 10:00 a.m. Sunday, September 17, 2017.

2.  Must be in place by 10:00 a.m. Monday, September 18, 2017.

3.  Check-in will begin at 10:00 a.m. Monday, September 18, 2017.

4.  Judging will begin at 5:00 p.m. Tuesday, September 19, 2017.

5.  Released to leave at 2:00 p.m. Wednesday, September 19, 2017.

JUNIOR Beef Cattle Schedule: 

1.  Can begin arriving at 3:00 p.m. Wednesday, September 20, 2017.

2.  Must be in place by 8:00 p.m. Wednesday, September 20, 2017.

3.  Check-in for breeding beef will be from 5:00-8:00 p.m. Wednesday, September 20, 2017.

4.  Process Market Beef & Commercial Heifers from 5:00-7:00 p.m. on Thursday, September 21, 2017.

5.  Judging will begin at 9:00 a.m. Friday, September 22, 2017.

5.  Released to leave at 10:00 a.m. Saturday, September 23, 2017.

 

NOTE:  The following breed categories will be recognized to establish classes: 

Registered - Angus, Beefmaster, Brahman, Brangus, Charolais, Chianina, Hereford, Limousin, Maine Anjou, Red Angus, Santa Gertrudis, Shorthorn, Simmental

Registered Composite - Charolais Plus, Lim-Flex, Mainetainer, Shorthorn Plus, SimSolution

All other registered breeds will compete in the AOB (All Other Breeds) categories.

 

1.  See General Rules and Health Requirement Sections.

2.  Cattle bedding shall be wood shavings.  (EXHIBITORS MUST PROVIDE OWN BEDDING)  No straw or rice hulls will be used.  

3.  All Breeding Classes must be registered in exhibitors name and papers available for check-in. 

4.  Original registration certificates only will be accepted, regardless of Breed Association requirements.  Copies of registration papers will NOT be accepted at check-in.  

5.  All non-registered (grade) heifer cattle will be shown as “Commercial” heifers.  

6.  No non-registered bulls will be shown.

7.  Bulls one year of age and older MUST be exhibited with a nose ring or nose clip and lead.

8.  All exhibits must be cleaned by Noon daily by the exhibitor and waste disposed of daily in designated areas or exhibit may be sent home and/or prize money revoked.

9.  The decision of the judge is final.

10.  All animals must be exhibited in the show ring or designated area to receive premium money.

11.  Cash will be awarded in addition to the Rosette of Grand Champion animal and to the Reserve Grand Champion animal of each breed of cattle.

12.  Exhibitors will be limited to three entries per class.

13.  Exhibitors may not show any animal in more than one show (may not show in Junior Show and then in the Open Show – same animal).

14.  The Junior Showmanship Contest will be open to any junior and any beef cattle in the fair.  The showmanship contestant does not have to be an exhibitor in this year’s fair.

15.  Steers only will be allowed to show in the Market Beef classes.

16.  Steers shall be subject to a health inspection on exhibition grounds.

 

BEEF CATTLE BREED/ CLASS / DOLLARS (1st2nd3rd4th5th)

1.   Late Junior Bull Calves$40$32$24$16$8

 (Calved between March 1 and April 30, 2017)

2.   Early Junior Bull Calves$40$32$24$16$8

 (Calved between Jan 1 and Feb 28, 2017)

3.   Late Senior Bull Calves$40$32$24$16$8

(Calved between Nov 1 and Dec 31, 2016)

4.   Early Senior Bull Calves$40$32$24$16$8

(Calved between Sept 1 and Oct 31, 2016)

5.   Late Summer Yearling Bulls$40$32$24$16$8

(Calved between July 1 and Aug 31, 2016)

6.   Early Summer Yearling Bulls$40$32$24$16$8

(Calved between May 1 and June 30, 2016)

7.   Junior Yearling Bulls$40$32$24$16$8

(Calved between Jan 1 and Apr 30, 2016)

