Shorthorn Competition


2023 SHORTHORN COMPETITION

The Royal Agricultural Winter Fair gratefully acknowledges the contribution from Masterfeeds for their overall sponsorship of the Beef Cattle Shows.


Date: Saturday November 4, 2023

Time: 4:30 PM – 8:30 PM

Location: Semex Ring of Excellence, South Ring

Judge: Marlin LeBlanc, SK


Competition Information

Entry Closing Date: Tuesday October 10, 2023

Breed Contact: Jamie Blenkiron - (519) 993-0677

Move in - Barn: Tuesday October 31, 2023. Cattle must be in place before Thursday November 2, 2023, at 8:00 AM.

Move in - Tie-Outs: Tie outs will not be available until Monday October 30, 2023, after 8:00 AM

Weigh in: Thursday November 2, 2023 from 1:30pm to 5:00pm

Tie out times:

Wednesday November 1, 2023 from 5:30pm to 6:30pm

Thursday November 2, 2023 from 5:30pm to 6:30pm

Friday November 3, 2023 from 5:30pm to 6:30pm

Saturday November 4, 2023 from 8:00pm to 8:20pm OR 9:00pm to 9:20pm

Sunday November 5, 2023 from 3:00pm to 4:00pm OR 9:00pm to 9:20pm

Move out: Sunday November 5, 2023, following conclusion of Supreme Show.

  • Tear down of stalls cannot start until after the Supreme Show in finished and trailers will not be allowed to move until all cattle have walked to tie outs. Tie out walk time TBA.
  • No cattle will be allowed back in the barn on Monday November 6. Cattle can remain in tie outs until 12:00 PM (noon) on Monday.
  • Pack must be gone from the barn by Monday November 6 at 7:00 AM.

      **Please see the General Beef Cattle section for entry fees, tie-out information, and beef cattle rules & regulations**


      Ontario Junior Shorthorn Association Showmanship Show
      Sponsored by the Ontario Junior Shorthorn Association

      Date: Thursday November 2, 2023
      Time: 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
      Location: Semex Ring of Excellence, South Ring

      Juniors must be a member of the Ontario Junior Shorthorn Association.
      Heifers must be chosen from herds already stabled at The RAWF. Contestants are asked to register before 12:00 PM, on Thursday November 2, 2023, at the Shorthorn Booth.
      Banners presented to the Grand and Reserve Champion Showperson. Ribbons 1st to 5th will be awarded.

      Note the following divisions:

      1. PeeWee Showmanship, 9 years and under
      2. Junior Showmanship, 10 - 13 years
      3. Intermediate Showmanship, 14 - 17 years
      4. Senior Showmanship, 18 - 21 years
      5. Plus Senior Showmanship, 22 - 25 years

      EXHIBITORS PLEASE NOTE:

      1. Any Shorthorn shown at the RAWF is subjected to parentage tests and/or mouthing. Tests will be supervised by the Show Committee of the Ontario Shorthorn Association. In the event that the veterinarian determines that the animal's age is incorrect, that animal will be barred from showing. All cattle must have Canadian Papers to be shown at the RAWF.
      2. ALL CATTLE ENTERED MUST BE REGISTERED PRIOR TO MAKING ENTRIES TO THE RAWF (entries with "registration applied for" will not be accepted).
      3. Exhibitor Attire: All must wear the designated burgundy show shirts while shwoing. Shirts are avalible for pruchase at a cost of $40 per shirt. They are avaliable in mens and womens sizes. Please order IN ADVANCE from the Ontario Shorthorn Association.
      4. To be eligible to show, males must be at least 93.8% pure and females must be at least 87.5% pure (except in class 1,2 &15).
      5. The RAWF has banned all aerosol cans from the marshalling area, as per rule #2 of the General Beef Rules and Regulations. By entering your animals, you are agreeing to abide by these rules and failure to comply will result in disqualification.

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      Shorthorn Results

      Classes:

      1.

      Shorthorn Plus Heifers

      Born on or after January 1st, 2023 Min. 3 months of age

      Heifers between 50 and 87.4 percentage pure blood Shorthorn. Winners will not be included in the Division or overall Champion classes

      2.

      Shorthorn Plus Yearling Female born in 2023

      Born between January 1st, 2022 and December 31st, 2022

      Heifers between 50 and 87.4 percentage pure blood Shorthorn. Winners will not be included in the Division or overall Champion classes

      3.1.

      Junior Female Calf Born In 2023

      Born on or after March 16th, 2023 , Min. 3 months of age

      3.2.

      Intermediate Female Calf born in 2023

      Born between February 1st, 2023 and March 15th, 2023

      3.3.

      Senior Female Calf Born In 2023

      Born between January 1st, 2023 and January 31st, 2023

      7.1.

      Junior Yearling Female

      Born between March 16th, 2022 and December 31st, 2022

      7.2.

      Intermediate Yearling Heifer

      Born between February 1st, 2022 and March 15th, 2022

      7.3.

