2017 Market Animal Show Steer Nomination Day will be held on November 5th at the Augusta Expo and Event Center from 1:00-5:00 pm. 1. Do NOT show up before noon. We will not start until 1 pm. 2. Be in line before 5:00 pm. 3. We are suggesting times for each school district to weigh in; it is not a set time, just suggested time to hopefully keep traffic down. If you need to come outside your school time, please let us know. Arrival Windows: 1:00-2:00 Fort Defiance School District 2:00-2:30 Stuarts Draft School District 2:30-3:30 Buffalo Gap School District 3:30-4:00 Wilson School District 4:00-5:00 Riverheads School District
Please let us know if you will be helping with steer nomination or hog/lamb later this spring. Call Marie Rothwell at 540-245-5750
The next Market Animal Show Committee Meeting is October 25, 2016 at 6:30 pm at the Extension Office.
Please be sure to thank the following sponsors of the Steer Nomination Day:
Elanco Animal Health - Component Implants Boehringer Ingelheim and Kitty Reed: Pyramid 5, Caliber 7 MWI- Katie Griffin, Oral Dewormer
Beginning to look for Steers for November weigh in? Please review the following draft rules for the upcoming 2017 Show and Sale: Beef Rules 1. A. To be eligible for the May 3rd-6th show and Sale, all steers MUST be weighed on Saturday, November 5, 2016. There are no exceptions. No late entries are accepted. The steers will be weighed at Expo from 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. Steer nomination cards will be available at weigh-in (and 30 days prior to weigh-in at the Extension Office) and must be completely filled-in prior to steers being weighed. The MAS Board of Directors reserves the right to identify steers by appropriate means. B. A suggested minimum weight for steers at weigh-in is at least 600 pounds. No steer can weigh over 900 pounds at weigh-in on November 5, 2016. 2. Steers with horns will not be allowed to enter the Show and/or Sale. Scurs will be checked closely at weigh-in in November and at the show in May. 3. All steers will be shown by weight, regardless of breed. Only beef type cattle may be shown. No dairy type cattle may be shown. 4. Steers must be shown with a halter and MUST BE FULLY BROKEN. The MAS Board of Directors will identify unbroken animals and disqualify them from showing if a threat to human safety is present. The use of tranquilizers, sedatives and depressants is prohibited. 5. Steers must weigh at least 1000 lbs. and grade high select to prime to be eligible for the show and sale. Light steers and steers grading low select will be eligible for showmanship classes only. Any standard steers will not be shown or sold. Also: There is a change to penning. This is not a rule change but a directive from the penning committee: Exhibitors will now be penned by Club/Chapter. Please indicate on the Nomination card which group you want to be penned with.
Please be sure to thank the following Market Animal Show Capital Investment Sponsors!!!
Thank you to Charlie Obaugh, Elliot Chevrolet and Pioneer Seed for their continued support of the Augusta County 4-H & FFA Market Animal Show & Sale!