Junior Beef Round-up

When: April 13 - 15, 2017

Location: Rockingham County Fairgrounds - Harrisonburg, Virginia
Map: Rockingham County Fairgrounds Map/Directions
Schedule: 2017 Virginia Beef Expo Tentative Schedule of Events (pdf)

Exhibitor Information

Sponsorship Opportunities

With the rising costs of putting on the Junior Beef Roundup, we are asking for the youth to play a larger role in helping fund the show. Additional efforts are being taken to address this challenge via avenues such as program advertisements and solicitation of new corporate sponsors. This show could not happen without the support of our industry and the many people involved. The Junior Beef Roundup Champion Program is a way to garner support of the show. While this program is completely voluntary, we do encourage our youth to step forward and work to make a difference.

The youth participating in the Junior Beef Roundup may ask friends, family, and businesses to become a “Champion” in support of the Junior Beef Roundup. Tax deductible receipts will be provided for gifts over $25

Junior Beef Roundup Champion Levels:

  • $100 in cumulative donations-  $25 gift certificate to the youth securing the sponsorship (gift certificate valid for show supply vendor on the fairgrounds)
  • $200 in cumulative donations- $50 gift certificate to the youth securing the sponsorship (gift certificate valid for show supply vendor on the fairgrounds)
  • Additional $25 in gift certificates for each additional $100 in sponsorships (gift certificate valid for show supply vendor on the fairgrounds)

CHAMPION Sponsorship Program Donor Form

Activities and Contests

2017 Junior Beef Roundup

SHOW REQUIREMENTS FOR 2017

PLEASE PROVIDE THE INFORMATION SHEET TO YOUR VETERINARIAN

All animals entered in the show must meet the following requirements:

  1. Be officially identified with an “840” RFID button issued by a state or federal animal health program or a metal ear tag (a bangs vaccination or silver metal tag) and entered on a Certificate of Veterinary Inspection (CVI – aka “Health Papers”) issued by an accredited veterinarian within 30 days of the show
  2. CVI shall list each animal’s official identification number (see A above), age, sex, breed, Brucellosis vaccination status, and any test results and dates of tests.  
  3. Animals MUST be free of infectious and contagious diseases, including Ringworm, Warts, and Pinkeye.  Animals currently being treated for any of the listed conditions that are visibly responding to treatment must have a written statement to that effect added to the CVI by the issuing veterinarian.
  4. The above CVI’s accompanying each animal will be inspected by VA Department of Agriculture & Consumer Services (VDACS) personnel at the arrival on the fairgrounds or at a time designated by the show committee. Failure to provide proper documentation &/or identification of show animals may result in failure to show. Any animal without a CVI will not be eligible to show.  Any animal with a CVI, but without proper identification will be required to be tagged on-site.  If the owner refuses to allow the animal to be tagged, then that animal will be ineligible to show.  All decisions of the show committee are final.
  5. Any out of state cattle must have a valid CVI, be officially identified, and if over 18 months of age, must be TB tested.

Please do not wait until the last minute to examine these requirements!

These requirements are compiled by the 2017 Junior Beef Roundup Committee, in cooperation with the State Veterinarian’s Office. If you have any questions, please contact Joi Saville (540) 231-2257 or joi.saville@vt.edu

2017 Junior Beef Roundup Rules

 

Entry Information:
  • Please make sure you read the rules in their entirety before proceeding to the online entry process
  • Entries are $25 per animal.
    • Make checks payable to Virginia Beef Expo

ONLINE ENTRY SYSTEM

  • Entries must be:
    • Submitted online;
    • Hard copy printed;
    • Parent's Signature obtained for Media Release;
    • Mailed with entry fees; and
    • Postmarked by MARCH 16th
  • Entries can be mailed to:

Joi Saville
Junior Beef Roundup Entry
362 Litton Reaves Hall (MC 0306)
Dept. of Animal & Poultry Sciences
Blacksburg, VA 24061

In 2017, we will be assigning stalling space prior to arrival on the fairgrounds. ALL stalling requests must be submitted via stalling request form. All requests must be submitted by April 3rd, electronically. Requests received after this date may not be honored. 

