Beef Department

Maclennan, Judge
Tom Reid, Superintendent
TBD, Junior Superintendent

 

Market Steer Weight Limit: 1050-1550 lbs.
Market Heifer Weight Limit: 1000-1550 lbs.
Market Beef Weigh-in: Wednesday 1:00 p.m.
Beef Show: Thursday 8:30 a.m.

 


Order of Show
(1) Breeding (2) Catch it (3) Showmanship (4) Market


Special Rules
1. This department is governed by the rules and regulations of the Eastern Colorado Roundup. Check rules and regulations for any changes or additions. See index for page numbers.
2. Base date for computing ages will be May 1 of current year.
3. Cattle must be double tied while in the exhibitor's barn and at tie outs.
4. Cattle must be halter broken & led into show ring for placing.
5. All Stall Fees MUST be paid prior to weigh-in.
6. All market beef must be weighed-in and ear tagged on the designated date 180 days prior to fair to be eligible to show in the market classes. Minimum weights to qualify for the livestock sale will be: steers 1050#, heifers 1000#. Maximum weight for steers’ 1550#. See rules Livestock Sale
7. Cattle shown in a market class cannot be shown in a breeding class.
8. All bulls calved before January 1 of current year must be accompanied by registration papers.
9. All breeding females (four months or older) must be vaccinated for bangs or blood drawn (at four months or older) within 30 days of fair.
10. $5.00 entry fee will be necessary for open division classes
11. Exhibitors must clean out their stalls before checking their animals out on the last day of fair.
12. Consignment of sale animals and extra market animals to be shipped closes at 4:00 p.m. on Thursday!
13. Any violation of the following rules will automatically result in disqualification with no recourse:
a. Any grooming material on an entry which, when rubbed with a cloth, shows evidence of artificial color shall be disqualified. This does not apply to hoof dressing on hooves.
b. Any entry adding an artificial tail head or tail fin, artificial pool, or adding any hair or hair-like substance will be disqualified. This does not include false switches.
c. Showing livestock of any ineligible age or unethically fitted livestock is prohibited. Unethical fitting will be deemed to consist of any method that alters the natural conformation of any part of the animal's body. Any animal having been operated upon or tampered with, for the purpose of concealing faults or with the intent to deceive will be disqualified.


Beef Showmanship
(Junior Exhibitors Only - Must show your own animal)


1. Senior division (14 years and over)*
2. Intermediate division (11,12 and 13 years old)*
3. Junior division (8, 9 and 10 years old)*
*Age as of Dec 31 of the previous year


Class Premiums:
1st - $10, 2nd - $8, 3rd $6, 4th - $4, 5th - $2
Special Awards:
Buckles: Champion Sr, Int & Jr Beef Showmen
Donated by Chris & Deb Wacker
Buckles: Reserve Champion Sr, Int & Jr Beef Showmen
Donated by The Harman Family


Junior Market Beef
Classes will be set up at the discretion of the
superintendent following weigh-in.


1. Feeder Cattle
2. Overweight Cattle
3. Lightweight Market Beef
4. Champion and Res. Lightweight Market Beef
5. Mediumweight Market Beef
6. Champion and Res. Mediumweight Market Beef
7. Heavyweight Market Beef
8. Champion and Res. Heavyweight Market Beef
9. Grand and Res. Grand Champion Market Beef
10. Group of 5 Market Beef (owned by one 4-H club or FFA chapter) Minimum of three exhibitors in each group.


Class Premiums:
1st - $10, 2nd - $8, 3rd $6, 4th - $4, 5th - $2
Champion - $15; Reserve Champion - $10
Grand Champion - $25
Reserve Grand Champion - $15
Special Awards:
Grand Champion Market Beef—TBD
Grand Champion Market Beef—Buckle
Sponsored by: Northstar Bank of Otis
Reserve Grand Champion Market Beef—TBD


Special Rules
1. Open to purebred, grade or crossbred steers/heifers owned by 4-H or FFA members and carried as 4-H or FFA projects.
2. All steers and heifers will be weighed at 1:00 p.m., Wednesday, to determine class distinction.
3. In case of any question regarding ages of beef, a competent veterinarian will be asked to pass on animals, using regulations covering ages of cattle. No beef can be shown that is over 24 months old.
4. All market beef must be weighed and ear tagged on the designated date 180 days prior to the fair.
5. Market beef will not be shown by breeds. Market beef animals will be classified into weight divisions at the time of entry at the discretion of the superintendent.
6. Bill of sale must be delivered during preliminary weigh-in.


Breeding Beef
(Junior “J” and Open “O” Divisions)
Classes may be split at the discretion of the superintendant.


