40th Annual MCA All- Breeds Junior Show
The 2023 MCA All-Breeds Junior Show will be held
June 9-11 on the Missouri State Fairgrounds in Sedalia, MO
Registration is now open for the 2023 MCA All-Breeds Junior Show. Keep an eye on the show's Facebook page (MCA Junior Programs) and this website for more information!
2023 MCA All-Breeds Junior Show Rules
Missouri State Fair Grounds, Sedalia, MO – June 8-11, 2023 GENERAL INFORMATION, RULES AND REGULATIONS
Missouri Cattlemen’s Association staff reserve the final and absolute right to interpret these rules and regulations used to arbitrarily settle and determine all matters, questions, or differences in regard thereto, or otherwise arising out of, or connected with, or incident to, the show, and the right to amend or add to these rules. An exhibitor who violates any of the following rules will forfeit all privileges and fees.
ELIGIBILITY OF EXHIBITORS AND ENTRIES
1. Exhibitors are responsible for knowing and complying with all rules and regulations contained within this document. Any exhibitor who violates any of the rules may be subject to forfeit the ability show or other penalty ordered by the staff of the Missouri Cattlemen’s Association (MCA).
2. The Missouri Cattlemen’s Association All-Breeds Junior Show is open to Missouri residents that are 8 years of age as of January 1 and 21 years of age and under on January 1st of the current year and are also a junior or collegiate member of the Missouri Cattlemen's Association. The exhibitors must be able to handle, show and control his/her entry in the show ring.
3. Animals exhibited in any breed division must be born after September 1, 2021, and prior to January 1, 2023, (Hereford exhibitors please see specific breed rules later in document). In regards to cow-calf pairs, cows may have been born prior to September 1, 2020, and calves may be not older than 270 days. Calves born on or after January 1, 2023, will not be allowed to show as single entries in their respective bull or heifer shows. These calves may only be exhibited at the side of the cow.
4. Rules for eligibility for each breed are outlined later in this document. All animals entered in the breeding classes must be registered by the respective breed association in the exhibitor’s name prior to June 1, 2023. Original registration papers must be presented at check-in. Any animals without original registration papers will be exhibited in the crossbred classes. If you have any questions about the eligibility of an animal, please contact your Junior Breed Advisor, Beef Breed Director or the MCA office.
5. A minimum of five head of cattle within a breed must be exhibited at the show to qualify for a breed show. If there are not five head of cattle within a breed exhibited at the show, animals within that breed will be exhibited in the All Other Breeds classes. Market Heifers will be excluded from this requirement.
6. Any animal with a registration certificate must have a legible tattoo that matches that certificate.
7. When entering animals, please use a separate entry form for each different exhibitor.
8. The entry fee of $30 per head must be postmarked by Friday, May 12, 2023; a late entry fee of $40 per head will be assessed on late entries. Any incomplete entries, illegible entries, entries with no money, and entries with returned checks will all constitute a voided entry.
9. A $10/head bedding fee will be charged in accordance with the Missouri State Fairgrounds bedding policy.
10. There will be no reimbursements for entries after May 12, 2023. Reimbursements for canceled entries before this date will be made in amount of the entries, bedding fee, Steak Fry tickets, and dorm fees only. No reimbursements will be made for membership fees.
11. All animals must be registered/checked-in by 6:00 pm on Friday, June 9. Market steer and heifer weigh-in will be held Friday, June 9, from 1 p.m. - 5 p.m.
12. Use Gate 4 when entering the grounds (North Side of State Fairgrounds).
13. Barns will be available for stalling Thursday, June 8, at 8 a.m. No animals or tack will be permitted on the fairgrounds prior to this time. Any animals and/or tack on the fairgrounds prior to Thursday at 8 a.m. will incur a fee of $100/head of cattle or $100/stall space used in the barn for tack in accordance with the contract agreement with Missouri State Fairgrounds.
14. Tie-outs will ONLY be allowed North of the Charolais and Simmental barns inside of the fence and the east side of the road of Gate 4.
