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Limousin Open Show & TN Junior Show

Check-In Deadline: Sunday, August 21 @ 3:00 pm
Show Time: Sunday, August 21 @ 6:00 pm

Pre-Registration Entry Fee: $10.00/per animal (non-refundable)

Registration Fee Day of Show: $20.00/per animal

Future Stockman Class sponsored by Mike Watkins & John Woodroof

Bedding will be furnished in the barn. NO STRAW WILL BE ALLOWED

PREMIUMS: 1st - $100 ~ 2nd - $80 ~ 3rd - $60 ~ 4th - $50 ~ 5th - $40

Champion - $200

Reserve Champion - $150


  • There will only be room in the barn for cattle on the day they are to show. For any exceptions, please contact Quintin Smith (615)207-0830
  • Any breed that has 20 head or more pre-registered in the show will have a division for that breed.
  • Any breed not listed will show on Friday night.
  • Tennessee Health Requirements apply to all cattle.
  • Unruly animals may be excused from the show ring by the Judge or Show Chairman.
  • Show cattle should be on grounds three hours before show time.
  • Trucks and trailers shall park in designated areas after unloading. NO PARKING AROUND BARNS
  • All cattle must be registered with their respective breed association.
  • Livestock trailers should enter through the Tennessee Blvd. entrance.
  • Showmanship classes - Heifers Only.
  • TN Junior Shows and Junior Open Shows will run with the Open Show of each breed with the exception of Herefords
  • You can only show in one show -You may NOT show the same animal in more than one show. An animal may be shown in its breed, show as an AOB or commercial but not all three. ONLY ONE SHOW.
  • Animals must remain in barn or designated tie areas NOT on trailers unless Chairman grants permission.

Open Show Rules:

  1. Only one attendant will be permitted with each animal in the individual class in all beef breeds while showing.
  2. If an exhibitor owns an animal in partnership with another breeder, that animal shall be considered part of the exhibitor's herd.
  3. No cattle for special exhibits (where no class(es) are offered) will be permitted except on specific written authorization from the Superintendent of Livestock.
The National Director for the North American Limousin Foundation recognizes the show ring as a means of displaying Limousin cattle, and as a method for breeders to promote their program. The NALF supports the showing of Limousin breeding cattle, but does not provide premium money for shows. Premium money must be raised by the state organization sponsoring the shows or entry fees from exhibits. In order to encourage the proper use of the show ring, the NALF Board list the following guidelines:
  1. Animals must be registered with the North America Limousin Foundation
  2. All cattle shown including calves at the side of the dam must be: 75% Limousin (NALF percentage, not actual) or greater as indicated on orange NALF registration certificates or purple-papered Lim-Flex cattle as indicated by NALF registration certifications. Percentage, fullbood, purebred and Lim-Flex cattle shall compete in the same Divisions and championships.
  3. If a show does not abide by the NALF MOE show rules exhibitors will not be awarded points.
  4. Animals must be properly tattooed and will be inspected at the show. Tattoos must be legible and match the registration certificates. If an animal's tattoo is not legible or cannot be read upon initial check-in, it will be ineligible to show and not be allowed to return with a new or corrected tattoo.
  5. To maintain a high degree of confidence in Limousin shows, NALF reserves the right to disqualify any animal that has been fitted in an unethical manner. Unethical fitting shall include the following:
    a. Any use of paints, colored show foam, graphite, colored powders or any other substances. An animal maybe subject to a white towel test;
    b. The addition of any hair or hair like substances, including false tall heads and false polls (False tail switches are allowed);
    c. The cutting, tearing or gluing of the hide or underneath the hide or removal of tissue in an attempt to alter the shape of the animal or the injection of any gas, solid or liquid under the hide to alter the normal conformation;
    d. Any products, solutions or liquids administered internally or externally to alter the conformation of the animal is prohibited. That includes the use of steroids, growth stimulants, and the act of artificially filling animals internally, which would include stomach pumping, drench tubes, or any other method.
6. Bulls older than one (1) year must show with a nose lead the Limousin show superintendent and the show management reserves the right to disqualify animals deemed unmanageable.
7. Protests against exhibitors or individual animals or fitting violations must be submitted in writing and signed by five (5) active members of the NALF and presented to the show superintendent within 12 hours of the show's completion.
8. NALF reserves the right to mouth animals for dental development
9. NALF reserves the right to collect hair samples for any animal
10.Division size shall be to the discretion of the show superintendent and may not contain more than 20 head. The given Divisions may be split or combined only within their given division.
11.Calves exhibited alongside dams in the cow/calf division are eligible to show as individuals
12.Animals shown must be solid red or black above the flanks, excluding birth marks.Other Requirements:
The following performance-data-submission requirements must be met by Dec. 1 to received Medal of Excellence points.
Birth Weight (bulls and heifers)
Weaning weight (bulls and heifers)
Yearling weight (bulls and heifers)
Yearling scrotal circumference
Pregnancy test (females older than 600 days at season's end)
Breeding Soundness Exam and semen test (bulls older than 400 days)
Failure to have performance data on file at NALF will result in disqualification from the MOE program, and no points will be awarded. It is the responsibility of the breeder/owner/exhibitor to submit that information without special requests from NALF.
To maintain a high degree of integrity and credibility in all Limousin shows, all owners and exhibitors are expected to adhere to all NALF rules and regulations regarding the exhibition of Limousin cattle and to adhere to rules and regulations of particular shows, fairs and exhibitions.

