2021 Junior Steer Classic

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Planning is currently underway for the 2021 Calgary Stampede.

Please note - we are continuing to work with various levels of government and health officials on specific safety measures to support the best and safest Stampede, and recognize the need for our planning to be flexible and adaptable. As such, current plans may be required to change as we draw closer to Stampede. 

As part of the Calgary Stampede’s commitment to developing the next generation of agriculture advocates by providing scholarships and cash prizes, the Junior Steer Classic show is entirely oriented to youth competitors aged 9-21 years. 

**The 2021 Calgary Stampede Junior Steer Classic will be held in Olds, Alberta on Sunday, July 11, in conjunction with Summer Synergy Event. The Calgary Stampede and the Junior Steer Classic Sub-Committee thank the Olds Regional Exhibition, 4-H Alberta and Provincial Junior Beef Breed Association for working with us to help ensure our youth shows are held in a safe and successful manner.

Event Dates and Location

Event Dates: July 10–11, 2021
Move in Date: July 10, 2021 7:00 AM
Release Date: July 11, 2021 7:00 PM
Substitution Date: June 21, 2021 4:00 PM
Entry Closing Date: June 11, 2021 11:59 PM
Location: Offsite

NEW IMPORTANT INFORMATION FOR 2021:

Please note a few important pieces of information:

  1. 2021 is not a terminal show for the Grand and Reserve Champions this year only. Calgary Stampede will not take ownership of the Grand and Reserve Champions in 2021. Ownership will remain with the competitor.
  2. All entries must be received by June 11, 2021.
  3. Location for the 2021 Calgary Stampede Junior Steer Classic:  Olds Regional Exhibition, Olds, Alberta
  4. Show dates:
    Move In - Saturday, July 10, 7 a.m. - 10 a.m.
    Weigh In - Saturday, July 10, 2 p.m. - 4 p.m.
    Show - Sunday, July 11, 1-4 p.m.
  5. All steer stalling will be allocated as you arrive, in the order you arrive. No special stalling requests will be accommodated. If you would like to be stalled with someone, please arrange to travel together or arrive at the same time. Arrival will be permitted on Saturday, July 10, between 7:00 a.m. and 10:00 a.m. No late arrivals past 10 a.m. will be permitted.
  6. If a competitor would like to request for an early move in, tie-outs will be available for early arrival on Friday evening from 5 p.m. – 8 p.m.; gates closed and locked at 8pm. Please contact agriculture@calgarystampede.com if you are planning to arrive on site early so that we can make arrangements for you to be welcomed by one of our Steer Classic volunteers. 
  7. All steer move outs will be arranged and directed by the barn boss. Move outs will not commence until after the placings are announced for the Grand and Reserve Champion classes. No move outs will be permitted outside of the schedule determined by the barn boss and Jr. Steer Classic Sub-Committee.

IMPORTANT INFORMATION FOR THE 2021 JUNIOR STEER CLASSIC:

  1. ENTRIES WILL BE CAPPED AT 80 ENTRIES. Entries will be accepted on a first come basis and will be time stamped. There will be NO LATE ENTRIES accepted. All entries must be received by June 11, 2021.
  2. An individual COMPLETED BRAND MANIFEST and BILL OF SALE must be submitted to the scale clerk at the time of weigh in for EACH steer entered. All Alberta cattle must arrive on an Alberta Livestock Manifest, and 3 copies must be supplied at weigh-in (white, blue & yellow copies). Only one steer per manifest.
  3. EACH entry must have a RFID tag number. Please record on manifest or permit. The CCIA will monitor and enforce any action required should an animal be missing a tag. 
  4. OUT OF PROVINCE STEERS:   Steers originating from points outside of Alberta, must arrive on transport documents according to the legislation of the jurisdiction they are leaving. This may require inspection in that jurisdiction, and a Livestock Permit to accompany the cattle to their destination.  If possible, please bring 3 copies of the permit. Please reference the Entry Fees Tab, for more detailed information on what would be required from various areas.
  5. All exhibitors are responsible for providing their own neck tie for their steer. All steers must have a neck tie on and secured when the steer is tied in their assigned stall in the barn. Steers found to be without a neck tie within the designated hours will result in immediate disqualification and forfeiture of all prize money and scholarships awarded to that entry. 
  6. Exhibitors MUST be present to care for and maintain the steer alleys or all prize money will be forfeited.
     

Schedule

MOVE IN:  Saturday, July 10 from 7 a.m. - 10 a.m.

EXHIBITOR mEETING: Saturday, July 10, 2021 - 12 p.m. Location to be determined (possibly the show arena).