15. Any animal may be subject to a visual inspection by a qualified veterinarian.
16. NO butt fans will be allowed in the barns.
17. Cattle will be released following the selection of the champion steer for each breed.
18. Exhibitors are responsible for their own feed for livestock. Tie out bedding will not be provided. Exhibitors using the dormitory will be responsible for their own bedding, towels, etc.
19. Neither MCA nor the participating breed associations will be responsible for any loss or injury to livestock, equipment or persons.
20. Points will be awarded to each exhibitor according to the MCA Points Program Rules. To view the full set of rules for 2023 or for questions visit www.mocattle.com. RULES OF EXHIBITION
21. Crossbred animals and Market Heifers will follow the Missouri State Fair guidelines. These can be found in the Missouri State Fair Premium Guide.
22. Each entry must be shown by its owner. If an owner cannot show his/her own animal, written permission must be obtained from MCA for another junior member to show the animal at least one week prior to the show. Exceptions will include showmen who become sick or injured the day of the show or exhibitors who have two or more animals per class. When an exhibitor has two or more animals in one class, the additional entries must be shown by other exhibitors showing in the MCA All-Breeds Junior Show.
23. Each individual breed is responsible for providing any awards and/or prize money for winners. MCA provides Showmanship Awards for all breeds, including crossbreds. MCA will also provide Crossbred and Market Heifer Champion and Reserve Champion prizes. In addition, MCA will provide the Overall Top 5 awards for both heifers and steers.
Overall Prizes will be as follows:
Grand Heifer- $500
Grand Market- $300
Reserve Heifer- $400
Reserve Market- $250
3rd Heifer- $300
3rd Market- $200
4th Heifer- $200
4th Market- $150
5th Heifer- $100
5th Market- $100
24. Market heifers will be shown by weight. All market heifer classes will take place following the selection of the Champion and Reserve Champion Crossbred Steer on Sunday, June 11. Champion Market Heifer will show against all breed champion steers for the selection of the Overall Champion Market Animal. For more information on Market Heifers, see the Missouri State Fair Premium Guide.
5. All steers will be shown by base breed and be divided into classes by weight. (e.g. Charolais steers and Charolais Composite steers will show together, divided only by weight in class).
26. Grand Champion Heifer will be selected following the selection of Champion Market Heifer, prior to the Selection of Grand Champion Market Animal.
27. In order to maintain a high degree of confidence in the MCA All Breeds Junior Show, the MCA staff reserves the right to disqualify any animal that has been fitted in an unethical fashion. Unethical fitting shall include any injection of gas, air or other foreign substances, solid or liquid under the skin, as well as any cutting or tearing of the hide or underneath the hide for removal of tissue in any attempt to alter the shape of the individual as well as the attaching to the hide foreign objects including hair or hair substitutes, cloth or fiber for the purpose of deception. Any animal found to have surgical alterations other than dehorning or castration will be disqualified. Any attempts to change the degree of firmness of any individual shall also be considered unethical. Drenching or artificial means of filling animals internally is prohibited.
28. T-shirts are included in the price of registration for each exhibitor. T-shirts must be worn by exhibitors when in the show-ring. Exhibitors must be in attendance in order to receive their t-shirt. Extra t-shirts may be sold following registration.
29. The three-strike rule will be enforced. The third time that an exhibitor loses control of their animal in the show ring, they will be removed from the show.
30. Entry numbers will be assigned for each animal exhibited during the All-Breeds Junior Show. Exhibitors MUST have the corresponding entry number in their show harnesses or clips for each entry. If using a show harness, exhibitor numbers should be placed in the front pocket.
31. In order to reduce traffic and the number of people in the lineup and ring entry area in the Coliseum, only ONE person in addition to the exhibitor will be allowed in the lineup area and on the ground in the Coliseum per calf.
32. The MCA, staff, representatives and volunteers will not be responsible to any person, individual, corporation or association for any loss by fire, theft, damage or personal injury sustained by anyone through the negligence of any person or group of persons, exhibits or exhibitors while participating at a MCA show or function.
