Due to the dry conditions this Prime Cattle Competition has been cancelled for this year 2019
Friday 10th May, 2019
Steward - Tom Chandler 0407 511 633
Contact - Joe Grove, Elders Barcaldine 0419 038744
- Open to cattle from any region or shire
- All cattle to be delivered to Barcaldine Saleyards 11am Friday 11th May
- All cattle must be accompanied by an NVD/Waybill
- Any HGP Status accepted, but must be on a separate NVD
- Cattle returning home to be accompanied by a separate NVD to those to sell
- Pasture fed, show quality, prime cattle to compete only
TROPHIES FOR SINGLE CATTLE
Champion Single Bullock (6 - 8 tooth)
Trophy donated by W.J.R. Chandler, “Hillalong”
Champion Single Steer (0 - 4 tooth)
Trophy donated by GM & LJ Bartalo
Champion Single Cow (6-8 tooth)
Trophy donated by Darryl & Leanne Kelly at Barcaldine Welding Works
Champion Single Heifer (0 - 4 tooth)
Trophy donated by Cumberland Santa Gertrudis
CHAMPION PEN OF BULLOCKS (3 head, 6-8 tooth)
Prizes donated by Western Livestock Nutrition
CHAMPION PEN OF STEERS (3 head, 0-4 tooth)
Prizes donated by Black Toyota
CHAMPION PEN OF COWS (3 head, 6-8 tooth)
Prizes donated by: Choyce’s Transport
CHAMPION PEN OF HEIFERS (3 head, 0-4 tooth)
Prizes donated by: Elders Rural Services – Barcaldine
SUPREME EXHIBIT OF THE SHOW
Prize donated by Choyce’s Livestock Transport Blackall
HIGHEST AGGREGATION OF POINTS BY ANY ONE EXHIBITOR
Prize donated by Allflex Australia
Any HGP status is accepted for all classes
- Single Bullock (6-8 tooth)
- Pen of Three Bullocks (6-8 tooth)
- Single Steer (0 - 4 tooth)
- Pen of Three Steers( 0 - 4 tooth)
- Single Cow (6-8 tooth)
- Pen of Cows (6-8 tooth)
- Single Heifer (0 - 4tooth)
- Pen of Three Heifers (0 -4 tooth)
ALL ENTRIES ARE MADE UNDER THE FOLLOWING REGULATIONS – PLEASE READ CAREFULLY
THIS COMPETITION IS OPEN TO CATTLE FROM ANY REGION OR SHIRE
- Please let the stewards know if you wish to have store or seed stock (bulls, stud females etc) cattle displayed as ‘exhibits only’ at the show.
- All cattle will be sold over the hook to the processor/destination nominated. Elders Barcaldine will assist with feeding, consignment & trucking and will administer the sale & donate commission to the Barcaldine PA & H Society.
- This cattle show is open to all breeds, including any crosses of cattle, purebreds or otherwise.
- Cattle in classes where there are dentition rules in place must be tagged with a white or pale-coloured tag in the near ear, clearly showing dentition written with a dark (Allflex) tag pen; in a single figure (0, 2, 4, 6 or 8) corresponding to the number of teeth observed no more that 7 days prior to exhibition. The stewards reserve the right to check mouthing in any animal(s) on the day.
- All cattle will be judged on weight for age, conformation, evenness (of multiple head lots), suitability and relevance to beef market specifications & accepted industry norms, temperament and fat/frame score.
- The stewards/judge reserve the right to reject and swiftly dispatch from the facility (saleyards) prior to the show commencing, any cattle that are: i. Not up to sale/show standard
- Are maimed, blind or diseased - or raise an animal welfare issue
iii. Display bad temperament or pose a danger/threat to judges, their assistants, any agent, worker/volunteer, or anyone involved with the show - including the public, and;
- Rule (iii) above applies to ‘exhibit only’ store/seed stock cattle as well
- The stewards/judge retain the right, after consultation with the owner, to transfer any entry to a more suitable class. The judge’s decision is final in all classes and entries.
- Horn status in each class will be judged according to industry norms and & general animal husbandry practice relevant to each class in each instance. This rule takes into account the temperament of each animal (or group of animals) in each case. It is generally encouraged that horned cattle have no more than 10 cm of blunt horn, but exemption is made for quiet cattle that pose no danger to themselves, other cattle in the show (including their pen-mates) or humans as described in rule (4) part (iii). The judge has final say in this matter.
- On arrival to the grounds all classes must be penned in their allotted space, assigned by the stewards.