8.   Senior Yearling Bulls$40$32$24$16$8

(Calved between Sept 1 and Dec 31, 2015)

9.   Summer Senior Yearling Bulls$40$32$24$16$8

(Calved between May 1 and Aug 31, 2015)

10. Two Year Old Bulls$40$32$24$16$8

(Calved between Jan 1 and April 30, 2015)

11. Grand Champion BullRosette + $40

12. Reserve Grand Champion Rosette + $20

13. Three Bulls owned by Exhibitor$40$32$24$16$8

14. Two Bulls owned & bred by Exhibitor$40$32$24$16$8

15. Late Junior Heifer Calves$40$32$24$16$8

(Calved between Mar 1 and Apr 30, 2017)

16. Early Junior Heifer Calves$40$32$24$16$8

(Calved between Jan 1 and February 28, 2017)

17. Late Senior Heifer Calves$40$32$24$16$8

(Calved between Nov 1 and Dec 31, 2016)

18. Early Senior Heifer Calves$40$32$24$16$8

(Calved between Sept 1 and Oct 31, 2016)

19. Late Summer Yearling Heifer$40$32$24$16$8

(Calved between Jul 1 and Aug 31, 2016)

20. Early Summer Yearling Heifer$40$32$24$16$8

(Calved between May 1 and Jun 30, 2016)

21. Junior Yearling Heifer$40$32$24$16$8

(Calved between Jan 1 and Apr 30, 2016)

22. Senior Yearling Heifer$40$32$24$16$8

(Calved between Sept 1 and Dec 31, 2015)

23. Late Summer Two Year Old Female$40$32$24$16$8

(Calved between July 1 and Aug 31, 2015)

24.  Cow/Calf Pair, both registered$40$32$24$16$8

  (Any female of above classes that has calf at side.  Cow and calf are not eligible to show in individual class.)

25.  Grand Champion FemaleRosette + $40

26.  Reserve Grand Champion FemaleRosette + $20

27.  Get of Sire$40$32$24$16$8

  (Four animals by one sire shown in above classes with both sexes represented.)

28.  Junior Get of Sire$40$32$24$16$8

  (Three animals both sexes represented from classes 1, 2, 3, 4 or 5 and 15, 16, 17 or 18.)

29.  SUPREME FEMALE BELT BUCKLE + $40

       (Grand Champion female in each breed will compete)

30.  SUPREME BULL BELT BUCKLE  + $40

       (Grand Champion bull in each breed will compete)

 

 COMMERICAL HEIFERS

 1.  There will be classes offered in three sections:  Exotic Crosses, American Crosses and English Crosses.  

2.  Heifers will be weighed to determine classes.

3.  A Champion and Reserve Champion will be chosen in each section.  

4.  Exhibitors should enter their heifers in one of the specified above divisions based upon their classification of the heifer.  

5.  The judge will be instructed to place the class with emphasis on breed character as well as overall quality.  

6.  Champion from each section will show for Supreme Female.

 

MARKET BEEF (JUNIOR EXHIBITORS ONLY) / CLASS / DOLLARS (1ST2ND3RD4TH5TH6TH7TH    8TH   9TH   10TH )

1.    Feeder Calf (up to 650 lbs)$40$36$32$28$24$20$16    $12   $8     $4

2.    Prospect Steer

  a. Class 1 (651-800 lbs.)$40$36$32$28$24$20$16    $12   $8     $4

  b. Class 2 (801-950 lbs.)$40$36$32$28$24$20$16    $12   $8     $4

3.    Grand Champion Prospect SteerTrophy + $40

4.    Reserve Grand Champion Prospect SteerTrophy + $20

5.    Market Steers

  a. Class 1 (951-1100 lbs.)

  b. Class 2 (1101-1250 lbs.)

  c. Class 3 (1251and up)

6.    Grand Champion Market SteerBelt Buckle + $40

7.    Reserve Grand Champion Market SteerTrophy + $20

8.  All Market Beef grading choice$20