Junior Classic

One of the highlights of the summer for AGJA members is participating in the annual junior national show. Junior members of all ages from across the United States gather with their families for a week of youth development, education, competition and fun. We are closely monitoring the COVID-19 outbreak and recommendations provided by governing officials. It is of the utmost importance to the AGA and the AGJA that the health of our members, their families and cattle take priority. We will continue working to provide our members and their families with the best event we can. Information regarding any changes leading up to our show will be released via email and posted below as well. Entry and ownership deadline will remain May 26, 2020 with a substitution deadline of June 10. If you have any questions please do not hesitate to reach out to Jake Renner, junior coordinator at (303) 465-2333 or email jake@gelbvieh.org.

The Junior Classic is held at different location throughout the United States.
Previous and Future Junior Classic sites

SHOW PROGRAMS

2020 AGJA National Balancer Show

2020 AGJA National Gelbvieh Show

Thank You to our Day Sponsors!

Sunday

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

Banquet

Thank you to Walton Webcasting for servings as the official livestream service of the AGJA.
Thank you to Linde’s Livestock Photography for serving as the official photographer of the AGJA Junior Nationals.
Be sure to download the Ringside App to follow class placings throughout the day Thursday and Friday
Registration

Registration

Click HERE to register for the 2020 AGJA Route 66 Classic

Contact Information

AGJA Board of Directors Contact Information

The AGJA Board of Directors are available to help at any time.

Jake Renner, Junior Coordinator
Office: 303-465-2333
Cell (on show day): 620-388-3910
Email: jake@gelbvieh.org

Grace Vehige, President
573-644-4414, g_vehige@hotmail.com

Colton Ivers, Vice President
507-434-2290, coltoniverscattleco@gmail.com

Danielle Stock, V.P. of Leadership
563-794-0568, danielle.m.stock@gmail.com

Madalynn Welsh, Secretary
308-832-7193, madalynn.welsh@outlook.com

Alexx Starr, Treasurer
308-530-4793, lexi.starr@icloud.com

Jacob Barwick, Director
308-991-9114, jacob.barwick99@gmail.com

Cody Forbes, Director
605-983-5701, forbesbros.livestock@hotmail.com

Cade Cameron, Director
319-572-8382, cameroncade15@gmail.com

Brooke Nowack, Director
573-569-2932, victoria2020brooke@gmail.com

Grady Hammer, Ex- Officio
785-728-7300, gradyhammer@yahoo.com

You may also reach the AGJA Board of Directors as a group at
agjadirectors@gmail.com

Schedule

Schedule

Sunday, July 5

Day Sponsor: Missouri Army National Guard
8:00 a.m. Cattle allowed in barns 11:00 a.m. Church Service
Noon Cattle must be in barns
1-3:00 p.m. Cattle/contest check- in and steer weigh-in
4:00 p.m. Mentor/Protégé Orientation
4:45 p.m. Opening Ceremonies
6:00 p.m. Dinner

Monday, July 6

Day Sponsor: ReproLogix & ShowMe Genetic Services
Breakfast at hotel
7:30 a.m. Stock Show U Fitting Clinic
8:00 a.m. Stock Show U Team Fitting Contest
11:00 a.m. ReproLogix & Show Me Genetics IVF Demo
Noon Lunch
1:00 p.m. Skill-a-thon
3:00 p.m. Prepared Speaking Contest
6:00 p.m. Dinner
Board Candidate Interviews
TBD   Ambassador Interviews

Tuesday, July 7

Day Sponsor: Neogen
Breakfast at hotel
7:30 a.m. Judging Contest Registration
8:30 a.m. Judging Contest
Noon Lunch
1:00 p.m. Sales Talk
4:30 p.m. Quiz Bowl Prelims
6:00 p.m. Dinner
Quiz Bowl Finals

Wednesday, July 8

Day Sponsor: Cedar Top Ranch
Breakfast at hotel
8:00 a.m. AGJA National Showmanship (Sr, Int. Jr., Pee Wee)
Noon Lunch
12:45 p.m. Official AGJA Photo
Wear Official Blue Polo
1:30 p.m. Golf Outing
1:30 p.m. Fun Day Activity
6:00 p.m. Dinner
6:30 p.m. AGJA Annual Meeting and Board Election

Thursday, July 9

Breakfast at hotel
8:00 a.m. AGJA National Balancer Show Cow-Calf Pairs, Heifers, Bred & Owned Bull Show
Noon Lunch
Sullivan’s Bootcamp
(30 mins after show)
Dinner On your own

Friday, July 10

Day Sponsor: Trans Ova Genetics
Breakfast at hotel
8:00 a.m. AGJA National Steer Show, AGJA National Gelbvieh Show, Cow-Calf Pairs, Heifers, Bred &Owned Bull Show
Noon Lunch and Learn with Trans Ova
6:30 p.m. Banquet sponsored by the American Gelbvieh Foundation
9:30 p.m. Dance

Hotels

AGJA HEADQUARTERS HOTEL

Both  the Double Tree and Fairfield have pushed the Hotel block closing date to June 11.

DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Springfield

2341 N Glenstone Ave.
Springfield, MO 68503
417-831-3131

** Room blocks under 2020 Route 66 Classic/Junior Gelbvieh Association
**Hospitality accommodations for both adults and juniors will be available.

Additional Hotels

Fairfield Inn & Suites
2455 N Glenstone Ave.
Springfield, MO 65803
417-833-9599

Holiday Inn & Suites I-44
2720 N Glenstone Ave.
Springfield, MO 65803

The Q Hotel & Suites
1117 E St. Louis St.
Springfield, MO
417-862-0070

General Info

General Information

  1. Entry is open to American Gelbvieh Junior Association (AGJA) members Make sure your membership dues and herd assessments are paid for 2020.
  2. AGJA Members must uphold the standards as outlined within the AGJA Code of Conduct.
  3. Members not meeting the minimum age requirement to show cattle are eligible to participate in educational events (poster, photo, judging, sales talk, impromptu speaking, creative writing). Competing for awards in those events will affect a member’s rookie status. When an under- age participant registers for these contests, please let us know whether you are competing for awards or
  4. Entry must be submitted online only by May 26,
    1. Entry fee is $40 per head.
    2. Entries turned in or submitted after May 26 will be $60 per
    3. Bred and Owned entry fees are $5 per
  5. Substitutions are due June 10, 2020 accompanied by an official submission form found on the AGJA Junior Classic webpage. No refunds will be
  6. Official ownership deadline is May 26,
  7. Exhibitor Age is determined as of January 1, 2020. Participants will be assigned to one of the following age divisions for all competitions:
  • Senior (16-21 years of age)
  • Intermediate (12-15 years of age)
  • Junior (8-11 years of age).

**Age division will be verified during contestant check-in on Sunday, July 5. Participants must notify AGA staff or AGJA Board of Directors of changes at check-in.