10.Any one entry cannot be re-entered into a subsequent or prior class.
11.In the event of the judge deciding, in any class, that nothing is worthy of a prize, the stewards and judge reserve the right to give no such prize – especially with respect to rule 6 parts (i) to (iii).
12.All feeding and general care of all show animals is the responsibility of the stewards. Please communicate with the stewards to keep cattle fed & watered properly at all times.
13.All entries are made with the understanding that they may be used as subjects for Junior Judging
Chief Stewards: Mr John Miller – Ph 46 511181
Duncan Ferguson- Ph 46511608
Stewards: Ken Wilson
ENTRY FEE: $5.00
- Grand Champion Fleece of the Show – Donated by Mr WC Miller
- Res Grand Champion Fleece of the Show – Donated by AWN
- Champion Stud Ram’s Fleece – Robert McKenzie MemorialTrophy donated by David McKenzie
- Champion Stud Ewes Fleece – Donated by AWN
- Champion Skirted Flock Fleece – Donated by I & S Ross Shearing
- Champion Pair of Fleeces – Donated by C & E Egerton
- Aggregate Trophy (Flock Division) – Donated by Don Alexander
- Classers Aggregate Trophy – Donated by Barcaldine Downs Pastoral Co
- Trophies have been donated for classes 5, 12, 13 and champion ram’s fleece, champion flock fleeces, grand champion flock fleece and grand champion fleece of the show. Unless sufficient entries, trophies will not awarded in stated section.
- A special prize of $20 will be presented to the best flock fleeces shorn prior to 31st December, 2018.
- Ribbons will be presented for first, second and third in all cases where applicable.
- Cash prizes will not be awarded unless there is a minimum of three entries in each class.
- Scale of judging as set out by the National Council of Wool selling Brokers of Australia.
Points to be awarded as follows:
Registered Studs – Flock Fleeces
Fleeces from flock sheep run by registered studs are eligible to compete in the flock section. Classes 5-14.
Classer Aggregate Trophy – Flock Section
Awarded to the classer with the highest aggregate points from fleeces selected by the classer on the basis of 5 points for 1st, 3 points for 2nd, 1 point for 3rd. Champion 3 points, Reserve Champion 1 point.
Trueness to type......................................................10
Length ..................................................................... 10
Soundness .............................................................. 10
Colour of bloom......................................................... 6
Character ................................................................ 10
Density ...................................................................... 6
Evenness ................................................................ 10
Top and Toil Product .............................................. 30
- All entries must be accompanied by a Fleece Entry Card, which must be completed and handed to stewards on arrival of fleeces. Entry Cards are available at the wool court and at the Secretary’s Office. This card enables stewards to know all details including entries for the special award of $20 for fleeces shorn prior to 31st December, 2018.
- Entry Fee $10.00. However, this will not apply to entries donated to the Society which will be free of charge. Exhibitors who desire the return of fleece or fleeces at the conclusion of the Show must clearly indicate this on entry card.
- All fleeces are to be shorn from sheep that are the bona fide property of the exhibitor. The judge is at liberty to transfer any fleece in any class if he feels the fleece is incorrectly classified.
- No fleece will be exhibited in more than one class and must not be over twelve month’s growth.
- All entries must be delivered to the wool court on Thursday 11th May at the latest or left at Elders Barcaldine, at an earlier date.
1 Ram’s Fleece skirted, medium of 64’s quality wool
2 Ram’s Fleece skirted, strong of 60’s quality wool or stronger
3 Ewe’s Fleece skirted, medium of 64’s quality wool
4 Ewe’s Fleece skirted, strong of 60’s quality wool or stronger
CHAMPION RAM’S FLEECE
RESERVE CHAMPION RAM’S FLEECE
CHAMPION EWES’S FLEECE
RESERVE CHAMPION EWE’S FLEECE
QLD GROWN CHAMPION STUD RAM’S FLEECE
RESERVE CHAMPION STUD RAM’S FLEECE
QLD GROWN CHAMPION STUD EWE’S FLEECE
RESERVE CHAMPION STUD EWE’S FLEECE
1 Three skirted merino Ewes Fleece’s (For exhibitors in restricted central & northern regions)
2 Pair skirted Fine Fleeces, ewes or wethers
3 Pair Skirted Medium Fleeces, ewes or wethers
4 Pair Skirted Strong Fleeces, ewes or wethers
5 One skirted Fine Fleece, ewe or wether
6 One Skirted Medium Fleece, ewe or wether
7 One Skirted Strong Fleece, ewe or wether
8 Single Lamb’s Fleece, (to be 60 mm in length with lamb’s tip)
9 Single Hogget’s Fleece, (fleece grown following first shearing to be at least 60 mm in length)
10 One Skirted Flock Fleece, of any quality, Judged on commercial value only. Prize $20
OPEN FLOCK SECTION
11 One Skirted Fine Fleece, Ewe or Wether
12 One Skirted Medium Fleece, Ewe or Wether
13 One Skirted Strong Fleece, Ewe or Wether
CHAMPION FLOCK FLEECE - (From Classes 6 – 18)
RESERVE CHAMPION FLOCK FLEECE
FLOCK DIVISION AGGREGATE TROPHY.
