Rules and Classifications

The American Hereford Association (AHA) show committee approved the following show classifications for the 2013-14 show season. The decision to have both a Hereford and polled Hereford show or to have a combined show will be left up to the discretion of the state breed associations and show management.

Hereford female show classifications
 

1. Spring heifer calves calved after May 1.
2. Spring heifer calves calved March 1 to April 30.
3. Junior heifer calves calved Feb. 1 to Feb. 29.
4. Junior heifer calves calved Jan. 1 to Jan. 31.
5. Winter heifer calves calved Nov. 1 to Dec. 31.
6. Senior heifer calves calved Aug. 1 to Oct. 31
7. Late summer yearling heifers calved June 16 to July 31
8. Early summer yearling heifers calved May 1 to June 15
9. Spring yearling heifers calved March 1 to April 30.
10. Junior yearling heifers calved Jan. 1 to Feb. 29.
11. Senior yearling heifers calved Aug. 1 to Dec. 31
• Senior yearlings do not show after the first of the year (Denver and Ft. Worth).
12. Cow-calf (Any female older than the above ages with a calf at side.)

• Calf older than 270 days of age on the show date is not eligible to show in cow-calf class.
• If the cow is horned and the calf polled, then the pair shows in the horned cow-calf class, and if the cow is
polled and the calf is horned, then the pair shows 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.

 
Divisions
Spring Heifer Calves             Class(s) 1 & 2
Junior Heifer Calves             Class(s) 3 & 4
Fall Heifer Calves                 Class(s) 5 & 6
Intermediate Heifers            Class (s) 7 & 8
Spring Yearling Heifers         Class 9
Junior Yearling Heifers          Class  10
Senior Heifers                      Class 11
 
There is no Senior heifer division for shows that occur between Jan. 1 and May 1.
 
If there are more than 10 animals in a class the AHA show committee recommends that the class be split.
 
Cow/Calf does not compete for overall champion female.
 
 
Hereford Bull show classifications
1. Spring bull calves calved after May 1.
2. Spring bull calves calved March 1 to April 30.
3. Junior bull calves calved Feb. 1 to Feb. 29.
4. Junior bull calves calved Jan. 1 to Jan. 31.
5. Winter bull calves calved Nov. 1 to Dec. 31.
6. Senior bull calves calved Aug. 1 to Oct. 31.
7. Late summer yearling bulls calved June 16 to July 31.
8. Early summer yearling bulls calved May 1 to June 15.
9. Spring yearling bulls calved March 1 to April 30.
10. Junior yearling bulls calved Jan. 1 to Feb. 29.
11. Senior yearling bulls calved Aug. 1 to Dec. 31.
12. Two-year-old bulls calved Jan. 1 to July 31
 
Divisions
 

Spring Bull Calves              Class(es) 1 & 2
Junior Bull Calves              Class(es) 3 & 4
Fall Bull Calves                  Class(es) 5 & 6
Intermediate Bulls             Class(es) 7 & 8
Yearling Bulls                     Class(es) 9 & 10
Senior Bulls                       Class(es) 11 & 12

 
 
If there are more than 10 animals in a class the AHA show committee recommends that the class be split.
 
Group Classes
 
Get of Sire---Four animals shown in above single entry classes with both sexes represented and all to be the 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.
 
Best Six Head---Owned by Exhibitor. All animals must have been shown in their respective single entry classes and they must be owned by exhibitor or by a member of his/her immediate family. A cow/calf will be considered as two head in the Best Six Head class.
 
Premier Exhibitor, Premier Breeder
Awarded with the following point system-1st place = 5 points, 2nd place = 4 points, 3rd place = 3 points, 4th place = 2 points and 5th place = 1 point. No points will be given for champions. Points will be awarded for the Best Six Head for Premier Exhibitor. The same scoring system as above will be used for awarding points for the group classes. It is suggested that banners be given to Premier Exhibitor and Premier Breeder.
 
 
Regional Point Shows
 

Southeast
Alabama National Fair, Montgomery, Ala.
Appalachian District Fair, Gray, Tenn.
Arkansas State Fair, Little Rock, Ark.
Dixie National, Jackson, Miss.
Florida State Fair, Tampa, Fla.
Kentucky State Fair, Louisville, Ky.
Louisiana State Fair, Shreveport, La.
North Carolina State Fair, Raleigh, N.C.
South Carolina State Fair, Columbia, S.C.
Tennessee State Fair, Nashville, Tenn.
Williamson County Fair, Franklin, Tenn.

Southwest
Arizona National Livestock Show, Phoenix
California State Fair, Sacramento, Calif.
Cow Palace, San Francisco
Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo, Houston
New Mexico State Fair, Albuquerque, N.M.
San Antonio Livestock Show, San Antonio
Sonoma County Fair, Santa Rosa, Calif.
State Fair of Oklahoma, Oklahoma City
State Fair of Texas, Dallas
Utah State Fair, Salt Lake City
West Texas Fair, Abilene, Texas

Northwest
Colorado State Fair, Pueblo, Colo.
Kansas State Fair, Hutchinson, Kan.
Nebraska State Fair, Lincoln, Neb.
NILE, Billings, Mont.
Oregon State Fair, Salem, Ore.
Red River Valley Fair, Fargo, N.D.
South Dakota State Fair, Huron, S.D.
Western Idaho Fair, Boise, Idaho
Western Washington Fair, Puyallup, Wash.
Wyoming State Fair, Douglas, Wyo.

Northeast
Eastern National, Timonium, Md.
Eastern States Expo, W. Springfield, Mass.
Illinois State Fair, Springfield, Ill.
Indiana State Fair, Indianapolis
Iowa State Fair, Des Moines, Iowa
New Jersey State Fair, Augusta, N.J.
New York State Fair, Syracuse, N.Y.
Maryland State Fair, Timonium, Md.
Minnesota State Fair, St. Paul, Minn.
Missouri State Fair, Sedalia, Mo.
Ohio State Fair, Columbus, Ohio
Ozark Empire Fair, Springfield, Mo.
State Fair of West Virginia, Lewisburg, W.Va.
Upper Peninsula State Fair, Detroit
Wisconsin State Fair, W. Allis, Wis.
World Beef Expo, W. Allis, Wis.

 

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