DEPARTMENT 120 – JR BEEF SHOW

CHAIRPERSON: Dana Gibbs
SHOW SECRETARY: Dr. Anne Soffes-Blount
ENTRY DEADLINE: Postmarked by October 1st
ENTRY FEE: $8.00 per animal, $16.00 per animal for entries received after Oct. 1st
ARRIVAL TIME: Friday, November 10, 2017 1:00pm – 4:00 pm ONLY!
SHOWTIME: Steers – Saturday, November 11, 7:00 p.m.
Heifers – Sunday, November 12, 1:00 p.m.
SHOWMANSHIP: Saturday, November 11, 4:00 p.m.
RELEASE TIME: Steers: Saturday, November 11 following the Grand Champion Steer selection.
Heifers: Sunday, November 12 following the Supreme Champion selection
JUDGE: TBD
RULES & REGULATIONS
  1. Exhibitors must be FFA or 4-H members. Participants must be at least eight years old by September 1. Florida 4-H does not permit 5-7 year olds to enroll in any large animal projects or livestock shows.
  2. Students’ entry forms must be signed by the participant’s Vo-Ag or County Extension Agent and by a parent or guardian. Otherwise, they will not be accepted. In addition, students belonging to FFA and/or 4-H must include individual name for show records and premium checks, if this is not listed don’t expect payment. Please put your t-shirt size on entry form.  Entry fees must accompany entry form. Late fee after October 1st.
  3. All Exhibitors will be required to check in with Chairperson to ensure accurate registration and exhibitor information, no changes/substitutions will be granted after check-in and/or day of shows.
  4. Not more than two heifers may be entered per class by an exhibitor or not more than four heifers in the entire show.
  5. The exhibitor must maintain continuous ownership and have possession and provide daily care for the heifer(s) from September 1 to show time (60 days minimum).
  6. Although entries for registered heifers may show registration as “pending”, the registration certificate must be presented at the time heifers are checked in for the show and tattoos may be checked.  Copies or duplication of the original registration certificate will be accepted.  Registered heifers must be shown in registered breed classes and will not be eligible for commercial classes. Heifers must show in division entered.
  7. Registered and commercial heifers may be leased.  A copy of the Official Lease Agreement must be submitted with entry by October 1st.  September 1st remains the deadline for possession.  FFA advisors or 4-H agents may be requested to verify the possession period.
  8. Registered heifers will be shown by breed.
  9. Divisions may be established for breeds not listed if: a) there are at least 12 heifers of the breed, AND b) entries represent at least two different farms.
  10. All heifers may be mouthed for age and must have their milk teeth. Heifers must be born after September 1, 2015. Exhibitors must bring original registration papers (registered heifers only) and health certificates to the chute as they are checked in.
  11. Exhibitor must show their own animal unless the exhibitor has more than one animal in the same division. Substitute show-person must be a qualified exhibitor. No adults other than officials of the show will be allowed in the ring.  Exhibitors unable to maintain control of their cattle may be disqualified at the discretion of the show committee.
  12. False tail heads and false switches will not be permitted. All heifers must be shown in their natural conformation and structure without alteration by modification except for the grooming and treatment of the hair and trimming of the hooves. NO GRAPHITE MAY BE APPLIED!
  13. NO GROOMING MATERIAL IS ALLOWED ON THE ANIMAL. All animals must be washed clean and dried without the use of ANY grooming material/aids (BLOW & GO). The use of brush and/or scotch comb is encouraged.  Animals will be checked in the staging area.
  14. Weigh in: Preview Steers and commercial heifers will be weighed from 1:00 p.m. until 4:00 p.m. on Friday, November 11th.
  15. The first place steer in each class will show for the Grand and Reserve Champion. The second place steer from the class from which Grand Champion of the show is picked will compete for Reserve Champion.
  16. ALL STEERS AND HEIFERS MUST BE DEHORNED. Any re-growth of horns should be rasped and made presentable for the show.
  17. All heifers must be tattooed for identification.
  18. NEW! Exhibitors unable to maintain control of their cattle may be disqualified at the discretion of the Chairperson and/or Secretary.
  19. NEW! NO DOGS allowed in cattle barn.
  20. NEW! All Cattle that are tied in the Cattle barn or arena area MUST be attended to all times.  DO NOT leave cattle unattended in barn.
  21. NEW! Due to health and safety issues no cooking will be allowed in the barn: food and drink should not be consumed in animal areas.   


DIVISION A – PREVIEW STEERS

CLASS 1: Weight Class I
CLASS 2: Weight Class II
CLASS 3: Weight Class III
CLASS 4: Weight Class IV
CLASS 5: Weight Class V
CLASS 6: Weight Class VI
CLASS 7: Weight Class VII
CLASS 8: Weight Class VIII
CLASS 9: Weight Class IX
CLASS 10: Weight Class X

Show Chairperson will assign classes after check-in.

