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2015 Junior Market Show Information & Updates

The NATIONAL WESTERN STOCK SHOW Will Implement the Following Changes For the 2015 National Western Junior Market Shows!

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

“The National Western Stock Show will not tolerate cheating, tampering or unethical fitting. We stand behind our commitment and obligation to uphold the highest standards of honesty, integrity and fair showmanship.” - Paul Andrews, President & CEO


  • JUNIOR MARKET SHOW GENERAL
    1. 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.
    2. All sale animals will be drug tested. All non sale animals are subject to random testing.
    3. Exhibitor must be present for weigh card turn in and check-in/processing.
    4. All Junior Market Steer, Lamb and Goat Exhibitors will need to request a DNA kit. (one kit per animal) You may go to www.nationalwestern.com/livestock and order your DNA kit/s.
  • JUNIOR MARKET BEEF SHOW:
    1. The DNA/ownership/nomination date is September 20, 2014.
    2. The entry deadline is November 1, 2014.
    3. DNA hair sample only!  Please go to our web-site to order your DNA/nomination kit/s. 
    4. **NEW - Each exhibitor may enter 10 head and bring 4 head.
    5. There will now be a Blow‘n Go Showmanship Contest the night before the Junior Market Steer Show.  There will be a separate judge for the Showmanship Show.  This is a part of the Premier Exhibitor Contest.
    6. NEW for the 2015 show: 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 www.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. There will be no Market Heifer show starting with the 2015 show.
  • JUNIOR MARKET SWINE SHOW:
    1. One bag of shavings will be included with every entry.  Additional shavings must be purchased from the National Western Feed Office.  NO outside shavings will be allowed.
    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 240-280. 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. **NEW - 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. 
  • JUNIOR MARKET LAMBS:
    1. The ownership date is November 1, 2014, same as the entry deadline.
    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 105 with no max.  The re-weigh variance will be 5%, not 5 lbs.
    3. **NEW - The exhibitor may enter up to 10 Lambs but may only bring 4.
    4. DNA hair sample only!  Please go to our web-site to order your DNA kit/s.
    5. One bag of shavings will be included with every entry. Additional shavings must be purchased from the National Western Feed Office. NO outside shavings will be allowed.
  • JUNIOR MARKET GOATS:

    1. The ownership date is November 1, 2014, same as the entry deadline.
    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 50-125. The re-weigh variance will be 5%, not 5 lbs.
    3. ** NEW - The exhibitor may enter up to 10 goats but may only bring 4.
    4. DNA hair sample only!  Please go to our web-site to order your DNA kit/s.
    5. One bag of shavings will be included with every entry.  Additional shavings must be    purchased from the National Western Feed Office. NO outside shavings will be allowed.

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

For additional information contact the National Western Livestock Office.

edorsey@nationalwestern.com or 303-299-5559.

 

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