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Junior Hereford Show, TN Junior Show & Open Hereford Show

Date of Shows:
Junior Hereford Show & TN Junior Show -
Friday, August 19, 6pm
Open Hereford Show - Saturday, August 20, 10am
Location: Q Barn

Information for Competitors

Entry Fees & Deadlines

Tennessee Hereford Association State Show-AHA Point Show
Junior Hereford Show & Tennessee Junior Show
Open Hereford Show


On Line Pre-Entry Deadline:
July 30
Entry Fee: $10
Late Entry Fee: $20 Paid in person day of show
Junior Hereford Show & TN Junior Show
Check In: Friday, August 19, 2022 by 3:00 p.m. (CST) (no late arrivals allowed)
Show: Friday, August 19, 2022 at 6:00 p.m. (CST)
Open Hereford Show
Check In: Friday, August 19 @ 3:00 p.m. (CST)
Show: Saturday, August 20 @ 10:00 a.m. (CST)

* Substitutions will be allowed on the basis of animal entry per animal (please notify in advance if possible)

-Tennessee Health Requirements apply to all cattle.
-Unruly animals may be excused from the show ring by the Judge or Show Chairman
-Trucks and trailers shall park in designated areas after unloading.
-Livestock trailers should enter through the Tennessee Blvd. entrance.
-All bulls over 7 months of age must be shown with nose lead.
-Announcements made the day of the show supersede all previous announcements.


Premiums: 1st - $100 ∙ 2nd - $80 ∙ 3rd - $60 ∙ 4th - $50 ∙ 5th - $40

Grand Champions - $50 & Reserve Champions $25 (From Wilson County Fair)

Grand Champions $100 & Reserve Champions $50 (From Tennessee Hereford Association)

Open Show Rules

  1. Only one attendant will be permitted with each animal in the individual class in all beef breeds while showing.
  2. If an exhibitor owns an animal in partnership with another breeder, that animal shall be considered part of the exhibitor's herd.
  3. No cattle for special exhibits (where no class(es) are offered) will be permitted except on specific written authorization from the Superintendent of Livestock.
  4. Tie-out time for beef cattle is 8:00pm
  5. Exhibitors must comply with all applicable General Livestock Rules and Livestock Health Requirements set forth in this catalog.
  6. Exhibitors in Hereford classes are subject to the Association's special rule on class qualification, any animal without a legible tattoo will not be eligible for show. All Hereford animals must be officially recorded at show time to be eligible to show. Entries with registrations "Pending" or "Applied for" will be ineligible to show.
  7. All Polled Hereford/Hereford entries must be registered in the American Hereford Assoc. All entries are subject to provisions and rules for showing as set forth by the Board of Directors of the American Hereford Association, and are subject to supervision of the show-Sale Committee representing the AHA.
  8. If there are more than 20 animals in a class, the AHA show committee recommends that the class be split.
  9. Cattle MUST be entered and exhibited under the recorded ownership at the time of the show's entry deadline date. Jointly owned animals must be entered as shown under the multi-ownership (all co-owners) in the individual class.
  10. Common ownership of all four animals in the Get-of-Sire Classes is not required, but entry must be entered/exhibited in the name of only one herd, unless all four animals have the same joint ownership. A common or same ownership of all animals in the Best Six head entry is required.

Junior Show Rules

  1. The Junior Open Beef Show(s) will run simultaneously with the Tennessee Junior Show.
  2. The animal entered in the Junior Show must also be entered in the Open Show
  3. Only a 4-H, FFA or Junior Breed Association member may exhibit animals in this show. The junior exhibitor must show their own animal(s). If a junior exhibitor has more than one animal in any one class, the exhibitor can have another junior exhibitor show that second animal.
  4. This junior show will be governed by the National Breed and Junior Associations Rules and Regulations.
  5. All animals/embryos exhibited must have been recorded, registered or transferred in the exhibitor's name on or before August 10th of the current year.
  6. If there are more than 20 animals in a class, the AHA show committee recommends that the class be split.
  7. Cow/Calf Classes will not compete for the Grand and Reserve Grand Champion Female of the junior show.
  8. Ribbons will be awarded for the first five placings. Rosette's will be awarded for the Grand and Reserve Grand Champion Female.
  9. All decisions by the beef department head regarding eligibility in the Junior Show(s) are final.