Premium Schedule

1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th 6th 7th 8th 9th 10th 11th 12th
$50 $45 $40 $35 $30 $25 $20 $20 $20 $20 $20 $20

GRAND CHAMPION (Steer) $300.00 & Trophy & Rosette
RESERVE GRAND CHAMPION (Steer) $200.00 & Trophy & Rosette


DIVISION B – COMMERCIAL

CLASS 1: Weight Class I
CLASS 2: Weight Class II
CLASS 3: Weight Class III
CLASS 4: Weight Class IV
CLASS 5: Weight Class V
CLASS 6: Weight Class VI
CLASS 7: Weight Class VII
CLASS 8: Weight Class VIII
CLASS 9: Weight Class IX
CLASS 10: Weight Class X

Show Chairperson will assign classes after check-in.

Premium Schedule

1st

2nd

3rd

4th

5th

6th

7th

8th

9th

10th

11th

12th

$50

$45

$40

$35

$30

$25

$20

$20

$20

$20

$20

$20

CHAMPION $100.00 & Trophy & Rosette
RESERVE CHAMPION $50.00 & Trophy & Rosette

DIVISION C – ANGUS
DIVISION D – BRAHMAN
DIVISION E – BRANGUS
DIVISION F – CHAROLAIS
DIVISION G – GELBVIEH
DIVISION H – BEEFMASTER
DIVISION I – HEREFORD
DIVISION J – LIMOUSIN
DIVISION K – PINZGAUER
DIVISION L – SANTA GERTRUDIS
DIVISION M – SHORTHORN
DIVISION N – SIMMENTAL
DIVISION O – RED ANGUS
DIVISION P – OTHER REGISTERED BREEDS

CLASS 1: Spring Heifer calf born March 1, 2017 and after
CLASS 2: Junior Heifer calf born Jan. 1 – Feb. 28, 2017
CLASS 3: Winter Heifer calf born Nov. 1 – Dec. 31, 2016
CLASS 4: Senior Heifer calf born Sept. 1 – Oct. 31, 2016
CLASS 5: Junior Yearling Heifer born March 1 – Aug. 31, 2016
CLASS 6: Senior Yearling Heifer born Sept. 1, 2015 – Feb. 28, 2016 The first and second place heifers in each class will compete for Champion and Reserve Champion of the respective breed divisions. Champions of each breed division will compete for Supreme Champion and Reserve Supreme Champion along with the Reserve Champion of the breed division from which the Supreme Champion was selected.

Premium Schedule

1st

2nd

3rd

4th

5th

6th

7th

8th

9th

10th

11th

12th

$50

$45

$40

$35

$30

$25

$20

$15

$15

$15

$10

$10

CHAMPION (each division) – $100 & Trophy & Rosette
RESERVE CHAMPION (each division) – $50 & Trophy & Rosette
SUPREME CHAMPION (Div. B-P Female) – $200 & Rosette & Recognition on permanent plaque in cattle barn
RESERVE SUPREME CHAMPION (Div. B-P Female) – $100 & Trophy & Rosette

DIVISION Q – SHOWMANSHIP CONTEST
(Exhibitor must show own entry in Showmanship Contest)

CLASS 1:
12th Grade
CLASS 2: 11th Grade
CLASS 3: 10th Grade
CLASS 4: 9th Grade
CLASS 5: 8th Grade
CLASS 6: 7th Grade
CLASS 7: 6th Grade
CLASS 8: 5th Grade
CLASS 9: 4th Grade
CLASS 10: 3rd Grade

(Any class with fewer than five (5) entries will be combined by the Show Chairperson.)

Premium Schedule

1st

2nd

3rd

4th

5th

$50

$40

$30

$20

$10

1st PLACE Belt Buckle & Rosette
2nd THRU 5th PLACE Rosette


DIVISION R – HERDSMAN CONTEST

Will be awarded to youth who keep their areas, cows, and alleyways neat and clean while being courteous and informative to other exhibitors and the fair-going public. Exhibitors are encouraged to decorate their areas tastefully, but this will not be included in the judging for herdsman.

CLASS 1 – JUNIOR DIVISION
Any 4-H or FFA member who reaches his/her 8th birthday by September 1st of the current 4-H year and has not passed his/her 11th birthday by September 1st of the current 4-H year.

CLASS 2 – INTERMEDIATE DIVISION
Any 4-H or FFA member who reaches his/her 11th birthday by September 1st of the current 4-H year and has not passed his/her 13th birthday by September 1st of the current 4-H year.

CLASS 3 – SENIOR DIVISION
Any 4-H or FFA member who reaches his/her 13th birthday by September 1st of the current 4-H year and has not passed his/her 19th birthday or graduated from high school prior to September 1st of the current 4-H year.

Premium

1st 2nd
$25 & Plaque $20 & Rosette