  1. All contests will be held at the Ozark Empire Fairgrounds.
  2. This is a junior event and there is a no alcohol rule in the barns or on the grounds. First violation will result in a verbal warning. Consequences from a second violation will be determined by the Junior Board and may be as severe as being dismissed from the show.
  3. All dogs must be on leash at all times. Any dog deemed unruly will be asked to leave the fairgrounds. Rule subject to change based on premise
  4. All contests require that an official AGJA blue polo shirt must be worn with long pants and hard-soled, closed-toe shoes. AGJA polos may be ordered on the online entry
  5. The judge’s decision is final in all
  6. Breakaway Rule: Once an animal has broken away, it is at the discretion of the highest ranking AGJA Director, AGA Staff Member, AGJA advisor and/or Judge present at the show ring to decide if an animal poses a danger and should be disqualified. Any animal deemed unmanageable during showmanship, cattle show, team fitting, or sales talk, or that poses a safety risk to exhibitors or other animals will be dismissed from the ring and returned to the stalls immediately.
  7. Freeze brands, EID tags and/or Tattoos must be legible at check-in and match the animal’s registration paper, interim performance pedigree or performance summary. Animals that do not meet these requirements the first time through check-in will be reviewed by the junior
  8. If you will be delayed in arriving at the grounds after noon, Sunday, July 5, please let the AGA Office know. Arrangements can be made for a late arrival due to extenuating circumstances. Cattle and equipment need to be removed from the barns by Sunday, July 12, 2020 at 12:00 p.m. (Noon).
  9. All animals must remain on grounds until release (immediately following Friday show) or with permission from show officials.
  10. Any substitutions made to contest teams must have all parties in question present to make a
  11. The AGJA member who the animal is entered under for the show must exhibit the animal in all classes unless preapproved by an active AGJA Director and AGA Youth Activities
  12. Exhibitors who need additional assistance with contests (such as reading, writing), may request assistance by informing show officials during check-in.
  13. All rules are at the discretion of the AGJA Board of Directors.

The American Gelbvieh Junior Association does not discriminate on the basis of disability in the administration of, or access to, it’s programs, services or activities. Under this policy, a person with a disability is defined as “a person who has a physical or mental impairment that may limit one or more major life activities, has a record of such an impairment, or is regarded as having an impairment.

Deadlines for 2020 AGJA Route 66 Classic

Ownership deadline: May 26, 2020

Entry Deadline: May 26, 2020

Substitution Deadline: June 10, 2020

  • Animals must be transferred into the correct individual(s)/exhibitor(s) name no later than May 26, 2020.
  • Animals may be owned solely by the exhibitor, co-owned with an immediate family member or with the family’s ranch.
  • The AGJA member in which the animal is entered under for the show must exhibit the animal in all classes unless pre-approved by the AGJA board.
  • All bulls shown must be Bred & Owned by the exhibitor in order to be eligible for exhibition. Please refer to the Bred & Owned section of this document for details.

***Important Contest Entry Information***

The AGA strongly encourages educational contest submissions, AGJA Board of Director applications, and ambassador portfolio submissions to be submitted electronically by email to jake@gelbvieh.org.

Submissions turned in via mail should be sent to the following address postmarked by May 26, 2020:

American Gelbvieh Association
Attn: AGJA
1001 S 70th  Street, Suite 215
Lincoln, NE 68510

If video files are too large, please use Dropbox or a similar large file sender. Please include any necessary links to download the file in the body of the email along with junior member name, membership number and age division.

Bits & pieces

  • Bedding and hay in the barns will be furnished by the Heart of American Gelbvieh Junior Association.
  • Absolutely no other bedding materials are allowed in the barns.
  • Absolutely no outside drinks permitted on the Ozark Empire Fairgrounds Facility.
  • Hay and bedding will be provided for tie-outs.
  • Bedding is allowed at tie-outs and stalls ONLY. No tie-outs at trailers.
  • Please bring old clothes for other fun events throughout the week!
  • Official score sheet for all contest can be found online along with other resources at gelbvieh.org/juniors/contest-resources/

 

AGJA Code of Ethics & Rules

  1. The showing of an animal unethically fitted is This includes the use of an artificial tail head or tail fin, artificial poll, or adding any hair or hair-like substance to the animal, excluding false tail switches. Any problems will be directed to the AGJA Board of Directors for a final decision.
  2. In order to promote the good management of show cattle; exhibitors, their parents, and sponsors have a serious responsibility to properly use animal health aids (drugs), growth promotants, and any other approved materials with great care. The American Gelbvieh Junior Association discourages the off-label or extra-label use of anabolic steroids, diuretics, tranquilizers, anti-inflammatory drugs, or other drugs used on any animal entered for competition. Furthermore, the alteration, whether internal or external, of the conformation and structure through any products or material including gas, solid, and liquid or the removal or attachment of tissue surgically to an animal for the purpose of deception is The Board of Directors reserves the right to have urine, blood, saliva, hair and/or other tissue tests run on any animals entered for competition. An exhibitor of an animal(s) producing a positive analysis of drugs, unapproved medication, or chemical residues will be disqualified and barred from future competition at all AGJA-sponsored events. If the animal tests positive for any of the above drugs or chemicals, the exhibitor will not receive any premium money for that animal and must accept the consequences without recourse against the AGA, AGJA, Board of Directors or event sponsors.
  3. The grand champion breeding female, reserve champion breeding female, champion bred & owned female, reserve bred & owned female, and champion & reserve champion Bred & Owned Bulls, will be parent-verified through DNA All premium money will be forfeited if an animal does not meet minimum percent Gelbvieh based on parent verification. DNA samples may be taken from 2020 Champions.
  4. Any violation of the AGJA Code of Ethics & Rules will result in review of the infraction by the AGJA Board of Directors, advisors, and/or an AGJA panel appointed by the Board of Directors to determine the severity of punishment, which may include automatic disqualification from the specific contest or the Junior Classic.
  5. AGJA members participating in any AGJA event, national show, regional show or National Western Stock Show shall exhibit acceptable conduct and sportsmanship at all times. Unacceptable conduct includes reckless behavior that may affect the safety and health of other person and property as well as the liability of AGJA. In addition, foul language should be kept to a minimum if any at all. Any AGJA members found in violation of this rule may be subject to forfeit winnings and entries or other penalties up to the board. AGA staff advisors or AGJA board may disqualify AGJA members in violation of the All procedures will happen in a timely matter. An appeal panel consisting of but not exclusive to a representative of each party and AGA legal counsel, a representative of the AGA board, and a representative of the AGJA board as well as AGJA advisor will be in place if members in violation of the rule should wish to appeal the decision.
  6. The drenching, pumping or any other artificial filling method of any animal at any time for any reason during an AGJA sanctioned show immediately disqualifies that animal from showing in either conformation or showmanship classes. An animal may be drenched or pumped for medical reasons at the approval of the vet on call; knowing that above disqualification rule may apply.

 

 

The AGJA Rules and By-Laws govern all AGJA-sponsored activities. Please make sure to read them carefully. Request a copy from the American Gelbvieh Association office if you do not have a copy of the current AGJA Rules & By-Laws. American Gelbvieh Junior Association, 1001 S 70th St. Ste, 215, Lincoln, NE 68510. Email: jake@gelbvieh.org; or call 303-465-2333.

AGJA Protest Policy

  1. In the event of a protest, the AGJA Executive Committee, AGJA Advisors and Junior Coordinator will investigate the protest in an effort to resolve prior to start of the show.
  2. If the protest is not resolved or withdrawn prior to the start of the show, the AGJA Junior Coordinator will advise the judge to select an alternate animal to follow the protested animal throughout the show.
  3. A hair sample of the protested animal will be taken and If protest is sustained the protested animal will be disqualified and lose any and all premiums and awards. The alternate animal will be awarded premiums and awards.
  4. If parent DNA is required to resolve the protest, DNA sample will be submitted and postmarked 7 days following show day.
  5. If the protest is not sustained the $150 deposit accompanying the protest will be forfeited.
  6. The protested animal’s pictures and results will be withheld from publication until the protest is resolved.
  7. Additional punishment will be at the AGJA Board of Directors discretion and may include banishment from future AGJA sanctioned shows.

Health Regulations

*animal health requirements for exhibition*

All animals traveling to the 2020 AGJA Route 66 Classic must have a certificate of veterinary inspection from a licensed veterinarian. Please contact your vet early to establish health requirements and to allow time for testing if necessary.

