For the first time in the show’s history, the Shorthorn Steer Futurity and Breeder’s Cup will be a non-terminal event at the North American International Livestock Exposition. Live animal ultrasound will be used to determine the carcass ranking of the show, allowing Breeder’s Cup and Futurity premiums to be distributed as they have in the past. Separate divisions for purebred Shorthorn and ShorthornPlus steers are available. Due to the change, entries in the Steer Futurity may also enter the Junior Steer show held in Freedom Hall the same day.
According to Patrick Wall, the Shorthorn steer show’s director, “This was a welcome change for the NAILE Steer Show staff, the ASA staff, and the exhibitors alike. We hope it will boost participation in both shows and add incentive for those families that like to exhibit steers into the fall and winter.”
Entries to both shows close Oct. 1. For information or nomination forms to the Breeder’s Cup, visit www.shorthorn.org. Entry information can be obtained through the NAILE premium book online at www.livestockexpo.org.
The mission of the ASA is to provide quality service and support to its members by promoting the value of Shorthorn cattle in all aspects of the beef industry, while maintaining the integrity of the herd book and performance database. The ASA is headquartered in Omaha, Neb., and was founded in 1872 with herd book records going back to 1822. As one of the oldest American breed associations, the ASA provides services for more than 6,000 junior and senior members who register nearly 15,000 cattle annually. The American Junior Shorthorn Association promotes personal development through youth activities and educational events. The AJSA is dedicated to the betterment of its members, promotes valuable skills, and fosters friendships that will last a lifetime. To learn more, contact the ASA office or visit www.shorthorn.org or www.juniorshorthorn.com.
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