Kymberly Coffman and Henry Terry
Department Superintendent and Co-Superintendent
Section 1 - BEEF CATTLE
RULES AND REGULATIONS
- All entries and fees should be entered in the online FairEntry System by July 01, 2023. Paper forms can still be sent to Rockingham County Fair – Beef Department, 4808 S. Valley Pike, Harrisonburg, VA 22801 postmarked no later than July 01, 2023.Make checks payable to the Rockingham County Fair Association. Refunds will only be made with a veterinarian’s signed statement.
- No bull over 1 year of age will be allowed in the ring without a nose-lead.
- All cattle must be secured in a stall with halter and necktie at all times. (NO EXCEPTIONS).
- The barn superintendents will check registration papers or application papers on Monday afternoon by visiting each exhibitors stall. All registered cattle born prior to January 1, 2023 must have registration papers. All registered cattle born after January 1, 2023 must have either registration papers or a copy of their application for registration papers. Any cattle not having valid registration/application papers will be shown in the commercial show. The Beef Department will check tattoos.
- Only cattle being shown in recognized classes will be permitted in the beef barn. Animals for exhibit may be permitted in the beef section with prior approval of the livestock department chairman.
- Only two animals per exhibitor will be allowed per class. Where there is no competition and first place ribbon is awarded, second place prize money will be given.
- Any animal, which in the opinion of the livestock chairman constitutes a hazard, must be removed from the grounds.
- NO FITTING. Cattle will be shown clean and groomed, but not fitted.
- Showmanship will be voluntary for Junior Beef exhibitors. Showmanship will start at 9:00 AM Thursday morning. Entries will be divided into three classes as follows:
- The rules and regulations to qualify as a Junior showman for the Beef Cattle Department will be the same for all JUNIOR LIVESTOCK. Juniors must be a bonafide Rockingham County 4-H or FFA member.
(1) Experienced - 4 or more years experience with any beef type animals anywhere.
(2) Junior – 2 or 3 years of showing experience with any beef type animals anywhere.
(2) Novice – First year of showing experience with any beef type animals anywhere.
11.Animals shown in the Junior show must be owned and registered solely in the name of the exhibitor by June 1, 2023 (No transfer papers will be accepted).The bonafide 4-H or FFA member in whose name the animal is entered, must
also be the one to show the animal. In the event that this is not possible, another junior member may be permitted to
show the animal with prior approval of the department superintendent prior to the time of the show.
12.The Junior/Open Cattle Show will be judged on Thursday morning beginning 9:00 AM in the following order: Junior
Showmanship, Charolais, Hereford, Red Angus, Shorthorn, Simmental, Other Registered Breeds, Black Angus and commercial heifers (show order is subject to change).The Pee Wee Showmanship and Old Timers Showmanship will take place around 2:00pm or at the end of the breed that being exhibited at that time.
13.The Junior and Open Everett Terry Herdsman Awards will be given on Saturday to an open and junior exhibitor showing the best all around quality of a good sport, the cleanliness of his or her show area, and the willingness to help his or her fellow show person. The recipients of these awards will be chosen by a selected committee. The awards are sponsored by the Everett Terry Family.
14.ALL Livestock exhibitors must have their cattle on the grounds and unloaded by 12:00 PM Monday; NO EXCEPTIONS.
These exhibits MUST REMAIN UNTIL 9:00 PM ON SATURDAY. Any beef exhibitor(s) leaving early or without prior approval of the department superintendent will FORFEIT HIS/HER PRIZE MONEY.
15.Premium money will be distributed by the barn superintendent at time of departure on Saturday.
16. One entry per exhibitor will be allowed to show in the Cow-Calf class. Only calves born between 1/1/23 and 6/1/23 and shown in
Open or Junior classes are eligible to enter.
17.Entry Head Limits:
- There will be a limit of six (6) animals per exhibitor/registered owner.
- Junior Exhibitors may enter six (6) animals per breed up to two (2) different breeds with a maximum of twelve (12) head that number would include commercial heifers.
18. Lights will be turned out in the beef barn at 11:00 PM; no sleeping in the barn will be allowed.
19. Personal fans will be allowed but must be moving air in the same direction as the permanently installed fans.
20. There is a minimum of 6 head (combined male and female) requirement in order to qualify for an individual breed show.Breeds not meeting the 6 head minimum will be shown in the All Other Breeds Division.
