Beefmaster Promotion Group

Show Rules

BEEFMASTER PROMOTION GROUP
General Rules - Effective Oct 9, 2018
  1. Beefmaster Promotion Group, 541 State Hwy. 75N, Fairfield, TX 75840.
  2. The owner of record on all animals, as stated on the BBU registration certificate, must be a paid member in good standing of the Beefmaster Promotion Group before they may enter the show ring.
  3. Any individual who has an entry in a BPG show must be at least 6 years of age as of the day of the show.
  4. Beefmaster Promotion Group, 541 State Hwy. 75N, Fairfield, TX 75840 pays some percent of premiums awarded for this show.
  5. All cattle must be registered with BBU as a purebred and be in good standing with BBU.
  6. Only one (1) person per animal is permitted in the show arena during the exhibition of individual classes, with exceptions made by one of the following:
    1. A physical or mental disability that prevents the proper handling of the animal without assistance or,
    2. a handler has a physical injury (sprained ankle, broken arm, etc.) that requires assistance.
    Any request for an assistant shall be presented to an attending BPG Director or Officer before the beginning of the show for a ruling. In the event that an assistant is required and approved, the assistant shall provide the least amount of interference as possible for the handler to properly display the animal and shall not interfere with any other entrant or otherwise block the path or view of the Judge.
  7. All exhibitors shall provide animal health certificates from licensed veterinarians upon request by fair or livestock show officials.
  8. All animal tattoos or brands may be checked for legibility and must match the registration papers for that animal. Animals with illegible tattoos or incorrect papers will not be allowed to show.
  9. Heifers exhibited at 24 months of age or older must be accompanied by a certificate of pregnancy by a licensed veterinarian which shall be presented to show officials at check in, or be nursing their natural, purebred calf-at side (under 6 months of age). The show reserves the right to perform pregnancy determination of females over 24 months of age at any BPG sanctioned show if an official protest has been filed. The purebred, natural calf at side must be registered with BBU if over 30 days of age. If under 30 days of age, an application for BBU certificate of breeding must be presented.
  10. All bulls 12 months and older must be led with a noselead at all times.
  11. Animals entered in group classes, must have been shown in an individual class.
  12. All BBU registered animals must be shown with their hair coats lying downward and flat against their entire body. Hair trimming is permissible and must be done in those few areas such as the neck and portions of the topline of the animal which may not lay flat against the body. Hair may not be trained upwards or forwards and/or pulled upwards or forwards on any part of the animal’s body. No animals may have any foreign object(s) attached to it in any manner or have its natural color altered in a manner so as to change the conformation or appearance. An exhibitor who fails to abide by this rule will be dismissed from the arena and/or forfeit premiums, awards and points from the show.
  13. Each animal must be presented in the show ring in its natural conformation and structure without alteration or modification. Alteration or modification shall be defined to include any surgical, chemical, electrical, or other appearance change for cosmetic purposes (such as silicon injections or other injections for cosmetic purposes), save only branding, tattooing, foot trimming or dehorning. Additionally, no pumping or filling of any animal with a liquid, air, or any other substance is NOT ALLOWED. ALL animals and exhibitors found to be in violation of this rule will be banned for life from showing at a BPG approved show.
  14. All bulls 20 months of age or older that are exhibited must have passed a fertility examination given by a licensed veterinarian to be eligible to show and the results must be presented at check in. Once a bull has a positive exam, retesting is not required.
  15. Determinations regarding classes and the splitting of classes shall be made in the sole discretion of the show official or coordinator and are not subject to review or protest.
  16. All animals exhibited in the show are subject to DNA marker test to verify accuracy of parentage and for any other testing as required by the individual show. Collection of DNA will be done by a nonpartisan individual designated by the Association and Livestock Show. Any DNA collected on animals exhibited in a BPG approved show is owned by and is the property of the Beefmaster Promotion Group. The BPG, and its representatives, have the authority to require such tests as they deem necessary to verify the accuracy of the classification and pedigree of exhibited animals. Said authority shall extend to, and cover the enforcement of, all show rules as adopted by the BPG. Any refusal of DNA being collected, will be an automatic suspension from the Beefmaster Promotion Group.