Open & Junior Show

Female Classes:
Class 1. *Cow/Calf (any female older than the above ages with calf at side). Calf on the side of Cow/Calf pair MUST BE the cow's natural calf. Calf older than 270 days of age on the show date is not eligible to show in cow/calf class. In the cow/calf class, if the cow is horned and the calf polled then the pair will show in the horned cow/calf Class and if the cow is polled and the calf is horned then the pair will show in the polled cow/calf class. Calf is eligible for individual Classes but must be entered in the appropriate class. *Cow/Calf does not compete for overall champion female.
Class 2. Spring Heifer Calves, calved between March 1 and June 30, 2022
Class 3. Junior Heifer Calves, calved between Jan. 1 and Feb. 28, 2022
Class 4. Junior Heifer Calf Champion - chosen from 1st place winners in Cls 2 & 3
Class 5. Reserve Junior Heifer Calf Champion - chosen from 1st and 2nd place winners in Cls 2 & 3
Class 6. Senior Heifer Calves, calved Nov. 1 through Dec. 31, 2021
Class 7. Senior Heifer Calves, calved Aug. 1 through Oct. 31, 2021
Class 8. Senior Heifer Calf Champion-chosen from 1st place winners in Cls 6 & 7
Class 9. Reserve Senior Heifer Calf Champion - chosen from 1st & 2nd place winners in Cls 6 & 7
Class 10. Late Summer Yearling Heifers calved June 1 through July 31, 2021
Class 11. Early Summer Yearling Heifers calved May 1 through May 31, 2021
Class 12. Intermediate Yearling Heifer Calf Champion - chosen from 1st place winners in Cls 10 & 11
Class 13. Reserve Intermediate Yearling Heifer Champion - chosen from 1st & 2nd place winners in Cls 10 & 11
Class 14. Spring Yearling Heifer, calved March 1 through Apr. 30, 2021
Class 15. Spring Yearling Heifer Champion - chosen from 1st place winner in Cls 14
Class 16. Reserve Spring Yearling Heifer Champion - chosen from 2nd place winner in Cls 14
Class 17. Junior Yearling Heifer, calved Jan. 1 through Feb. 28, 2021
Class 18. Junior Yearling Heifer Champion - chosen from 1st place winner in Cls 17
Class 19. Reserve Junior Yearling Heifer Champion - chosen from 2nd place winner Cls 17
Class 20. Senior Yearling Heifer, calved Aug. 1 through Dec. 31, 2020
Class 21. Senior Yearling Champion Heifer - chosen from 1st place winner in Cls 20
Class 22. Reserve Senior Yearling Champion Heifer - chosen from 2nd place winner in Cls 20
Class 23. Grand Champion Heifer - chosen from the Champion Female Classes 4, 8, 12, 15, 18 & 21
Class 24. Reserve Grand Champion Heifer - chosen from Champion Female Classes 4, 8, 12, 15, 18, 21 plus the female that stood 2nd to the Grand Champion Female

Open Show Only

Bull Classes - Entry in this show binds the exhibitors to all regulation pertaining thereto
Class 25. Spring Bull Calves, calved between March 1 and June 30, 2022
Class 26. Junior Bull Calves, calved between January 1 and February 28, 2022
Class 27. Junior Bull Calf Champion - chosen from first place winners in Cls 25 & 26
Class 28. Reserve Junior Bull Calf Champion - chosen from 1st & 2nd place winners in Cls 25 & 26
Class 29. Senior Bull Calves, calved between Nov. 1 and Dec. 31, 2021
Class 30. Senior Bull Calves, calved between Aug. 1 and Oct. 31, 2021
Class 31. Senior Bull Calf Champion - chosen from 1st place winners in Cls 29 & 30
Class 32. Reserve Senior Bull Calf Champion - chosen from 1st & 2nd place winners in Cls 29 & 30
Class 33. Late Summer Yearling Bulls, calves between June 1 and July 31, 2021
Class 34. Early Summer Yearling Bulls, calved between May 1 and May 31, 2021
Class 35. Intermediate Bull Champion-chosen from 1st place winners in Cls 33 & 34
Class 36. Reserve Intermediate Bull Champion - chosen from 1st & 2nd place winners in Cls 33 & 34
Class 37. Spring Yearling Bulls, calved between March 1 and April 30, 2021
Class 38. Junior Yearling Bulls, calved between Jan. 1 and Feb. 28, 2021
Class 39. Yearling Bull Champion - chosen from 1st & 2nd place winners in Cls 37 & 38
Class 40. Reserve Yearling Bull Champion - chosen from 1st & 2nd place winners in Cls 37 & 38
Class 41. Senior Yearling Bulls, calved Aug. 1 through Dec. 31, 2020
Class 42. Two year old Bulls, calved Jan. 1 through July 31, 2020
Class 43. Senior Bull Champion - chosen from 1st place winners in Cls 41 & 42
Class 44. Reserve Senior Bull Champion - chosen from 1st & 2nd place winners in Cls 41 & 42
Class 45. Grand Champion Bull - chosen from the Champion Bull Classes 27, 31, 35, 39 & 43
Class 46. Reserve Grand Champion Bull - chosen from the Champion Bull Classes, 27, 31, 35, 39 & 43 plus the bull that stood 2nd to the Grand Champion Bull.
Class 47. Get-of-Sire - four animals shown in above single entry classes with both sexes represented and all progeny of one sire. It is permissible to use either the cow or calf from a cow/calf pair for the Get of Sire. Get of Sire may be comprised of animals from one or more owners and of both horned and polled animals.
Class 48. Best Six Head - All animals must have been shown in their respective single entry classes and they must be owned by the exhibitor or by a member of his/her immediate family. A cow/calf will be considered as two head in the Best Six Head. Best Six Head may be comprised of both horned and polled animals.
Class 49. Premier Exhibitor *Banner*
Class 50. Premier Breeder *Banner*
*Awarded with the following point system: 1st place=5 points, 2nd=4 points, 3rd=3 points, 4th=2 points, and 5th=1 point. No points will be given for champions. Points will be awarded for the Best Six Head for Premier Exhibitor and Premier Breeder. The same scoring system as above will be used for awarding points for the group classes.
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