BREED ELIGIBILITY RULES
Angus - Heifers and Steers must be 100% Angus and have registration certificates that are in the name of the Junior Exhibitor and only the Junior Exhibitor, in hand at the time of Check-In. These animals must have readable tattoos and exhibitors must follow the rules and guidelines set forth by the American Angus Association.
Charolais and Charolais Composite - Heifer registration certificates must be in the junior exhibitor’s name. Pure bred heifers must show an AICA registration certificate. Composite heifers must be composed of at least 50% and no more than 15/16 parentage and must have an AICA recordation certificate. Steers do not require a registration certificate but must exhibit physical characteristics of an animal that is at least 50% purebred Charolais. Both steers and heifers will follow percentage guidelines set forth by the American International Charolais Breeders Association.
Chianina - All percentages of Chianina that can be registered are eligible—full blooded requires 100% Chianina blood and pure bred requires no less than 15/16—provided that the sire and dam are registered in the America Chianina Association registry. Both steers & heifers must be registered in the exhibitor’s name and have papers in hand at check-in.
Gelbvieh and Gelbvieh Balancer - Heifers must be 75% or greater Gelbvieh and have registration papers. The AGA allows 25% to 75% Gelbvieh, 25% to 75% or red Angus, with up to 1/8th other or unknown ancestry as a Balancer.
Hereford - All heifers must conform to the rules and regulations set forth by the American Hereford Association and have registration certificates in the junior exhibitor’s name at check in. Hereford Steers are required to have an official Steer Certificate issued by the American Hereford Association. All senior calf and yearling calf entries can be born after August 1, 2021. Steers must be out of a registered Hereford bull and a registered or commercial Hereford cow. There will be no separation of Polled and Horned Hereford animals.
Limousin - Females with 75 percent or greater Limousin blood and orange NALF registration papers born from Sept. 1, 2016, to January 31, 2018, will be eligible to compete in the Limousin female show. Females registered as Lim-Flex® having purple NALF registration papers are eligible for the Lim-Flex Female show. All steers that qualify for registration with the North American Limousin Foundation as a percentage, purebred or Lim-Flex® will be eligible for the steer show. All percentages will show together and be split into the progress and prospect divisions based on weight. Exhibitors must present registration certificates at check-in. Show officials will check the steers’ tattoos to ensure they are legible and match the registration papers. Both heifers and steers must have registration certificates in hand at check in.
Maine Anjou - Only those Maine Anjou Heifers, which are 75% or greater Maine Anjou and recorded with the American Maine Anjou Association, will be allowed in the Maine Anjou show. Steers must be recorded in the exhibitor’s name with the AMAA.
MaineTainer - MaineTainer females must be a minimum of 1/4 Maine Anjou and range up to 5/8 Maine Anjou. All females falling below 1/4 Maine Anjou requirement will be shown in the Crossbred Division, and all that are over 3/4 Maine Anjou will show in the purebred division. The animal must also be accompanied by a MaineTainer registration certificate from the American Maine Anjou Association.
Red Angus - To qualify for exhibition in the purebred Red Angus show, animals must have qualifying paperwork that would include Category 1A (100%) or Category 1B (87% through 99%) registration. All animals in Category 1A and Category 1B will show together in the same class.
Percentage Red Angus - To qualify for exhibition in the percentage Red Angus show, animals must have qualifying paperwork that would include Category 2 or Category 3 registration. Category 2 registrations must have a sire or dam that are registered Red Angus and Category 3 registrations must be at least 50% red hided and poled, no black hided or black animals. All animals in Category 2 and Category 3 will show together in the same class.
Salers - Must be sired by a registered Salers bull and be at least 50% Salers. Heifers must have registration papers in the name of the junior exhibitor at check-in. Optimizer Heifers must be at least 50% Salers and not exceed 87.4% Salers.
Simmental - Heifers must have 7/8 or greater Simmental blood and be recorded by the American Simmental Association. Steers must be 50% or greater Simmental and have a registration certificate or Breeders Certificate in hand at check-in. Champion and Reserve Heifers and Steers are subject to blood tests to confirm percentage.
