LIST/POINTS

REQUIREMENTS:

ALL CATTLE TO BE REGISTER EITHER, IN ITLA, TLCA OR TBLAA. NEITHER ORGANIZATION WILL RANKED HIGHER OF LOWER, THE CATTLE WILL BE JUDGED ON EACH INDIVIDUAL ANIMAL.

CATTLE MUST BE SHOWN IN CORRECT AGE GROUP OF BULLS, COWS AND STEERS.

CATTLE MUST BE NOMINATED TO FUTURITY

SIRES ARE LIMITED TO BULLS PAID INTO THE FUTURITY (MAXIUM OF 75 SIRES)

AFTER 75 PAID BULLS THERE WILL BE A WAITING LIST

SIRE NOMINATIONS ARE $500. This fee is yearly for your calves to be shown in the Elite Futurity. It will be used to promote Futurity, DNA, Advertising, added money etc...

EACH CLASS TO BE JUDGED WILL HAVE PAY BACK BASED ON NUMBER OF CATTLE TO BE JUDGED IN EACH CLASS.


COWS BULLS STEERS
OCT -16th 2016 - DEC 2016 OCT -16th 2016 - DEC 2016 MARCH 15-SEPT 15
JULY - SEPT 15th 2016 JULY - SEPT 15th 2016 OCT 14 -FEB 15
JAN - MARCH 2016 JAN - MARCH 2016 MARCH 14 -SEPT 14
JULY - DEC 2015 JUL - DEC 2015  
JAN - JUNE 2015 JAN - JUNE 2015  
JULY - DEC 2014 JULY - DEC 2014  
JAN - DEC 2013 MONTHS NO BULLS TO BE ACCEPTED OVER 36 MONTHS
JAN - DEC 2012    
JAN - DEC 2011    
NO COWS TO BE ACCEPTED OVER 72 MONTHS OF AGE

NON HALTER

JUDGING PANEL WILL CONSIST OF 5 JUDGES THAT ARE CONFORMATION AND HOOF JUDGES THIS COULD BE BUT NOT LIMITED TO A COLLEGE JUDGING TEAM, PACKER BUYERS, CATTLE ORDER BUYERS, TLBAA OR ITLA APPROVED JUDGES, ETC... TOTAL OF 5 JUDGES ALL SCORES WILL BE TALLIED FOR FINAL SCORE

** WATUSI OR OTHER INFLUENCES OF CATTLE WILL BE JUDGED. BUT THE CHARTERISTICS OF OTHER influences WILL BE JUDGED ACCORDLING TO SCORE SHEET.

*** IN THE NON HALTER JUDGES DECISIONS ARE FINAL. NO PROTEST OF SCORING WILL BE CHALLANGED

COWS

  • ALL CATTLE WILL BE JUDGED INDIVIDUALLY: NOT IN A GROUP A GROUP TO BE ABLE TO DETERIME THE BEST ANIMAL THAT DAY
  • CONFORMATION WEIGHTED AT 40%
  • HORN MEASURING WEIGHTED AT 30%
  • WEIGHT WEIGHTED AT 30 %
  • ALL SCORES TO SCORED 1-20 AT EACH DIVISON ALL SCORES ADDED TOGETHER LOWEST TOTAL SCORE WINS

BULLS

  • ALL CATTLE WILL BE JUDGED INDIVIDUALLY; NOT IN A GROUP TO BE ABLE TO DETERIME THE BEST ANIMAL THAT DAY
  • CONFORMATION WEIGHTED AT 30%
  • COMPOSITE SORE TO BE USED Horn 25%
  • ULTRA SOUND VAULES WEIGHTED AT 20%
  • SCROTUM MEASUREMENTS AT 15%
  • Hip height and weighted at 10%
  • SCORES TO BE SCORED 1-20 AT EACH DIVISON ALL SCORES ADDED TOGETHER LOWEST TOTAL SCORE WINS

STEERS

100 % OF THE STEER CLASS WILL BE PAID OUT. 75% GOING TO WINNERS AND 25% OF EACH STEER ENTERED GOES TO CARCUS CLASS WINNERS.