  17. Every exhibitor, in consideration of his/her entry being accepted, agrees to submit any animal so entered by him/her to inspection and agrees to have such animal submitted to any tests as may be designated and requested by BPG or authorized show representative of the relevant show or fair, and agrees that the conclusions reached by the committee/representative as to whether such animal is unethically fitted, over age or falsely represented, shall be final, without recourse, against BPG and designated personnel. Any false representation, interference, unprofessional conduct or breach of the BPG Code of Conduct on the part of any exhibitor will be dealt with by the Executive Committee according to the equities in the case.
  18. Any and all protests must be written and be filed with a BPG officer or Director no later than 7 days after the conclusion of the show, accompanied by a deposit of $150, cash or certified check, which will be forfeited if protest is not sustained.
  19. For and in consideration of the opportunity to participate in a BPG approved show, each exhibitor hereby releases Beefmaster Promotion Group and their respective officials, sponsors, agents, officers, directors, employees and representatives, from any and all claims, liabilities, suits and judgments, arising from or connected with the administration or use of any animal test, rule enforcement and the resulting decision or action based thereon.
Code of Conduct - Effective Oct 9, 2018
  1. Exhibitors of animals at livestock shows shall at all times deport themselves with honesty and good sportsmanship. Their conduct in this competitive environment shall always reflect the highest standards of honor and dignity to promote the advancement of agriculture.
  2. All persons, exhibitors, owners, trainers, fitters, parents, show officials, etc, are under an affirmative responsibility to do more than avoid improper conduct or questionable acts. Their moral values must be so certain and positive that those younger and more pliable will be influenced by their fine example. Obscene or discriminatory language or insubordination of any kind will NOT be tolerated. Parents, guardians, exhibitors, owners, trainers, fitters, family members who violate the code of conduct will forfeit awards, premiums, etc. and shall be prohibited from future exhibition in accordance with the rules adopted by the respective fairs, livestock shows and the Beefmaster Promotion Group (BPG). Exhibitors who violate this code of conduct demean the integrity of all livestock exhibitors and should be prohibited from competition at all livestock shows in the United States.
  3. All exhibitors shall provide animal health certificates from licensed veterinarians upon request by fair or livestock show officials.
  4. Member exhibitor and member owners, as well as their family members, representatives and employees, shall act in a sportsmanlike and professional manner while attending any BPG show, sale or event. Judges, show officials, fellow exhibitors and all event attendees shall be treated with courtesy and respect. Exhibitors or owners shall not engage in or direct any abusive, threatening or obscene conduct toward judges, show officials, other exhibitors or any BPG event attendees.
  5. There shall be no consumption of alcohol in the show ring or make ready area of a BPG sanctioned show or event. While the consumption of alcohol is permitted in other areas as deemed appropriate by the fair or livestock show, disorderly conduct while intoxicated is strictly prohibited and anyone exhibiting disruptive behavior will be asked to leave immediately and will face possible expulsion from the BPG.
  6. The act of entering an animal is the giving of consent by the parent, guardian, exhibitor, owner, fitter, trainer, family member to have disciplinary action taken by the fair, livestock show, breed association or the Beefmaster Promotion Group for violation of this Code of Conduct and any other rules of competition of the fair, livestock show or Beefmaster Promotion Group without recourse against the fair, livestock show, or Beefmaster Promotion Group. The act of entering an animal is the giving of consent that any proceedings or disciplinary action taken by the fair, livestock show or Beefmaster Promotion Group may be published with the name of the violator or violators in any publication of the International Association of Fairs and Expositions, including any publications of the breed association and the Beefmaster Promotion Group.
  7. The act of entering of an animal in a fair, livestock show or BPG sponsored event is the giving of verification by the parent, guardian, owner, exhibitor, trainer, fitter, family member that he or she has read these rules and understands the consequences of and penalties provided for actions prohibited by such. It is further a consent that any action which contravenes these rules and is also in violation of federal or state regulations, or rules may be released to appropriate law enforcement authorities with jurisdiction over such infractions.
  8. Direct criticism or interference with the judge, fair or livestock show management, other exhibitors, breed representatives, or show officials before, during, or after the competitive event is prohibited. In the furtherance of their official duty, all judges, fair and livestock show management, or other show officials shall be treated with courtesy, cooperation and respect and no person shall direct abusive or threatening conduct toward them.