Awarded to competitor with the highest aggregate points on basis of first 5 points, second 3 points and third 1 point. Champion 3 points, Reserve Champion 1 point
GRAND CHAMPION FLEECE OF SHOW (from Classes 1 – 18)
RESERVE GRAND CHAMPION FLEECE OF SHOW (classes 1 – 18)
CHAMPION PAIR OF FLEECES - selected from Class 7, 8 & 9
INTER-DISTRICT FLEECE COMPETITION
The Brisbane Royal National will be conducting an Inter-District Fleece Competition amongst Show Societies in Queensland. Six fleeces, two of each fine, medium and strong will be required by each Society. Competitors in the Barcaldine Wool Section are urged to make their fleeces available for selection in this competition. Wool donated to the competition will be sold on behalf of the Barcaldine Show Society.
PET SECTION FOR CHILDREN
Class 20 – Skirted Fleece, grown from pet sheep in town or country
Prize – First $5, Sec $3
YOUNG JUDGES COMPETITION
Competitors to be under the age of 25 years of age, previous winners are eligible to compete.
Prize – Trophy donated by the Show Society
Chief Steward: Mr Paul Doneley&Mr Scott Counsell
Entry Fee: $5 per pen
- Champion Pen Lambs or Weaners - (showing milk teeth)
- Res Champion Pen of Lambs or Weaners - (showing milk teeth)
- Champion Pen of Ewes - (showing no more than 2 teeth)
- Res Champion Pen of Ewes - (showing no more than 2 teeth)
- Champion Pen of Ewes - (showing no more than 4 teeth)
- Res Champion Pen Ewes - (showing no more than 4 teeth)
- Champion Pen of Ewes - (showing more than 4 teeth)
- Res Champion Pen of Ewes - (showing more than 4 teeth)
- GWK Egerton Memorial Trophy – Champion Flock Ewe of the Show
- Bob McGavin Memorial Trophy - Best Locally Bred Pen of Ewes
- Aggregate of Points – Ellem Family
- Grand Champion Pen of Flock Ewes
- Reserve Champion
Sheep must be in by 8.30 a.m. Saturday, 11th May, judging will commence at 10.00 a.m. Two pens of 5 ewes shorn on or after the first of May 2018 are eligible to compete in the Northern Zone Final, held in Muttaburra. The eligible sheep shall be the Champion and Reserve Champion pens, selected from: weaner or milk tooth classes; 2 tooth classes; 4 tooth classes. Shearing dates to be set from the 9th May 2018
Pen of five flock merino lambs or weaners showing milk teeth.
Class 1– Unshorn, 12 months old & under
Class 2 – Shorn, lambs or weaners
Pen of five flock merino ewes showing not more than 2 permanent teeth
Class 3 – Short Wool (shorn on or after 10th of September 2017)
Class 4 – Long Wool (shorn on or before the 9th September 2017)
Pen of five flock merino ewes showing not more than 4 permanent teeth
Class 5 – Short Wool (shorn on or after 10th September 2017)
Class 6 – Long Wool (shorn on or before the 9th September 2017)
Pen of five flock merino ewes showing more than 4 permanent teeth
Class 7 – Short Wool (shorn on or after 10th September 2017)
Class 8 – Long Wool (shorn on or before the 9th September 2017)
Champion Pen of Lambs or Weaners (showing milk teeth) – Classes 1 & 2
Champion Pen of Ewes (showing not more than 2 teeth) – Classes 3 & 4
Champion Pen of Ewes (showing not more than 4 teeth) – Classes 5 & 6
Champion Pen of Ewes (showing more than 4 teeth) – Classes 7 & 8
Grand Champion Flock Ewes of the Show
Aggregate of Points
Best Locally bred Pen of Ewes
Grand Champion Pen of Flock Ewes
ANY NUMBER OF PENS WOULD BE APPRECIATED
To be observed by Competitors
- Except where stated otherwise, all sheep entered in competitive classes must have been bred and departured in the state of Queensland by the exhibitor, must have been entirely paddock run and must bear his registered ear mark.