WEIGH-In:  Saturday, July 10, 2 p.m. - 4 p.m.

CS Junior classic Steer Show: Sunday, July 11, 2021

  • 10 a.m. – Group Photo – arena
  • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. – Calgary Stampede Junior Classic Steer Show

CLASS SPLITS:

Entry Fees

Important Entry Information

All steers will be shown by the weight recorded at the time of weigh in. Classes will be split based on the recorded weights with the number of steers per class to be determined by the committee based on entries. 

ENTRY DEADLINE: June 11, 2021

  • $150 per entry (non-refundable)
  • Only one steer can be entered per exhibitor.
  • All entry fees will be allocated to prize money - GST not applicable.

PLEASE NOTE - ALL ENTRIES MUST MEET THE FOLLOWING STANDARDS:

  • Provided At Time of Entry:
  • Provided At Time of Weigh In:
    • A completed manifest – All Alberta cattle must arrive on Alberta Livestock Manifest. Only one animal per manifest. Please record your RFID number on the manifest.
      • Livestock Manifest:  A producer generated document showing the owner’s movement of cattle within their own jurisdiction.
    • Bill of Sale 
    • Out of Province Transport Permit for all steers originating outside of Alberta. This Livestock Permit is a document issued by a Livestock Inspector/Brand Inspector after an inspection has been done on the cattle, and the cattle then travel to their destination on the permit, showing they have been inspected. These are usually valid for a set amount of time and expire once they arrive at the destination on the permit. All brand inspected provinces & states require inspection prior to leaving that jurisdiction and a Livestock Permit is issued to accompany the cattle. The document required for cattle originating from these locations for the purpose of show or sale are as follows:
      • British Columbia:  Must arrive on a BC Livestock Permit
      • Saskatchewan: Must arrive on a Saskatchewan Livestock Permit
      • Manitoba:  Must arrive on a Manitoba Livestock Manifest, or may also arrive on a Saskatchewan Livestock Permit if they had the cattle inspected by a Saskatchewan Inspector.
      • Other brand inspected jurisdictions:  Must arrive on a Livestock Permit from that jurisdiction.
      • Non brand inspected jurisdictions – Should arrive on a manifest from that jurisdiction, but may need to complete an Alberta Livestock Manifest upon arrival if a manifest is not available in their jurisdiction.
    • Age verification preferred.

Entry Submission

All entries must be completed online and submitted through our online system. Entries will NOT be accepted over the phone, by email or by fax. If you require assistance with online entries please contact our entries office at 403-261-0336 or agriculture@calgarystampede.com and we will be happy to assist you!

TO SUBMIT YOUR ENTRY please click on the following link: https://calgarytenday.fairwire.com/

 

SCRATCHES & SUBSTITUTIONS:

Please submit a copy of the completed applicable form to our Agriculture Offices at agriculture@calgarystampede.com 
•    ENTRY SCRATCH FORM 
•    ENTRY SUBSTITUTION FORM **Please note, only steer substitutions are permitted. No substitution of Juniors is allowed. 
 

Awards

All prize money is payable in Canadian funds. 


JUNIOR STEER CLASSIC CHAMPIONSHIP CLASS

Placing Scholarship Cash
*Grand Champion $6,000 $2,500
*Reserve Grand Champion $4,000 $1,500
3rd Overall $1,500 $500
4th Overall $1,500 $500
5th Overall $1,500 $500
6th Overall $1,500 $500

*Awards will be shipped to competitors post event.

Individual Weight Classes

Placing Scholarship
**1st $250
**2nd $250
3rd  $250
4th $150
5th $100

**The top two steers in each weight class will advance to the Championship Class. 

 

Non-Residents of Canada

Non-residents of Canada will be subjected to a 15% withholding tax on all prize monies awarded as required by the Canadian Revenue Agency. Non-residents of Canada may have the 15% withholding tax waived if they complete the following documents and submit them to the Canadian Revenue Agency. For more information please click here.
 