  9. Authorized representatives of the BPG Association have the authority to enforce the rules set forth herein, including barring a registered animal from a livestock show at which it is to be shown, if there are reasonable grounds to believe a violation has occurred.
  10. All BPG members will abide by the show rules adopted and posted on beefmasterpromotiongroup.com, regardless of show premium book. These rules supersede the Show Rules published by an Association-approved livestock show, to the extent that there is a conflict.
  11. For and in consideration of the opportunity to participate in any BPG approved show, each exhibitor, owner, family member hereby releases BPG its officers, directors and representatives from negligence, any and all claims, suits and judgments, either past, present or future, arising from or connected with the administration of use of such test or examination and the resulting decision therefrom.
Protest Rules - Effective Oct 9, 2018
  1. If a BPG member feels that ANY BPG rule, or Code of Conduct have been violated at a particular event, they have the option of submitting a "Formal Protest" to BPG, no later than 7 days after the conclusion of the show. This formal Protest must be accompanied by a deposit of $150, cash or certified check, which will be forfeited if protest is not sustained.
  2. The protest letter must include a detailed and complete account of the occurrence including place, time, date and complete names of those involved. A protest form is on the BPG website, beefmasterpromotiongroup.com, that can be used, or the complainant can make up their own.
  3. This protest letter can either be delivered in person to a BPG officer or director, or, it can be sent via "certified mail" to the Beefmaster Promotion Group.
  4. Once the letter and fee are received, BPG will conduct a further investigation into the matter and BPG will determine what course of action will be required, if any.
  5. BPG has the sole discretion to revoke the membership of any of its members at any time for violation of the above described Code of Conduct. It is the intention of the BPG to create and maintain a friendly and pleasant atmosphere at all of their events.
The Beefmaster Promotion Group Honor Roll
This program gives attention to the individual show-winning animals themselves (rather than entirely to their sires and dams) with continued recognition to the sires of major award winners. The system also places attention to the winners and sires and dams of winners on an annual, current year basis, rather than on accumulation of points over many years.

The distinction given to the higher placing show animals and winners of the greatest number of points include:
  1. Show bull of the year
  2. Show heifer of the year
  3. Show sire of the year
  4. Show dam of the year
  5. Show breeder of the year, The breeder of the year will be selected from the same point schedule, excluding the get-of-sire classes. The breeder of a calf is the owner of record of its dam on the date of service
  6. Get-of-sire of the year
  7. Produce of dam of the year
Beefmaster Promotion Group
Point Rules
Level 1 - Point Scale for a show of 49 head or less:
  1st place 2nd place 3rd place Champion Reserve
Class 5 4 3    
Divisions       5 3
Overall       5 3
Level 2 - Point Scale for a show of 50-74 head:
  1st place 2nd place 3rd place 4th place 5th place Champion Reserve
Class 10 8 6 4 2    
Divisions           10 8
Overall           10 8
Level 3 - Point Scale for a show of 75-99 head:
  1st place 2nd place 3rd place 4th place 5th place 6th place 7th place Champion Reserve
Class 15 13 11 9 7 5 3    
Divisions               15 12
Overall               15 12
Level 4 - Point Scale for a show of 100+ head:
  1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th 6th 7th 8th 9th 10th Champion Reserve
Class 20 18 16 14 12 10 8 6 4 2    
Divisions                     20 17
Overall                     20 17
* Size of show will be determined not by paid entries but by actual number of entries that show.
Points will be awarded on an individuals top 60% of the shows sponsored by BPG to count for year end awards.
Point Divisions:
Show Heifer of the Year Top 60% of BPG sponsored shows counted for individual entry
Show Bull of the Year Top 60% of BPG sponsored shows counted for individual entry
Set of Sire Top 60% of BPG sponsored shows counted for individual entry
Produce of Dam Top 60% of BPG sponsored shows counted for individual entry
Show Sire of the Year
(must be nominated by owner)
Top 60% of BPG sponsored shows for 5 highest pointed progeny counted. Points will accumulate beginning on the date nomination fee of $100 has been paid to BPG.
Show Dam of the Year
(must be nominated by owner)
Top 60% of BPG sponsored shows for 5 highest pointed progeny counted. Points will accumulate beginning on the date nomination fee of $100 has been paid to BPG.
BPG Breeder of the Year
(only BPG members will be eligible for award)
Top 60% of BPG sponsored shows for 5 head only will be counted.