2023 FWSSR Junior Livestock Show Guide

2023 Junior Livestock Show Information Guide PO BOX 150 FORT WORTH, TEXAS 76101-0150 | 817.877.2400 | FWSSR.COM JUNIOR LIVESTOCK SHOW GUIDE

SHOOTING SPORTS PROGRAM OUTLINE THE JUNIOR SHOOTING SPORTS COMPETITION AND AIM FOR EDUCATION INITIATIVE: • Further the Fort Worth Stock Show & Rodeo mission by engaging Texas 4-H and FFA students in educational and competitive activities • Instill the personal values of education, work ethic and fair play through competition • Develop individual responsibility, sportsmanship, self-discipline and commitment • Opportunity to earn premiums and scholarships All sponsors will have a presence at the FWSSR Junior Shooting Competition, Shoot for Scholarships and the legendary Fort Worth Stock Show & Rodeo. Custom sponsorships can be designed to meet your goals. We appreciate your consideration of this opportunity and look forward to working with you, in Stock Show fashion, to grow this initiative into a best in class program supporting the youth of Texas. SHOOT FOR SCHOLARSHIPS THURSDAY, OCTOBER 6, 2022 • Engage and expand FWSSR audiences within the rapidly growing shooting sports • Raise funds in support of the Junior Shooting Sports competition and Aim for Education scholarship initiatives • 192+ local/regional business leaders, (forty-eight (48) - four (4) person teams) • Buckles and prizes awarded at the 250+ person auction and award dinner following the shoot FWSSR JUNIOR SHOOTING SPORTS COMPETITION SATURDAY, OCTOBER 8, 2022 The Inaugural Competition in 2022 will be a: • 3 Course, 2 flight sporting clay tournament • Open to the first 576 Texas 4-H & FFA participants between 6th and 12th grade • Educational opportunities related to the shooting sports and wildlife/land stewardship will be available and incentivized with prizes throughout the day • Additional side shooting events open to all attendees throughout the day • Over $20,000 in premiums awarded to youth competitors • Total attendance of 1,500 – 2,000 including family, supervisors and guests AIM FOR EDUCATION • Merit based scholarship initiative for high school seniors competing in the FWSSR Junior Shooting Sports competition • Program developed in conjunction with industry professionals, community leaders and 4-H & FFA shooting sports directors • Candidates study and test on a robust shooting and wildlife/land conservation curriculum • Top candidates from the test progress to an in-person presentation to judges • Finalists earn a portion of $20,000 in scholarships SH t scholarships fwssr for JUNIOR SHOOTING SPORTS for fwssr

2023 Junior Livestock Show Information Guide PO BOX 150 FORT WORTH, TEXAS 76101-0150 | 817.877.2400 | FWSSR.COM I. JUNIOR LIVESTOCK SHOW A. General • Entry deadline: November 15, 2022. • Livestock Premium List and Entry Applications will be available at FWSSR.COM on September 15. • Please fill out Entry Applications completely including appropriate signatures prior to submitting entries. • Entry applications are legal, binding documents. An exhibitor who makes a material misrepresentation subjects themselves to being barred from all further competition. • Residue Avoidance Program remains in effect. • All entries in the Junior Livestock Show must be exhibited by the owner/exhibitor, except when the exhibitor has more than one entry in a class or cannot be present to show their own animal due to circumstances beyond their control. In these cases, a substitute showman may exhibit the animal provided that the substitute showman meets all Junior Exhibitor criteria and is approved by the Superintendent of that department. A substitute showman may not exhibit animals for an owner/exhibitor participating in other events or activities (UIL competitions, school sports, etc.) or just being absent from the competition. If the exhibitor is scholastically ineligible to participate, as determined by the respective School District, the exhibitor and their entries are ineligible for competition. • An animal will be disqualified from the show if it is being trimmed, fitted, or dressed by anyone other than exhibitors, County Extension Agents or Agricultural Science Teachers from the State of Texas, or other feeders or leaders within the county or school district from which the animal is entered. • Any Junior animal entry which, when rubbed with a cloth or glove show residual evidence of artificial coloring, will be disqualified. • No Cable Halters JUNIOR LIVESTOCK SHOW CHANGES & REMINDERS 1.

