The National Beef Association Commercial Cattle Show

Last Chance to Enter - Entries Close on 16th April 2018!

Entries are now OPEN for the NBA BEEF EXPO 2018 National Commercial Cattle Show.

The Schedule and Entry form can be downloaded below.

JUDGES:

NATIVE AND CONTINENTAL CLASSES AND SUPREME CHAMPIONSHIPS:
Neil Slack, Plum Tree House, Newby, Penrith Cumbria

BABY BEEF CLASSES, BABY CHAMPIONSHIP AND YOUNG HANDLERS:
Michael Alford, Foxhill Farm, Blackborough, Cullompton, Devon

CLASSES:

    Class 1.        Heifer by a Registered Native Sire
    Class 2.        Steer by a Registered Native Sire
    Class 3.        Steer by any other Continental Sire
    Class 4.        Steer by a Registered British Blue Sire
    Class 5.        Steer by a Registered Limousin Sire
    Class 6.        Baby Steer (12 months & under) up to and including 425kgs by a Registered Sire
    Class 7.        Baby Heifer (12 months & under) up to and including 425 kgs by a Registered Sire
    Class 8.        Heifer by any other Continental sire
    Class 9.        Heifer by a Registered British Blue sire
    Class 10.      Heifer by a Registered Limousin sire
    Class 11.      Young Handler, 14 years to 21 years 

PRIZES:

Class Winners (with the exception of class 11)
1st: £100       2nd: £60         3rd: £50       4th: £30      5th: Rosette
Class 11 - Cash Prizes and Gifts

Champion Steer / Heifer: £100
Reserve Champion Steer / Heifer: £50

Champion Baby Beef: £200
Reserve Baby Beef: £100

Supreme Champion: £500
Reserve Supreme: £250               

Monty - Overall Supreme Champion 2017
Monty - Overall Supreme Champion 2017

SOUTH DEVONS PERFORMANCE CHAMPIONSHIPS to be held at NBA BEEF EXPO 25th May 2018 Halls Shrewsbury Livestock Auction Centre Schedule

SOUTH DEVON PERFORMANCE CHAMPIONSHIPS

Background

This is the fourth year that the South Devon Herd Book Society is holding Performance Championships in which performance recording breeders from across the country are invited to compete. This technical event is a showcase for Breedplan performance recording South Devon herds, to highlight the importance of Estimated Breeding Values as a tool for breeding selection. This year’s Championships are being held again within the National Beef Association’s Beef Expo at Shrewsbury, and the Society is very grateful to the NBA for providing this venue and for their welcome.

Judging

Each class will be judged on inspection of the animals, and on their performance (Quality Beef Index for each bull and Suckler Replacement Index for each female) and will be placed accordingly. From these winners will be selected the Male, Female and Breed Champions.

JUDGE: To be announced CHIEF STEWARD: Mr John Wakeham, Launceston, Cornwall BREED SECRETARY: Mrs Caroline Poultney

Classes

Entries will be taken for bulls and heifers aged between one year and two and a half years on the date of the Championships (25th May 2018).
Entries will be restricted to pedigree registered South Devon cattle which are owned and exhibited by South Devon Herd Book Society members who participate in the South Devon Breedplan recording scheme.
All classes will be judged on a combination of inspection and performance points based on Quality Beef Index (QBI) for bulls, and Suckler Replacement Index (SRI) for heifers.
The highest placed animal on inspection will receive the equivalent in points to the highest QBI (bulls) or SRI (heifers) of those animals in the ring; and the lowest placed animal on inspection will receive the equivalent in points to the lowest QBI or SRI. The remaining animals will receive points at the judge’s discretion in between the two previous points. These points will then be added to the animal’s own QBI or SRI, and the animals will be pulled forward in order of the highest combined points.
In the event of a tie the animal with the highest QBI or SRI will be placed highest.
Two sections will be catalogued: - Bulls between 1 year and 2 ½ years of age - Heifers between 1 year and 2 ½ years of age
These sections will be sub-divided according to age and number of entries.

Championships and Prize Money

There will be awards for: -

  • Best overall male £50, championship sash and rosette 
  • Reserve best overall male £25, reserve championship rosette  
  • Best overall female £50, championship sash and rosette  
  • Reserve best overall female £25, reserve championship rosette  
  • Breed champion £100, championship sash and rosette, and the Harlington Trophy  
  • £250 additional prize money to be divided between 1st, 2nd and 3rd place in each class

Judging Time The South Devon classes will be judged on Friday 25th May at approximately 2 pm in the main ring.

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