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 director.

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.