Foundation Simmental – All Foundation Simmental females must be a minimum of 1/2 Simmental and be sired by both an ASA registered sire & dam. This includes percentage Simmental animals registered as SimSolution, SimAngus, and Simbrah. All heifers that fall below 1/2 will show in the Crossbred division, and all that are 7/8 Simmental and greater will show in the purebred division. All Foundation Simmental animals must be accompanied by an official registration certificate issued by the American Simmental Association.
Shorthorn and Shorthorn Plus – Shorthorn heifers and steers both must be 15/16 Shorthorn or higher- no exceptions. Both steers and heifers must have registration certificates in hand at check in. Shorthorn Plus heifers and steers must be a minimum of ½ Shorthorn and can be up to 15/16 Shorthorn. All animals must have registration papers available for verification at check-in.
Crossbred – Heifers and steers that do not meet qualifications to be registered by any specific breed and any animal that does not have official breed registration papers will be considered and shown as crossbreds.
For more information or with questions, please contact: Missouri Junior Cattlemen’s Association Phone: (573) 499-9162 ext. 231 Fax: (573) 499-9167
2022 MCA All-Breeds Junior Show Results
2022 Supreme Champion Market Animal
Scout Van Genderen, Lucerne
2022 Reserve Supreme Market Animal
Avery Schroeder, Miami
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2022 3rd Overall Market Animal
Hailey Eads, Trenton
2022 4th Overall Market Animal
Aubrie Burton, Chillicothe
2022 5th Overall Market Animal
Atley Patrick, Chilhowee
2022 Supreme Champion Heifer
Alexis Koelling, Curryville
2022 Reserve Supreme Heifer
Kennedy Early, Leeton
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2022 3rd Overall Heifer
Rance Wheeler, Paris
2022 4th Overall Heifer
Cealy Bedwell, Holt
Angus Bred & Owned
2022 5th Overall Heifer
Ellie Dill, Marshfield
2022 Breed Champions:
Angus Heifer, Owned Grand – Alexis Koelling Curryville, MO, Reserve - Rance Wheeler
Angus Heifer, Bred & Owned – Cealy Bedwell Holt, MO, Reserve - Annaliese Mead
Angus Pair – Alexis Koelling Curryville, MO, Reserve - Annaliese Mead
Champion Angus Bull – Olivia gerloff Bland, MO, Reserve -Annaliese Mead
Champion Angus Steer - Atley Patrick Chilhowee, MO, Reserve - Addison Ward
Charolais Heifer – Kohen Garrison Boss, MO, Reserve - Lucas Crutcher
Champion Charolais Bull – Eli Dehan La Monte, MO, Reserve - Paige Shelton
Charolais Steer – Braden Booth Fair Grove, MO, Reserve - Eli Dehan
Charolais Composite Heifer – Lawson Neider Amoret, MO, Reserve - Aiden Klienman
Chianina Heifer – Vivian McGaugh Carrollton, MO, Reserve - Jorja Ebert
Chianina Steer – Avery Schroeder Miami, MO, Reserve - Eli Stephens
Balancer Heifer – Jarret Phillips Cole Camp, MO, Reserve - Leighton Tinney
Gelbvieh Heifer - Kolton Phillips Cole Camp, MO, Reserve - Rhett Harms
Gelbvieh Pair – Burton Marriott Versailles, MO, Reserve - Hattie May Marriott
Gelbvieh Bull – Hattie May Marriott Versailles, MO
