DEPARTMENT 120 – JR BEEF SHOW – North Florida Fair

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Event Starting Month: 2023-11-02 12:00:00

Current Date and Time: 2024-04-18 06:20:36

CHAIRPERSON: Robbie Jones ([email protected])
SHOW SECRETARY: Ann Blount ([email protected])
CO-ORDINATOR FOR RECORD BOOK/ETHICS TRAINING: Evie Hunter ([email protected])
ENTRY DEADLINE: Postmarked by October 1st
ENTRY FEE: $10.00 per animal, $20.00 per animal for entries received after Oct. 1st
ARRIVAL TIME: Friday, November 15, 2024 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm ONLY!
SHOWTIME: Steers – Saturday, November 16, 7:00 p.m.
Heifers – Sunday, November 17, 1:00 p.m.
SHOWMANSHIP: Saturday, November 11, 4:00 p.m.
RELEASE TIME: All cattle are to remain in the Barn until 5:00 pm Sunday, November 17th or the conclusion of the Heifer Show (which ever comes first).
JUDGE:

RULES & REGULATIONS
  1. All cattle entries will require a valid and current health certificate.  No cattle can enter the barn until they are checked by FDACS Animal Inspectors.  FDACS Animal Inspectors reserve the right to deny entry of any animal into the barn. Early arrivals must tie outside of the barn.
  2. Entries open to Florida, Georgia, Alabama residents. 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. Georgia and Alabama 4-H members will follow their state’s livestock entry guidelines.  No youth younger than 8 years old as of September 1, 2024, will be allowed in the show.
  3. Breed Association papers are required for heifers showing in a breed division. The show will allow percentage of a breed in a breed division only if the breed association allows for percentage full blood registry. If the heifer is being shown under a lease agreement, the North Florida Fair livestock lease agreement must be filed with the entry form to the Fair Office.   The exhibitor, legal guardian, or signed cattle lessor on the lease agreement must be the registered owner on the breed registry papers.  No exceptions for this.  Any family member not the legal guardian of the exhibitor should fill out a lease agreement with the youth.
  4. Exhibitors must present the original Registration Papers at the time of Check-in.  No breed division heifer will be shown without the presentation of these papers.
  5. It is the Fair’s intent to allow chapters/clubs to reflect ownership. Chapters/Clubs must submit a lease agreement between the chapter/club and each youth participant and separate entry forms per exhibitor.
  6. Registration papers that show pending ownership may be submitted with the entry form, however, finalized papers must be presented at check-in on November 15th.  Color copies or duplication of the original official registration certificate will be accepted.
  7. All correct entry forms must be signed by the participant’s official FFA Advisor (agriculture education teacher) or County Extension Agent and by the participant’s legal guardian. Otherwise, they will not be accepted, no exceptions. Youth participants must include individual names for show records and premium checks. If this is not listed, payment cannot be issued. Entry fees must accompany entry form. 
  8. 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.
  9. A youth participant may not exhibit more than two prospect market steers and no more than eight heifers in the entire show. Also, no more than two heifer entries will be allowed per class.
  10. The exhibitor must maintain continuous ownership, have possession and provide daily care for all cattle from September 1 to show time (60 days minimum) (For exemptions, refer to lease agreement).
  11. Prospect Market Steers and Commercial Heifers will be shone by weight, and number of classes and weight ranges for classes will be decided by the show committee after check-in. Registered heifers must be shown in registered breed classes and will not be eligible for commercial classes. All registered heifers without a breed division will be exhibited in “all registered breeds”. Heifers must show in division entered.
  12. Divisions may be established for breeds not listed if: a) there are at least 6 heifers of the breed, AND b) entries represent at least two different farms.
  13. Heifers must be born after September 1, 2023. All heifers may be mouthed for age and must have their milk teeth. All heifers must be tattooed for identification.
  14. Cattle entries may be shown under lease agreement.  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. Download Official Lease Agreement here.
  15. Youth participants must be leasing the beef cattle entries as their 4-H or FFA projects and be showing the animal exclusively. If it is determined that a beef cattle entry is being show at the North Florida Junior Beef Cattle Show by a participant that is not their bona fide 4-H or FFA project, the youth and cattle will be disqualified from the show.
  16. Exhibitors must show their own animal unless the exhibitor has more than one animal in the same class or champion drive. Substitute show-person must be a qualified exhibitor of the 2024 North Florida Fair Junior Beef Cattle Show. 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.
  17. Youth Livestock ETHICS Class is required for all Florida 4-H and FFA youth in the show. 4-H and FFA members and club/chapter leaders should work with Evie Hunter, Coordinator for Record Book/Ethics Training, if training is needed. Youth participants must submit certificate of completion with entry form by October 1st.  No training after October 1, 2024 will be accepted.  Georgia and Alabama 4-H and FFA club/chapter leaders should contact Evie Hunter to validate Georgia or Alabama youth livestock ethics trainings or schedule a Florida Youth Livestock Ethics training.
  18. Cattle entered in the Jr. Beef Show can be selected for use in the Livestock Judging Contest on Saturday.  Cattle used in the contest will be returned to their areas no later than noon.  Exhibitors failing to have their entry available for selection or use will forfeit all prize money and awards.
  19. All classes and divisions will be judged on the Danish System for the Junior Beef Cattle Show.
  20. The 4-H & FFA Livestock Record Book is required for participation in the Jr. Beef Show. Records Books must be turned in at registration when youth check in their cattle entries. Record books will be judged. First place winners in each class will receive a Rosette.
  21. False tail heads and false switches will not be permitted. All cattle entries must be shown in their natural conformation and structure without alteration by modification except for the blowing and trimming of hair and hooves. NO GRAPHITE MAY BE APPLIED!
  22. 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.
  23. All entries will be checked in the staging area for compliance with the Blow and Go show rules.
  24. Prospect Steers and commercial heifers will be weighed from 1:00 p.m. until 4:00 p.m. on Friday, November 15th. Registered heifer entries must be checked in by the Chairperson.
  25. For Grand and Reserve drives, and Supreme and Reserve Supreme Heifer drive, the first and second place entries must be awarded a Danish Grade Blue-Ribbon to qualify for the champion drives. The first place steer and first place Heifer 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. Grand Champion Heifers will return for the Supreme Champion Heifer Drive, and the Reserve Champion Heifer from the Supreme Champions division will return for the selection of Reserve Supreme.
  26. ALL STEERS AND HEIFERS MUST BE DEHORNED. Any re-growth of horns should be rasped and made presentable for the show.
  27. NO DOGS allowed in cattle barn, unless they are a certified service dog and paperwork is shown to the Chairperson at check in.
  28. All Cattle that are tied in the Cattle barn or outside area MUST be attended to or double tied at all times. When the Fair closes all cattle must be secured in the barn, failure to do so could result in immediate dismissal and forfeiture of premium monies.
  29. Youth are responsible for ensuring their cattle are fed and watered at correct daily intervals, failure to maintain good care may result in removal from the show.
  30. Due to health and safety issues no cooking will be allowed in the barn. If exhibitors and families are to cook, this must be done in the designated area (trailer parking zone).
  31. Exhibitors must be clean and neat, dressed in dark or black pants/jeans (no holes) or long skirt with a collared shirt. (No tank tops allowed.)  Closed toed shoes or boots are required. Exhibitors not conforming to the dress code will not be allowed to enter the show ring.