2023 Junior Livestock Show Information Guide PO BOX 150 FORT WORTH, TEXAS 76101-0150 | 817.877.2400 | FWSSR.COM presented by B. Junior Ag Robotics Challenge • Friday, January 20 at the Fort Worth Museum of Science and History, conveniently located across Gendy Street, west of the Round Up Inn. • Junior and Senior Divisions - First 20 Entries in each Division will be accepted (due to space). - In Senior Division, each member of Champion team gets a $1,000 scholarship. - In Senior Division, each member of Reserve Champion team gets a $500 scholarship. C. Junior Heifer Show • Upon Arrival. A representative from each County 4-H Group or FFA Chapter must obtain, from the Superintendent’s office, a packet containing their group’s show numbers for their entries in this division. • Entry Verification. Exhibitors will be responsible for verifying their show number/entry by presenting the show number to the McFarland Room in the Watt Arena from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m., Thursday, January 19 and 8 a.m. until 11 a.m., Friday, January 20. Unverified show numbers must be returned to the McFarland Room by 11 a.m., Friday, January 20. • SHOW ORDER: Sat., January 21: 8:00 a.m. Charolais, Brangus, Shorthorn 1:00 p.m. Beefmaster, Polled Hereford, Hereford 1:30 p.m. Maine-Anjou Sun., January 22: 8:00 a.m. Limousin, Red Angus 1:00 p.m. Angus, Santa Gertrudis Mon., January 23: 8:00 a.m. Brahman, Simmental 1:00 p.m. Other Recorded Heifers, Simbrah • Heifer Superintendent’s Beef Challenge presented by - In 2022, seven scholarships were awarded ranging from $8,000 – $16,000 each for a total of $70,000. - Complete details will be available on our website, FWSSR.COM on October 1. • Junior Heifer Judges: - Beefmaster, Brahman, Brangus, Santa Gertrudis and Simbrah: Wravenna Bloomberg – Secor, Illinois - Angus, Charolais, Maine-Anjou, Other Recorded Heifers and Red Angus: Dr. Joe Mask – Franklin, Texas - Hereford, Limousin, Polled Hereford, Shorthorn and Simmental: Kody Lucherk – Canyon, Texas REMINDER REMINDER ROBOTICS AG junior challenge 2.

2023 Junior Livestock Show Information Guide PO BOX 150 FORT WORTH, TEXAS 76101-0150 | 817.877.2400 | FWSSR.COM D. Junior Steer Show • Arrivals will begin at Trinity Park. Trinity Park will not be available until 8:00 a.m. Monday, January, 30. • Classifying on Wednesday, February 1 and Show on Thursday and Friday, February 2 and 3 will be in Will Rogers Coliseum- NOT Watt Arena. All Steers will cross Burnett-Tandy Drive from Tower Promenade between Cattle 1 and Cattle 2. • Judge: Jarold Callahan – Yukon, Oklahoma E. Junior Wether Lamb Show • Weight/Breed cards due to Superintendent: 10:30 a.m., Saturday, January 21. • No initial bedding will be provided • Judge: Dr. Scott Greiner – Blacksburg, Virginia F. Junior Barrow Show • All Barrows must weigh not less than 250 lbs. or more than 290 lbs. Any barrow that weighs more than 10 lbs. above or below its show weight will be disqualified. • Arrivals will begin at Trinity Park. Trinity Park will not be available until 8:00 a.m. Monday, January 30. • Weight/Breed cards due to Superintendent 10:00 a.m. Tuesday, January 31. • No initial bedding will be provided • Judge: Seth Swenson – Newark, Illinois G. Junior Dairy Cattle Show • Judge: Mike Moyers – Bridgeport, Texas H. Junior Wether Goat Show • Exhibitors will be responsible for weighing their own goats and must submit weight cards by 12:00 noon, Saturday, January 21. Minimum weight on goats is 50 lbs. Any goats not meeting minimum requirements or goats with weights more than 4 lbs. above or below weight submitted, will be disqualified. • Show: Sunday, January 22 & Monday, January 23. • Judge: Harlan Yocham II – Sapulpa, Oklahoma I. Junior Breeding Sheep Show • Judge: Ron Waldron – St. Paris, Ohio REMINDER FOR 2023 Junior Steers will have a minimum weight requirement of 1,000 lbs. 3. REMINDER REMINDER

