2024 Kentucky Farm Bureau Beef Expo
Junior Heifer, Steer & Market Heifer Show
Rules and Schedule


Limited early stalling is available in the West Wing (designated areas only) after 8:00 a.m. Friday. No tack, grooming chutes or butt fans are allowed in the early stalling sections. Stalls will be on a first come, first serve basis. Show management will honor no reserve space. Check livestock office for available area before stalling. When early stalling is full, no more junior cattle will be permitted in the barn until Saturday, March 2nd, at 12:30 p.m. After expo sale cattle have sold and vacated, junior exhibitors will have access to the entire West Wing. Chutes, tack, fans, etc… can be used in the barn.

These regulations are necessary to accommodate as many early arrivals as possible because of the likelihood of inclement weather in early March and as not to interfere with Beef Expo Sale cattle. These rules will be enforced.

PRE-ENTRY On the google form below or follow the link from the Beef expo Website Pre entry will close at 4:00 pm on Friday, March 1st. Any Entries after that time will take place in Person. All Pre Entries will be required to check in during the entry times on Saturday, March 2nd.

Use this link to Pre Enter
https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfJzDmL9VCeondKor3biWO8N2ZCUDLxzqVgoZmWuPtFpUOKXw/viewform?usp=sf_link

$100.00 Entry fee for out-of-state exhibitors entering heifers, steers and market heifers $75.00 Entry fee for Kentucky exhibitors (eligible for Saturday and Sunday show with one entry fee) Eligible 2024 Sale cattle show free. Entry fee for heifers, steers, and market heifers must be paid at time of check-in.

March 2nd – Kentucky Junior Heifer check-in: 10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. *BRING REGISTRATION PAPERS AND FILL OUT CARD IN LIVESTOCK OFFICE! NO NEED TO BRING ANIMAL TO HEIFER CHECK-IN. Those animals bought out of Kentucky Beef Expo Breed Sales can be entered at the conclusion of their sale with Bill of Sale.

March 2nd – Junior Heifer check-in: 12:00 p.m.-2:00 p.m.*BRING REGISTRATION PAPERS AND FILL OUT CARD IN LIVESTOCK OFFICE! NO NEED TO BRING ANIMAL TO HEIFER CHECK-IN. Those animals bought out of Kentucky Beef Expo Breed Sales can be entered at the conclusion of their sale with Bill of Sale.

March 2nd - Steer and Market Heifer check-in: 2:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m.
*Check-in schedule will be strictly adhered to.
*March 2nd – Kentucky Junior Heifer Show: 4:30 p.m.
*Open to all Kentucky Junior Exhibitors
$75.00 Entry fee for Kentucky exhibitors (eligible for Saturday and Sunday show)

March 3rd, 2024
Open heifer and steer shows both will start at 8:00 a.m.

RULES & REGULATIONS

1. HEALTH REQUIREMENTS: NEW for 2023 All Cattle Must have a current BVD Test. All entries must comply with Kentucky health regulations for exhibition. All animals must be identified on a Certificate of Veterinary Inspection. For requirements, contact the KDA, Office of State Veterinarian, (502) 573-0282.
2. HEALTH INSPECTION: All entries must be checked at a designated area prior to entering the barn by Kentucky Division of Animal Health. Papers must accompany cattle.
3. EXHIBITOR ELIGIBILITY: Any youth exhibitor 21 years of age or younger as of the day of the show.
4. OWNERSHIP: All heifers must be registered or recorded with their respective breed association. Entries must be in the sole name of the 4-H, FFA or junior member ONLY (exception: heifers bought in the 2023 KY Farm Bureau Beef Expo Sales). Exhibitors must have original registration papers. No copies or faxes will be accepted. Steers must have a KUIP tag or written verification from the exhibitor’s agent or instructor to be eligible to show in the Kentucky division.
5. HEIFER ELIGIBILITY: Heifers born September 1, 2022 to October 31, 2023 are eligible for exhibition. A breed must have 10 head in order to qualify for a breed show, if not they will show in the A.O.B Division. Heifers with low percentage registration papers will compete in the % A.O.B Division unless specified by Breed Show. Heifers with N0 registration papers will be eligible to show in the Market Heifer Division of the Junior Steer Show and/or the commercial breed of the Heifer show. All Breeds will be broken by age only within the breed except for the commercial division which will be broken by declared weight.
*A separate Kentucky Junior Heifer Show will be offered again this year. It will be at 4:30 p.m. Saturday, March 2nd. All Kentucky junior exhibitors will pay one $75 entry fee at check-in and will be entered in both shows (the Kentucky Junior Heifer Show on Saturday evening and the Open Junior Heifer Show on Sunday morning).
6. STEERS and MARKET HEIFERS: This is a Prospect Steer and Market Heifer Show. All steers and market heifers will be entered by a declared weight and classes will be broken by weight. Sponsored breed classes are offered as well as a crossbred steer division and a market heifer division. In order for an exhibitor to show their steer in an offered breed class, it must have registration papers, otherwise steers will be shown in the crossbred division. There must be a minimum of five head to have a steer breed show. Exhibitors must have original registration papers. No copies or faxes will be accepted. Champions and reserves from each breed, the crossbred division, and the market heifer division will compete for Overall Top Five. A separate Kentucky steer show will also be held. The Kentucky steer
classes will be shown by breed and weight, must have 3 head to make a breed (AOB classes will be offered)
7. Bedding is not provided. You may purchase at the Expo or bring your own.
8. The rules of the NATIONAL CODE OF SHOWRING ETHICS apply for the Kentucky Farm Bureau Beef Expo Junior heifer and steer shows.

JACKPOT AWARDS

Kentucky Junior Heifer Show
Grand Champion $500
Reserve Champion $400
3rd ‐5th Additional prizes
Heifer Jackpot
Grand Champion: $500
Reserve Champion: $400
3rd: $300
4th: $200
5th: $100
Kentucky Prospect Steer
Grand Champion $500
Reserve Champion $400
3rd ‐ 5th Additional prizes
Open Prospect Steer & Market Heifer
Grand Champion: $500
Reserve Champion: $400
3rd: $300
4th: $200
5th: $100

Only Grand and Reserve Champions are eligible to compete in the Top 5 Jackpot.
*Breed Champions will be awarded a banner and a minimum of $50.
*Reserve Breed Champions will be awarded a banner and a minimum of $25.
*No class premiums will be offered.
*Premiums subject to change without notice based upon attendance and entry fees.

Major Sponsors of the Junior Shows include:
Kentucky Farm Bureau and Kentucky Department of Agriculture, Jonathan Shell, Commissioner

**For Additional Information on KY Farm Bureau Beef Expo Sale Cattle, Please go to www.kybeefexpo.com




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