  • CVI (Health Paper) and registration papers are required for all animals being shown, and the health paper must include the animal’s tattoo numbers.
    • See above under general rules. Multiple animals may be listed on the same CVI.
  • Animal(s) must meet requirements for import into Missouri.
    • If in doubt as to specific requirements, contact the Missouri Department of Agriculture at 660-562-1155

Destination to be written on the CVI (Your vet will need this address)

Ozark Empire Fairgrounds
3001 N Grant Ave.
Springfield, MO 65803

Contest Info

Contest Information

State Herdsmanship

States are judged on neatness of stalling area including tack and cattle area. All members should also interact in a positive friendly manner with other junior members and adults. Herdsmanship champion earns 10 points toward the State Challenge Cup. Two state champion herdsmanship awards will be given; one to states with 10 or less head and one for states with 11 or more head. Judging by an anonymous panel will begin on Monday, July 6 and be completed Thursday, July 9.

State Facebook Pages/Group for Points

State associations that create a Facebook page/group for their association will receive 5 points toward the state challenge cup. This is a great way to strengthen state associations through social media.

Guidelines for the group are:

  1. The page/group may be public but must use limited public access settings for discussions.
  2. Once the page/group has been established, the state advisor must notify the AGJA Youth Activities Coordinator to let them know that it is current by Sunday evening at check-in.
  3. Only state pages/groups that have posts made by members since January 1, 2020 will receive State Challenge Cup points.

If a state already has a Facebook page/group, points will be awarded for keeping their page/group current. If there have not been any posts to the page/group since January 1 of the current year, they will not receive points.

 

AGJA Silent Auction

The AGJA is asking for individuals or states to donate items for a Silent Auction. This Silent Auction will be held during the week with the final bids to be taken during the show on Friday, July 10th. Don’t limit your imagination to only cattle-related items—think outside the box. The AGJA Silent Auction benefits national junior Gelbvieh programs. Contact Jake Renner at the AGA office or any AGJA Director for more information on the AGJA Silent Auction. We need your help and donated items to make the Silent Auction a success.

Please bring items to show office by Monday, July 5, 2020 at noon.

Get State Challenge Cup Points for donating an item to the Silent Auction.

Collect aluminum can tabs for the AGJA Community Service Project

The three states that collect the most can tabs (as measured by weight) will earn State Challenge Cup points.

Can tabs need to be turned in no later than Tuesday, July 7, 2020 to the show office.

State Challenge Cup winners will be announced at the banquet on Friday, July 10, 2020.

State Challenge Cup

The State Challenge Cup rewards the state that has the most member participation in events throughout the week of the Junior Classic.

State Challenge Cup will have two divisions:

Division A:          States with 10 members and less participating at the Jr. Classic.

Division B:          States with 11 members or more participating at the Jr. Classic.

The following team points are earned:

20 pts.        State selling the most donation heifer tickets
20 pts.        For donating an item to the silent auction
15 pts.         State selling the second most donation heifer tickets
10 pts.         State selling the third most donation heifer tickets
10 pts.         Champion Group of Three Gelbvieh Heifers
10 pts.         Champion Group of Three Balancer Heifers
10 pts.         Champion Group of Three Steers
10 pts.         State Herdsmanship Champion
16 pts.          Champion Judging Team in each division
16 pts.          Champion Quiz Bowl Team in each division
16 pts.          For collecting the most can tabs
8 pts.            Res. Champion Quiz Bowl Team in each div.
8 pts.            Reserve Group of Three Gelbvieh Heifers
8 pts.            Reserve Group of Three Balancer Heifers
8 pts.            Reserve Group of Three Steers
8 pts.            Reserve Judging Team in each division
7 pts.            For collecting the second most can tabs
5 pts.            For collecting the third most can tab
5 pts.            For State Facebook group page

Variable total points possible for Champion Fitting Team and Reserve Fitting Team. Each team member will contribute four points for Champion Fitting Team—meaning a team of three will each contribute four points, making the total 12. A team with four will contribute four points each, making the total 16. Each team member will contribute two points for the Reserve Fitting Team—meaning a team of three would contribute six points toward the total, and a team of four would contribute 8 total points.

The following points are awarded based on individual participants in the following contests:

1 pt. for each animal exhibited

1 pt. for each participant in each of the following contests:

Showmanship Video Quiz Bowl
Sales Talk Skill-A-Thon Prepared Speaking
Poster Premier Breeder Team Fitting
Judging Contest Graphic Design Photography

All-Around Champion & Rookie of the Year

All-Around Champion is open to all participants in the 2020 AGJA Route 66 Classic. Rookie of the Year is open to Junior and Intermediate AGJA members participating in their first AGJA Classic.

The recipients will be selected according to the following point system:

  • Exhibiting more than one animal = 10 points
  • 1 point for every 10 tickets sold for the AGJA Heifer Donation provided by Beastrom
  • An exhibitor cannot exceed 10 points for this division.
  • Participation in Quiz Bowl, Poster, Photo, Creative Writing, Video, Team Fitting, Graphic Design, Ag Podcast and Premier Breeder = 2 Points/contest

For placing in the top 10 in any age division for any of the below listed contests, the contestants will receive:

1st Place 10 Points 6th Place 5 Points
2nd Place 9 Points 7th Place 4 Points
3rd Place 8 Points 8th Place 3 Points
4th Place 7 Points 9th Place 2 Points
5th Place 6 Points 10th Place 1 Point

Contests: Showmanship, Judging, Prepared Speaking, Sales Talk, and Skill-A-Thon.

Ties in the Top 10 for the Rookie competitions will be broken by the tied individuals’ placings in specified contests. Those contests, in the order they will be used for tiebreakers: Judging Contest, Prepared Speaking, and Showmanship. If the tied individuals have identical rankings in all three contests, a tie will officially be declared, and identical awards will be presented to the tied individuals.

All-Around Winner receives a heifer donated by Eagle Pass Ranch. (An AGJA member can win the heifer more than once.)

Graphic Design Contest

The objective of the Graphic Design contest is for AGJA members to embrace the use of new media and technology. Members are asked to develop a theme for the 2020 National Convention to be held in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma December 2-4, 2020 celebrating the 50th anniversary of the American Gelbvieh Association. At a minimum a theme should include a logo. Other items may include a slogan, color scheme, and supporting elements or supporting information. Please see score card for further information.

(Note: selection of winners does not guarantee that the winner’s theme will be used; however, all entries will be eligible for modification or use. The intent of the contest is to use technology, not to develop the final 2020 AGA Convention theme.)

Contest Rules:

  1. All work must be the original work of the contestant.
  2. Entries will be judged in three age divisions according to AGJA rules: Junior, Intermediate, Senior, and are limited to one entry per AGJA member.
  3. The entry must be created using computer technology. Contestants may use any software available to design the theme.
  4. Entries must be submitted in PDF format in color to jake@gelbvieh.org no later than May 26, 2020
    • Please include exhibitor name, age division, and member number in the email.

Video Contest

This contest is meant to challenge AGJA members to embrace new technology that will enhance their own programs while providing AGA an opportunity to utilize these videos to share with Gelbvieh breeders.

All videos must:

  1. Not exceed time Junior age division videos should be 30 seconds, Intermediate age division videos should be one minute and Senior age division videos should be two minutes long.
  2. Mention “Gelbvieh” or “Balancer” in your video. Videos may be promotional, informative, or how-to (such as how to take measurements, how to properly tattoo, how to give shots, etc. ).
  3. Junior videos must be in raw format (meaning no editing allowed). This includes no transitions, titles/subtitles, music, etc.
  4. Must be submitted in avi, mov, mpg, or wmv format. Videos MUST be submitted to AGA office on FASH DRIVE or via email only. Post mark deadline is May 26, 2020
  5. Not contain copyright infringement (see below)

Videos will be judged on the following criteria:

  1. Creativity
  2. Message clarity and relevance
  3. Promotional effectiveness or educational value
  4. Overall impact

Each submission must be original and created entirely by entrant. Submissions may include materials which are in the public domain or for which you have obtained the prior written permission or clearance of the owner. Submissions must not incorporate or include anything that violates any law or the copyright, trademark, publicity right, privacy right or any other right of any third party.

