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Event: Scarlet & Gray Midwest Showdown

January 4 - January 6

Ring A - $60

Ring A: $60 - Judge: Brady Ragland, TX

Judge: Brady Ragland, TX

Ring B - $50

Ring B: $50 - Judge: Josh Taylor, OK

Judge: Josh Taylor, OK

Event Location: Clark County Fairgrounds - Champion's Center 4122 Laybourne Rd. Springfield OH 45505

Event Manager: Taylor Andrews

Phone: 419-217-5271

Additional Details

Scarlet & Gray Midwest Showdown


Show Entries may be made starting the Monday prior to each show.

Special Announcements

EID Tags Required for all Cattle - ALL cattle participating in any BEST sanctioned show, BEST and non-BEST, will be required to have an EID tag (this includes registered cattle). BEST cattle will be tagged at their first BEST show; however, all non-BEST cattle are encouraged to have an EID tag in place prior to arriving at their first BEST show. Non-BEST and out-of-state entries that do not have an EID tag in place prior to their first show will be tagged onsite for a fee of $20 per tag.

Online BEST Nomination – ALL show entries will be made online. The online entries will eliminate paper entry cards and exhibitors will be given the option to pay for their entries via credit card online when the entries are made, or by cash or check once they arrive at the show. All show participants, BEST and non-BEST, will initially fill out their participant registration and log their cattle into the system with each animal’s corresponding EID tag being the unique identifier that will be used throughout the show season. The participant and cattle information will be stored in the software program and can then be used to make online entries for any show for the remainder of the year. Participants may use their smartphone, tablet or PC and make show entries for BEST shows one week prior to the show, including the Ohio Beef Expo. Utilizing EID tags will provide a more efficient process. At their first show cattle will be checked-in and receive their EID tag and have the tattoos of any registered cattle checked. Then for remaining shows cattle will only need to have their EID tag scanned at check-in and they will automatically be placed into the show program. For more information regarding the BEST program, visit

For more information regarding online BEST nominations and show entries visit

Breed Qualifications

Although electronic papers are permitted, exhibitors are encouraged to have registration papers in hand at time of check in. All registrations meeting their national junior show breed association’s eligibility requirements will be accepted. No copies will be accepted. The animal’s registration must be in the name of the junior exhibitor who is exhibiting the animal. For BEST points, no family farm names will be permitted.

At the first three (3) BEST sanctioned shows; Heart of it All, AGR Holiday Classic and the Scarlet & Gray Midwest Showdown, BEST participants, who have not received their completed registrations, may still nominate their animals as a declared breed. (i.e. – if you have a Hereford steer and declare his breed at the Heart of it All, either a completed registration paper or electronic registration must be given to BEST officials at AGR) Proof of registration MUST be provided at the BEST sanctioned show immediately following the show where the animal’s breed was declared whether or not you exhibit cattle at the show. Failure to do so will result in the animal being dropped from the BEST point standings; additionally, any showmanship points garnered with the animal will be forfeited. Once proof of registration is provided, the animal may be re-nominated for the BEST program; however, no points will transfer. The BEST committee reserves the right to evaluate all breed steers and heifers for breed standards.

Any breeding heifer may also be shown as a market heifer. BEST participants may also nominate the heifer twice and track points in both the breeding and market heifer divisions.

Showmanship Divisions

  • Age divisions are as of January 1, 2019
  • Beginner Division - 10 and under
  • Junior Division - 11 to 13
  • Novice Division – 11-16 (see below for more details)
  • Intermediate Division - 14 to 16
  • Senior Division - 17 to 21

BEST shows may close showmanship to BEST only participants. The Novice showmanship division is offered exclusively to first or second year BEST participants ages 11-16. In addition to being in their first or second year, they can’t have previously finished in the Top Ten Overall Novice Market Animal, Heifer or Showmanship points standing. 11-16 year old Novice BEST participants may choose to compete in either their designated age division OR the Novice division; however, they must choose one or the other, not both.


Ohio State University Saddle and Sirloin Club
Ohio State University Alpha Gamma Sigma Fraternity

For More Information

Taylor Andrews,, 419-217-5271
Skylar Plank - 937-207-1239
Colin Burg - 419-571-9940

**Saturday: Heifers (2 rings) and showmanship (1) will follow the heifer show.  Market animals (2 rings) will show Sunday**

Friday, January 4
8:00 a.m. - Cattle may arrive. The show office will be staffed starting at 10 AM.
*Online sign-up and entries can be made in the show office, starting at 4 pm
5:00 - 8:00 p.m. - Check-In

Saturday, January 5
6:00 - 7:00 a.m. - Heifer Check-In 
7:30 a.m. – Beef Quality Assurance (BQA) session
9:00 a.m. - Heifer Show Ring A Begins. Ring B will begin after the conclusion of the Angus heifers.
3:00 p.m. or immediately following the Ring B Heifer Show and photos are complete (2 rings will be used) Beginner & Intermediate will show in Ring A, Junior and Novice will show in Ring B and Senior showmanship will use whichever ring finishes first. **Showmanship will not begin prior to 3 PM.**
4:00 - 6:00 p.m. – Steer / Market Heifer Check-In
*Online sign-up and entries can be made in the show office during check-in

Sunday, January 6
8:00 a.m. - Steer Show Ring A Begins. Ring B will begin after the conclusion of the Chianina steers.

Heifer and Steer Premiums - Both Rings
Champion $1,000, Reserve $500, 3rd, 4th & 5th Overall decided based on numbers.
Class payouts determined based on entries

Other Information

  • Reserved stalling is $125 per stall which includes space across the aisle for equipment and tack. If you're interested or have questions feel free to contact one of our co-chairs (see contact info above). 
  • Entry fees $60 for one ring, $110 for both rings. 
    • There is a $5 discount for cattle nominated in the BEST Program.
  • Steer and market heifers born on or after 1/1/18
  • Breed heifers born on or after 9/1/17
  • Steers and crossbred heifers shown by weight
  • Breed heifers shown by age. Registration papers required for all breed cattle.
  • All cattle must have legible tattoos the first time through the chute. If the tattoos are not legible then the animal will be placed in the crossbred division
  • Health papers required for all out-of-state cattle.
  • Show is open to the world


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