      Senior Yearling Female Heifer

      Born between January 1st, 2022 and January 31st, 2022

      11.

      Female born In 2021, with her own 2023 natural purebred, tattooed calf at foot

      Born between January 1st, 2021 and December 31st, 2021

      Female and Calf shall be shown as a unit except that the calf is eligible to be shown as a single animal in Breeder's Herd and Get of Sire only. Calf information must be included on the entry.

      12.

      Female born before January 1st, 2021 with her own 2023 natural purebred, tattooed calf at foot

      Born before January 1st, 2021

      Female and Calf shall be shown as a unit excpet that the calf is eligible to be shown as a single animal in Breeder's Herd and Get of Sire. Calf inforamtion must be included on the entry.

      15.

      Shorthorn Plus Bull Calf, born in the 2023 year

      Born on or after January 1st, 2023

      Calves between 50 and 93.7 percentage pure blood Shorthorn. Winners will not be included in the Division or overall Champion clases

      16.1.

      Junior Bull Calf Born In 2023

      Born on or after March 1st, 2023 , Min. 3 months of age

      16.2.

      Senior Bull Calf Born In 2023

      Born between January 1st, 2023 and February 28th, 2023

      19.

      Junior Bull

      Born between January 1st, 2022 and December 31st, 2022

      21.

      Senior Bull

      Born before January 1st, 2022

      24.

      Progeny Of Dam

      Two animals, either sex, the progeny of one dam, must be exhibited in previous classes.

      One animal must be owned by the exhibitor.

      25.

      Get Of Sire

      A group of three animals from the same sire, both sexes represented, must be exhibited in previous classes.

      One animal must be owned by the exhibitor.

      26.

      Breeder's Herd

      A group of 4 animals bred by the exhibitor, both sexes represented, must be exhibited in previous classes.

      One animal must be owned by the exhibitor.


      BANNERS


      Crawford Farms Banner

      Presented to the Champion Shorthorn Plus Heifer Calf by Gord Crawford & Family.

      Diamond Future Cattle Co. Banner

      Presented to the Reserve Champion Shorthorn Plus Heifer by Jeff & Sue Scott & Family.

      Monden Excavating Banner

      Presented to the Champion Shorthorn Plus Yearling Female by Zach Monden.

      Ontario Shorthorn Association Banner

      Presented to the Reserve Champion Shorthorn Plus Yearling Female by the Ontario Shorthorn Association

      Poplar Lane Farms Banner

      Presented to the Champion Junior Heifer Calf by Douglas & Margaret Derry & Family.

      Leahy Stock Farm Banner

      Presented to the Reserve Champion Junior Heifer Calf by Bernard & Lise Leahy & Family.

      Byrne Boys Operation Banner

      Presented to the Champion Intermediate Heifer Calf by the Byrne Boys Operation.

      BJH Shorthorns Banner

      Presented to the Reserve Champion Intermediate Heifer Calf by Brigitte Herrema.

      Hill Haven Shorthorns Banner

      Presented to the Champion Senior Heifer Calf by Dale Asser and Bob Meldrum.

      Locustview Shorthorns Banner

      Presented to the Reserve Champion Senior Heifer Calf by Steve & Joyce Bartlett.

      Robway Acres Banner

      Presented to the Champion Junior Yearling Female by Wayne Murrell & Family.

      Double C Farms Banner

      Presented to the Reserve Champion Junior Yearling Female by the Cooke Family.

      Watson Cattle Co. Banner

      Presented to the Champion Intermediate Yearling Female by Bobby & Julie Watson & Family.

      Millbrook Shorthorns Banner

      Presented to the Reserve Champion Intermediate Yearling Female by Blair Allnutt.

      Byrne Boys Operation Banner

      Presented to the Champion Senior Yearling Female by David & Joanne Currie & Daughters.

      Fendale Livestock Banner

      Presented to the Reserve Champion Senior Yearling Female in memory of Frank Byrne.

      Height Land & Livestock Co. Banner

      Presented to the Champion Senior Female by Brad Height.

      Devil's Ridge Banner

      Presented to the Reserve Champion Senior Female by the Van Esse Family.

      Scotsdale Shorthorns Banner

      Presented to the Grand Champion Female. In memory of Emerson Clarke.

      Blenview Farms Banner

      Presented to the Reserve Grand Champion Female by Jamie & Ellen Blenkiron & Sons.

      Wright Genetics Banner

      Presented to the Champion Shorthorn Plus Bull Calf by Lloyd & Carol Wright.

      Monden Excavating Banner

      Presented to the Reserve Champion Shorthorn Plus Bull Calf by Zach Monden.

      Windyview Farm Banner

      Presented to the Champion Junior Bull Calf by the Ormiston Family.

      Byrne Boys Excavating Banner

      Presented to the Reserve Champion Junior Bull Calf by Byrne Family.

