Junior Beef Round-up

When: April 20- 22, 2018
Location: Rockingham County Fairgrounds - Harrisonburg, Virginia
Map: Rockingham County Fairgrounds Map/Directions 
Schedule: 2018 Virginia Beef Expo Tentative Schedule of Events (pdf)

 

2018 Junior Beef Roundup

We want to thank all of the exhbitors and sponsors for a very successful event. We had over 250 head and ~200 exhibitors. Please take a few minutes to thank the sponsors below. 

2018 Junior Beef Expo Results

Carrie Joines was the photgrapher at the 2018 Junior Beef Roundup. 

 

2018 Junior Beef Roundup Premier Show Sponsors

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

2018 Junior Beef Roundup

SHOW REQUIREMENTS FOR 2018

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.

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

These requirements are compiled by the 2018 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

2018 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.
    • NEW for 2018 - credit cards will be accepted for entry payments
    • Make checks payable to Virginia Beef Expo
    • Late entries must pay via credit card prior at entry.
      • Late entries (made after April 2) are $50 per animal.

ONLINE ENTRY SYSTEM - clickable link

We are utilizing FairEntry for the Junior Beef Roundup. Here are a few tips and reminders as you get started:

  • Help Sheet for Families
  • 3 minute demonstration video
  • Recommended browsers: GOOGLE CHROME or MOZILLA FIREFOX
  • PLEASE click the green "Sign into 4-HOnline" button first, if you are an enrolled 4-H member. This will then prompt a pop-up window to enter your username and password.
    • If you are an enrolled 4-H member, you will be required to enter through the 4-HOnline button.
  • If you are an enrolled FFA member, you will need to create a new account through FairEntry.
    • FFA members will need to have their FFA teachers sign their confirmation email for verification of enrollment.
  • For families with multiple exhibitors: register all entries for EACH exhibitor within the family BEFORE proceeding to the Payment Section. Failure to do so will prevent the remaining entries from being entered. 
  • Be sure you click the "SUBMIT" button when you have completed your entries. Entries are not final until they have been submitted.
  • Check your email inbox for a confirmation email with a list of entries and any related fees.
  • You will receive a second email when your entries have been approved.
  • Entries must be:
    • Submitted online;
    • Receipt printed
    • Mailed with entry fees (if paying by check); and
    • Postmarked by April 2nd!
  • 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 2018, 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 13th, electronically. Requests received after this date may not be honored. 

2018 Youth Breed Advisors

2018 Schedule of Events

2018 Tentative Youth Schedule of Events

Friday, April 20
10:00 AM
State Youth Stockmen's Contest
Location will be announced.; Registration will be in Main Office
2:30 PM State FFA/State 4-H Tractor Driving Contest Location will be announced.
4:00 PM Virginia Beef Food Challenge Location will be announced.
~4:00 PM State Stockmen's Contest Awards Ceremony Time is approximate; Location will be announced.
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM Weigh-in/Check-in Main barn arena/Dairy Barn
**ABSOLUTELY NO SHOW CATTLE ALLOWED IN THE BARNS ON FRIDAY!
Saturday, April 21
7:00 AM - 10:00 AM Youth Cattle Arrival Barns
8:00 AM - 10:00 AM Weigh-in/Check-in Main barn arena/Dairy Barn
10:00 AM State Youth Cattle Working Contest Sheep Barn
10:00 AM All Cattle must be in place  
11:00 AM Youth Fitting Contest Location will be announced.
1:00 PM Youth Sales Contest Location will be announced.
4:00 PM Youth Beef Showmanship Both Arenas
Sunday, April 22
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, Supreme Bull and Supreme Steer Show Time is approximate

Date: Friday, April 20 - 4:00 PM
Contact: Kaci Daniel - 540-672-1361

  • 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.
  • 2018 Virginia Beef Challenge Rules
  • Registration is limited to the first 10 teams to submit their entries.
    • Online Registration (clickable link)
    • There is no charge to participate thanks to grant funding obtained by Dr. Tonya Price, 4-H Specialist. Participants will complete a survey at the end of the contest.

Date: 2:30 PM - Friday, April 20, 2018; Registration starts at 2:15 PM 
Contact: Andy Seibel - (540) 750-3962

Date: Saturday, April 21, 2018
Contact: Joi Saville - 540-231-2257; 

Date: Saturday, April 21, 2018 ~ 11:00 AM
Contact: Joi Saville - 540-231-2257

Date: Friday, April 20, 2018 - 10:00 AM
Location: Rockingham County Fairgrounds, Harrisonburg, VA

More Information on the State Stockmen's Contest >>

When: Saturday, April 21, 2018 - 10:00 AM
Location
: Rockingham County Fairgrounds, Harrisonburg, Virginia
Information: Dr. Bain Wilson - 540-231-5253

More information on the Youth Cattle Working Contests >>

2018 Schedule of Events

2018 Tentative Youth Schedule of Events

Friday, April 20
10:00 AM
State Youth Stockmen's Contest
Location will be announced.; Registration will be in Main Office
2:30 PM State FFA/State 4-H Tractor Driving Contest Location will be announced.
4:00 PM Virginia Beef Food Challenge Location will be announced.
~4:00 PM State Stockmen's Contest Awards Ceremony Time is approximate; Location will be announced.
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM Weigh-in/Check-in Main barn arena/Dairy Barn
**ABSOLUTELY NO SHOW CATTLE ALLOWED IN THE BARNS ON FRIDAY!
Saturday, April 21
7:00 AM - 10:00 AM Youth Cattle Arrival Barns
8:00 AM - 10:00 AM Weigh-in/Check-in Main barn arena/Dairy Barn
10:00 AM State Youth Cattle Working Contest Sheep Barn
10:00 AM All Cattle must be in place  
11:00 AM Youth Fitting Contest Location will be announced.
1:00 PM Youth Sales Contest Location will be announced.
4:00 PM Youth Beef Showmanship Both Arenas
Sunday, April 22
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, Supreme Bull and Supreme Steer Show Time is approximate
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Contact

Scott Greiner
sgreiner@vt.edu
(540) 231-9159

Bain Wilson
tbwilson@vt.edu
(540) 231- 5253

Virginia 4-H Livestock Programs Endowment

The Virginia 4-H Foundation is spearheading the advancement of the Virginia 4-H Youth Livestock Programs Endowment. 4-H livestock programming is funded through a combination of private gifts, endowment income, gifts in kind, and participant fees.

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