IJBBA | Iowa Junior Beef Breeds Association | Breed Rules
The Iowa Junior Beef Breeds Association is a non-profit organization and affiliate of the Iowa Beef Breeds Council. Junior members are given the opportunity to learn, develop new skills, and grow through the many opportunities provided by exhibiting steers and heifers throughout the state of Iowa.
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Breed Rules

2017 Rules by Breed

To show an animal in a particular breed the entry must conform to the following rules established by their Iowa Breed Association.

NO FAX COPIES OF REGISTRATION PAPERS ALLOWED BY ANY BREED – NO EXCEPTIONS!
REGISTRATION PAPERS MUST ACCOMPANY ANIMAL THOUGH CHECK-IN!

AMERICAN BLUE CATTLE

  • Steers and Heifers must be at least 50% or higher American Blue.
  • Registration papers must be in hand at time of check-in and in the junior exhibitor’s name only.
  • All animals must have a readable tattoo.
  • Juniors between the ages of 8 and 20 years of age as of January 1st of current year may show.

ANGUS

  • Steers and heifers must have registration papers in hand at time of check-in; no fax copies will be accepted. Papers must be in the junior exhibitor’s name.
  • All animals must have readable tattoos.
  • All exhibitors must follow the rules of the American Angus Association.
  • Juniors between the ages of 8 and 20 years of age as of January 1st of current year may show.

CHAROLAIS

  • Steers must be at least 50% or higher.
  • The steer must have a certificate of recordation with the AICA and be 100% owned by the junior and in the exhibitor’s name only.
  • Purebred heifers registration papers must be 100% owned by the junior and in the exhibitor’s name only.

CHAROLAIS COMPOSITE HEIFER

  • Percentage heifers must be composed of at least 50% and no more than 15/16 Charolais.
  • Heifers must have a certificate of recordation with the AICA and it must be 100% owned by the junior and in the junior exhibitor’s name only.

CHIANINA

  • All percentages of Chiangus, Chianina, Chimaine, Chiford and CAX (steers & heifers) that are able to be registered are eligible.
  • They must be registered in the exhibitors name and have papers in hand at check-in.

GELBVIEH

  • Steers must be 50% Gelbvieh or more and exhibitor must have an official Gelbvieh breeder affidavit. Affidavits may be obtained from the American Gelbvieh Association website www.gelbvieh.org or contacting the AGA at 303-465-BEEF.
  • Females must be registered and at least 75% Gelbvieh.
  • Registration papers need to be in the exhibitor’s name.

GELBVIEH BALANCERS

  • Are 25% to 75% Gelbvieh with the balance Angus or Red Angus.
  • Registration papers need to be in the exhibitor’s name.

HEREFORDS

  • PLEASE make sure you check your registration papers for entries in Polled or Horned Division.

POLLED HEREFORDS

  • We are one association, but will have two separate heifer shows, steers will be shown polled & horned as one division.
  • Heifers must have registration papers.
  • Steers must have registration papers, no certificates will be accepted.
  • Animals may be co-owned with siblings, provided each junior owner is an individual National Junior Hereford member and a member of the Iowa Junior Hereford Association for the year 2017.
  • All exhibitors must follow the rules of the American Junior Hereford Association.

HORNED HEREFORDS

  • We are one association, but will have two separate heifer shows, steers will be shown polled & horned as one division.
  • Heifers must have registration papers.
  • Steers must have registration papers, no certificates will be accepted.
  • Animals may be co-owned with siblings, provided each junior owner is an individual National Junior Hereford member and a member of the Iowa Junior Hereford Association for the year 2017.
  • All exhibitors must follow the rules of the American Junior Hereford Association.

LIMOUSIN

  • Steers must be registered and be 50% or greater Limousin blood.
  • Heifers must be 75% or greater Limousin blood and have an orange NALF registration paper.
  • Must have registration papers in hand at check-in and be in the exhibitor’s name.

LIM-FLEX

  • Females registered as Lim-Flex with a purple NALF registration certificate will be eligible to compete.
  • 75% Lim-Flex females are not eligible for the Limousin female show.
  • Must have registration papers in hand at check-in and be in the exhibitor’s name.

