ROE Rules

2021 AHCA ROE Sanctioned Shows

Shows, venues & dates subject to change

"Super" Point Shows - 50 head **

  • MAHA Spring Classic, Mercer, PA - May 15 - Chet Welch
  • UP State Fair, Escanaba, MI - August 20 - Steve Palosaari
  • NCHCA Regional, Austin, MN - September 18 - Melinda Cowell
  • Dr. David Demuth Memorial Cornhusker State Classic, York, NE - October 30 - Collin Demuth & Josh Gregg
  • AHCA National, NWSS, Denver, CO - January 21, 2022 - Frank Silva

"Regular" Point Shows - 20 head *

  • NEHCA Spring Show, Springfield, MA - May 1 - Laura McDowell-May
  • Boonville-Oneida County Fair, Boonville, NY - August 1 - Dick LeClar
  • York State Fair, York, PA - August 1 - Rich Wurzbach
  • MSHCA Regional Show, Kiowa, CO - July 21 - Jesse Silva & Audra Hall
  • Northwest Washington Fair, Lyndon, WA - August 12-21 - Dale Hathaway
  • Evergreen State Fair, Monroe, WA - September 7 - Naomi Ewing
  • New York State Fair, Syracuse, NY - August 31 - Sue LeClar
  • MASH, Michigan State Fair, Novi, MI - September 4 - Pat White
  • Colorado State Fair, Pueblo, CO - September 6 - Karyn Miller
  • St. Joseph County Fair, Centreville, MI - September 19-25 - Eddie Mackay & Pat White
  • Washington State Fair, Puyallup, WA - September 24 - Naomi Ewing
  • World Beef Expo, Milwaukee, WI - September 23-26 - Dave & Jan Larson
  • KILE, Harrisburg, PA - October 9 - Judy Ligo
  • Southeast Highland Cattle Show, Gray, TN - October 15 - Emily Young-Hopson & Andy Anderson
  • Great Northern Livestock Expo, Cheyenne, WY - November 21-25 - Heather Bailey

Super point vs regular point shows

  1. Minimum number of animals for a super point show is 50.
  2. Minimum number of animals for a regular point show is 20.
  3. There will be no limit to the number of super point shows in any region. The NWSS in Denver will always be a super point show as this is the National Show.
  4. Becoming a super point show (beginning with 2019 show season):
    1. Any show that had 50 animals exhibited in 2019 will automatically be a super point show for the 2020 season.
  5. Transitioning from a super point show to a regular point show or from a regular point show to a non-eligible show:
    1. If the number of animals does not meet the required minimum, the show will remain a ROE sanctioned show at the same level for that year and one additional year. If the show fails to meet the required minimum for two consecutive years, the show’s status drops to the next level.

Example of super point show: Super point show falls below the minimum requirement of 50 head exhibited for 2017, the 2017 show will count as super point show as will the 2018 show. If the 2018 show does not have 50 head exhibited, then the 2019 show will drop to regular point show. If in 2019 the show meets the 50 head minimum, it will be reinstated as a super point show in 2020.

Example of regular point show: Regular point show falls below the minimum requirement of 20 head exhibited for 2017, the 2017 show will count as a regular point show as will the 2018 show. If the 2018 show does not have 20 head exhibited, then the 2019 show will no longer qualify as a ROE sanctioned show. If in 2019 the show meets the 20 head minimum it will be reinstated as a regular point show for 2020.

AHCA ROE 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. Sovereign and steer classes are set to the discretion of the show committees and the animals should be a maximum of 30 months old.

Intermediate Heifer Calf: born 5/1/21 or after
Junior Heifer Calf: born 1/1/21 – 4/30/21
Senior Heifer Calf: born 9/1/20 – 12/31/20
Intermediate Yearling Heifer: born 5/1/20 – 8/31/20
Junior Yearling Heifer: born 1/1/20 – 4/30/20
Senior Heifer: born 1/1/19 – 12/31/19
Grand Champion Female
Cow/Calf: Cow must be born 12/31/19 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 5/1/21 or after
Junior Bull Calf: born 1/1/21 – 4/30/21
Senior Bull Calf: born 9/1/20 – 12/31/20
Intermediate Yearling Bull: born 5/1/20 – 8/31/20
Junior Yearling Bull: born 1/1/20 – 4/30/20
Senior Bull: born 1/1/19 – 12/31/19
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

  1. Owners 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 owner and breeding stock registered with the American Highland Cattle Association or Canadian Highland Cattle Society.
  3. All shows will conform with IAFE Code of Show Ring Ethics and show rules (see www.highlandcattleusa.org).
  4. Registration papers must be presented to show officials or AHCA representatives upon request.
  5. Tattoos must be legible and correspond to registration papers.
  6. Use of hormones or steroids in animals exhibited is prohibited.
  7. Purebred breeding cattle may not be dehorned.
  8. A calf in the cow/calf class must be the cow’s natural calf, still nursing and a maximum of 250 days old. Both the cow and calf must be registered purebred Highland cattle.
  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.
  13. Animals in group classes Get-of-Sire, Produce-of-Dam and Breeders Herd must be registered purebred Highland cattle.
  14. Jackpot classes will be left to the discretion of each individual show to structure as they see fit (purebred/Sovereign/crossbred).
  15. Show organizers, you need to use the Herdbook Search on AHCA’s website to verify all animal names/numbers are correct in your show catalogs before printing.
  16. Also, all owners should be verified as current AHCA members and cattle entered on their entry forms are in their ownership.
  17. A junior’s age is determined as their age on January 1st and can show in junior classes through age 21.
  18. Special consideration will be extended at all shows for persons with developmental disabilities to show in the junior show through age 26.

Points Point Show 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