Junior Show Rules

  1. The Junior Beef Show(s) will run simultaneously with the Open Breed Show(s)
  2. The animal entered in the Junior Show must also be entered in the Open Show.
  3. Only a 4-H, FFA or Junior Breed Association member may exhibit animals in this show. The junior exhibitor must show their own animal(s). If a junior exhibitor has more than one animal in any one class, the exhibitor can have another junior exhibitor show that second animal.
  4. This junior show will be governed by the National Breed and Junior Associations Rules and Regulations.
  5. All animals/embryos exhibited must have been recorded, registered or transferred in the exhibitor's name on or before August 10th of the current year.
  6. Cow/Calf Classes will not compete for the Grand and Reserve Grand Champion Female of the junior show.
  7. No exhibitor shall be permitted to win more than two prizes in any one class
  8. Ribbons will be awarded for the first five placings. Rosettes will be awarded for the Grand and Reserve Grand Champion Female.
  9. All decisions by the beef department head regarding eligibility in the Junior Show(s) are final.

Open & Junior Open Show

Class 01 - Spring Heifer Calf - calved after March 1, 2022
Class 02 - Junior Heifer Calf - calved Jan. 1 - Feb. 28, 2022
Class 03 - Division 1 Champion Female (1,2)
Class 04 - Division 1 Reserve Champion (1,2)
Class 05 - Winter Heifer Calf - calved Nov. 1 - Dec. 31, 2021
Class 06 - Senior Heifer Calf - calved Sept. 1 - Oct. 31, 2021
Class 07 - Division II Champion Female (5,6)
Class 08 - Divison II Reserve Champion Female (5,6)
Class 09 - Late Summer Yearling Heifers - calved July 1 - Aug. 31, 2021
Class 10 - Summer Yearling Female - calved May 1 - June 30, 2021
Class 11 - Division III Champion Female (9,10)
Class 12 - Division III Reserve Champion Female (9,10)
Class 13 - April Junior Yearling Heifers - calved April 1 - April 30, 2021
Class 14 - March Junior Yearling Heifers - calved March 1-March 30, 2021
Class 15 - Junior Yearling Female - calved Jan 1 - Feb 29, 2021
Class 16 - Division IV Champion Female (13,14,15)
Class 17 - Division IV Reserve Champion Female (13,14,15)
Class 18 - Late Yearling Female - calved Nov 1-Dec 31, 2020
Class 19 - Fall Yearling Female - calved Sept 1 - Oct 31, 2020
Class 20 - Summer Senior Yearling Female - calved July 1-Aug 31, 2020
Class 21 - Division V Champion Female (18,19,20)
Class 22 - Division V Reserve Champion Female (18,19,20)
Class 23 - Grand Champion Female (3,7,11,16,21)
Class 24 - Reserve Grand Champion Female (3,7,11,16,21,04,08,12,17,22)
Class 25 - Cow/Calf Pair: Cows must be purple-papered Lim-Flexor at least 75% (3/4) Limousin, with natural calf at side. Calf must be registered Limousin, percentage Limousin or Lim-Flex and not more than 250 days old on date of show. Class may be Broken into two or more classes/class at the discretion of show staff.
Class 26 - Grand Champion Cow/Calf Pair (25)
Class 27 - Reserve Grand Champion Cow/Calf Pair (25)