Rules

Rules:

Special attention is called to the following: 

 

GENERAL RULES: 

 

  1. Special attention is called to the following: Calgary Stampede Agriculture Rules/Regulations and Codes which apply to all exhibitors and parents/guardians of exhibitors under the age of 18.
  2. The exhibitor and or parent/guardian declare that the entry is free and clear of ALL drugs, chemicals, or medication and their residues at the time of competition in accordance with the Calgary Stampede’s Drug Management and Residue Avoidance Program (see below).
  3. The name listed on the entry form to the Calgary Stampede Junior Steer Classic MUST sign an Exhibitor Agreement form and a Feed Affidavit or the entry will not be accepted.  The name listed is responsible for the animal entered.  Exhibitors under the age of 18 as of January 1, 2021 will require parental consent.
  4.  No entry may be sold or transferred once the entry has been submitted, nor during the competition. All exhibitors must be youth ages 9-21 as of January 1, 2021.
  5. The committee reserves the right to ask for proof of age of the exhibitor at any time.
  6. An exhibitor can only enter ONE steer.
  7.  Entry deadline is Friday, June 11, 2021 at 12:59 p.m. at a cost of $150 per entry. NO LATE ENTRIES will be accepted. Animal substitutions can be made up until Monday, June 21, 2021 at 4 p.m. There will be no handler substitutions allowed. Please submit a completed substitution form to our entries office. 
  8. All steers must be under control at all times without the use of drugs.  Humbugs, nose rings, and tail ties are permitted. Steers deemed to be out of control or dangerous to the public will be asked to be removed from the facility at the owner's expense.
  9. No horns are permitted, regardless of size, on steers entered in the show.  Animals may be disqualified at the discretion of Stampede Officials at the time of weigh-in, should noticeable horns be present.
  10. Stall cards and decorations must NOT contain any commercial advertising, company names or sponsors. A printed stall card will be provided following the completion of weigh-in. Show harnesses must be used in the show ring. All steers must be castrated, either by complete removal of both testicles or crushing of cords and vessels. In either case, surgery must be healed or no evidence of testicles within the scrotum. All steers will be examined at the time of weigh-in and will be excused or disqualified from showing should there be a violation of these conditions.
  11. In an event of a disqualification or dismissal from the show, no entry fees will be refunded.
  12. All steers must have a neck tie on and secured when the steer is tied in their assigned stall in the barn.Steers found to be without a neck tie while in their assigned stall within the designated hours will result in forfeiture of all prize money and scholarships awarded to that entry. Exhibitors are responsible for providing their own neck ties.
  13. An individual COMPLETED BRAND MANIFEST and BILL OF SALE must be submitted to the scale clerk at the time of weigh-in for each steer entered. OUT OF PROVINCE steers require a Livestock permit (see more details in entry fees section). This will be strictly enforced. An Alberta Livestock manifest is required for all steers originating in Alberta. Each entry must have a RFID tag, with the RFID number recorded on the manifest/livestock permit. The CCIA will monitor and enforce any action required, should an animal be missing a tag. An INCOMPLETE MANIFEST or PERMIT or failure to present a BILL OF SALE will disqualify the steer from the show.
  14. All steers will be weighed at an official weigh-in at the show, Saturday, July 10, 2021 from 2 p.m. - 4 p.m. This will be the official show weight.  The Exhibitor must be in the weigh-in area at the time of processing. No re-weighs will be permitted. All steers will be handled by the same committee member while in the chute to ensure consistency of handling during weighing. Please check the schedule for time and location.
  15. All steers will be shown by the weight recorded at the time of weigh-in.
  16. Steer classes will be split by the weight recorded at the official weigh-in, with the number of steers per class to be determined by the committee based on entries.
  17. Steers will enter the ring in ascending order by the official weigh-in weight.
  18. All exhibitors are required to attend a MANDATORY exhibitor meeting. Please check the schedule for time and location.
  19. Exhibitors are responsible for arriving at the show ring on time for their class.  Once the show ring has been closed, no late entries will be allowed to enter the ring.   Animals that do not make the show are disqualified from the Junior Steer Classic.
  20. Any animal can be excused from the show ring at the discretion of Stampede Officials for safety reasons.
  21. All weight class champions (1st and 2nd place) will advance to the overall Championship.
  22. Stampede Officials reserve the right to limit and regulate entries due to space restrictions.
  23. Exhibitors MUST be present from move-in until move out to care for and maintain their animal and steer alleys or all prize money will be forfeited. It is expected that all stalls and alleys will be kept in a clean and presentable fashion at all times to the best of the exhibitor’s ability. All exhibitors and animals must be in the barns prior to 10 a.m. MST on Saturday, July 10, 2021. 
  24. Volunteers, shareholders, directors, staff and sponsors of the Calgary Stampede or their children and/or relatives may enter as exhibitors if they meet the age requirement.
  25. No aerosol cans may be used in the marshalling area of the arena. 
  26. As a condition for participation in the Calgary Stampede event, exhibitors must agree to submit any animal entered, by the exhibitor, for inspection.  Exhibitors agree to have such animal submitted to any tests requested by the Calgary Stampede.  Should an inspection or test be refused by the exhibitor, the entry will be disqualified immediately.  Exhibitors also agree that the opinion reached by the Calgary Stampede as to whether such animal is not ethically fitted or over age shall be final and binding without recourse against the Calgary Stampede.
  27. The Grand and Reserve Champion steers in the Championship class will be drug tested immediately following the Championship class.  In addition, there will be one steer randomly selected and tested from all entries in the Junior Steer Classic. For greater certainty, all steers entered in the Junior Steer Classic are subject to random drug testing at the discretion of the Calgary Stampede. 
  28. All prize money will be held until the drug test results have been reviewed.
  29. If any animal is disqualified, the animal next in line will not advance. Only in the case of the Grand Champion disqualification will advancement of the Reserve Grand Champion animal be considered, at the discretion of the Calgary Stampede.
  30. An exhibitor may lodge a protest. In order for the Exhibitor to lodge a protest in connection with an entry, the Exhibitor must submit such protest in writing to the Agriculture Administration Department of the Stampede before 10 a.m. the day following the cause of protest, and a receipt must be obtained. Any such protest must state plainly the cause of complaint or appeal and must be accompanied by a deposit of $500, which shall be forfeited to the Stampede if the said protest is not affirmed by the Stampede.
  31. Exhibitor Code of Conduct: All exhibitors commit to demonstrating behavior which validates respect, consideration, understanding, patience, cooperation and honesty.  This environment fosters learning, socializing, and opportunity. All exhibitors are bound by the Exhibitor Agreement.
  32. No alcohol or cannabis consumption whatsoever is permitted in the entire Junior Steer Classic programming zones, including barns and arenas.  Awareness and signage will clearly identify the no alcohol or cannabis consumption rule.  Those who violate the rule will be disqualified immediately and forfeit their scholarship and prize money.
  33. If a parent or guardian is found violating the no alcohol or cannabis consumption rule, it will result in their youth’s entry being disqualified, and scholarship and prize money being forfeited.
  34. The Calgary Stampede Junior Steer Classic Sub-Committee and Stampede Officials shall, in their sole and unfettered discretion have the right at any time to add, delete, modify, waive or interpret a Rule or Rules in order to clarify or address a circumstance or action not previously outlined or contemplated in the existing Junior Steer Classic Rules or as Stampede Officials may deem appropriate for the betterment of the competition in their sole and unfettered discretion.