1. Bulls calved May 1 thru Aug 31 of 2 years previ-ous (Junior Class 1-J or Open Class 1-O)
2. Sr. yearling bulls calved Sept 1 thru Dec 31 of 2 years previous (Junior Class 2-J or Open Class 2-O)
3. Jr. yearling bulls, calved Jan 1 thru April 30 of previous year (Junior Class 3-J or Open Class 3-O)
4. Summer yearling bulls, calved May 1 thru Aug 31 of previous year (Junior Class 4-J or Open Class 4-O)
5. Sr. bull calves, calved Sept 1 thru Dec 31 of pre-vious year (Junior Class 5-J or Open Class 5-O)
6. Junior bull calves, calved after January 1 of cur-rent year (Junior Class 1-J or Open Class 1-O)
7-J. Champion and Res Champion Junior Division Bull
7-O. Champion and Res Champion Open Division Bull
8. Cows calved January 1 thru April 30 of 2 years previous (Junior Class 8-J or Open Class 8-O)
9. 2 yr old cows calved Sept 1 thru Dec 31 of 2 previous years (Junior Class 9-J or Open Class 9-O)
10. Sr. yearling heifers calved Sept 1 thru Dec 31 of 2 previous years (Junior Class 10-J or Open Class 10-O)
11. Jr. yearling heifers calved Jan 1 thru April 30 of previous year (Junior Class 11-J or Open Class 11-O)
12. Registered Angus Breeding Class (See special class rules)
13. Summer yearling heifers, calved May 1 - Aug 31 of previous year (Junior Class 13-J or Open Class 13-O)
14. Sr. heifer calves, calved Sept 1 thru Dec 31 of previous year (Junior Class 14-J or Open Class 14-O)
15. Junior heifer calves, calved after January 1 of current year (Junior Class 15-J or Open Class 15-O)
16-J. Champion and Res. Champion Junior Division Female
16-O. Champion and Res. Champion Open Division Female
17. Supreme Champion Breeding Beef (Selected from classes 7-J, 7-O, 16-J, 16-O)
18. Pair of calves, 1 bull & 1 heifer calved after Jan
1 current year. (Junior Class 18-J or Open Class 18-O)
19. Young herd, 1 bull & 3 heifers from classes 2-6, 11-15, all to be owned by 1 exhibitor (Jr. Division Only)


Class Premiums:
1st - $10, 2nd - $8, 3rd $6, 4th - $4, 5th - $2
Champion - $15; Reserve Champion - $10
Special Awards:
Champion Junior Division Female - Belt Buckle
Sponsored by: CHS
Champion Junior Division Female - $250
Sponsored by: Loomix (Robert Faraham)
Reserve Champion Junior Division Female-TBD
Open Division Awards - TBD
Supreme Champion Breeding Beef - $250
Sponsored by: Reid Angus
Registered Angus Class - TBD


SPECIAL CLASS RULES
CLASS 12. REGISTERED ANGUS HEIFERS
1. The class is open to exhibitors age 18 and under
2. The individual showing the heifer at the time of entry must own the heifer.
3. The heifer must be registered with the American Angus Association and the registration papers must be presented at the time of entry.
4. The registration papers must show that the individual showing the heifer is the owner.
5. The heifer must have a readable tattoo that agrees with the registration papers.
6. The heifer must have been born Jan 1 through May 30 of the previous year.


Catch-it Beef
(Junior Division Only)
JARED REID, Catch it Committee


Catch-it Class Premiums:
1st - $10; 2nd - $8; 3rd - $6
Catch-It Beef will be judged on the following:
Showring placing ........................................ 20%
Sponsor relationship .................................. 50%
Records ...................................................... 30%


Special Rules
1. Breeding heifers will not be eligible for the junior
livestock sale.
2. In case of a tie in final scores the following will be used to break the tie:
A. Score of Sponsor Relations
B. Record Book Score
C. Live Placing Score
3. Catch it beef will be shown at the county fair.
BEEF FEEDING CONTEST-RATE OF GAIN
Class Premiums:
1st - $10, 2nd - $8, 3rd $6, 4th - $4, 5th - $2


Special Awards:
Champion Rate of Gain - $100.00
Sponsored By: TBD
Res. Champion Rate of Gain - TBD
1. Open to Washington County 4-H and FFA members with market beef projects. (See Department rules for complete set of rules and regulations)
2. An exhibitor can enter an unlimited number of animals.
3. Contest will be judged on average daily gain (180-day feeding period).
4. Market beef must have been exhibited in show ring to be eligible.

 

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