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Charolais Open Show, Open Junior Show & Junior Show

Check-In Deadline: Saturday, August 27 @ 3:00 pm
Show Time: Saturday, August 27 @ 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. All animals to be eligible for an Open Charolais Breeding Class must be purebred and registered with the American-International Charolais Association (AICA). Only bona fide (original) certificates of registration will be accepted as evidence of registration and ownership; NO PHOTOCOPIES.
  2. An animal is eligible to enter or compete in an open Charolais breeding class if registered in country of origin outside the United States and is eligible for purebred registry in the AICA Herdbook.
  3. Animals registered in the AICA Colored Division Registry (QF and QM initialed registration numbers) must meet the parameters of the AICA Color Card.
  4. All animals to be eligible may be approved by a sifting committee designated by the AICA. Stall space will not be provided for any Charolais cattle that have not been accepted by the sifting committee.
  5. All animals are subject to a medical examination in order to determine age, and each animal will be present in the show ring in its natural conformation without alteration or modification. Use of artificial tailheads is not permitted.
  6. Any animal not having a legible tattoo or firebrand number is ineligible and will be barred from showing.
  7. Bulls from classes 36, 37, 40, 41 and 42 must have a valid, satisfactory semen test certificate in possession. This certificate is valid for the entire show season.
  8. All animals shown in individual classes must be weaned, with the exception of the Cow-Calf Class and calves at the side of females calved after September 1. Calves at side must be purebred and registered with the AICA. Females calved after September 1, must show in individual female class appropriate to age. Nurse cows are not permitted.
  9. All females 20 months and older exhibited at AICA sanctioned shows must be accompanied by a certificate of pregnancy from a licensed veterinarian or have produced fertile eggs as certified in a written statement by a licensed veterinarian or embryologist or have a calf at side.
  10. AICA requires that all animals be shown with a halter and suggest that all bulls be shown with a nose lead.
  12. ARTICLE XV, PARAGRAPH B, POINT 2: "Each animal will be presented in its natural conformation and structure without alteration or modification. Alteration or modification shall be defined to include any surgical, chemical, electrical or other (including banding or other circulatory constriction) appearance change for cosmetic purpose, save only branding, tattooing, foot trimming or dehorning. The act of artificially filling animals internally, which would include stomach pumping, drench tubes, or any other method per os (by esophagus) is prohibited. Silicone injection or other injection for cosmetic purpose shall be prohibited. Anabolic steriod use shall likewise be prohibited and any animal testing positive for anabolic steroid or diuretic use shall be presumed to be altered and modified.
  13. Effective October 22, 2004, at any American-International Charolais Association (AICA) sanctioned show (including shows receiving AICA premium funding and/or qualifying as a Roll of Excellence Show), the use of a coloring agent, flock and powder is prohibited. Use of these products will result in the immediate disqualification of a given animal at such show.

Junior Show Rules:

  1. The TN Junior Show will run simultaneously with the Open Breed Show
  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 & 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 & Reserve Grand Champion Female.
  9. All decisions made by the chairman regarding eligibility in the Junior Show(s) are final.