2017 Youth Breed Advisors

2017 Schedule of Events

2017 Tentative Youth Schedule of Events

Thursday, April 13
10:00 AM
State Youth Cattle Working Contest
Sheep Barn
2:30 PM State FFA/State 4-H Tractor Driving Contest Location will be announced.
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM Weigh-in/Check-in Main barn arena/Dairy Barn
Friday, April 14
7:00 AM - 12:00 Noon Youth Cattle Arrival Barns
8:00 AM - 12:00 Noon Weigh-in/Check-in Main barn arena/Dairy Barn
10:00 AM State Youth Stockmen's Contest Location will be announced.; Registration will be in Main Office
12:00 Noon All Cattle must be in place  
12:00 Noon Beef Showmanship Clinic ~ Presented by the VT Beef Leadership Council Location will be announced.
2:00 PM Virginia Beef Food Challenge Location will be announced.
3:00 PM State Stockmen's Contest Awards Ceremony Time is approximate; Location will be announced.
5:00 PM Youth Beef Showmanship Both Arenas
**ABSOLUTELY NO SHOW CATTLE ALLOWED IN THE BARNS ON THURSDAY!
Saturday, April 15
8:30 AM Youth Beef Shows Both Rings
  Youth Angus Show
Youth Braunvieh Show
Youth Hereford Show
Youth MaineTainer Show
Youth Red Angus Show
Youth Shorthorn Show
Youth ShorthornPlus Show
Youth Simmental Show
Youth Percentage Simmental Show
Youth All Other Breeds Show
Youth Commercial Heifer Show
Youth Prospect Steer Show
Times and rings will be determined after entries are received. Breed shows are only listed in alphabetical order and not necessarily the order that they will be shown. Please check back for show times and ring assignments.
3:00 PM Supreme Heifer and Supreme Steer Show Time is approximate

Date: Friday, April 14 - 2:00 PM
Contact: Dara Booher - 540-564-3080

  • Virginia Beef Challenge Flyer
  • Using a mystery bag of ingredients, teams prepare a dish in 40 minutes and present it to a judging panel.  Youth explain their preparation steps, serving size, food safety concerns, nutrition value.  Each team will be provided an equipment supply kit and will be provided the name of the key beef ingredient in advance.  Teams are challenged to be creative and develop their own recipe with the ingredients provided.
  • 2017 Virginia Beef Challenge Rules
  • Registration is limited to the first 10 teams to submit their entries.
    • Registration is limited to one team per county.
    • Registration is $40 per team with $30 being refunded if the team competes..
    • Online registration available
  • Thank you to the Virginia Beef Industry Council and the Virginia Cattlemen's Association for their support of this contest

Date: Thrusday, April 13
Contact: Andy Seibel - (540) 750-3962

Date: 
Contact: Joi Saville - 540-231-2257

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Contact: Joi Saville - 540-231-2257

Date: Friday, April 14, 2017 - 10:00 AM
Location: Rockingham County Fairgrounds, Harrisonburg, VA

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When: Thursday, April 13, 2017 - 10:00 AM
Location
: Rockingham County Fairgrounds, Harrisonburg, Virginia
Information: Joi Saville - 540-231-2257

More information on the Youth Cattle Working Contests >>

Due to time constraints, a YMQA session will not be held in conjunction with the Junior Beef Roundup in 2017!

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2017 Schedule of Events

2017 Tentative Youth Schedule of Events

Thursday, April 13
10:00 AM
State Youth Cattle Working Contest
Sheep Barn
2:30 PM State FFA/State 4-H Tractor Driving Contest Location will be announced.
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM Weigh-in/Check-in Main barn arena/Dairy Barn
Friday, April 14
7:00 AM - 12:00 Noon Youth Cattle Arrival Barns
8:00 AM - 12:00 Noon Weigh-in/Check-in Main barn arena/Dairy Barn
10:00 AM State Youth Stockmen's Contest Location will be announced.; Registration will be in Main Office
12:00 Noon All Cattle must be in place  
12:00 Noon Beef Showmanship Clinic ~ Presented by the VT Beef Leadership Council Location will be announced.
2:00 PM Virginia Beef Food Challenge Location will be announced.
3:00 PM State Stockmen's Contest Awards Ceremony Time is approximate; Location will be announced.
5:00 PM Youth Beef Showmanship Both Arenas
**ABSOLUTELY NO SHOW CATTLE ALLOWED IN THE BARNS ON THURSDAY!
Saturday, April 15
8:30 AM Youth Beef Shows Both Rings
  Youth Angus Show
Youth Braunvieh Show
Youth Hereford Show
Youth MaineTainer Show
Youth Red Angus Show
Youth Shorthorn Show
Youth ShorthornPlus Show
Youth Simmental Show
Youth Percentage Simmental Show
Youth All Other Breeds Show
Youth Commercial Heifer Show
Youth Prospect Steer Show
Times and rings will be determined after entries are received. Breed shows are only listed in alphabetical order and not necessarily the order that they will be shown. Please check back for show times and ring assignments.
3:00 PM Supreme Heifer and Supreme Steer Show Time is approximate
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Contact

Joi Saville
joi.saville@vt.edu
(540) 231-2257

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