- The Judge and/or committee may disqualify any sheep, which in their opinion, has been fed and/or trimmed, especially for exhibition, except wigging and/or crutching.
- Basis of judging: Pens of ewes to be judged on a commercial basis as wool cutters and sound commercial breeding types and uniformity within the pen will be taken into account. Udders must be sound, i.e two normal teats and be capable of efficiently suckling a lamb.
- Local pen exhibits must be produced in the Barcaldine Shire, with the exhibitors property falling in the Barcaldine postcode.
- Teeth: In the event of the sheep cutting teeth on Show Day, the judge or chief steward has the right to move these sheep to and older section for judging.
- Adjudication; In the final judging of all classes and the championships the president or his nominee has the right to adjudicate, if necessary.
- Entries: The committee has the right to accept or reject any entry in any competitive class without assigning any reason thereto.
- The decision of the judge will be final.
- Sales: No sheep, either ewes or rams, are to be sold during this show except those which have be donated to the society and which may be sold by auction or private treaty for the sole benefit of the Society.
- Sub-Committee: A sub-committee shall be appointed each year, to number three, preferably persons not exhibiting, to examine any exhibition on Show Days, as directed by the president. Any genuine complaint which is received and recorded the secretary regarding a breach of these regulations will be referred to this sub-committee which will report their findings to the next committee meeting which may, at its discretion, take disciplinary action.
- Entrance fees will be charged alike to member and non-members.
Proof of shearing date may be required.
SHEEP DOG TRIALS
Due to the prolonged dry conditions the Sheep Dog Trials have been cancelled this year.
All Nominations to Jim O’Connell Ph: 0427 571483 or Fax: 46 571742,
Or Show Secretary Fax: 46 511561
DOGPRO TRANS TASMAN OPEN $500
ALLPASS FAMILY OPEN $500
DUNBLANE PASTORAL HOLDINGS NOVICE $370
WESTERNFREIGHT LINK IMPROVER TRIAL $370
BARCALDINE SHOW SOCIETY ENCOURAGEMENT TRAIL $100
We would like to thank our generous sponsors:
Major sponsor – Dogpro
Dunblane Pastoral Holdings
Western Freight Link
Barcaldine Show Society
Australian Wool Network
Camara Working Sheep Dogs
The attention of intending exhibitors is drawn to the fact that entries are accepted subject to the Rules of the Queensland Chamber of Agricultural Societies and to the Constitution and Rules of the Barcaldine Pastoral, Agricultural & Horticultural Society Inc., in addition to any Special Regulations which appear within this schedule.
- GENERAL REGULATIONS AND ACCEPTANCE OF ENTRIES
- All affiliated Queensland agricultural shows are conducted subject to the rules of the Queensland Chamber of Agricultural Societies Inc (QCAS), the constitution and rules of this Society, and any other special regulations which appear within the schedule.
- Affiliated agricultural societies may, as required, supplement these regulations with their own special regulations ensuring they are consistent with QCAS regulations.
- The attention of Exhibitors is drawn to the fact that entries are accepted subject to the Rules, By-Laws and Regulations of QCAS and the society relevant to this schedule, in addition to any special regulations which appear in this schedule. Copies of the Rules and By-Laws may be obtained upon application to QCAS or the society relevant to this schedule.
- No refunds will be made after close of entry.
- In the case of insufficient numbers being nominated or shown in any class, the society retains the right to suspend classes at any time.
- The section Chief Steward retains the right to reduce prize money where classes are not sufficiently patronized.
- Any competitor, who receives any physical or electronic communication aid during the judging of an event on an affiliated Society’s Showground, will have all nominations cancelled. The persons concerned may be asked to leave the Showground.
- Judging will be performed by a Judge or panel of Judges appointed by the Society.
- In the event of the Judge deciding that the exhibits in any Class are not worthy of a prize, no prize will be awarded.
- A Judge shall not adjudicate at more than one show within 30 days within a Sub-Chamber unless judging different sections. This rule applies to all affiliated agricultural show sections.
- A Judge or Steward must not knowingly permit an ineligible Exhibit or Exhibitor to compete.
- No Exhibitor or members of the Exhibitor’s immediate family or employed by the Exhibitor shall approach a Judge with regard to a decision made by the Judge unless they first obtain permission from the Committee person in charge or Steward of the Section.