2023 Junior Livestock Show Information Guide PO BOX 150 FORT WORTH, TEXAS 76101-0150 | 817.877.2400 | FWSSR.COM J. Junior Agricultural Mechanics • Texas M.A.D.E. Promoting Mechanics, Agriculture, Development and Education through youth scholarship. Complete details will be available on FWSSR.COM on October 1. • All Divisions compete for Grand Champion and Reserve Champion of the Show. • Premiums: Class winners = $100, Division winners = $1,000. All premiums paid to FFA or 4-H group. Total $13,370 • Only projects started AFTER April 1, 2022 are eligible. • $20,000 in Bonus Rewards provided by Priefert Rodeo & Ranch Equipment and FWSSR. K. Junior Judging Contests • Entry deadline for contests is December 1, 2022. • Floriculture Contest – Friday, January 27 - $4,000 Award to 1st Place 4-H Club or FFA Chapter. - $2,000 Award to 2nd Place 4-H Club or FFA Chapter. - $2,000 Scholarship to High Individual. - $1,000 Scholarship to 2nd High Individual. - Complete details will be available on FWSSR.COM on September 15. • Contests Offered: Floriculture, Goat, Dairy Cattle, Range & Pasture Plant Identification, Horse, Meat and Wildlife. • Horse Judging Contest will now be held on Tuesday, January 17. presented by II. CALF SCRAMBLE A. 23 performances beginning January 13 through February 3 – 20 students per performance. B. Calf Scramble Scholarship Program – Guarantee of 30 scholarships, minimum total value $21,500. In 2021, there were 73 scholarships worth $344,000 awarded through our Calf Scramble Scholarship Program. C. Entry Process - Entry applications will be available at FWSSR.COM on October 1. - Entries will be accepted on a first-come, first-serve basis. After all the positions have been filled, the remaining applications will be kept on file and used on an as needed basis. 4.

2023 Junior Livestock Show Information Guide PO BOX 150 FORT WORTH, TEXAS 76101-0150 | 817.877.2400 | FWSSR.COM III. JUNIOR SHOW DATES Arrival: Show: Release: Ag Mechanics 8 a.m. – Noon, Fri., 1/13 Sat., 1/14 7 a.m., Mon., 1/16 Ag Robotics Fri., 1/20 Barrows 1 p.m. – 7 p.m., Mon., 1/30 Wed., 2/1 & Thur., 2/2 Terminal Breeding 8 a.m., Wed., 1/25 – Sheep 4 p.m., Thur., 1/26 Sun., 1/29 Noon, Sun., 1/29 Dairy Cattle 8 a.m., Fri., 1/13 – Noon, Sat., 1/14 Tues., 1/17 5 p.m.,Tues., 1/17 Heifers 8 a.m., Thurs., 1/19 – Sat., 1/21, Sun., 1/22 6 a.m., Mon., 1/23 9 a.m., Fri., 1/20 & Mon., 1/23 Steers 7 a.m. - 6 p.m., Tues., 1/31 Thurs., 2/2 & Fri., 2/3 6 a.m., Fri., 2/3 Wether Goats & 10 a.m. – 6 p.m., Fri., 1/20 Sun., 1/22 & Mon., 1/23 6 a.m., Mon., 1/23 Wether Lambs THE AGRICULTURAL DEVELOPMENT FUND CONTINUES TO SUPPORT YOUR YOUTH! - Continuing to provide $500 to the exhibitors of Champions and $250 to Reserve Champions in each division of the Junior Breeding Shows. Bonuses totaling $18,750! - Since 2015, the Agricultural Development Fund has committed additional premiums annually to exhibitors in the following Junior Shows: Barrows, Breeding Sheep, Dairy Cattle, Wether Lambs, Wether Goats, Youth Rabbits, Youth Poultry and Youth Dairy Goats. - Grand Total Support = $136,150 for the 2023 Show 5.

2023 Junior Livestock Show Information Guide PO BOX 150 FORT WORTH, TEXAS 76101-0150 | 817.877.2400 | FWSSR.COM 2023 COLLEGE AG DAY SATURDAY, JANUARY 21, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. (come and go as you please) CACTUS ROOM, AMON. G. CARTER JR. EXHIBITS HALL PARTICIPATING UNIVERSITIES AND COLLEGES: Angelo State University Kansas State University Louisiana State University Louisiana Tech University Prairie View A&M University Sam Houston State University Stephen F. Austin University Sul Ross University Tarleton State University Texas A&M University Texas A&M University - Commerce Texas Christian University Texas Tech University Weatherford College If you have any questions, please contact Tracy Friday at tfriday@brit.org Together with the Botanical Research Institute of Texas (BRIT), the Fort Worth Stock Show & Rodeo invite students and their families to attend a college day designed for individuals interested in agricultural careers. 6.