ROE Rules

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 5/1/13 or after
Junior Heifer Calf: born 1/1/13 – 4/30/13
Senior Heifer Calf: born 9/1/12 – 12/31/12
Intermediate Yearling Heifer: born 5/1/12 – 8/31/12
Junior Yearling Heifer: born 1/1/12 – 4/30/12
Senior Heifer: born 1/1/11 – 12/31/11

Grand Champion Female

Cow/Calf: Cow must be born 12/31/11 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 5/1/13 or after
Junior Bull Calf: born 1/1/13 – 4/30/13
Senior Bull Calf: born 9/1/12 – 12/31/12
Intermediate Yearling Bull: born 5/1/12 – 8/31/12
Junior Yearling Bull: born 1/1/12 – 4/30/12
Senior Bull: born 1/1/11 – 12/31/11

Grand Champion Bull

 Premier Exhibitor – Points should 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 should 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

For both premier exhibitor and breeder, no points shall be awarded for division or grand championships.

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 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 born prior to the current calendar year of the show season must have a ring or noselead.

10.   Beginning with the current 2013 show season, 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.   Beginning with the current 2013 show season, registered & unregistered steers, both pure and crossbred will be included for the number of animals in a point show.

12. Beginning with the current 2013 show season, only registered pure and crossbred steers will count toward the Premier Breeder and Exhibitor awards at all ROE shows.

13 Beginning with the 2015 show season, ROE sanctioned shows must be in a venue with a minimum of two (2) other beef breeds exhibiting and holding 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