Video contest participants will receive 2 points towards the all-around competition for video contest entries.

Copyright Tips – As suggested by YouTube

 

What is copyright? Copyright is a form of protection provided for original works of authorship, including literary, dramatic, musical, graphic, and audiovisual creations. “Copyright” literally means the right to copy but has come to mean that body of exclusive rights granted by law to copyright owners for protection of their work.

What is copyright infringement? Copyright infringement occurs when a copyrighted work is reproduced, disturbed, preformed, publicly displayed, or made into a derivative work without permission of the copyright owner.

Posting copyright-infringing content can lead to the termination of your account, and possibly monetary damages if a copyright owner decides to take legal action (this is serious—you can get sued.) Below are some guidelines to help you determine whether your video is eligible or whether it infringes someone else’s copyright:

***Be careful to make sure your video does not infringe on copyrights. Check our link on the AGJA Contest Resources web page for more information.

How to make sure your video does not infringe someone else’s copyright:

 

The way to ensure that your video doesn’t infringe someone else’s copyright is to use your skills and imagination to create something completely original. If it’s all yours, you never have to worry about the copy- right – you own it. Make sure to follow the other guide- lines in the terms of use.

Be sure that all components of your video are your original creation – even the audio portion. For example, if you use an audio track of a sound recording owned by a record label without that record label’s permission, your video may be infringing the copyrights of others, and may be subject to removal.

YouTube offers a library of authorized music to liven up your video.

  • YouTube offers non-copyright music using their Audio Swap feature which can be used after your upload your video and select “Edit”.
  • Other non-copyright music can easily be found online using a web search for “non-copyright mu- sic” An example of a site with non-copyright music is http://freeplaymusic.com/

Poster Contest

The poster contest encourages members to use their imagination and creativity to promote the Gelbvieh breed. Posters must be turned in during contest check-in. Posters may also be mailed to the AGA office if a member is not able to attend the classic. Posters mailed to the office need to be postmarked no later than May 26, 2020.

Rules:

  1. Poster board (22”x28”) or foam core board (20”x30”) may be used. Any color of board is Dimensions cannot be larger or smaller than what is listed.
  2. The theme for the poster is to promote Gelbvieh or Balancer The year or location of the Classic must be incorporated in the poster in some way. At the 2020 AGJA Route 66 Classic, the member must include 2020 or state of the classic site in the design of his or her poster.
  3. One poster per AGJA Only AGJA members may enter a poster.

4.     Posters cannot contain any electrical components. No exceptions.

  1. The judges will not be allowed to touch the posters in any way. Movable parts on the poster may not be effective for this
  2. You may use paints, pens, watercolors, pictures from publications, glitter, stick-on letters, photos, colored paper, and other types of flat or almost flat Objects placed on the poster or foam core board cannot stick out from the front of the board more than 1.5 inches.
  3. Posters should not be designed on the computer, printed and transferred onto the poster board. Such methods for this contest may not be judged at the discretion of the contest judge.

Photography Contest

The photography contest allows AGJA members to become familiar with the art of photography and to experiment with different lighting, angles, and subjects.

Rules:

  1. Entries need to be turned in by the conclusion of contest check-in on Sunday July 5, Entries may also be mailed to the AGA office, postmarked no later than May 26, 2020 if an AGJA member is unable to attend the classic. Photos will be returned upon request.
  2. Gelbvieh cattle or Gelbvieh-influenced cattle must appear in each photo.
  3. Photos may be color or black and Sepia toned pictures are considered color photos. Photos must be 5”x7” prints.
  4. Photos must be taken by the contestant.
  5. You may not enter a photo that has been entered in a previous junior classic photo contest.
  6. Photos must be center mounted on 7”X9” black matte board or foam core board with a one-inch border on all sides of the photo. A single matte only; any photo that is double-matted will be disqualified.
  7. Entrant’s name, state, and age division must be typed or handwritten on the back of the matte board.
  8. No more than three entries per exhibitor. Entries must be made my active AGJA member.
  9. All-around points in the photo contest are awarded for participation only.
  10. No captions are allowed on the matte board or the Any photos with captions will be disqualified.
  11. It is the judge’s discretion to comment on entries.
  12. With AGJA member approval, the Gelbvieh World may use photos from the photo contest in future issues of the AGA and AGJA may use contest photos to promote the breed.
  13. Photos will be officially labeled by AGJA Board members and/or AGA staff after check-in. The official label will contain the contestant’s name, state and age division. This label will be used in judging and as a prevention measure from photos being entered another year.

Creative Writing Contest

Each year the AGJA holds a creative writing contest in conjunction with the annual junior classic. A first and second place winner in each age division will be chosen. The winner from each division will have their winning entry published in Gelbvieh World magazine. Entries must be submitted by May 26 or emailed to jake@gelbvieh.org by May 26, 2020. Entries submitted at check-in on July 5, 2020 will not be accepted.

Rules:

Junior

  • Word Limit: 300-500 words; Topic: How has growing up on a farm and showing cattle impacted the person you are today? What are some of your favorite parts of it, life lessons that you’ve learned or challenges that you’ve faced?

Intermediate

  • Word Limit: 600-800 words; Topic: What are some misconceptions surrounding the beef industry today? How can we communicate the truth to consumers and what can you do to help share that story?

Senior

  • Word Limit: 800-1000 words; Topic: Provide a brief explanation of one economic or environmental factor that has directly impacted the beef industry in the last year, how it affected ranchers and one way you feel we can help?

Essays will be judged on content and grammar. Entries should be informative and, if appropriate, entertaining. It should be the writer’s purpose to create an entry that would be suitable for printing in Gelbvieh World. A cover page should include the junior member’s name, address, phone number, birth date and AGJA member number. No mention of the contestant’s name should be on any of the other pages. All pages should be numbered. Please submit electronic submissions in PDF format.

 

Agriculture Podcast

The objective of this event is intended to encourage an understanding and create an interest in the field of broadcast journalism, while promoting the cattle industry.

Rules

  1. All work must be the original work of the contestant
  2. Entries will be judged in three age divisions according to AGJA rules: Junior, Intermediate, and Senior and are limited to one entry per AGJA member
  3. Recording can be done on any device that will record your voice, as long as it can be
  4. Segment must be between 4 – 6 minutes in length
    1. Under 4 minutes or over 6 minutes will result in ½ point deduction per second
  5. Must introduce themselves by name and being affiliated with the radio station KAGJA, along with a radio number. (example 197.1 KAGJA)

Topics:

Junior- How to prep your cattle for Junior Nationals

Intermediate: Why beef is healthy in a diet?

Senior: How would you approach someone who feels beef is bad for them?

Optional for Intermediate and Senior Only:

Must include a 20-30 second commercial within the time given of the broadcast

  1. No advertisement of drugs, tobacco, or alcoholic beverages will be
  2. An opening and closing should be provided with in the broadcast
  3. Layout example:
    1. Opening (20 Seconds)
    2. Main Content
    3. Closing (15-20 Seconds)
  4. Entries must be emailed by May 26, 2020 to jake@gelbvieh.org

Prepared Speaking Contest

Prepared Speaking challenges AGJA members to increase their knowledge of the Gelbvieh breed and the beef industry by composing a speech on an assigned topic and presenting it to the judges.