      Shadybrook Farm Banner

      Presented to the Champion Senior Bull Calf by Laurence Pathy & Family.

      Mel-Matt Livestock Banner

      Presented to the Reserve Champion Senior Bull Calf by the
      Scott Family.

      Horseshoe Valley Shorthorns Banner

      Presented to the Champion Junior Bull Calf by John & Sheryl McNiven & Sons.

      Dufferin Veterinary Services Banner

      Presented to the Reserve Champion Junior Bull Calf by Dr. Rex Crawford.

      ULURU Shorthorns Banner

      Presented to the Champion Senior Bull by Bob Riviere.

      Elba Glen Cattle Co. Banner

      Presented to the Reserve Champion Senior Bull by the Smith Family.

      Glenrothes Farm Banner

      Presented to the Grand Champion Bull by George Brown & Family.

      Elba Glen Cattle Co. Banner

      Presented to the Reserve Grand Champion Bull by the Smith Family.

      Little Rebel Cattle Co. Banner

      Presented to the winning Progeny of Dam by Blair McGlashan.

      Bottwood Acres Banner

      Presented to the winning Get of Sire by Adam & Jody Bott & Family.

      Red Rose Farm Banner

      Presented to the winning Breeder’s Herd by Martin & Liz
      Mason & Sons.

      Ontario Shorthorn Association Banner

      Presented to the exhibitor of the Supreme Shorthorn of the Show by the Ontario Shorthorn Association.

      Crawfdown Farms Banner

      Presented to the Grand Champion Showperson by Gord Crawford & Family.

      TIBS SHorthorns Banner

      Presented to the Reserve Grand Champion Showperson by Pat Thibodeau & Family.


      SPECIALS


      Premier Exhibitor Award

      An award is presented to the exhibitor with the most points for animals owned and shown by the exhibitor based on thier highest (6) placings in the individual classes. All animals accumulating points for this award must be the entries of one exhibitor. In the case of joint-ownership, the exhibitor must be specified, otherwise the joint owners will be considered as one exhibitor / entry.

      Banner presented by The Royal Agricultural Winter Fair

      Premier Breeder Award

      An award is presented to the individual company (as recorded on the Certificate of Registration) whose animals accumulate the highest total points based on thier highest (6) placings in the individual classes. To be eligible for the Premier Breeder Award, the breeder must exhibit at the show. Qualification for this award is based on Canadian rules that specify all owners at the time of conception are the breeders of the animals.

      Banner presented by The Royal Agricultural Winter Fair

      Steward Boyd Memorial Trophy

      Presented to the Junior Female Champion by Mrs. Suzanne Boyd and Family, Michael and Debbie in memory of the late Stewart Boyd.

      The Harold R. White Trophy (Perpetual)

      Presented to the Grand Champion Female by the Canadian Shorthorn Association in recognition of the contribution to the Shorthorn breed by the late Mr. White. A memento will be presented to the winner.

      The Will A. Dryden Memorial Trophy (Perpetual)
      Presented to exhibitor of the winning Get of Sire by Mrs. Margaret Dryden to honor the memory of her husband, the late Will A. Dryden. Mr. Dryden was a charter member of the RAWF, its first president from 1919 to 1923, managing director from 1936-1949 and a member of the executive committee from the commencement of the RAWF in 1922 until his death in 1949. A memento will be presented to the winner.
      Redford W. Gardhouse Memorial Trophy

      Presented by the Gardhouse family to the exhibitor of the winning Breeder's Herd. Redford Gardhouse was the President of the Ontario and Canadian Shorthorn Association and The Royal Agricultural Winter Fair.

      Bennett Trophy (Perpetual)

      Presented to the owner of the Grand Champion Bull in memory of Mr. & Mrs. S.G. Bennett, recognizing thier contributions towards the Shorthorn breed.

      Shorthorn Championship Trophy (Perpetual)

      Presented to the exhibitor of the Best Shorthorn of the Show by the Shorthorn Society of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland.

      Katherine Merry Stanton Memorial Award

      Trophy and $2,500 presented to the Grand Champion Shorthorn Bull and Female, gernerously donated by the Stanton Family.

      MASTERFEEDS SUPREME BEEF CHAMPIONSHIP

      Date: Sunday November 5, 2023
      Time:
      4:00 PM
      Location:
      Semex Ring of Excellence

      The Masterfeeds Supreme Beef Championship class will invite the Grand Champion Bull and Female from each of The Royal's seven breed shows, the National Junior Beef Heifer Show back into the ring along with the supreme champions from premier regional beef shows in Ontario, Quebec and the Maritimes to be judged for overall Supreme Bull and Female. Three North American officials have been invited to decide who will take home the prize and title of Masterfeeds Supreme Bull and Supreme Female.

      Masterfeeds Supreme Champion Bull 2022
      BUCHANAN’s BRUNO C656
      Indian River Cattle Company, Rolling Meadows Angus and Buchanan Cattle Enterprises