TJLA Field Day
Due to the current COVID-19 situation that is taking place within our country. The Texas Limousin Association has officially decided to cancel the 2020 TJLA State Field Day show scheduled for May 29-31, 2020. This decision doesn’t not come easy for us and we wish that there was more that we could do. However, after being in contact with the Brazos County Expo Center and learning about the uncertainty of when they would be able to reopen and learning about NALF’s decision to cancel all Regional Shows for safety reasons, it was apparent that we needed to look at the big picture and do what was best for the safety of our members, their families, and the public. We can only hope that this difficult decision helps the public heal faster and put's us back in the show ring sooner!
A few things to keep in mind:
· We will have virtual satellite events and will be coming forward with details on this soon.
· NALF is waving the late fee for Jr. Nationals.
· Jr. Nationals is still a go and we are still preparing for it.
Stay safe! We look forward to seeing everyone soon!
Friday, May 29
8 am: Cattle may begin arriving
2 - 5 pm: Paper check in
7 pm: Linda Baber Family Fun Night
Saturday, May 30
8-9 am: Satellite Event Registration
8:30 am: Steer Weigh In
9 am: Nationals Planning Meeting
11 am: Bred & Owned Heifer Show, Bred & Owned Bull Show
12 pm: Lunch at the Barn
1:30 pm: Showmanship Contest
3:30 pm: Fitting Contest Tips/Sales Talk/ Quiz Bowl Contests
6 pm: TJLA Officer/Director Meeting
7 pm: TJLA Dinner & Awards Banquet
9 pm: TJLA Dance
Sunday, May 26
8 am: Breakfast at the Barn
8:30 am: Church Service
9 am: Steer Show, Owned Lim-Flex Heifers, Owned Heifers
12 pm: Lunch at the barn
**THIS SCHEDULE IS SUBJECT TO CHANGE
Field Day Rules & Regulations
1. Sponsor and Eligibility:
The Texas Junior Limousin Association (TJLA) Sponsors the Texas Junior Field Day, and is open to all TJLA members. No one who was 22 years or older on Jan. 1, 2020 is eligible to show. Exhibitors must be current with their TJLA dues. Anyone who wishes to participate in the Field Day must be a TJLA member when submitting entries.
2. Animal Qualifications:
A) Females: Females with 75 percent or greater Limousin blood and orange NALF registration papers born from May 1, 2018 to January 31, 2020, will be eligible to compete in the Limousin female show. Females registered as Lim-Flex (that is, having purple NALF registration certificates) born from May 1, 2018 to January 31, 2020, will be eligible to compete.
B) Bulls: All bulls entered must be bred-and-owned. Bulls Registered as Lim-Flex (that is, having purple NALF registration certificates) and bulls with 75% or greater Limousin blood (orange papers) born from Jan. 1, 2019 to January 31, 2020, will be eligible to compete in the bred-and-owned bull show.
C) Cow/Calf Pairs: A cow born on or before April 31, 2018 with a natural calf at side is eligible to show in the Cow-Calf Division. Purebred and Lim-Flex Pairs will show together. Calves on the side of cows must be born after November 1, 2019. Calves are eligible to show in the heifer show if they are born prior to January 31, 2020. Bulls must be bred and owned to be eligible to show as individuals.
D) Steers: Steers that qualify for registration with NALF as a percentage purebred or Lim-Flex will be eligible for the steer show. Exhibitors must present Registration certificates at check-in. Show officials will break classes by weight. No steer weighing over 900 lbs will be eligible to show.
3. Entry Limit:
There is no limit on how many animals an exhibitor may enter and show.
Junior exhibitors must register their animals in their own names, with certificates dated on or before May 15, 2020. Exhibitors must submit entries to the TLA office on official entry forms, bearing official U.S. postmarks of no later than May 1, 2020, to qualify for the $35 per head entry fee. Entries postmarked after May 1, 2020 are subject to an entry fee of $50 per head.
UPDATE: Due to COVID-19, will be entering upon arrival. You will submit entry forms and payment when we check papers Friday May 29th. PLEASE DO NOT MAIL IN ENTRIES OR PAYMENT!
Lim-Flex and Purebred bred & owned will show together.To show in the bred-and-owned show, the female’s or bull’s tattoo must include the junior exhibitor’s herd prefix; and the female’s or bull’s dam must have been registered to the junior exhibitor at the time the dam was bred to produce the animal. Embryo-transplant (ET) calves are eligible for the bred-and owned show; however, the donor female must have been registered to the junior exhibitor at the time she was flushed to produce the animal. The family’s prefix in the female’s or bull’s tattoo or family ownership of the dam at breeding does not qualify for the bred-and-owned show. No animals from partnership or lease agreement cows qualify. Juniors may sell no more than 50 percent ownership of a bred and-owned bull and still be eligible to compete with him in the bred-and-owned bull show. The exhibitor must keep full possession of that bull. All other bred-and- owned rules apply.
Show will be a blow and go. Show Sheen is allowed. Any use of adhesives, paints, hair coloring, colored show foam, graphite, colored powders or other substances that may be subject to disqualification. No stomach pumping or artificial filling. The addition of any hair or hair like substances, including false tail heads and false polls is prohibited. The cutting, tearing or gluing of the hide or underneath the hide or removal of tissue in an attempt to alter the animal’s shape, or the injection of any gas, solid or liquid under the hide to alter the animal’s conformation will result in disqualification. Any products such as steroids or growth stimulants, administered internally or externally to alter the animal’s conformation is prohibited.
More info to come.
Stalling will be on a first-come first serve basis after 8:00 am on May 29.
Novice, Junior, and Intermediate Individuals who have won their division in previous years must advance and compete at an older division.
10. Age Divisions Are as Follows (as of January 1, 2020):
Novice: 5—9 Junior: 10 – 13 Intermediate: 14-16 Senior: 17 -21
Show officials will determine classes after check-in. Owned Heifers and Owned Lim Flex Heifers will have predetermined divisions. Show officials will make every effort to ensure no class contains more than 10 head or has an age spread of more than 90 days. All classes will line up according to age in the show arena.
Owned Heifers and Owned Lim Flex Heifers Division Breaks:
Division 1: 9/1/19 to 1/31/20
Division 2: 5/1/19 to 8/31/19
Division 3: 1/1/19 to 4/30/19
Division 4: 5/1/18 to 12/31/18
Protests must be made in writing by two or more TLA or TJLA members; a $50 deposit must accompany the protest and be delivered to an officer of the TLA prior to conclusion of show. Exhibitors at the TJLA Field Day agree that any animal entered in this show may be subject to a DNA test to verify accuracy of parentage. Collection of DNA will be done by a non-partisan individual designated by the Association.