Exhibitors of all ages may participate in the Open Breeding Beef Cattle Show representing numerous breeds from the beef cattle industry. Cattle are shown within their breed by birthdate, from calves up to two years of age. Cattle are ranked on how well they represent their respective breed in characteristics such as structural correctness, body volume, muscling, and eye appeal.

More rules and information can be found in the Livestock Premium List.

General Rule #25 of the 2017 Livestock Premium List:

25. Show Equipment: Livestock shows provide an opportunity for the general public to be exposed to agricultural exhibits. Exhibitors should be mindful of the show equipment being used and the manner in which it is being used. Show Management or Livestock Committee Leadership/Ring Stewards reserve the right to decide what constitutes acceptable show equipment and how the equipment is being used by the exhibitor. Cable halters and pronged chains are prohibited for all species.

NEW- For 2017, all Open Livestock Show entries must be submitted online and postmarked on or before December 15, 2016. Contact the Livestock Office at (210) 225-0575 or [email protected] with any questions.

Schedule of Events

Open Breeding Beef Cattle ShowFebruary 11, 20178:00 amCattle Barn Arena
Open Breeding Beef Cattle ShowFebruary 12, 20178:00 amCattle Barn Arena
Open Breeding Beef Cattle ShowFebruary 13, 20178:00 amCattle Barn Arena


2017 Open Breeding Beef Cattle Show Rules

2017 Animal Health Requirements -Updated 1/17/2017


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