HLS&R 2021 Updates

Entries go live January 21, 2021, at judgingcard.com. February 5, 2021 is the deadline to enter. No entries will be accepted after this date. CONTACT CEA DAMION TURNER TO ENTER AT DAMION.TURNER@AG.TAMU.EDU

Update received: Thursday, January 21, 2021 9:01 AM

From: Livestock Department
Subject: Houston Livestock Show Contests Update

We are excited to announce the addition of judging contests to the private events taking place in March!

The following contests will take place in 2021:

Date Contest Location
Friday, March 5 Livestock Quiz Bowl NRG Center
Saturday, March 6 Intercollegiate Meats Martin Preferred Foods
Wednesday, March 10 Ag Product ID NRG Arena
Saturday, March 13 4-H & FFA Poultry NRG Arena
Sunday, March 14 4-H & FFA Range and Pasture ID NRG Center
Monday, March 15 Vet Science Skillathon NRG Center
Thursday, March 18 Horse Judging NRG Arena
Saturday, March 20 Wildlife Contest Long Acres Ranch
Monday, March 29 Intercollegiate Wool Brazos County Expo
Monday, March 29 Intercollegiate Livestock Brazos County Expo
Tuesday, March 30 4-H/FFA Livestock Brazos County Expo

For all contests, there is a limit of two teams per club/chapter. If a contest has separate divisions for junior and senior, two teams will be allowed per division. Only team entries will be accepted for junior show contests, no individual entries will be available for 2021 in junior show contests. Entries will go live Jan. 21, 2021, at judgingcard.com. Feb. 5 is the deadline to enter. No entries will be accepted after this date. Contest rules can be found in the exhibitor handbook found on the Livestock Exhibitor page of the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo website.

Parking will be mailed for contests taking place onsite at either NRG Arena or NRG Center. Each team will receive one parking pass. A total of five wristbands will be given per team, four for contestants and one for an adult chaperone. Wristbands will be distributed at check-in for each contest. Additional information regarding the check-in process will be released at a later date.

All contestants will be required to wear a face covering the entire time they are present at any contest hosted by the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo. Additional safety protocols will be posted leading up to the contests.

Should you have any questions, feel free to contact the Livestock Department at 832.667.1125 or livestock@rodeohouston.com.

Update received: Thursday, January 7, 2021 1:14:47 PM

From: Livestock Competitions Staff
Subject: 2021 Junior Show Update

Happy New Year! We are looking forward to the 2021 Junior Livestock Show in March and wanted to share a few updates with you regarding the show.

Electronic W-9 Submission: New for 2021, we have implemented the electronic submission of W-9 forms for all exhibitors. Please note that if an exhibitor had a previous W9 on file, they would not have received their unique email to upload their W-9 electronically. The W-9 collection process will be on-going and will not affect the eligibility of the exhibitor to show at the 2021 Show. The submission of W-9’s will be critical for all exhibitors that win premiums; therefore, after the completion of the show, we will contact all exhibitors that are missing an electronic W-9. All exhibitors without a W-9 on file will have their premium check held until one has been successfully submitted.

Show Grounds Admission: Due to limited capacity of facilities located at NRG Park, the following wristbands will be distributed per exhibitor per show:

  • Exhibitor: 2 wristbands; exhibitor plus one adult
  • Ag Mechanics: 4 wristbands; 3 contestants and one adult per project entry
  • Teachers & Agents: 1 wristband for teacher or agent, must have a valid entry in the show you are attending.
  • Note: grounds/exhibitor passes from the 2020 show will not be accepted for entry.

No wristbands will be mailed out. They will all be distributed at staging.

Show Parking: All exhibitor/contestant parking will be located on grounds at NRG Park and distributed as follows:

  • Exhibitor: one parking pass per show entered
  • Teachers & Agents: one parking pass, must have a valid entry in the show you are attending.

No parking passes will be mailed out. They will all be distributed at staging.

Auctions: Jr. Show Auctions have been moved to May except for Junior Commercial Steer. More information will be posted as available.

Schedule Changes: The following schedule changes have been made for the 2021 show:

  • Young Guns Shooting Sports: contest moved to March 12 – 13 at Greater Houston Sport Club
  • Archery Contest: contest moved to March 20 – 21 at NRG Arena
  • Grand Steer Drive & Steer Move-out: The grand champion steer selection will take place in the Main Cattle Arena 30 minutes after the last breed champion is selected on Friday, March 19. All steers must be moved out of NRG Center by 8 p.m. on Friday, March 19.
  • The full schedule of livestock show events taking place on Feb. 27 – March 21 can be found on the Livestock Exhibitor page of the website.

Archery & Young Guns Shooting Sports Refunds and Entry: Since the date of these contests has changed since entry was taken, we will allow refunds of entry fees if a refund is requested by Jan. 15. In addition, we will allow exhibitors to enter into these two contests with no late fees through Feb. 1 – entry will be accepted as space is available. Below you will find forms to request a refund or entry:

Youth Breeding Rabbit/Cavy Entry: The online entry system will go live on Monday, Jan. 11 for entry into the youth breeding rabbit/cavy show. The deadline to enter these shows is Feb. 5. Entry will be accepted online only; no paper entries will be accepted for 2021. Please note that each exhibitor will only receive two wristbands at staging and only one parking pass. There will be no additional wristbands and/or parking available for purchase. Please take this into account when determining how many animals you intend to enter into the show. More information can be found on the Livestock Exhibitor page of the website.

Llama & Alpaca Show: Entry forms for the llama and alpaca shows will be posted on Jan. 11, and entries must be postmarked by Feb. 5. Please note that each exhibitor will only receive two wristbands at staging and only one parking pass. There will be no additional wristbands and/or parking available for purchase. Please take this into account when determining how many animals you intend to enter into the show. More information can be found on the Livestock Exhibitor page of the website.

We hope you remain safe and healthy. Of course, should you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us. You may contact the Livestock Department at livestock@rodeohouston.com or 832.667.1125.

Thank you for entering the 2021 Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo. One thing we have learned over the last year is that we might all have to be flexible if additional changes should come. Our goal is to continue to communicate with you as we lead up to our Show.

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