Age Division Time Frame Topic
Junior 2-4 minutes  If your teacher asked you to speak to your class about the benefits of eating beef, what would you teach them?
Intermediate 4-6 minutes What do you see as the future of the Gelbvieh breed, and does that vision follow the direction of the beef industry’s demand?
Senior 6-8 minutes If you were given an unlimited budget as an executive member of the AGA, what would you do to help grow the breed and create new opportunities for breeders?

Rules:

  1. A timekeeper will use flash cards to assist the contestant in keeping track of time.
  2. For the speech time limit, 1 point will be taken off the speaker’s score for every 10 seconds under/over. For example: An intermediate’s speech which lasts 6 minutes and 20 seconds would receive a deduction of 2 points. Maximum time limit deduction will be 15 points.
  3. The judges will be allotted 2-3 minutes for questions in each division if they so chose.
  4. No audio or visual aids are allowed during the speech presentation.
    1. Example: Posters, PowerPoint, Video, etc.
  5. Notecards and/or written speeches are allowed. It will be at the judge’s discretion as to whether he/she chooses to deduct points for the use of written assistance by the exhibitor.
  6. In the event of a tie not broken by the official contest judge, the higher scoring contestant in the “Presentation Scores” category will be the Ties in the “Presentation Scores” category will be broken by “Subject Matter.”

Speech times will be assigned prior to the contest. Please report promptly for your speech time. Any changes to the speech order must be made at least one hour before the contest start time.

 

Team Fitting Contest

The team fitting contest showcases the cattle fitting skills of AGJA members. The teams are evaluated on their teamwork, the effective use of fitting products, safety, and the overall final presentation of the animal. SENIORS will compete in a separate division as pairs, while INTERMEDIATE and JUNIOR members will form teams of three to four members

1.    Official AGJA blue polos must be worn.

  1. Each team will begin with a clean, dry animal that has been clipped.
  2. Senior teams will have two members, both 16-21 years of age as of January 1. The senior teams will have 30 minutes to complete the fitting of their animal.
  3. Intermediate and Junior teams will have at least three team members and not more than four. The team can have no more than two intermediate members (12-15 years of age as of January 1). At least one member needs to be a junior member (8 to 11 years of age as of January 1.) The Intermediate/Junior teams will have 30 minutes to complete the fitting of their animal
  4. Teams must sign up during contest check-in on Sunday.
  5. Once time has been called, all teams must cease working on their animals. If fitting is continued after time is called, the team may be disqualified. The teams will be allowed a final comb-through of their animal once they have arrived at the show ring and prior to the judge’s final appraisal.
  6. The judges may then take 15-20 minutes to ask questions.

Judging Contest

1.     Official AGJA blue polos must be worn.

  1. Participation in this contest is open to all AGJA members.
    Each team is comprised of four members with each of their scores counting towards the overall team score. Each member is also competing for individual awards.
  1. State teams must be filled before teams of mixed states will be formed in each division.
  2. There will be up to six classes consisting of breeding females, bulls, and/or market steers. A minimum of three of the classes judged will contain Gelbvieh or Gelbvieh-influenced cattle. Data may be provided at the discretion of the officials to assist contestants in the placing of classes.
  3. One class will be designated as a questions class for all age divisions. A second class will be designated as an oral reasons class for the intermediate and senior Seniors will have one additional reasons class.

Sales Talk

JUNIOR DIVISION

The junior sales talk utilizes a live setting complete with an animal and the potential buyers (up to two judges). This contest evaluates an actual sales talk given to the potential buyers by the junior contestant. Participants may use their own animal, or an animal being exhibited by another AGJA member. JUNIORS WILL NOT UTILIZE SCENARIOS.

INTERMEDIATE & SENIOR DIVISION

Intermediate and Senior contestants will utilize a scenario and will be given 15 minutes to evaluate four Gelbvieh or Gelbvieh-influenced animals. For example, a buyer is interested in purchasing replacement females for his Balancer program. He retains ownership of his calves through the feedlot.

After the evaluation period, the contestant should select the animal(s) that best fit the buyer’s scenario. This contest simulates an actual sales talk given to the potential buyers by the contestant. Contestants will meet the buyer who is the judge and present him/her with a sales talk on the animal(s) they choose to sell. The contestant also needs to be prepared to answer questions the buyer may have about any of their animals.

Sales talk is meant to be an informal interaction between the contestant and the judge.

Special Rules:

  1. Official AGJA blue polos must be worn.
  2. Presentations will be up to 7 minutes. A timekeeper will use flash cards to assist AGJA members. Contestants will be stopped at 7 minutes and will be allowed to finish their Total presentation and question time must not exceed 7 minutes.
  3. Junior Division contestants must compete on their own.
  4. Intermediate Division scenarios will be given during the contest check-in on The scenario will be used during the contest.
  5. Senior Division contestants will be provided performance data in addition to a scenario five minutes prior to the 15-minute evaluation No senior scenarios will be distributed during check-in.

Quiz Bowl Contest

This contest allows teams of four to compare their knowledge of the Gelbvieh breed and the beef industry against other teams.

Rules:

  1. Official AGJA blue polos must be worn.
  2. Each team must consist of four members with an appointed team captain.
  3. Teams can be made up of members from different states.
  4. If a team is made up of members from more than one state, points awarded for the State Challenge Cup will be pro-rated according to the number of team members from each state.
  5. Teams must be entered at check-in on Sunday, July 5, 2020.
  6. Senior teams may have team members between the ages of 8 and 21, intermediate teams may have team members between the ages of 8 and 15, and junior teams must consist of AGJA members between the ages of 8 and 11. All ages are based on age as of January 1 of the current year.
  7. All questions will be taken from the official AGJA Quiz Bowl Statements, with the exception of the Senior Quiz Bowl Final questions, which will consist of questions concerning general knowledge related to beef production. The official AGJA Quiz Bowl Statements can be downloaded from the junior page on the AGA website.
  8. Participants must be recognized by the moderator before answering a question. Answering a question by giving response before being recognized by the moderator will result in a penalty of forfeiting the question/answer and allowing the other team to answer the question.

Rules for each match:

  1. The team captains should be seated in the chairs closest to the moderator.
  2. There will be a total of 12 questions per match (4 head-to-head, 2 team, and 6 toss-up questions). Additional toss-up questions may be asked to break a Questions will be asked until the tie is broken.
  3. The first four questions will be head-to-head. The first question is asked to the team captains. Whichever captain buzzes in first has the opportunity to answer the question. The individual has 10 seconds to correctly answer the question. If that individual gives an incorrect answer, then the other team captain has the opportunity to answer the question. This process is repeated with the next three members of each team. Correct answers are worth 10 points.
  4. The team that is in the lead at the end of the head-to-head (or the team first in the alphabet in case of a tie) receives the first team question worth 15 points. Once the question is read, the team members may converse about the answer. The team has 60 seconds to discuss before answering. At the end of 60 seconds the teams must begin their answer. The team must designate one team member to answer the question. Once the person has started to give the answer there will be no talking from other team members. If another team member speaks, then the team forfeits the question to the other team, who then has a chance to answer the question. If the first team gives an incorrect answer, then the second team also has a chance to answer.
  5. The next six questions are toss-up questions. The individual that buzzes in first has the opportunity to answer the question. If that individual gives an incorrect answer, then a member of the other team may buzz in to answer the question. Individuals have 10 seconds to answer a question once recognized by the moderator. Toss-up questions are worth 10 points.
  6. After six toss-up questions, the final team question will be read to the team that didn’t have the first opportunity on the first team The same rules apply for this team question as the first one given in the match.
  7. The moderator and the official judge have the discretion to accept the answer given as correct or complete. The same protocol will be followed for each match within a division. If any modifications will be made to these rules or a time limit changed for a question, it will be announced prior to the reading of the question.
  8. The AGJA Board of Directors and Advisors will determine the brackets for the preliminaries through a random drawing. This is not a double elimination competition. Depending on the number of teams in a division, a round-robin competition may be used to determine the final two teams for the division.
  9. Awards will be presented to the Champion and Reserve Champion teams in each division.