(ANY AND ALL RULES OF THE ROCKINGHAM COUNTY FAIR PUBLISHED IN THE “FAIR CATALOG” APPLY TO ALL EXHIBITORS ALSO).THANKS FOR YOUR COOPERATION.
premiums to be paid are as follows:
1st - $182nd - $153rd - $124th - $95th - $6
A -1:Junior Heifer Calf Born Between Jan. 1 & June 1, 2023
A -2:Winter Heifer Calf Born Between Nov. 1 & Dec. 31, 2022
A -3:Senior Heifer Calf Born Between Sept. 1 & Oct. 31, 2022
A- 4:CALF CHAMPION HEIFER
A -5:RESERVE CALF CHAMPION HEIFER
A -6:Late Summer Yearling Heifer Calf Born Between July 1 & Aug. 31, 2022
A -7:Early Summer Yearling Heifer Calf Born Between May 1 & June 30, 2022
A -8:Late Junior Yearling Heifer born Between March 1 & April 30, 2022
A -9:CHAMPION JUNIOR HEIFER
A -10:RESERVE CHAMPION JUNIOR HEIFER
A -11:Early Junior Yearling Heifer Born Between Jan. 1 & Feb. 29, 2022
A -12:Senior Yearling Heifer Born Between Sept. 1 & Dec. 31, 2021
A -13:CHAMPION SENIOR HEIFER
A -14:RESERVE CHAMPION SENIOR HEIFER
A -15:GRAND CHAMPION HEIFER
A -16:RESERVE GRAND CHAMPION HEIFER
A -17:Group of Two Heifers, Any Age, Owned By Exhibitor
A -18:Heifer - Bred and Owned By Exhibitor (Any Age, One Entry per Exhibitor)
A -19:Junior Bull Calf Born Between Jan. 1 & June 1, 2023
A -20:Winter Bull Calf Born Between Nov. 1 & Dec. 31, 2022
A -21:Senior Bull Calf Born Between Sept. 1 & Oct. 31, 2022
A -22:CALF CHAMPION BULL
A -23:RESERVE CALF CHAMPION BULL
A -24:Late Summer Yearling Bull Born Between July 1 & Aug. 31, 2022
A -25:Early Summer Yearling Bull Born Between May 1 & June 30, 2022
A -26:Late Junior Yearling Bull Born Between March 1 & April 30, 2022
A -27:CHAMPION JUNIOR BULL
A -28:RESERVE CHAMPION JUNIOR BULL
A -29:Early Junior Yearling Bull Born Between Jan. 1 & Feb. 29, 2022
A -30:Senior Yearling Bull Born Between Sept. 1 & Dec. 31, 2021
A -31:Late Two Year Old Bull Born Between May 1 & Aug. 31, 2021
A -32:Early Two Year Old Bull Born Between Jan. 1 & April 30, 2021
A -33:CHAMPION SENIOR BULL
A -34:RESERVE CHAMPION SENIOR BULL
A -35:GRAND CHAMPION BULL
A -36:RESERVE GRAND CHAMPION BULL
A -37:Group of Two Bulls, Any Age, Owned By Exhibitor
A -38:Bull – Bred and Owned By Exhibitor (Any Age, One Entry per Exhibitor)
A -39:Get Of Sire (4) Animals by One Sire (Either or Both Sexes) Can be Grouped by Different Owners
A -40:Best Five Head by One Owner
A -41:Cow-Calf Division
Junior Beef – Department A
Kymberly Coffman and Henry Terry
Department Superintendent and Co-Superintendent
Section II – Beef Cattle
Rules and Regulations
The Junior Livestock Show will be held on Thursday beginning at 9:00 a.m.
The same rules listed for Section 1 – Beef Cattle will be used for Junior Livestock Exhibitors. Class listings and premiums will be the same for all beef cattle, open and junior shows.
The Alice Bowman Award is presented annually to the Supreme Grand Champion Heifer and Bull of the Junior Livestock Show. A monetary award is presented to each winner by the family of Alice Bowman, a dedicated mother and fair supporter.
The Lester Estep Award is sponsored by the family and presented to the Grand Champion and Reserve Grand Champion of the Cow/Calf Division of all breeds. A monetary award is given to the Grand Champion and Reserve Grand Champion.