Gelbvieh Steer – Abby Holsten Stover, MO, Reserve - Gracen Colvin
Hereford Heifer – Madelyn Grace Thompson Amity, MO, Reserve - Cole Murphy
Hereford Pair – Madelyn Grace Thompson Amity, MO, Reserve - Haleigh Ferguson
Hereford Bull – Tory Miller Lebanon, MO, Reserve - Atley Kleinman
Hereford Steer – Grant Ward Oak Grove, MO, Reserve - Isaac Day
Limousin Heifer – Ellie Dill Marshfield, MO, Reserve - Ellie Dill
Limousin Bull – Samantha Callahan Centerview, MO, Reserve - Samantha Callahan
Limousin Steer – Chelsea Pinnell Cuba, MO, Reserve - Lydia Hunt
Maine Anjou Heifer – Frank Hazelrigg Columbia, MO, Reserve - Eli Wav
Maine Anjou Steer – Kaden Sims Sweet Springs, MO, Reserve - Carmen Woodworth
Maintainer Heifer – Danica Lowrey El Dorado Springs, MO, Reserve - Ridge Huston
Red Angus Heifer – Charlie Tyre Slater, MO, Reserve - Danica Lowery
Red Angus Steer – Brett Sartin Strafford, MO
Percentage Red Angus
% Red Angus Heifer – Shaylee Sonnenfelt Taneyville, MO
Shorthorn Heifer – Kinleigh Bolin Walnut Grove, MO, Reserve - Murphy Farhmeirer
Shorthorn Bull – Bobby Wilson Higginsville, MO, Reserve - Kegan Buckingham
Shorthorn Steer – Kylee Dameron Silex, MO, Reserve - Abby Dittmer
Shorthorn Plus Heifer – Avery Schroeder Miami, MO, Reserve - Kallen Garrison
Shorthorn Plus Bull – Kylee Dameron Silex, MO
Foundation Simmental Heifer – Wyatt Tyre Slater, MO, Reserve - Kennedy Early
Foundation Simmental Bull – Rhett Keaton Anderson, MO
Simmental Heifer – Kennedy Early Leeton, MO, Reserve - Mallorie Yokley
Simmental Pair – Ethan Vanderwert Columbia, MO
Simmental Bull – Brayden Cull Excelsior Springs, MO
Simmental Steer – Kinlei Ruffel Pilot Grove, MO, Reserve - Cecilia Shepard
All Other Breeds
All Other Breeds Heifer – Valerie Barnett Wellington, MO, Reserve - Vivian McGaugh
Crossbred Heifer – Paisley Nelson Platte City, MO, Reserve - Charlie Hazelrigg
Crossbred Pair – Clara Farran El Dorado Springs, MO
Crossbred Steer – Scout Van Genderen Lucerne, MO, Reserve - Hailey Eads
Market Heifer Grand – Aubrie Burton Chillicothe, MO
Market Heifer Reserve – Avery Schroeder Miami, MO, Reserve - Owen Schroeder
2022 Showmanship Breed Winners:
Angus – Cinch Dowling Fair Grove, MO
Charolais – Eli Dehan La Monte, MO
Chianina – Azlann Buck Marshall, MO
Balancer – Jarrett Phillips Cole Camp, MO
Gelbvieh – Rhett Harms Cole Camp, MO
Hereford – Madelyn Grace Thompson Amity, MO
All Other Breeds – Vivian McGaugh Carrollton, MO
Limousin – Tenley Edwards Higginsville, MO
Red Angus – Charlie Trye Slater, MO
Maine Anjou – Kaden Sims Sweet Springs, MO
Shorthorn Plus - Avery Schroeder Miami, MO
Shorthorn – Murphy Fahrmeier Lexington, MO
Foundation Simmental – Paige Alpers Prairie Home, MO
Simmental – Kinlei Ruffel Pilot Grove, MO
Crossbred – Cambry Woodworth Chillicothe, MO
Market Heifers - Kimber Woodworth Chillicothe, MO
Angus – Annaliese Mead Barnett, MO
Charolais – Brayden Wahn Napoleon, MO
Chianina - Kenna Lemmon Miami, MO
Balancer – Leighton Tinney Mora, MO
Gelbvieh – Barton Marriott Versailles, MO
Hereford – Jorja Ebert Polo, MO
Maintainer - Danica lowery El Dorado Springs, MO
