1. Steers will be classified upon arrival at the fair into 3 divisions (American, British, AOB). Provided there are a least 4 steers in a division. If there are 3 or less steers in the division, that division will be combined with AOB. Each division will consist of 2 classes unless there are more than 9 steers in that division.
A. American (must show at least ¼ blood Brahman influence
B. European (must meet criteria of its breed)
C. Cross Bred (all other breed influences
Steers must meet criteria of its breed and will be visually classified by a three-member committee. Exhibitor or current Burleson County Exhibitor may walk a steer into classification arena. All steers WILL be classified. All classification decisions are FINAL!NO EXCEPTIONS
2. The top 18 in division will be sold at the auction and sale order determined by Judge.
3. Judging of steers will be Thursday, September 27, 2023, at 7:30 p.m.
4. Premium money will be awarded for 1st through 6th place. Each division will select a Grand Champion and Reserve Champion. Then an overall Supreme Grand Champion and an overall Reserve Champion will be selected.
Grand Champion - Banner & Buckle • Reserve Champion - banner & Buckle
5. Each exhibitor will be allowed to purchase and feed no more than two (2) steers. Steers must be fed and fitted to specifications of General Rules. Family entries will be permitted.
6. Exhibitors will turn in their own weights at classification. No weight cards will be accepted after classification closes. All steers will be weighed at the conclusion of the show. No Exceptions. All steers must be between a minimum of 1,000 pounds and a maximum weight of 1,450 pounds. Any steer weighing below 1,000 pounds, above 1,450 pounds or outside of the 5% weigh back tolerance will be backed off the scale and given an immediate re-weigh. The second weight is final, if the animal is disqualified the exhibitor will forfeit any ribbons, buckles and/or premiums awarded.
7. All steers must be between a minimum weight of 1,000 pounds and a maximum weight of 1,450 pounds, with a 15-pound tolerance on both the minimum (985) and maximum (1,465) weight at final weigh.
8. All steers must be clipped so that the hair is no more than 1/4" in length prior to entering the fairgrounds. Hair will be checked for length at weigh-in. If any hair is longer than permitted, steer will be sifted.
9. Steers must be dehorned. Recommended show cut.
10. Parents or other adults will not be allowed to assist the exhibitor in the ring during judging. Committee member only allowed in ring or appointed staff.
11. No pumping of liquids into steers will be allowed on fairgrounds.
12. Exhibitors will be required to keep their space and stalls in a clean condition by removing filth and litter and placing the same in a designated area where the management may move it with ease. No bedding hay will be allowed in the livestock buildings. Violation of this rule will result in a $100 fine. The money will be deducted from sale proceeds if available. If the fine is not paid, there will be a one (1) year suspension of the exhibitor from the fair.
13. Any steer found in violation of the Official Livestock Rules after weigh-in will be disqualified from the show. This division is subject to the Burleson County Fair Association General Rules and Regulations and the Livestock Department Rules and Regulations.
14. All entries must be entered online in ShoWorks by 7:30 p.m. Sunday, April 2, 2023, at burleson.fairwire.com.
Entry fees to be paid at tag in.
15. Steer Tag-In/Check-In:
A. April 2, 2023 5:00 - 7:30 p.m. Registration & Entry
B. September 26, 2023 6:00 p.m. Steer Check In
C. September 26, 2023 7:30 p.m. Steer Classification, sift, & weight cards
Tag in will be at fairgrounds
16. No fans or tack will be allowed in the aisle.