Open and Junior Shows

Class 01 - Spring Heifer Calf - calved on or after March 1, 2022
Class 02 - Junior Heifer Calf - calved Jan. 1 - Feb. 28, 2022
Class 03 - Junior Calf Champion Female (1,2)
Class 04 - Reserve Junior Calf Champion Female (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 - Senior Calf Champion Female (5,6)
Class 08 - Reserve Senior Calf Champion Female (5,6)
Class 09 - Late Summer Yearling Heifers - calved July 1 - Aug. 31, 2021
Class 10 - Summer Yearling Heifers - calved May 1 - June 30, 2021
Class 11 - Intermediate Champion Female (9,10)
Class 12 - Reserve Intermediate Champion Female (9,10)
Class 13 - Late Spring Yearling Heifers - calved April 1 - April 30, 2021
Class 14 - Early Spring Yearling Heifers - calved March 1 - March 31, 2021
Class 15 - Junior Champion Female (13,14)
Class 16 - Reserve Junior Champion Female (13,14)
Class 17 - Junior Yearling Female - calved Jan 1 - Feb 28, 2021
Class 18 - Senior Yearling Female - calved Sept. 1 - Dec. 31, 2020
Class 19 - Senior Champion Female (17,18)
Class 20 - Reserve Senior Champion Female (17,18)
Class 21 - Cow/Calf Class - Calf born after Jan. 1, 2022
Champion Cow-Calf (1st Place)
Reserve Champion Cow-Calf (2nd Place)
Calf must be cow's natural calf, not embryo transplant. Calf to be no more than 250 days of age by day of show. Calf must be purebred and registered with the AICA. No age restriction on cow. Calf not eligible to compete in individual calf classes if show with dam. Pair is eligible for Grand or Grand Champion Female. Cow and/or calf may be included in group class entries as individual, not as a pair comprising a single animal unite. *1st & 2nd winners in the division will be eligible for the Open Show Grand & Reserve Grand Champion. Cow/Calf will not compete for the Grand and Reserve Grand Champion Female of the Junior Show.*
Class 22 - Grand Champion Female (3.7,11.15,19,21)
Class 23 - Reserve Grand Champion Female (3,4,7,8,11,12,15,16,19,20,21)

Open Show Only

Class 24 - Spring Bull Calf - calved after March 1, 2022
Class 25 - Junior Bull Calf - calved on or after Jan. 1 - Feb. 28, 2022
Class 26 - Junior Calf Champion Bull (24,25)
Class 27 - Reserve Junior Champion Bull (24.25)
Class 28 - Winter Bull Calf born Nov. 1 - Dec. 31, 2021
Class 29 - Senior Bull Calf - calved Sept. 1 - Oct. 31, 2021
Class 30 - Senior Calf Champion Bull (28,29)
Class 31 - Reserve Calf Champion Bull (28,29)
Class 32 - Late Summer Yearling Bulls - calved July 1- Aug. 31, 2021
Class 33 - Summer Yearling Bulls - calved May 1 - June 30,2021
Class 34 - Intermediate Champion Bull (32,33)
Class 35 - Reserve Intermediate Champion Bull (32,33)
Class 36 - Spring Yearling Bulls - calved March 1 - April 30, 2021
Class 37 - Junior Yearling Bulls - calved Jan. 1 - Feb. 28, 2021
Class 38 - Junior Champion Bull (36.37)
Class 39 - Reserve Junior Champion Bull(36,37)
Class 40 - Senior Yearling Bulls - calved Sept. 1 - Dec. 31, 2020
Class 41 - Summer Senior Yearling Bulls - calved May 1-August 31, 2020
Class 42 - Two Year Old Bulls - calved Jan. 1 - Aug. 31, 2020
Class 43 - Senior Champion Bull (40,41,42)
Class 44 - Reserve Senior Champion Bull (40,41,42)
Class 45 - Grand Champion Bull (26,30,34,38,43)
Class 46 - Reserve Grand Champion Bull (26,27,30,31,34,35,38,39,43,44)
Class 47 - Produce of Dam - 2 animals, either sex, from one dam, shown in individual classes to be eligible. May be owned by more than one exhibitor.
Class 48 - Junior Get-of-Sire - 3 animals all by one sire, both sexes to be represented, may be owned by more than one exhibitor. All animals must be show in individual classes to be eligible. Bulls from classes 24, 25, 28, or 29. Females from classes 1, 2, 5, or 6.
Class 49 - Get-of-Sire - 3 animals by one sire, both sexes represented, may be owned by more than one exhibitor. All animals must be show in individual classes to be eligible. This Get must have a minimum of two animals born before September 1, last year.
Class 50 - Breeders Herd - 4 animals, either sex, bred and owned by exhibitor. All animals must be shown in their individual classes to be eligible.
Class 51 - Group of Five Head - 5 animals of either sex owned by exhibitor from either the calf classes, junior classes, the senior classes, or a combination.
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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