OMAHA, Neb. — For the first time in the show’s history, the
Shorthorn Steer Futurity and Breeder’s Cup will be a non-terminal event at the
North American International Livestock Exposition.
Live animal ultrasound will be used to determine the carcass
ranking of the show, allowing Breeder’s Cup and Futurity premiums to be
distributed as they have in the past. Separate divisions for purebred Shorthorn
and ShorthornPlus steers are available.
Due to the change, entries in the Steer Futurity also may
enter the Junior Steer show held in Freedom Hall the same day.
“This was a welcome change for the NAILE Steer Show staff,
the ASA staff and the exhibitors alike. We hope it will boost participation in
both shows and add incentive for those families that like to exhibit steers into
the fall and winter,” said Patrick Wall, the Shorthorn steer show’s
Entries to both shows close Oct. 1. For information or
nomination forms to the Breeder’s Cup, visit www.shorthorn.org.
Entry information can be obtained through the NAILE premium
book online at www.livestockexpo.org.