Department 4 - Beef

Any questions about this Department should be directed to the chairman
with the Contact Us Form: Attention Beef Dept.

Department Guidelines:

  1.  Animals shown in Beef Department must be registered in the name of the exhibitor or have a written consent form.
  2. Exhibitors must follow these and all guidelines in General Regulations.
  3. Provisions will be made for light and heavy classes if the number of entries warrants division.
  4. Provisions will be made for showing breeding animals.
  5. Exhibitor ages for Fitting & Showmanship classes (as of January 1 of current year):  Junior 10 years old and under, Intermediate 11 through 13 years, Senior 14 through 21 years. 

Section A: Showmanship
(Please pre- register for appropriate age group for showmanship classes)

Novice JR  INT SR  
04601 04701 04801 04901 Showmanship

Note:  Weight classes will be determined after weigh-in for each breed of Market Steers

Section B:  Registered Market Steers
Angus, Hereford, Shorthorn, Simmental, Other
(Registration papers from the Breed Association must be available for review)
04502  Market Steer

Section C:  Crossbred Market Steers
04503  Market Steer

Section D: Beef Heifers
Beef Heifers are shown by breed: Angus, Hereford, Shorthorn, Simmental, Other
(Registration papers from the Breed Association must be available for review.)

04504 Junior calf born 1/1 of current year or after
04505 Late senior calf born between 11/1 and 12/31 of previous year
04506 Early senior calf born between 9/1 and 10/31 previous year
04507 Late summer yearling born between 7/1 and  8/31 of previous year
04508 Early summer yearling born between 5/1 and 6/30 previous year
04509 April junior yearling born between 4/1 and 4/30 previous year
04510 March junior yearling born between 3/1 and 3/31 previous year
04511 January yearling born between 1/1 and 2/28 previous year
04512 Cow with natural calf at side, calf born after 1/1 current year

Section F:  Commercial Beef Heifers

04513  Classes will be divided by weight

Section G:  Bull Calves

04514  Bull Calf (calved after May 1 current year)