LOWLINE

  • All animals must be registered solely in the Junior Exhibitor’s name, have readable tattoo’s and registration papers in hand at check in. For more breed requirements contact Kevin Litchfield 515-432-8441.
  • Fullblood Division Steers and Heifers must meet breed requirements which shall include all 100% Lowline cattle with Fullblood registrations.
  • Purebred and Percentage Division Shall include Lowline cattle, which have been bred up from commercial or purebred cattle of any other breed.
  • Steers and Heifers with Lowline progeny parenting of 7/8 = .875 and greater classify as purebreds. Steers and Heifers with progeny parenting of 1/2 = .50 and greater than but not equal to 7/8 = .875 classify for percentage Lowline divisions.

Fullblood– 100% Lowline registered. Also includes purebreds 87.5% – 99.9% registered.

Moderator – (percentage) 50% – 87.5% both sire and dam registered. Also includes moderator plus 50% according to ALR show classifications.

Moderator Plus – (percentage) 50% either sire or dam (or both) registered.

MAINE-ANJOU

  • MaineTainer heifers will include ¼ to 5/8 Maine Anjou females.
  • High Percentage heifers will include ¾ and above females.
  • Steers and MaineTainers no longer must be sired by a Maine Anjou registered bull.
  • If your MaineTainer or Steer is registered with the AMAA, you will be able to show at all IJBBA shows from this point forward.
  • If heifers are purchased at the 2017 Iowa Beef Expo and desire to show in the junior show, they must have been purchased through the Maine-Anjou sale.
  • All exhibitors must have original registration papers in hand at time of check-in and papers need to be solely in the junior exhibitor’s name.
  • All animals must have legible and correct tattoos.
  • Exhibitor’s must be a member of the Iowa Junior Maine-Anjou Association and pay a $10.00 annual fee.
  • All exhibitors must follow the rules of the American Junior Maine-Anjou Association.

MINIATURE HEREFORD (POLLED & HORNED)

  • Miniature Herefords will show both polled and horned heifers together and polled and horned steers together.
  • Heifers must have registration papers and steers must have certificates or registration papers in hand at time of check-in.
  • Animals may be co-owned with siblings, or within the family farm name. If the animal is in the family farm name it must be proven that the junior exhibitor is either a son or daughter of owners of the family farm.
  • Each junior exhibitor must be a National Junior Hereford member and the family farm or junior must be a member of the Miniature Hereford Breeders Association (MHBA) or North American Miniature Hereford Association (NAMHA) for the year 2017.
  • Heifers and steers will be measured and weighed according to the MHBA height requirements.
  • PLEASE make sure you check your registration papers and height requirements.
  • Questions, contact Chad Kreel at 319.329.1535 or Brent White at 641.777.8821.

RED ANGUS

  • Steers must be 50% or more Red Angus from one registered parent, be predominately red in color and display sufficient breed characteristics, which match % of registration.
  • Heifers must be 87% or higher Red Angus.
  • Steer & Heifer exhibitors must have registration papers from the National Red Angus Association, must be in hand AND in the exhibitors name.
  • Exhibitor must be a paid member in the Iowa Junior Red Angus Association.

FOUNDATION RED ANGUS HEIFER DIV.

  • Must be between 50 and 86% Red Angus and from one registered parent, be predominately red in color and display sufficient breed characteristics.
  • Must have registration papers from the National Red Angus Association, must be in hand AND in the exhibitors name.
  • Exhibitor must be a member in the Iowa Junior Red Angus Association.

SALERS

  • Animals must be 50% or more Salers with either the dam or sire being registered.
  • Both steers and heifers must have registration papers and the papers must be in the name of the junior exhibitor.

SHORTHORN

  • Heifers and Steers must be at least 15/16 and must be registered solely in the junior exhibitor’s name.

SHORTHORN PLUS

  • Heifers and Steers must be between 1/2 and 7/8 Shorthorn and must have appendix registration papers solely in the junior exhibitor’s name.

SIMMENTAL

  • Purebred heifers 7/8 and above.
  • Foundation heifers at least 1/2 but not yet reaching 7/8.
  • Steers must have registration paper in hand and be 1/2 blood or higher.

Registration paper must be in hand and in the junior’s name, immediate family, or family farm name that the junior is an authorized member of.

All year-end award winners may be DNA parentage verified at any time.

SIMBRAH FEMALES

  • 5/8 SM – 3/8 BR and must have registration paper in hand.
  • Registration papers must be in the exhibitor’s name or family farm name.

SOUTH DEVON

  • Heifers must be ¾ or higher and have registration papers.
  • Steers must be registered and sired by a registered ¾ or higher bull.
  • Papers must be in hand at check-in.
  • Registration papers must be in the exhibitor’s name.