Dept 2 J – Beef Cattle

Updated: July 10, 2022

Superintendents

Dennis Patterson, Pam Henkel


  1. No exhibitor may enter more than 6 animals, 2 of which must be owned by the individual showing the animal and 4 animals may be managerial. Only one animal may be entered under each entry number.
  1. For health information, refer to State Animal Health Requirements in front part of the Exhibitor Handbook.
  2. Completed Animal Identification & Veterinarian Check form must accompany animal(s) upon arrival at Fair.
  3. ALL BEEF CATTLE EXHIBITS ARE TO BE IN PLACE BY 5:00 P.M. ON FRIDAY.
  4. Exhibitors must have Cattle Registration form on hand in case registration may be requested.
  5. The Junior Beef Show will start with Showmanship at 9:00 a.m. Saturday.
  6. In the show ring, exhibitors may use the traditional show halter, show sticks and appropriate combs. Throat straps and nose leads will not be permitted. For safety reasons, wild animals may be disqualified at Superintendent’s discretion.
  7. Beef Cattle Definitions:
  8. A junior calf is one born on or after January 1 of the exhibit year. The calf shall be at least 4 months old at the time of exhibit.
  1. A senior calf is one whose date of birth is between September 1 and December 31 of the year preceding the exhibit year.
  2. A summer yearling is one whose date of birth is between May 1 and August 31 of the year preceding the exhibit year.
  3. A junior yearling is one whose date of birth is between January 1 and April 30 of the year preceding the exhibit year.
  4. A senior yearling is one whose date of birth is between September 1 and December 31 of the second year preceding the exhibit year.
  1. A 2-year old or older cow is one born before September 1 of the second year preceding exhibit year and which has calved during the last year.
  1. Pair of calves – either sex. They must be junior or senior calf age.
  2. Bull calves must be registered and have papers.
  3. Heifers and cows may be registered or grade.
  4. Members participating in Beef Showmanship should include a Class 1 entry on a regular Entry Blank with other entries.

 

CLASS 1 – BEEF SHOWMANSHIP 

PREMIUMS

Blue Red White Pink
$3.00 $2.50 $2.00 $1.50

 

Lot No.

  1. Senior, grade 9 and over
  2. Intermediate, grades 6, 7, and 8
  3. Beginner, grades 3, 4, and 5

 

 

CLASS 2 – MARKET CATTLE

  1. All steers/market heifers entered in the Market Classes will show by weight with all breeds showing together. Steers/market heifers will be weighed on Friday between 9:00 a.m. and 11:00 a.m.
  2. Steers/market heifers will be divided by weight as equally as possible, so as to have a similar number in each weight division.
  3. The maximum number of entries is 3 animals per exhibitor in all market classes.
  4. Exhibitors that exhibit more than one (1) steer/market heifers will be permitted to show only one (1) steer/market heifers in each weight divisions with the exception of the last or heaviest division. In the event two or more steers/market heifers from one exhibitor fall in the same weight division, the number in excess of one (1) will be moved up to the next heavier weight division. In the event one or more steers/market heifers from an individual exhibitor falls in the last or heaviest division, they will be permitted to show two and receive two premiums.
  5. A pair of market cattle will consist of two (2) steers/market heifers made up of any weight and breed exhibited by one or two members of the same 4-H club or FFA chapter.
  6. Entry of an animal in this market class does not automatically enter the animal in the livestock auction. Members interested in

selling their animal at the Blake’s Prairie Fair Meat Animal Auction must complete and submit the Consignment Blank found in

the center section of this book.

  1. Members planning to participate in the Carcass Show Evaluation must include a Class 8 entry on the Entry Blank with other

entries.

  1. Steers/market heifers with horns are not eligible to be exhibited.
  2. All steers/market heifers will be mouthed at the time of weighing by the veterinarian assisting the Fair.
  3. An animal may show, but not sell if determined by the vet by mouthing that the animal is too old at the time of weighing in at the fair.
  4. Market heifers (not breeding stock) can be exhibited in the market class with the market steers and will be included in the champion drive for Champion overall Market beef and are allowed to be sold in the meat animal auction.
  5. If a heifer is shown in the market class, she cannot also be shown in the breeding class.

 

PREMIUMS

Blue Red White Pink
$8.00 $7.00 $6.00 $5.00

 

Lot No.

  1. Beef steer, indicate number of animals entered
  2. Dairy steer, indicate number of animals entered
  3. Dairy/Beef Crossbred steer, indicate number of animals entered
  4. Pair of market cattle

CLASS 3 – ANGUS

(Same classification as Premium List for Beef Breeding Classes)

 

CLASS 4 – HEREFORD

(Same classification as Premium List for Beef Breeding Classes)

 

CLASS 5 – LOW LINE

(Same classification as Premium List for Beef Breeding Classes)

 

CLASS 6 – RED ANGUS

(Same classification as Premium List for Beef Breeding Classes)

 

CLASS 7 – SIMMENTAL

(Same classification as Premium List for Beef Breeding Classes)

 

CLASS 8 – SHORTHORN

(Same classification as Premium List for Beef Breeding Classes)

 

CLASS 9 – MINI HEREFORD

(Same classification as Premium List for Beef Breeding Classes)

 

CLASS 10 – ANY OTHER BREED

(Same classification as Premium List for Beef Breeding Classes)

 

CLASS 11 – CROSSBRED HEIFERS

(Same classification as Premium List for Lot 3-10)

 

PREMIUM LIST FOR BEEF BREEDING CLASSES

 

Lot No

Blue Red White Pink
1. Bull calf, junior, registered $9.00 $8.00 $7.00 $5.00
2. Bull calf, senior, registered $9.00 $8.00 $7.00 $5.00
3. Heifer calf, junior $9.00 $8.00 $7.00 $5.00
4. Heifer calf, senior $11.00 $9.00 $7.00 $5.00
5. Heifer, summer yearling $11.00 $9.00 $7.00 $5.00
6. Heifer, junior yearling $11.00 $9.00 $7.00 $5.00
7. Heifer, senior yearling $11.00 $9.00 $7.00 $5.00
9. Pair of calves (Jr. or Sr.)

10. Cow/calf Pair

$8.00

$8.00

$7.00

$7.00

$6.00

$6.00

$5.00

$5.00

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CLASS 12 – CARCASS

PREMIUMS

Blue Red White Pink
1. Market Steer $6.00 $5.00 $4.00 $3.00