Show Classifications

2021 Show Classifications available fall of 2020. The below classifications are for the 2020 NJSS.

IMPORTANT NOTE for all Shows: Each of the following classes MAY be broken into multiple classes to accommodate large numbers of entries, but separate classes may NOT be combined into one. For example, there MAY be four “Junior Heifer Calf” classes, but there may NOT be one single “Spring Yearling Females” class (combining Late and Early Spring females).

Heifer Classifications – Entry in this show binds the exhibitor to all regulations pertaining to Junior National and ASA National Shows.

Classifications are the same for all female shows. (Purebred, Purebred Bred & Owned, ShorthornPlus, ShorthornPlus Bred & Owned). Be sure to check the Rules & Regulations for show rules pertaining to Bred & Owned Show Qualifications.

Junior Heifer Calves: calved between Jan. 1 and March 31, 2020

Division I Champion

Division I Res. Champion

Winter Heifer Calves: calved between Nov. 1 and Dec. 31, 2019

Senior Heifer Calves: calved between Sept. 1 and Oct. 31, 2019

Division II Champion

Division II Res. Champion

Summer Yearling Females: calved between July 1 and Aug. 31, 2019

Late Spring Yearling Females: calved between May 1 and June 30, 2019

Division III Champion

Division III Reserve Champion

Early Spring Yearling Females: calved between April 1 and April 30, 2019

Division IV Champion

Division IV Reserve Champion

Early Spring Yearling Females: calved between March 1 & March 31, 2019

Division V Champion

Division V Reserve Champion

Junior Yearling Females: calved between Jan. 1 and Feb. 28, 2019

Division VI Champion

Division VI Reserve Champion

Senior Yearling Females: calved between Sep. 1 and Dec. 31, 2018

Division VII Champion

Division VII Reserve Champion

Two-Year Old Cow/Calf Class: cows born between Jan. 1, 2018– Aug. 31, 2018

Three-Four Year Old Cow/Calf Class: cows born between Jan. 1, 2016 – Dec. 31, 2017

Aged Cow/Calf Class: cows born before Dec. 31, 2015

Division VIII Champion

Division VIII Reserve Champion

Grand Champion

Reserve Grand Champion

3rd, 4th and 5th Place Overall

**Heifers 20 months of age and older, without a calf at side, may be subject to a blood sample collection to verify pregnancy. In heifers 20 months of age and older, if pregnancy cannot be verified, the heifer will be subject to the rules under ASA Rules & Regulations (Rule VI, Section 1, Rule B)

Bred & Owned Bull Classifications – Entry in this show binds the exhibitor to all regulations pertaining to Junior National and ASA National Shows.

Junior Bull Calves: calved between Jan. 1 and March 31, 2020

Winter Bull Calves: calved between Nov. 1 and Dec. 31, 2019

Senior Bull Calves: calved between Sept. 1 and Oct. 31, 2019

Summer Yearling Bulls: calved between July 1 and Aug. 31, 2019

Late Spring Yearling Bulls: calved between May 1 and June 30, 2019

Early Spring Yearling Bulls: calved between March 1 and April 30, 2019

Junior Yearling Bulls: calved between Jan. 1 and Feb. 28, 2019

Senior Yearling Bull: calved between July 1 and Dec. 31, 2018

Two-Year-Old Bulls: calved between Jan. 1 and June 30, 2018

Grand Champion B&O Bull: chosen from 1st place winners

Reserve Grand Champion B&O Bull: chosen from 1st and 2nd place

(There are no divisions in the bull show)

Purebred Steer Classes – Entry in this show binds the exhibitor to all regulations pertaining to Junior National and ASA National Shows.

Prospect Steers: steers weighing 900 lbs and less

Grand Champion Purebred Prospect Steer: chosen from 1st place winners in Prospect steer classes

Reserve Grand Champion Purebred Prospect Steer: chosen from 1st and 2nd place winners in Prospect steer classes

Market Steers: steers weighing 901 lbs. and more

Grand Champion Purebred Market Steer: chosen from 1st place winners in Market steer classes

Reserve Grand Champion Purebred Market Steer: chosen from 1st and 2nd place winners in Market steer classes

Grand Champion Bred & Owned Purebred Steer – chosen from 1st placing B&O steers in each of the Prospect and Market classes – exhibitors will be notified in class by show official if qualified to participate. Steers will be marked in show program with a “Y” for yes or “N” for no for B&O.

Reserve Grand Champion Bred & Owned Purebred Steer – chosen from 1st and 2nd placing B&O steers in each of the Prospect and Market classes – exhibitors will be notified in class by show official if qualified to participate. Steers will be marked in show program with a “Y” for yes or “N” for no for B&O.

ShorthornPlus Steer Classes – Entry in this show binds the exhibitor to all regulations pertaining to Junior National and ASA National Shows.

Prospect Steers: steers weighing 900 lbs and less

Grand Champion ShorthornPlus Prospect Steer– chosen from 1st place winners in Prospect steer classes

Reserve Grand Champion ShorthornPlus Prospect Steer – chosen from 1st and 2nd place winners in Prospect steer classes

Market Steers: steers weighing 901 lbs. and more

Grand Champion ShorthornPlus Market Steer: chosen from 1st place winners in Market steer classes

Reserve Grand Champion ShorthornPlus Market Steer: chosen from 1st and 2nd place winners in Market steer classes

Grand Champion Bred & Owned ShorthornPlus Steer – chosen from 1st placing B&O steers in each of the Prospect and Market classes exhibitors will be notified in class by show official if qualified to participate. Steers will be marked in show program with a “Y” for yes or “N” for no for B&O.

Reserve Grand Champion Bred & Owned ShorthornPlus Steer – chosen from 1st and 2nd placing B&O steers in each of the Prospect and Market classes exhibitors will be notified in class by show official if qualified to participate. Steers will be marked in show program with a “Y” for yes or “N” for no for B&O.