 

DRUG MANAGEMENT AND RESIDUE AVOIDANCE PROGRAM

The Calgary Stampede has a Drug Management and Residue Avoidance program for food-production animals (beef cattle) in order to protect the integrity of the food system, ensure fair competition, and to ensure the welfare of animals.  All food-producing animals are to be free and clear of ALL unapproved drugs, chemicals or medication and their residues throughout the competition. All positive tests above CFIA allowable limits will be investigated and dealt with in some manner, keeping education, youth, and food safety a top priority. In all cases the youth will be engaged in the event of a positive test.  For more information on CFIA Allowable limits visit: https://www.canada.ca/en/health-canada/services/drugs-health-products/veterinary-drugs/maximum-residue-limits-mrls.html

If medical treatment has occurred prior to participation in the competition, exhibitors must ensure that the required withdrawal or elimination times for approved veterinary products have been met or exceeded prior to the start of the competition.  

Exhibitors should be aware that while withdrawal or elimination periods are designed to ensure that drug levels or residues in the animal are within safe limits for human consumption, there may be circumstances in which a drug may still be detected in blood, urine or other tissues after the approved withdrawal period.  Detection of a drug or chemical in these circumstances will be investigated, and the youth will be engaged keeping education, animal welfare, and food safety a top priority.

Veterinary Treatment

If an animal requires veterinary treatment while at a Calgary Stampede event, only the Official Stampede Veterinarian or an accredited Stampede veterinarian, licensed to practice veterinary medicine in Alberta by the Alberta Veterinary Medical Association, will be allowed to administer any drug or medication.

An exhibitor may choose a licensed veterinarian other than the Official Stampede Veterinarian, but the Official Stampede Veterinarian MUST be notified in advance and he/she MUST be present when the drug is administered.  Furthermore, the Official Stampede Veterinarian, in agreement with Stampede Officials, reserves the right to treat any animal if it is in the best interest of the animal's health and well-being to be treated.  Animals that are administered drugs or medication for any reason while at a Calgary Stampede event will not be allowed to compete.

Treatment Costs

All treatment costs are the responsibility of the exhibitor.