Skill-a-thon Contest

The AGJA Skill-a-thon contest topics are taken from the AGA’s “Meeting Modern Industry Demands: Long Range Strategic Plan,” as well as general beef industry topics.

1.      Official AGJA blue polo must be worn.

  1. The contest will consist of a written test and a presentation of the questions along with stations for identification. There will also be a carcass evaluation portion. Ties will be broken based on the carcass evaluation scores.
  2. Contestants will be divided by age group and take the test with the according age group.
  3. Separate written tests will be given for each age division with an increasing degree of difficulty.
  4. Test Topics may include:
  5. Carcass Evaluation: Contestants will estimate Fat Depth, Rib Eye Area, Yield Grade, and Quality Grade.
  6. Registration Paper Identification: Includes items such as identification of birth weight, sire, dam, transfer fields, etc.
  7. EPDs (matching or definition)
  8. Feed Identification: Identify common feed stuffs for beef cattle.
  9. Tool Identification: Identify commonly used beef tools such as specific types of dehorners, castrators, syringes, show equipment, etc.
  10. Meat Cut Identification: Identify retail cuts of beef.
  11. A study guide will be available to exhibitors under the Juniors tab at gelbvieh.org
  12. Two participation points will be given to all participants as well as individual placing points toward the All- Around award.

Helpful Online Resources to Prepare for Junior Classic

For contest resources such as forms, score sheets, and study resources and for show information, updates, entry forms, schedules and more visit: www.gelbvieh.org/juniors/agja-events/junior-classic/

Contest Resources
Leadership

Leadership

AGJA Board of Directors

AGJA Board of Directors Application

AGJA members interested in working for the future of the Gelbvieh breed and improving their own leadership skills are encouraged to run for the AGJA Board of Directors. There will be 4 two-year terms open on the nine-member Board for the 2020-2021 year.

  1. Candidates must be 16 years of age as of January 1, 2020 and may not have reached his/her 20th birthday as of January 1, 2020.
  2. Applicants must submit a complete Board of Directors application packet to the AGA office, postmarked no later than May 26, 2020. Applications are available on the website.
  3. Candidates who are nominated from the floor during the opening ceremonies held on Sunday, July 5, 2020 must complete a board application and submit it by 5:00 m. Tuesday, July 7.
  4. Candidates are required to attend a board orientation meeting on Sunday, July 5; time TBD.
  5. All candidates will complete a public interview with the current Junior Board on Tuesday evening July 7, 2020.
  6. All campaigning must be done by verbal communication only. No stickers, posters, giveaway items, buttons, etc. will be permitted.
  7. Each candidate must prepare a 2-5-minute speech to be presented during the AGJA Annual Meeting held Wednesday, July 8, 2020. The official election will take place following candidate speeches. The results will be announced prior to the adjournment of the Annual Meeting.
  8. Current and newly elected AGJA Board of Directors are required to attend the National Gelbvieh Show and Sale, a Fall & Spring AGJA Board Meeting, participate in conference calls as needed as well as other meetings deemed necessary by the AGJA Board of Directors.
  9. AGJA Board members and running candidates are limited to participate in two on-site contests during Junior Classic excluding the cattle show and showmanship.
  10. Any violation of these rules will result in consequences determined by the current junior board of directors with advisement from the Youth Activities Coordinator and acting AGJA Advisors.
  11. In the case of a vacancy if all open spots are not filled, there will be a special election held to fill the 1-year term at the annual
    • Applicants for the one-year term must be between the ages 16 – 21 as of January 1 of that year.
  12. AGJA Board of Director candidates are encouraged to review and familiarize themselves with the AGJA Rules and Bylaws.

Please contact Youth Activities Coordinator, Jake Renner, with questions: jake@gelbvieh.org

Due to the IGS Youth Leadership Summit being held in 2020, all concurrent and newly elected AGJA Board of Directors will be required to attend. If you are running for a 2019-2021 term, please mark your calendars for July 28-August 2 and plan to attend if elected to the board.

Ambassador Program

AGJA Ambassador

The AGJA Ambassador Program encourages youth involvement in the breed’s activities. The young men and women who serve as the Ambassador represent the AGJA at Gelbvieh functions throughout the year.

The candidates will be judged on their notebook, an oral interview, a speech given at the AGJA Annual Meeting, and overall conduct during the Classic. A committee will be appointed to conduct the interviews and select the AGJA Ambassador.

The ambassador receives a belt buckle and an embroidered jacket.

Ambassador candidates do not receive points toward the All-Around or Rookie competition.

Requirements:

  1. Ambassador candidate must be an AGJA member and be present at the classic to be chosen.
  2. Candidates for Ambassador must be an active AGJA member in good standing.
  3. The ambassadors are encouraged to attend the National Gelbvieh Show and Sale in Denver, CO. Attendance at the 2020 Junior Classic is required for the ambassadors. The ambassadors may be asked to attend other functions, with the requesting group assuming the ambassador’s expenses.
  4. Ambassadors are encouraged to seek out and attend additional functions beyond their required events.
  5. Any additional programs that ambassadors would like to implement must be presented to the junior board by October 1 of the current year. Additional programs are the sole responsibility of the ambassador and must be carried out by the ambassador. Programs that previous ambassadors have implemented do not have to be carried out by future ambassadors.

Notebook:

1.     Ambassador notebooks must be mailed to the AGA office and must be postmarked by May 26, 2020.

  1. The notebook should follow this format:
    1. Cover is applicant’s choice
    2. Page 1: Include your name, address, phone number, age, grade, school, a photograph, and your parents’ names and signatures.
  2. Page 2 (may use more than one page if needed): List your activities, awards, offices held, and other information for the following groups: AGJA, 4-H, FFA, school, and other organizations.
  3. Page 3: 300-500-word essay on your background and experiences with the Gelbvieh breed.
  4. Page 4 (may use more than one page if needed): Pictures, clippings, and related materials showing your involvement in the Gelbvieh breed.

Additional Information:

The speech should be two to five minutes in length with information about your background, involvement in the Gelbvieh breed, and why you want to be an AGJA Ambassador. The Ambassador committee will conduct the interview. The committee will determine the questions for the interview.

The interview will be no longer than 15 minutes. The recommended dress codes are blouse with skirt or nice slacks for girls and nice shirt with slacks for boys.

Premier Breeder Award

The premier breeder award honors an AGJA member for their achievements and goals within their own herd. The award consists of an application, interview, and achievements in the show held during the junior classic. The recipient will be selected based on total score of the three categories listed below. One overall winner will be selected. Interview times will be announced on-site.

Show category

  1. Points will be awarded for up to two of the exhibitor’s highest placing bred and owned animals; however, applicants need only exhibit one animal to qualify.
  2. Points will be awarded on a scale for placing 1st-5th place in First place receives 10 points, second place earns 9 points, etc. Any animal placing lower than fifth place receives 5 points for general participation.
  3. Additional points may be earned as follows: 2 points for division champion, 1 point for reserve division champion, 3 for overall champion, and 2 for reserve overall.

Interview category

  1. The interview time and location will be announced once all applications have been
  2. Interview scoring areas:

25 Points                    Knowledge of Herdbook/Gelbvieh Breed
25 Points                    Application of Long-Range Plan
20 Points                   Ambition in Breed/Future Herd Plans
20 Points                   AGJA Participation
15 Points                    Interview Skills

Application Category—AGA Herdbook Management:

25 Points      250 written word summary of personal herd book mgmt. and photos
25 Points      Completed form report for data submitted to AGA

The application and report form will be available at www.gelbvieh.org. Applications should be postmarked by May 26, 2020.