Open Show Only

Class 28 - Spring Bull Calf - calved after March 1, 2022
Class 29 - Jr. Bull Calf - calved Jan. 1 - Feb. 28, 2022
Class 30 - Division I Champion Bull (28,29)
Class 31 - Division I Reserve Champion Bull (28,29)
Class 32 - Winter Bull Calf - calved Nov. 1 - Dec. 31, 2021
Class 33 - Senior Bull Calf - calved Sept. 1 - Oct. 31, 2021
Class 34 - Division II Champion Bull (32,33)
Class 35 - Division II Reserve Champion Bull (32,33)
Class 36 - Late Summer Yearling Bull - calved July 1 - Aug 31, 2021
Class 37 - Summer Yearling Bulls - calved May 1 - June 30, 2021
Class 38 - Division III Champion Bull (36,37)
Class 39 - Division III Reserve Champion Bull (36,37)
Class 40 - Spring Yearling Bulls - calved March 1 - April 30, 2021
Class 41 - Junior Yearling Bulls - calved Jan. 1 - Feb. 28, 2021
Class 42 - Division IV Champion Bull (40,41)
Class 43 - Division IV Reserve Champion Bull (40,41)
Class 44 - Senior Yearling Bulls - calved Sept. 1 - Dec. 31, 2020
Class 45 - Senior Yearling Bull -c alved May 1-Aug 31, 2020
Class 46 - 2-Year-Old Bulls - calved Jan. 1 - April 30, 2020
Class 47 - Division V Champion Bull (44,45,46)
Class 48 - Division V Reserve Champion Bull (44,45,46)
Class 49 - Grand Champion Bull (30,34,38,42,47)
Class 50 - Reserve Grand Champion Bull (30,31,34,35,38,39,42,43,47,48)
Class 51 - Produce of Dam: 2 head show in individual classes produced by one dam. May be owned by different exhibitors. Both sexes may be represented.
Class 52 - Junior Get-of-Sire: 3 head shown in individual classes, calved after Sept 1, 2020. Both sexes represented. Can be owned by multiple exhibitors.
Class 53 - Senior Get-of-Sire: 4 head shown in individual classes at any age, both sexes represented. Can be owned by multiple exhibitors.
Class 54 - Breeder's Best 5 Head: 5 head shown in individual classes and of any age. Must be bred by and owned or co-owned by a single exhibitor. Both sexes may be represented.

1st - $500 ~ 2nd - $400 ~ 3rd - $300 ~ 4th - $200 ~ 5th - $100

Breed Champions (Animal and exhibitor must be present on Sunday to receive premiums)
Champion - $100
Reserve - $50

1. Only for Tennessee Juniors
2. This is a sanctioned Tennessee Top Tier Show. However, you do not have to be a part of the TN Cattleman's Top Tier Program to participate.
3. All breed champions including AOB & Commercial will come back to compete.
4. The Judge will select a champion. The reserve from that breed along with remaining champions will compete for remaining placings. This continues until a Top 5 have been selected.
5. The Breed Champions & Reserve Champions will receive premiums ONLY if they compete in the Champion of Champions on Sunday, August 22. If selected as a breed champion and unable to participate in the Champion of Champions, please let the show chairman know immediately such at that we might choose an alternative Champion to represent the breed.
6. Animals selected as Tennessee Champions may remain on grounds.



Jamie Nicholson - (615) 419-3677John Woodroof - (615) 330-4195

Quintin Smith - (615) 207-0830


Michael Butler - (615) 286-2799 or (615) 351-1071

Jim Coley - (615) 451-2567

Mike Watkins - (615) 444-3114
Bill Baird – (615) 268-7707

*All Livestock Exhibitors and Drivers of Vehicles transporting livestock will be admitted FREE.

*An Exhibitor is defined as the person who attends the animal in the show ring.

*Announcements made the day of the show supersede all previous announcements.

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