  • IN A GROUP TO BE ABLE TO DETERIME THE BEST ANIMAL THAT DAY
  • CONFORMATION WEIGHTED AT 30%
  • ULTRA SOUND VAULES WEIGHTED AT 10%
  • CONDITIONING FOR SLAUGHTER AT 10%
  • SCORES TO SCORED 1-20 AT EACH DIVISON ALL SCORES ADDED TOGETHER LOWEST TOTAL SCORE WINS
  • TOP 5 STEERS IN EACH CLASS WILL BE PROMOTED TO CARCUS CLASS ALL OTHER STEERS RETURN BACK TO THE OWNERS

Cacass CLASS

  • TOP 5 OF EACH CLASS GOES TO THERMAL CARCASS CLASS JUDGING
  • CacassES TO BE JUDGED FOR QUAILITY, MARBLEING MARKETABILITY
  • CATTLE CAN BE GRAIN FED OR GRASS FED DOES NOT MAKE ANY DIFFERENCE BUT WILL BE NOTED ON ENTRY FORM
  • NO STEROIDS OR GROWTH ENHANCERS WILL BE ALLOWED

HORN MEASUREMENT CONSIST

  • ALL CATTLE TO MEASURED AT THE EVENT THE SAME DAY
  • THERE BE ANY SATELITE MEASUREMENTS AND WEIGHTS.
  • TIP TO TIP
  • TOTAL HORN
  • COMPOSITE
  • THE TOTAL COMPOSITE NUMBER WILL BE WEIGHTED AT CLASS VALUE
  • ALL HORN MEASUREMENTS WILL BE OFFICAL MEASUREMENTS
  • ALL HORN MEASUREMENTS ARE OFFICIAL AND WILL NOT HAVE ANY SATILITE MEASUREMENTS FOR FUTURITY, ALL CATTLE MUST BE AT FUTURITY LOCATION TO COMPETE
  • SCORES TO be SCORED 1-20 AT EACH DIVISON ALL SCORES ADDED TOGETHER LOWEST TOTAL SCORE WINS

WEIGHING OF ANIMALS

  • EACH ANIMAL WILL BE WEIGHED INDIVIDUALLY
  • THAT WEIGHT WILL BE WEIGHTED AT CLASS VALUE
  • SCORES TO be SCORED 1-20 AT EACH DIVISON ALL SCORES ADDED TOGETHER LOWEST TOTAL SCORE WINS

THESE NUMBERS WILL BE TOTALED AND THE GIVEN VALUE WILL BE THE NUBER FOR THE TOTAL PACKAGE. ALL OF THE MEASURMENTS AND CONFORMATION PLACINGS WILL BE USED FOR OFFICAL MEASUREMENTS.

CLASS PAY BACK

  • EACH CLASS WILL BE PAID BACK WITH OWNER 70%
  • BREEDER 20%
  • SIRE 10% IF THE BULL CHANGES HANDS OWER OF THE BULL WILL RECEIVE PAYBACK.

BULL NOMINATIONS:

BULL NOMINATIONS ARE ON A YEARLY biases, BULLS NOMINATED FOR SPECIFIC YEARS SUCH AS 2016 MAKES HIS FIRST CALVES eligible FOR THE FUTURITY 2017 CALF CROP, BULLS OUT OF THE 2017 CALF CROP YEAR WOULD BE eligible FOR 2018, 2019, AND 2020. COWS WOULD GO TO 2023.

  • THE 3 STEER CLASSES ARE NAMED TERMINAL CLASSES.
  • THE TOP 5 IN EACH CLASS WILL BE TEMINATED AND PROCESSED WITH THE Cacass GRADED.
  • MEAT PLUGS SENT TO MEAT ANILASS
  • CATTLE WILL BE PAID ON AT HOOF VALUE OF CATTLE BOARD TRADE DAY OF FUTURITY

    BULLS ARE NOMINATED FROM January 1 TO December 31 OF CALVING SEASONS. SO THE CALVES THAT ARE ON HITTING THE GROUND ON December 1 OF THE SAME YEAR LEAVES A WINDOW OF A SHORT PREGNANCY THEN THE LAST CALVES THAT WILL BE EXCepTED WOULD BE October 15TH, TO ALLOW FOR A LONG PREGNANCY.

  • BULLS THAT ARE SOLD IN THE MIDDLE OF THE YEAR THAT ARE NOMINATED CAN BREED NEW OWNER COWS. BUT THE NOMINATION SLOT REMAINS WITH THE NEW OWNER.
  • THE OWNER WILL NOT BE ABLE TO NOMINATE A NEW BULL IN THE SLOT UNTIL THE FOLLOWING YEAR.

