Beef Department

CALEB BOARDMAN, Judge
TOM REID, Superintendent

 

 

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 2:00
      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
Buckle - Sponsored by: *TBD
Reserve Grand Champion Market Beef
Buckle - Sponsored by: *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 previous (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 previous year (Junior Class 5-J or Open Class 5-O)


6. Junior bull calves, calved after January 1 of current 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 May 1 thru Aug. 1 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. Summer yearling heifers, calved May 1 - Aug 31 of previous year (Junior Class 13-J or Open Class 13-O)


13. Sr. heifer calves, calved Sept 1 thru Dec 31 of previous year (Junior Class 14-J or Open Class 14-O)


14. Junior heifer calves, calved after January 1 ofcurrent 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
Buckle - Sponsored by: *TBD
Reserve Champion Junior Division
Buckle - Sponsored by: *TBD
Champion Open Division
Award- Sponsored by: *TBD
Reserve Champion Open Division
Award - Sponsored by: *TBD
Supreme Champion Breeding Beef
Award: Sponsored by: *TBD

 

BEEF FEEDING CONTEST-RATE OF GAIN


Class Premiums:
1st - $10, 2nd - $8, 3rd $6, 4th - $4, 5th - $2


Special Awards:
Champion Rate of Gain - Cash Prize
Sponsored By: 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.


Catch-it Beef
(Junior Division Only)
1. 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
    a. Record Book Score
    a. Live Placing Score
3. Catch it beef will be shown at the county fair.Heifers may also be shown in the
    breeding beef division.


 

BUCKET CALVES


Special Awards:
All participants will receive a prize
Sponsored By:
Axtell Cattle Company


Show Date and Time:
Bucket calves will be shown at the conclusion of the
beef show on Thursday (approx. 12:30p.m.)


Special Rules:
1. Show is open to any Washington County Resident under the age of 18.
2. All breeds are eligible to be shown.
3. Calves must be born between Feb 1st and June 1st of the current year.
4. Calves are not eligible to be shown in other beef classes.
5. Calves should be in place by Wednesday at 2:00 p.m., please check in with the
    Extension office in the southeast corner of the Events Center to enter and pay a $1
    stall fee.
6. Exhibitors are encouraged to make a sign for their stall with their name and the calf’s
     name.

 

This information will be updated annually or as rules and regulations change.
* To Be Determined

 

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