ROE Rules

2016 Show Season

AHCA Sanctioned Shows

Shows, venues & dates subject to change

 

"Super" Point Shows - 50 head **

 

¨          NEHCA The Big East, Springfield, MA - May 7th - Greg Markwell

 

¨          MASH –Michigan State Fair, Novi, MI, September 1st - 5th - Pat White

 

¨          Washington State Fair, Puyallup, WA - September 23rd - Naomi Ewing

 

¨          NCHCA Regional, Austin, MN - October 1st - Mark & Jamie Schulz

 

¨     AHCA National, NWSS, Denver, CO - January

 

¨          KILE, Harrisburg, PA - October 8th - Judy Ligo

 

 

"Regular" Point Shows - 20 head *

 

¨          MAHA Spring Classic, Harrisonburg, VA - April 16th - Vicki Will

 

¨          Boulder County Fair, Longmont, CO – August 5th - Jesse Silva

 

¨          Grays Harbor County Fair, Elma, WA - August 11th - Bob Swalander

 

¨          NW Washington Fair, Lynden, WA - August 18th - Dale Hathaway

 

¨          New York State Fair, Syracuse, NY – August 30th - Dan Utter

 

¨          Evergreen State Fair, Monroe, WA – August 30th - Naomi Ewing

 

¨          Spokane County Interstate Fair, Spokane, WA - September 12th - Naomi Ewing

 

¨          York Fair, York, PA - September 18th - Rich Wurzbach

 

¨          St. Joseph County Fair, Centreville, MI - September 21rd - Eddie Mackay & Pat White

 

¨          World Beef Expo, Milwaukee, WI – September 23rd -25th  Heather Bailey & Ben Schmidtke

 

¨          Central Washington State Fair, Yakima, WA - October 2nd - Naomi Ewing

 

¨          Dr. David Demuth Memorial Cornhusker State Classic, York, NE – October 29th - Collin Demuth

 

¨          Osceola Classic, Reed City, MI - On Hold for 2016 - Evelyn Pruitt

 

¨          Kalamazoo Scottish Highland Show, Kalamazoo, MI - On Hold for 2016 - Evelyn Pruitt

 

NOTE: If the number of entries should fall below the required amount, a grace period of one additional year will be allowed prior to removing the show from AHCA sanctioning.

 

 

 

AHCA Sanctioned Shows Divisions

 

Following are the divisions that points will be awarded. If necessary, each division may be split into several classes at the discretion of each individual show committee.

 

-        Intermediate Heifer Calf:                    born 5/1/16 or after

 

-        Junior Heifer Calf:                             born 1/1/16 – 4/30/16


-        Senior Heifer Calf:                            born 9/1/15 – 12/31/15


-        Intermediate Yearling Heifer:              born 5/1/15 – 8/31/15


-        Junior Yearling Heifer:                       born 1/1/15 – 4/30/15


-        Senior Heifer:                                   born 1/1/14– 12/31/14

 

-        Grand Champion Female

 

-        Cow/Calf:             Cow must be born 12/31/14 or prior.

Calf must be cow’s natural calf, still nursing, a maximum of 250 days old

 

-                Grand Champion Cow/Calf

-        Intermediate Bull Calf:                       born 5/1/16 or after

-        Junior Bull Calf:                                born 1/1/16 – 4/30/16

 

-        Senior Bull Calf:                                born 9/1/15– 12/31/15


-        Intermediate Yearling Bull:                 born 5/1/15 – 8/31/15


-        Junior Yearling Bull:                          born 1/1/15 – 4/30/15


-        Senior Bull:                                       born 1/1/14 – 12/31/14

 

-                Grand Champion Bull

 

-                Premier Exhibitor – Points will be awarded to animals owned by the exhibitor based on the five highest placing animals.

-                1st place - 5 points

-                2nd place - 4 points

-                3rd place - 3 points

-                4th place - 2 points

-                5th place - 1 point

 

-                Premier Breeder Points will be awarded to animals bred by an exhibitor based on the five highest placing animals.

-                1st place - 5 points

-                2nd place - 4 points

-                3rd place - 3 points

-                4th place - 2 points

-                5th place - 1 point

 

 

AHCA Rules for ROE Sanctioned Shows

 

AHCA Policy Statement Concerning the Fitting of Highland Breeding Cattle for the Show Ring

It is neither the desire nor the business of AHCA to act as a show ring policeman. It is however, within the scope of AHCA’s responsibilities to maintain the purity of the breed and by extension, act to ensure the preservation of those characteristics deemed unique to Highland cattle. This includes presenting breeding cattle to the public that do exhibit those unique breed characteristics. It is also within the scope of AHCA’s responsibilities to mediate and ensure ongoing contentment within its constituency.

 

Highland cattle possess unique characteristics not found in other breeds of cattle. Some of these are physical characteristics that permit the instant recognition of the breed. Attempting to alter the physical appearance of Highland breeding show stock by the excessive removal of hair is not an acceptable procedure at any ROE recognized Highland show. Clipping, shaping and increasing hair volume are all common and accepted cosmetic procedures permitted to purebred breeding stock. However, excessive clipping or blocking will not be tolerated in the show ring except for market animals. AHCA understands that “excessive clipping and blocking” are subjective terms open to individual interpretation. None-the-less, AHCA expects that all participants in ROE Highland shows will exercise restraint in the removal of hair for the purpose of showing Highland breeding stock.

 

1.          Exhibitors must be members in good standing of the American Highland Cattle Association or Canadian Highland Cattle Society.

2.      All animals must be owned by the exhibitor and breeding stock registered with the American Highland Cattle Association or Canadian Highland Cattle Society.

3.          Registration papers must be presented to show officials or AHCA representatives upon request.

4.          Tattoos must be legible and correspond to registration papers.

5.          Use of hormones or steroids in animals exhibited is prohibited.

6.          Breeding cattle may not be dehorned.

7.          Exhibitors agree to abide by the IAFE (International Association of Fairs and Expositions) National Code of Show Ring Ethics.

8.          A calf in the cow/calf class must be the cow’s natural calf, still nursing and a maximum of 250 days old.

9.         All bulls 12 months or older must be shown with a nose ring or nose lead. Note: We recommend that bulls be experienced with nose ring or nose lead prior to showing the animal.

10.       All ROE shows attended will be counted in the cow/calf division. In the case of a tie for the cow/calf division, the cow/calf that has defeated the most animals will be the winner.

11.    Registered and unregistered steers (both pure and crossbred) and registered Sovereign heifers, will be included for the number of animals in a point show.

12.       Only registered pure and crossbred steers and registered Sovereign heifers will count toward the Premier Breeder and Exhibitor awards at all ROE shows.

 

Points

Placing

 

Super Point Show

Regular Point Show

1st

 

15

7

2nd

 

14

6

3rd

 

13

5

4th

 

12

4

5th

 

11

3

Division Champion

 

12

5

 Reserve Division Champion

 

11

4

Grand Champion

 

15

7

Reserve Grand Champion

 

14

6