Wednesday, February 5, 2014

Fwd: Commonwealth Classic Youth Beef Show

The following information was announced today regarding the Cattleman's Classic that replaces the former Virginia Beef Expo:

The 2014 Commonwealth Classic Youth Beef Show (formerly the Junior Beef Round-up at the VA Beef Expo) is being held in conjunction with the 2014 Virginia Cattle Industry Convention at the Rockingham County Fairgrounds in Harrisonburg, Virginia. The Commonwealth Classic will be held March 29 – 30, 2014.


Registration and show information for the 2014 Commonwealth Classic (former Junior Beef Round-up) is posted to the Youth Livestock web site, If you click on Commonwealth Classic, this will bring you to the page with all the information.

Registration for the youth beef shows is due online by next Friday, February 14th and must be postmarked by February 18th.


Rules for the breed shows are posted as we have received them. We will continue to post new information to this page as we receive it. PLEASE, check this page often for updates and new information.


In addition to the Youth Beef Shows, there are several opportunities for youth to participate at this event. We will host the State Youth Cattle Working Contest (see web site for regional contest information) on Friday, March 28th, along with a State-wide Youth Meat Quality Assurance Training (this is open to everyone; however you need to register to attend this training; information will be posted to the web site soon). We will also host two new contests this year on Saturday morning, the Youth Beef Fitting Contest and Youth Beef Sales Contest. Rules and entry information will be forthcoming.


Another great contest is the Beef Ambassador Contest. This contest is open to all youth ages 12 – 20. Please see the web site for more information.