Two all-around participation points will be given to all applicants. Applications must be mailed to:

Emily Griffiths
1577 N. 600 E.
Kendallville, IN 46755

Electronic copies may be emailed to: ejgriffiths.eg@gmail.com

Pee Wee Showmanship

Pee Wee Showmanship is a non-competitive chance for pre-members to participate in the classic. Every participant will receive an award.

  1. Participants cannot have reached their 8th birthday as of January 1 of the current year.
  2. Each participant must be accompanied by a senior AGJA member over 16 years of age.
  3. Each participant should be prepared to answer questions from the AGJA Board of Directors.
  4. Participants may borrow a calf from an AGJA member. They don’t need to bring their own calf.

Mentoring Program

The AGJA Mentoring Program is aimed at providing a go-to contact for those new to a junior classic. This is a great way to learn about the week’s events and meet new people. Participation is strongly encouraged. Mentors and Protégés can designate so on entry forms and will be paired during orientation.

Mentor Guidelines

  1. Mentors must have attended three or more junior classic events.
  2. Mentors must be in the intermediate or senior division.
  3. Mentors must be willing to meet daily with their protégé and the protégé’s family.
  4. Mentors must be knowledgeable about contests and events.

Protégé Guidelines

  1. Protégé’s can be any age and be first or second-time attendees.

Cattle

Cattle Contest Information

Showmanship Contest

Judge: Ryan Rash

 

Rules:

  1. Official AGJA blue polo must be worn.
  2. Contestants exhibit animals in a clean, but unfitted condition. No glue or adhesive may be used on the animal. Show sheen-type products are allowed.
  3. Contestants may borrow an animal from another AGJA member. However, the animal the contestant enters his or her preliminary heat with is the animal he or she must use throughout the entire showmanship contest.
  4. Participants must register at contest check-in.
  5. Each division will be broken down into as many classes or heats as deemed necessary. The number of contestants selected from each heat to return to later rounds is at the discretion of the judge. Preliminary heats are not placed.
  6. Individuals will be randomly assigned to heats within a division. The heat assignments will be posted on Tuesday. Scratches need to be reported to the show office no later than Wednesday, July 8, 2020 at 8:00 A.M.. Individuals will not be reassigned to a different heat once the heats are posted.
  7. Once an exhibitor has entered the show ring, if the animal he/she is exhibiting breaks away more than twice or if the exhibitor leaves the ring for any reason, he or she will be disqualified and not allowed to return in a later heat.
  8. Those selected to come back for the finals will compete for division champion. The top 10 showmen in each division will be placed.
  9. Headgear will be allowed; however, it is the judge’s discretion to decide if it is appropriate attire for showmanship.

Market Steer Show

Judge: Randy Mullinix

The purpose of the AGJA steer show is to promote and reward the use of Gelbvieh and Balancer bulls.

  1. Official AGJA blue polo must be worn
  2. All Steers must be at least 25% Gelbvieh to show. A registration certificate, performance pedigree, or steer affidavit must be submitted at time of entry.
  3. Any steer sired by a multi-sire group is eligible provided that all bulls in the multi-sire group meet the requirements of rule 2. All registration numbers from the sires in the group must be included on the steer affidavit at time of entry.
  4. Any steer sired by a non-registered or non-Gelbvieh bull is eligible to show with a steer or performance pedigree provided the steer is out of a registered purebred or fullblood Gelbvieh, Balancer, or Hybrid female that is at least 50% registered Gelbvieh that is a currently assessed and active female in the year that the steer was born as well as the year at the time of the show.
  5. In the event the dam of the entered steer is no longer living or on a current herd inventory a hair sample from the dam suitable for DNA testing must be included with the steer affidavit.
  6. ALL ENTRIES MUST INCLUDE COMPLETED STEER AFFIDAVIT OR PERFORMANCE PEDIGREE AT TIME OF CHECK-IN. NO ENTRIES ACCEPTED WITHOUT PROPER FORMS.
  7. The AGJA Board of Directors will collect a DNA sample and reserves the right to require a DNA test to verify parentage on the Grand and/or Reserve Champion steers.
  8. All entries will be made available in selecting cattle for Sales Talk and/or Judging Contest.
  9. Classes will be determined by the show committee according to the weight taken at steer weigh-in.
  10. All steers weighing less than 1,000 pounds are not eligible for premiums or awards but can be exhibited.
  11. The Group of Three Steers class will be held after the selection of the Grand and Reserve Champion Steers. All steers must be from the same Only one group of three may be entered per state.

Gelbvieh Female Show and Bred & Owned Show

Judge: Randy Mullinix

  1. Official AGJA blue polo must be worn.
  2. Females must prove a minimum of 75% Gelbvieh designation on registration page. All entries must conform to the registration requirements of the American Gelbvieh Association.
  3. All animals must be owned solely by the exhibitor or the exhibitor’s immediate family or Animals may be co-owned with an immediate family member or the family’s ranch.
  4. Bred and Owned Ownership Rule: The exhibitor must have solely owned the entry’s dam at the time of conception and be listed as the single breed and owner on the entry’s registration certificate.
  5. After each division champion and reserve champion are selected, the top two bred and owned females from each division will be selected. If the division champion is bred and owned, that animal is also the bred and owned division champion.
  6. Artificially inseminated-sired, naturally sired, and embryo transfer females will show together.
  7. Entries in the cow-calf classes must show with a calf at side.
  8. Cow-Calf entries shall adhere to the above rules and the following:
    • Calves must be sired in accordance with the registration requirements of the American Gelbvieh Association.
    • Calves must not be over 240 days of age as of show day.
    • Calves must be identified with a legible prefix and tattoo in one or both ears.
    • Calves shown at the side of their dams must be registered with the American Gelbvieh Association.
    • Cow-calf pairs are eligible for the Grand and Reserve Grand Champion Breeding Female awards.
    • Calves shown at the side of dams must be the dam’s natural calf not an ET recipient calf.
  1. The following data will be made available to the judge on all entries: birth date, percentage, and current EPD values.
  2. All entries will be made available for the Sales Talk and/or Judging Contest.
  3. The Breakaway Rule applies in all An AGJA Director may assist a junior in the show ring if it is needed.
  4. The showing of breeding animals which express the diluter gene with grey hair in an AGJA sanctioned show is prohibited.
  5. Heifer classes will be separate from the cow-calf classes with a champion heifer selection following the champion cow-calf pair selection. A supreme female, chosen between the champion heifer and the champion cow-calf pair will then be chosen.
  6. Any animals born after April 30th of the current year can be shown alongside the dam ONLY, not in any individual class.

Female Class Breaks and Divisions

Cow-Calf Show

Class: Cows born Jan. 1-May 31, 2018
Class: Cows born in 2017
Class: Cows born in 2016 and older

  • The AGJA Board and advisor reserves the right to break any of the above classes

 

State Group of Three Gelbvieh Heifers

  • Class will follow the selection of the Grand Champion Breeding Female and Reserve Champion Breeding Female.
  • Cow-Calf pairs are not eligible for the Group of Three Heifers class.
  • One entry per state.
  • Champion & Reserve Group of Three Heifers earn points towards the State Challenge Cup.

