Jr. Market Shows

The National Western Livestock Show hosts several shows within the youth livestock division. In order to compete, the exhibitor must be 9-18 years old as of January 1st.

2016 Junior Market Show Changes. [Click here to download.]

The NATIONAL WESTERN STOCK SHOW Will Implement the Following Changes

For the 2016 National Western Junior Market Shows!

** These changes are in addition to the General Rules and Health Requirements for the Show!

  1. JUNIOR MARKET SHOW IN GENERAL:
  2. The participant, immediate family (father, mother, brothers and sisters only) in whose name the animal is owned and any junior exhibitor entered in the Junior Market show, will be allowed to help wash, groom and fit the animal after arriving on National Western Stock Show grounds. Participant must be present during any feeding, fitting and processing. Anyone found in violation of this rule may be subject to immediate disqualification without recourse. Family members will be issued wrist bands from the Livestock Office.
  3. All sale animals will be drug tested. All non sale animals are subject to random testing.
  4. Exhibitor must be present for weigh card turn in and check-in/processing.
  5. All Junior Market Steer, Lamb and Goat Exhibitors will need to request a DNA kit. (one kit per animal) You may go to nationalwestern.com/livestock and order your DNA kit/s.
  6. One bag of shavings will be included with every entry for a $5.00 fee. Additional shavings must be purchased from the National Western Feed Office. NO outside shavings will be allowed.
  7. New rule: “Pen Assignments: National Western Stock Show management can assign pens or stalls to any exhibitor at its discretion in all species.”

 

  1. JUNIOR MARKET STEER SHOW:
  2. The DNA/ownership/nomination date is September 20, 2015.
  3. The entry deadline is November 1, 2015.
  4. DNA hair sample only! Please go to our web-site to order your DNA/nomination kit/s.
  5. Each exhibitor may enter 10 head and bring 4 head.
  6. We will be offering breed divisions for the Jr. Market Steer show. It will take 7 processed to make a breed. Look to our website at nationalwestern.com/livestock for more details. The breed classes that we will offer this year are Hereford, Angus, Shorthorn, Charolais, Maine-Anjou, Simmental and Chianina. Percentage cattle will go into the Crossbred division.
  7. Rule Change: “Drenching will be allowed with drench guns, but the use of stomach pumps are prohibited.”

 

  1. JUNIOR MARKET SWINE SHOW:
  2. Weigh cards will be turned in this year and will be a 5% weigh back on the top 4-5 in each class. Weight/s will be 240-290. The re-weigh variance will be 5%, not 5 lbs.
  3. REMINDER!! The Junior Market Swine Show is a Crossbred and Purebred show with registration papers required by the NSR/NJSA and Team Purebred. The registration papers MUST be transferred to the Jr. Exhibitor’s name only by December 1!
  4. Exhibitors may enter up to 4 head in the draw. If an exhibitor makes the draw, they may order up to 6 more DNA packets. Exhibitor may only bring 2 head to show.
  5. Rule Change: “Drenching will be allowed with drench guns, but the use of stomach pumps are prohibited.”

 

  1.    JUNIOR MARKET LAMBS:
  2. The ownership date is November 1, 2015, same as the entry deadline.
  3. Weigh cards will be turned in this year and will be a 5% weigh back on the top 4-5 in each class. Weight/s will be 105 with no max. The re-weigh variance will be 5%, not 5 lbs.
  4. The exhibitor may enter up to 10 Lambs but may only bring 4.
  5. DNA hair sample only! Please go to our web-site to order your DNA kit/s.
  6. Rule Change: “Drenching will be allowed with drench guns, but the use of stomach pumps are prohibited.”

 

  1. JUNIOR MARKET GOATS:
  2. The ownership date is November 1, 2015, same as the entry deadline.
  3. Weigh cards will be turned in this year and will be a 5% weigh back on the top 4-5 in each class. Weight/s will be 50-125. The re-weigh variance will be 5%, not 5 lbs.
  4. The exhibitor may enter up to 10 goats but may only bring 4.
  5. DNA hair sample only! Please go to our web-site to order your DNA kit/s.
  6. Rule Change: “Drenching will be allowed with drench guns, but the use of stomach pumps are prohibited.”

 

Please reference the website at www.nationalwestern.com for rule changes.

For additional information contact the National Western Livestock Office

livestock@nationalwestern.com or 303-299-5559

The 2017 NWSS Swine Draw will open mid-May 2016 and close August 1, 2016.

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