DIVISION A – PREVIEW STEERS

The Show Committee will assign the number of classes and weight  ranges for each class 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 & —- & Rosette
RESERVE GRAND CHAMPION (Steer) $200.00 & —– & Rosette


DIVISION B – COMMERCIAL

The Show Committee will assign the number of classes and weight  ranges for each class 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 – MAINE – ANJOU
DIVISION H – BEEFMASTER
DIVISION I – HEREFORD
DIVISION J – LIMOUSIN
DIVISION K – GELBEVIEH
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, 2024 and after
CLASS 2: Junior Heifer calf born Jan. 1 – Feb. 28, 2024
CLASS 3: Winter Heifer calf born Nov. 1 – Dec. 31, 2023
CLASS 4: Senior Heifer calf born Sept. 1 – Oct. 31, 2023
CLASS 5: Junior Yearling Heifer born March 1 – Aug. 31, 2023
CLASS 6: Senior Yearling Heifer born Sept. 1, 2022 – Feb. 28, 2023. 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 
(Exhibitor must show own entry in Showmanship Contest)

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 Schedule

BLUE

RED

WHITE

$30

$25

$20

1st PLACE Belt Buckle & Rosette


DIVISION R – HERDSMAN CONTEST (Required)

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.

Optional – Educational Poster, County participation and/or information Booth (sign up at check-in) will receive bonus points that will go towards your overall total score.

Premium
(For each Class)

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

DIVISION S – 4-H & FFA DAIRY RECORD BOOK CONTEST (Required)4-H & FFA Livestock Record and Ledger (NFF 4-H & FFA Livestock Record Book) is the official record book for 4-H’ers and FFA. Records should be kept and shown for the period of September 1, 2024 through November 1, 2024 and turned in at check-in.  If the animal is less than one year of age on October 1, 2024, records should reflect the time period from the date ownership was assumed to October 1, 2024. FFA participants may use the same publication.

CLASS 1: Junior
CLASS 2: Intermediate
CLASS 3: Senior

FIRST PLACE (in each class) Rosette