Heifer Show

Junior Heifer Calf: Jan. 1, 2020 to April 30, 2020
Class: March 1 to April 30
Class: January 1 to February 28

Sr Heifer Calf: Sept. 1, 2019 to Dec. 31, 2019
Class: Nov. 1 to Dec. 31
Class: Sept. 1 to Oct. 31

Int. Yearling: May 1, 2019 to Aug. 31, 2019
Class: July 1 to Aug. 31
Class: May 1 to June 30

Spring Yearling: March 1, 2019 to April 30, 2019
Class: April 1 to April 30
Class: March 1 to March 31

Winter Yearling: January 1, 2019 to Feb. 28, 2019

Class: February 1 to February28
Class: January 1 to January 31

Sr. Female: May 25, 2018 to December 31,2018

Class: May 25 to December 31

Balancer Female Show and Bred & Owned Show

Judge: Ryan Rash

  1. Official AGJA blue polo must be worn.
  2. Females must be registered All entries must conform to the registration requirements of the American Gelbvieh Association.

A Balancer is a specific hybrid with the following breed composition and documentation requirements:

  • A combination of 1/4 to 3/4 Gelbvieh and 1/4 to 3/4 Angus or Red Angus with a maximum of 1/8 unknown or other breed.
  • The sire and dam must be recorded by an officially recognized organization (AGA, American Angus , or Red Angus Assn. of America), and
  • At least 75% of the pedigree must be known and documented by the AGA and/or Another officially recognized registration
  1. Females, specifically a 75% Gelbvieh female with a performance pedigree or certificate that qualifies to show in both the Gelbvieh Female and Balancer Female show must choose prior to the AGJA Junior Classic on the Entry Form which show to A female cannot show in both shows. All animals will be entered in the show listed on the entry form—no changes will be allowed after entries are received.
  2. Bred and Owned Ownership Rule: The exhibitor must have solely owned the entry’s dam at the time of conception and be listed as the single breed and owner on the entry’s registration certificate.
  3. After each division champion and reserve champion are selected, the top two bred and owned females from each division will be If the division champion is bred and owned, that animal is also the bred and owned division champion.
  4. Artificially inseminated-sired, naturally sired, and embryo transfer females will show
  5. Entries in the cow-calf classes must show with a calf at side.
  6. Cow-Calf entries shall adhere to the above rules and the following:
    • Calves must be sired in accordance with the registration requirements of the American Gelbvieh
    • Calves must not be over 240 days of age as of show
    • Calves must be identified with a legible prefix and tattoo in one or both
    • Calves shown at the side of their dams must be registered with the American Gelbvieh Association.
    • Cow-calf pairs are eligible for the Grand and Reserve Grand Champion Breeding Female
    • Calves shown at the side of dams must be the dam’s natural calf not an ET recipient
  7. The following data will be made available to the judge on all entries: birth date, percentage, and current EPD values.
  8. All entries will be made available for the Sales Talk and/or Judging Contest.
  9. The Breakaway Rule applies in all An AGJA Director may assist a junior in the show ring if it is needed.
  10. The showing of breeding animals which express the diluter gene with grey hair in an AGJA sanctioned show is prohibited.
  11. Heifer classes will be separate from the cow-calf classes with a champion heifer selection following the champion cow- calf pair selection. A supreme female, chosen between the champion heifer and the champion cow-calf pair will then be chosen.
  12. Any animal born after the April 30th of the current year can be shown alongside the dam only; not in any individual class.

Female Class Breaks and Divisions

Cow-Calf Show

Class: Cows born Jan. 1-May 31,2018
Class: Cows born in 2017
Class: Cows born in 2016 and older

  • The AGJA Board and advisor reserves the right to break any of the above classes

 

State Group of Three Gelbvieh Heifers

  • Class will follow the selection of the Grand Champion Breeding Female and Reserve Champion Breeding Female.
  • Cow-Calf pairs are not eligible for the Group of Three Heifers class.
  • One entry per state
  • Champion & Reserve Group of Three Heifers earn points towards the State Challenge Cup.

Heifer Show

Junior Heifer Calf: Jan. 1, 2020 to April 30,2020
Class: March 1 to April 30
Class: January 1 to February 28

Sr Heifer Calf: Sept. 1, 2019 to Dec. 31, 2019
Class: Nov. 1 to Dec. 31
Class: Sept. 1 to Oct. 31

Int. Yearling: May 1, 2019 to Aug. 31, 2019
Class: July 1 to Aug. 31
Class: May 1 to June 30

Spring Yearling: March 1, 2019 to April 30,2019

Class: April 1 to April 30

Class: March 1 to March 31

Winter Yearling: January 1, 2019 to Feb. 28, 2019
Class: February 1 to February 28
Class: January 1 to January 31

Sr. Female: May 25, 2018 to December 31,2018
Class: May 25 to December 31

Gelbvieh Bull Bred & Owned Show

Judge: Randy Mullinix

  1. Official AGJA blue polo must be worn.
  2. All entries must meet the Bred & Owned ownership rule.

Bred & Owned Ownership Rule:

The exhibitor must have solely owned the entry’s dam at the time of conception and be listed as the single breeder and owner on the entry’s registration certificate. Bulls may not be owned in partnership with other AGJA or AGA members or non-members.

  1. Bulls must be registered and at least 75% Gelbvieh. All entries must conform to the registration requirements of the American Gelbvieh Association. Bulls, specifically a 75% Gelbvieh bull with a performance pedigree or certificate, that qualify to show in both the Gelbvieh and Balancer show must choose prior to the AGJA Junior Classic on the Entry Form which show to A bull cannot show in both shows. All animals will be entered in the show listed on the entry form—no changes will be allowed after entries are received.
  2. The bull classes are open to bulls born January 1, 2019 or later.
  3. Bulls over 205 days of age on show day must show with a nose lead. All bulls 1 year of age or older on show day are required to show with a permanent nose ring.
  4. The showing of breeding animals which express the diluter gene with grey hair in an AGJA sanctioned show is prohibited.
  5. No animal born after the April 30th of the current year are eligible to show in an individual class.

 

Balancer Bull Bred & Owned Show

Judge: Ryan Rash

  1. Official AGJA blue polo must be worn.
  2. All entries must meet the Bred & Owned ownership rule.

Bred & Owned Ownership Rule:

The exhibitor must have solely owned the entry’s dam at the time of conception and be listed as the single breeder and owner on the entry’s registration certificate. Bulls may not be owned in partnership with other AGJA or AGA members or non-members.

  1. All entries must conform to the registration requirements of the American Gelbvieh Association. Bulls, specifically a 75% Gelbvieh bull with a performance pedigree or certificate, that qualify to show in both the Gelbvieh and Balancer show must choose prior to the AGJA Junior Classic on the Entry Form which show to enter. A bull cannot show in both All animals will be entered in the show listed on the entry form—no changes will be allowed after entries are received.
  2. The bull classes are open to bulls born January 1, 2019 or later.
  3. Bulls over 205 days of age on show day must show with a nose lead. All bulls 1 year of age or older on show day are required to show with a permanent nose ring. 
  4. The showing of breeding animals which express the diluter gene with grey hair in an AGJA sanctioned show is prohibited.
  5. Bulls must be a registered All entries must conform to the registration requirements of the American Gelbvieh Association:

              A Balancer is a specific hybrid with the following breed composition and documentation requirements:

  • A combination of 1/4 to 3/4 Gelbvieh and 1/4 to 3/4 Angus or Red Angus with a maximum of 1/8th unknown or other breed, and
  • The sire and dam must be recorded by an official recognized organization (AGA, American Angus Association, or Red Angus Association of America), and
  • At least 75% of the pedigree must be known and documented by the AGA and/or another officially recognized registration association.
  1. No animal born after the April 30th of the current year are eligible to show in an individual class.

Bull Class Breaks (For Gelbvieh and Balancer Divisions)


Senior Bull Calf: Sept. 1, 2019 to Dec. 31, 2019

Junior Bull Calf: Jan. 1, 2020 to April 30, 2020

Junior Yearling: May 1, 2019 to Aug. 31, 2019

Senior Yearling: Jan. 1, 2019 to April 30, 2019

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