Ultimate Care and Responsibility

By making entry to the Calgary Stampede the exhibitor agrees and understands that ultimate care and responsibility for an animal(s) rest solely upon the exhibitor prior to the competition, during the competition and after the competition until the animal(s) have left the facility.

Prize money will be held until the drug test results have been reviewed.

 

Sample Collection Protocols

The Calgary Stampede reserves the right to have blood, urine, saliva, or tissue analysis conducted on any animal entered for competition. A positive drug test determining whether a drug or chemical is present shall be final and binding on completion of the process described below, without recourse against the Calgary Stampede.

All samples obtained at the Calgary Stampede event will be sent to Maxxam Analytics[1],

  1. Animals will be escorted from the show ring to the sample collection area under the supervision of a Stampede Official.
  2. Exhibitor and animal information will be verified and confirmed in writing.
  3. Stampede Officials will appoint a technician to open the containers, vial, and/or needles in front of the exhibitor for verification that no contamination has occurred.
  4. The samples will be collected by the Official Stampede Veterinarian and may be obtained by either two separate collections in immediate sequence, or by splitting a single collection into A or B Samples.  The technician will package two blood, and/or urine samples (A and B Samples) in the presence of the exhibitor and/or parent or guardian, and under the supervision of the Official Stampede Veterinarian.
  5. Each sample will be sealed and signed by the Official Stampede Veterinarian and exhibitor and/or parent or guardian.
  6. The sample registration form will be completed and signed by the Official Stampede Veterinarian, and exhibitor and/or parent or guardian.
  7. The A and B samples are sealed, signed and placed in two separate locked boxes.  The technician is responsible for the care of the sample boxes until time of shipment.

       [1] Maxxam Analytics is accredited for Forensic Drug Testing by The Standards Council of Canada.

Sample Testing Procedure

  1. Sample A will be sent to Maxxam Analytics for testing.  Sample B will remain sealed and stored for further confirmation at Maxxam Analytics.
  2. Sample A will be tested for drug and chemical detection at Maxxam Analytics, immediately following receiving the sample.  Sample B will be retained by Maxxam Analytics until further direction is provided by the Calgary Stampede.
  3. If a positive result is obtained in Sample A; Sample B will then be tested for confirmation.
  4. If the results of both Sample A and B return positive for the same substance, the animal may be disqualified and penalties will be determined by the Calgary Stampede.

Penalties

In the event that any such animal is declared with a positive drug test or not ethically fitted, the Calgary Stampede will determine penalties based on the severity of the rule violation.  This decision is final and binding without recourse against the Calgary Stampede.
 

STALLING

Competitors with trailers will be directed on where to park upon arrival at the Olds Regional Exhibition Venue. 

 

TRANSPORTATION OF ANIMALS

Please reference our Health Regulations page for detailed information on transporting animals within Alberta and importing cattle to Canada. If you have any questions, please contact our Entries Office at agriculture@calgarystampede.com.
 

Judges

2021 Junior Steer Classic Judge:

Colton Hamilton – Innisfail, Alberta

Judging Criteria

 

All steers will be shown by the weight recorded at the time of weigh in. Classes will be split based on the recorded weights with the number of steers per class to be determined by the committee based on entries. 

General

Important Details to Share from our Friends at Olds Regional Exhibition:

Stalling:

    • Initial bedding provided; additional bagged shavings available $10/bag from the ORE.
    • Tie-outs are fully serviced.
    • Tie-outs will be available for early arrival on Friday evening from 4pm – 8pm; gates closed and locked at 8pm. Please contact agriculture@calgarystampede.com if you are planning to arrive on site early so that we can make arrangements for you to be welcomed by one of our Steer Classic volunteers. 
    • No hay available for purchase onsite.
    • For those needing an extra night on Sunday, steers can go to tie-outs and stalls need to be dismantled and loaded so our facility crew can start to refresh for Summer Synergy livestock arrival Monday morning. PLEASE clean up after yourselves, collect all garbage, extra/left over hay, grain bags, etc and either take home with you or throw in garbage. 

Power:

    • Strongly encourage exhibitors to bring generators to be placed outside of building.

RV Parking:

    • Book a serviced RV spot with O.R. Hedges Lions Campground at 403.556.2299 or orhedgescampground@gmail.com
    • First come first serve complimentary unserviced RV Parking south of MegaDome; adjacent to stalling tent and showring.

Flat Top Cattle Co. Show Supplies

    • Suzanne Smyth will be onsite with a full service show supply trailer.

Committee

Proudly presented by the Calgary Stampede Livestock Competitions Committee and Junior Steer Classic Sub-committee.