CALF NOMINATIONS:

WILL BE WILL BE AS FOLLOWS:
CALVING DATE STARTING JAN 1ST OF CALF YEAR TO DEC 31ST $100
JAN 1ST TO December 31ST OF 2 YEAR OLD YEAR $250
JAN 1ST TO December 31ST OF 3 YEAR OLD YEAR $500
JAN 1ST TO DECEMBER 31ST OF 4 YEAR OLD YEAR $750
JAN 1ST TO DECEMBER 31ST OF 5 YEAR OLD YEAR $1,000

NO NOMINATIONS TO BE GRANTED ON CATTLE IN 6 YEAR OLD YEAR.


******** THESE ARE preliminary IDEAS TO PROMOTE THE "ELITE FUTURITY" Looking for ideas to strengthen the longhorn industry. Looking to have our first futurity in 2017 with a big bang, please get involved. Our rules will be modified accordingly. After the rules are set there will not be any changes once the futurity starts. Please if you have any suggestions now is the time to get them hashed out. We want our rules to stand as fair. All disbursements of money will available. The starters of the futurity will not accept payment and all funds will be paid out in moneys or promotion to the breed and futurity.

CATTLE MUST BE NOMINATED TO FUTURITY

  • Bulls must be Nominated yearly; There are only 75 Slots available for mature bulls.
  • Participating animals from qualified nominated bulls must be nominated to futurity. Nominations to follow chart to age. This is only a one- time fee to participated

PARTICAPTING BULLS

  • On the ELITE FUTURITY website will be a list of bulls that have been paid in the futurity.

ULTRA SOUND

  • This is a measurement of rib eye area on live cattle. NOTE: This is not to see if an animal is pregnant

SCROTUM MEASUREMENTS

  • The importance of scrotal score has been proven to be important in more fertile females. This is also to examine the testicles for single testicles, deformed and other defects in the bulls.

All Cattle will be DNA entered in to the futurity

DNA testing has several reason, Here is list but not limited to the following.

Submitting bull DNA- Parentage can be quite valuable to determine which sires are performing in the field. When ordering parentage, supply sire DNA samples prior to or with an Identity heifer profiling order. Once a bull's DNA is in the Gene Seek informatics system, this step does not need to be repeated.

Six traits ideal for heifers that will produce feeder calves:

  • Maternal: Calving Ease Maternal, Stay ability
  • Performance: Residual Feed Intake, Average Daily Gain
  • Carcass: Tenderness, Marbling
  • Parentage: USDA standard parentage markers
  • When the DNA is kept on file, when new markers come available it can always be researched. This is an example of the other levels.

13 traits ideal for heifer selection for maternal line improvement

  • Maternal: Birth Weight, Calving Ease Direct, Calving Ease Maternal, Stay ability, Heifer Pregnancy, Docility, Milk
  • Performance: Residual Feed Intake, Average Daily Gain
  • Carcass: Tenderness, Marbling, Rib eye- Area, Fat Thickness
  • Parentage: USDA standard parentage markers
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TOP 5 STEERS IN EACH CLASS WILL BE PROMOTED TO CARCass CLASS ALL OTHER STEERS RETUN BACK TO THE OWNERS

  • THEY WILL BE BUTCHERED AND PUT ON A PLATE TO EVAULATE MEAT QUAILITY.
  • Owner of steers can either retain their carcass and cuts or sale to futurity at market price
  • Owners of steers that are not in top 5 will have the options to include there steers at the owners expense of processing, and meat grading to compare and collect data.

DNA data will be owned by Elite Futurity LLC

  • Elite Futurity will be the sole owner of the DNA results of all cattle.
  • Results will be available to the cattle owners of their cattle
  • Data will be on Elite Futurity website and protected with copy rights and infringements and will be carried out to the extent of the law. This data needs to be highly protected.

Weighted -

  • Means that in each class to determine the winners. Each section will be have a score attached to the individual animal.
  • Segments of class will not be awarded any awards and prize money. The ONLY winners are when all segments of the break-down of each class are tallied together.

Horn Measuring -

  • All cattle will be measured in Tip To Tip, Total Horn, and Composite
  • Composite is the total score of Tip to Tip, Total Horn, Left Base and Right base in an equation. This is the score that will be used in each class because it is the most complete

Weight -

  • All cattle will be weighed, this is important to give expected options of age groups to come in the following years