2020 International Show Exhibitor Information

January 16th, 2020 by brahmanabba

Schedule

Monday March 2nd:

All Day Arrive and Check-In at the hotel of your choice

7:00 a.m.- 3:00 p.m. Cattle Begin to Move In

6:00 p.m. All cattle MUST be checked in

Tuesday March 3rd:

7:00 a.m. Weights & Measures in Main Arena (2 Scales)

12:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. Checking Bull Fertility Certificates, Pregnancy Status, & Nomination of Group Class Animals at the ABBA Booth

1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. ABBA Booth- Sign Up Online Registry/Information Services- NRG Center

1:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. Shuttle Services

Wednesday March 4th:

7:30 a.m. – Conclusion of Sale Shuttle Services

8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. ABBA Booth- Sign Up for Online Registry/Information Services- NRG Center

9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. ABBA Annual Membership Meeting- Rooms 204 & 205

12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. World Brahman Federation Meeting- Room 204 & 205

4:30 p.m. International Sale Cattle Viewing- Green Section (next to East Arena)

5:30 p.m. ABBA Meet & Greet- East Arena, on the east side of NRG Center.

7:00 p.m. ABBA International Brahman Sale- East Arena (catalogs available at ABBA booth)-

Thursday March 5th:

7:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Shuttle Service

8:00 a.m. Female Judging– NRG Center

8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. ABBA Booth

Friday March 6th:

7:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Shuttle Service

8:00 a.m. Bull Judging– NRG Center

8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. ABBA Booth

Saturday March 7th:

7:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. Cattle Release

Shuttle Service– Shuttles will be available from the ABBA office, Springhill Suites, NEW Residence Inn, and Holiday Inn Express to the Reliant Center.

International Guests– International Guests should Pre-Register with Houston Livestock Show & Rodeo rodeohouston.com

Headquarter Hotels

Springhill Suites
1400 Old Spanish Trail
Houston, Texas 77054
Tel: 713-796-1000
Link to book: Book ABBA American Brahman Breeders Association

Holiday Inn Express
9300 S. Main Street
Houston, Texas 77054
Tel: 1 (800) HOLIDAY
Link to book: American Brahman Breeders Assoc – ABBA

Weights and Measures:

For a full list of the weights and measures parameters click here

What to expect upon arrival as an exhibitor?

The Houston Livestock Show considers itself an interstate (accepting entries of livestock and poultry from within TX and from other states) show for livestock entries. Exhibitors with livestock originating outside the state of TX are encouraged to contact their state Animal Health officials to confirm specific requirements, if any, their state may impose on animals returning from a TX show.

Routine Inspection Procedures

Representatives of the Show should meet your incoming livestock vehicle at the entry gate to the livestock staging area.

All documents will be examined and a visual inspection of the animals will occur. The certificates of veterinary inspection, EIA test information, permits, etc. will be checked to ensure validity. A visual exam of the animals will be made to ensure that the animals described on the documents are the same as those in the shipment.

If you meet all entry requirements, your certificates and other documents will be returned to you and you will proceed without delay.

What paperwork do you need?

TX Origin Breeding Cattle

Certificate of Veterinary Inspection current, within 30 (thirty) days.

All dairy breed cattle, including steers and spayed heifers, shall be officially identified.

TX origin dairy cattle are not required to test for tuberculosis to participate in a show, fair or exhibition within the state.

Out-of-State Origin Cattle 

Certificate of Veterinary Inspection current, within 30 (thirty) days.

Negative tuberculosis (TB) test within the past 60 (sixty) days with results noted on the Certificate of Veterinary Inspection. Exemptions: A.  Beef cattle from tuberculosis “Free” states. B.  Cattle from a tuberculosis free herd with a certificate of veterinary inspection stating the accreditation number and the herd anniversary test date. C.  Suckling calves from a negative dam.

All dairy breed cattle, including steers and spayed heifers, shall be officially identified.

All bulls entering for show and sale purposes, which are (12) twelve months of age and older and capable of breeding must have a negative Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) Trich test within 60 days.

All bulls entering for show purposes, only, which are (12) months of age and older may enter with an entry permit in lieu of the Trich test.

Bulls permitted for entry into the State of TX under the provisions of this subsection shall not be commingled with female cattle or used for breeding. Bulls that stay in the state more than sixty (60) days must be tested negative for trichomoniasis with an official Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) test.

Animals must have permanent identification (brand or tattoo), and their identification must match the original registration papers. Any animal which does not have a legible tattoo corresponding to its registration certificate at check-in is ineligible to show. Once disqualified, animals cannot be re-identified and re-checked at the Show.

Exhibitors must have the original registration certificate on each animal available for inspection by the Show Superintendent