Limousin – Ellie Dill Marshfield, MO
Red Angus – Braxton Switzer Bucklin, MO
% Red Angus – Shaylee Sonnenfelt Taneyville, MO
Shorthorn – Kinleigh Bolin Walnut Grove, MO
Shorthorn Plus – Kallen Garrison Boss, MO
Foundation Simmental – Chezney early Leeton, MO
Simmental – Ella Fischer St. Joseph, MO
Crossbred – Charlie Hazelrigg Columbia, MO
Market Heifers - Aubrie Burton Chillicothe, MO
Angus – Sophia Sweeny Kansas City, MO
Charolais – Lucas Crutcher Fair Grove, MO
Charolais Composite – Kendall Taylor Eldon, MO
Chianina – Brenden Kempker Eugene, MO
Hereford – Taylor Mueller Perryville, MO
All Other Breeds – Valerie Barnett Wellington, MO
Maintainer – Allena Allen Trenton, MO
Limousin – Samantha Callahan Centerview, MO
Red Angus – Gunnar Fisher Taneyville, MO
Maine Anjou – Jenna Hasekamp Madison, MO
Shorthorn Plus – Abby Dittmer Smithton, MO
Foundation Simmental – Kennedy Early Leeton, MO
Simmental – Mallorie Yokley Moundville, MO
Crossbred – Lauryn Robnett Laddonia, MO
Market Heifers - Abby Dittmer Smithton, MO
Zane Witte, Stover, MO
Entry Tittle: Summer Sunset
Chase Litton, Boonville, MO
Entry Title: Naptime
Congratulations to all participants!
Around the Farm Winner
Gavin Rhode, Stewartsville, MO
Entry Title: Safe Spot
Abby Holsten, Stover, MO
Entry Title: Continuing the Legacy
Gavin Rhode, Stewartsville, MO
Entry Title: Call of the Wild
2022 MCA Junior Photo Contest Participants
Madelyn Sampson, Kirksville, MO – Entry Title: Dot Just Helping out
Madelyn Sampson, Kirksville, MO – Entry Title: Camouflage
Madelyn Sampson, Kirksville, MO – Entry Title: Spring Green Grass
Madelyn Sampson, Kirksville, MO – Entry Title: Clouds, cows, and Corbin
Aubrey Ritchie, Boonville, MO – Entry Title: Hex Marks the Spot
Aubrey Ritchie, Boonville, MO – Entry Title: I See You
Eli Dehan, LaMonte, MO – Entry Title: Leap Frog
Eli Dehan, LaMonte, MO – Entry Title: Seriously?
Eli Dehan, LaMonte, MO – Entry Title: New Horizons
Eli Dehan, LaMonte, MO – Entry Title: Checking the List
Khaden Litton, Boonville, MO – Entry Title: Houdini
Khaden Litton, Boonville, MO – Entry Title: I Swear… They Said I could Have Some Too
Khaden Litton, Boonville, MO – Entry Title: Warm Sunset Rays
Khaden Litton, Boonville, MO – Entry Title: Showtime
Reagan Sneed, Houstonia, MO – Entry Title: Face to Face
Reagan Sneed, Houstonia, MO – Entry Title: Hagrid
Reagan Sneed, Houstonia, MO – Entry Title: Trying to Feed
Reagan Sneed, Houstonia, MO – Entry Title: Looking at You
Jarrett Phillips, Cole Camp, MO – Entry Title: Justine Goes for a Ride
Jarrett Phillips, Cole Camp, MO – Entry Title: Honda
Jarrett Phillips, Cole Camp, MO – Entry Title: Home of the Red Cows
Jarrett Phillips, Cole Camp, MO – Entry Title: Ellie
Kolton Phillips, Cole Camp, MO – Entry Title: Goose
Kolton Phillips, Cole Camp, MO – Entry Title: Just a Dog
Khloe Vierbrock, Stover, MO – Entry Title: Chick Chilling
Khloe Vierbrock, Stover, MO – Entry Title: Where’s the Food
Hattie Marriott, Versailles, MO – Entry Title: Best friends
Ty Murphy, Houstonia, MO – Entry Title: Herford Heifer