- NOTICE TO INTENDING EXHIBITORS
- Entries are accepted subject to the Rules, By-Laws and Regulations of the Society, in addition to any Special Regulations, which appear in the Schedule.
- Whilst all reasonable care is taken, the affiliated Agricultural Society cannot accept any responsibility for any losses and/or damage or injury to or by any livestock exhibits, equipment, vehicles or any other property or person whilst on the Showground’s
- Any persons causing a nuisance by loud comments, or the decision of the Judges or of otherwise unseemly behavior will after being cautioned, be expelled from the showgrounds, and in the case of exhibitors, be liable for disqualification
- Dogs, other than those owned by members of the Canine Control Council, must be kept in a closed float, a vehicle, or on a short leash and must be suitably muzzled as to prevent it from being able to injure or bite any person or other animal, whilst on the Affiliated Society’s Showground. The Society reserves the right to impound or have impounded any stray or nuisance animal whilst on the Showgrounds
- The use of straw, sawdust and/or shavings for bedding of livestock is at the discretion of the Agricultural Society Management Committee
- ELECTRIC FENCES
- Energised electric fences are prohibited on the showground at any time, without the express permission of the society or unless specified in the societies schedule. Any fences are to be suitable signed.
- All QCAS affiliated agricultural societies have developed a comprehensive Agricultural Show Biosecurity Plan and all event organisers, competitors and spectators have a joint responsibility to ensure the successful implementation of a biosecurity plan.
- WORKPLACE HEALTH AND SAFETY
- All QCAS affiliated society’s showground’s are designated workplaces within the meaning of the Workplace Health and Safety Act 2011 and exhibitors / competitors are required to ensure that they and all persons under their direction or control, including their contractors or sub-contractors, comply with all requirements of the Act and QCAS holds each exhibitor responsible to discharge its obligations to provide and maintain a safe place and system of work during occupation by the exhibitor/competitor of any area of the affiliated Agricultural Society’s Showground’s.
- Each exhibitor/competitor will assess the risk to themselves, staff, volunteers, family, other exhibitors, agricultural society staff, show visitors, children and any person foreseeably affected by the presentation of their exhibit.
- Risks identified by exhibitors/competitors will be eliminated or controlled by the exhibitor/competitor and particular attention will be paid to ensuring public safety and safety of other exhibitors/competitors.
- In awarding Championships, the Judges shall select the next animal in order of merit to be called the “RESERVE CHAMPION” which may, if the Judge consents, take the place of the Champion in the event of the latter being disqualified. In awarding the Championships the first prize winner in each class of the relative sub-section shall be eligible to compete. In awarding the Reserve Champion, the first prize winner in each class of the relative sub-section other the exhibit to which the Championship has been awarded shall be eligible to compete together with the second prize winner from which the Champion is drawn.
- All prize winners must parade and wear prize ribbons at such time as requested by the Committee unless exempted by the Stewards.
- PRIZE RIBBONS
- Placings shall be designated by prize ribbons in the following order, irrespective of the number of exhibits:
FIRST…………….BLUE CHAMPION .......................PURPLE
SECOND………….RED RES CHAMPION................GREEN
THIRD……………WHITE SUPREME..........................TRI COLOUR
- LIABILITY OF SOCIETY
- All entries are accepted only on condition that neither the Barcaldine Pastoral, Agricultural & Horticultural Society nor its officers shall be held responsible for accident or injury to contestants or any loss or damage that shall arise to livestock or other exhibits. Each exhibitor shall be solely responsible for any loss or damage done to another, occasioned by, or arising from any animal or article exhibited by him and will indemnify the Barcoo Pastoral Society against all legal or other proceedings thereto. All exhibits, grounds and buildings shall be under the control of the Committee
- AUTHORITY OF STEWARDS
- Grooms or others in charge of exhibits must obey the orders of the Stewards or their exhibits will be excluded from competition. Chief Stewards reserve the right to change the program.
- LIVESTOCK HEALTH
- No animal shall be admitted or remain on the grounds that shows any evidence of any communicable disease, or any unsightly disease condition. The Committee reserves the right to require health inspections and diagnostic tests to be made before or after animals are on the grounds or to inaugurate any disease control measures that may in their opinion become necessary. The further right is reserved by the Committee to order and cause pre-emptory removal from the grounds of any animal which does not in every respect meet the health requirements of the Animal Health Act or of any other relevant Act.
- THE COMMITTEE
- Reserves the right to disqualify as ineligible for competition and order the removal of any entry which is not in the best interest of the Show or endangers the public or which has been entered in violation of the RULES and REGULATIONS