Jr. Beef Round-Up Frequently Asked Questions

The Round-Up Committee works hard to keep this information up-to-date. However, the information here is not binding. You should always refer to the current year's South Carolina Jr. Beef Round-Up Handbook. If you have a question that is not listed here and not answered by the current Round-Up Handbook then feel free to contact us!


General Questions


When is Jr. Beef Round-Up?
Usually the first weekend in August each year. This year it is August 1-3, 2014.

Where is Jr. Beef Round-Up held?
The T. Ed Garrison Arena (1101 West Queen St.; Pendleton, SC 29670).

Do you have a website?
Yes, click here to visit our website.

Do you have a Facebook page?
Yes, click here to visit our Facebook page. Don't forget to give us a "Like!"


Weekend Events


Do I have to participate in all activities? What activities are required?
In order to show in the breed shows on Sunday you must compete in the Jr. Cattlemen’s Contest and Showmanship Contest. You may compete in only the Jr. Cattlemen's Contest. The Scholarship contest has different requirements, refer to the current Jr. Beef Round-Up Handbook for details. 


Cattlemen’s Contest Questions


What is the Cattlemen’s Contest?

Do I have to be entered in the show to compete in the Cattlemen’s Contest?
No, you can register for only the Cattlemen's Contest and be eligible for Cattlemen's Contest prizes.


Scholarship Questions


How do I enter the scholarship contest?
You will indicate that you are interested in competing for scholarships during the registration process AND you must be present for and sign-in before the essay portion of the scholarship contest.

Do I have to complete the essay to be eligible for scholarships?
Yes, to be eligible for any of the scholarships you must be present for and complete the essay.

Do I have to be at the awards ceremony on Sunday to win a scholarship?
YES! If the winner of a scholarship is not present at the awards ceremony on Sunday morning then the award will go to the next person. You MUST be present to win!

I’ve already won a scholarship, can I still compete?
Once you have won a scholarship you are ineligible to win more scholarships, however, you can still compete for the cash prizes. 


Breed Show Questions


Do you show steers by breed?
No, steers are shown by weight. There are three steer shows, each of which have a light, medium, and heavy weight class. Out-of-state exhibitors are only eligible to show in the Market Steer Class. Each show description is listed here:

Feeder Steer Show: Only open to SC junior exhibitors. Minimum weight of 450 lbs. Maximum weight of 999 lbs.

SC Market Steer Project Show: Only open to youth enrolled in the current South Carolina Market Steer Project.

Market Steer Show: All steers being exhibited at Jr. Beef Round-Up are eligible for this show. 

How are steer classes broken up?
By weight; each steer show is comprised of a light, medium, and heavy weight class.

The online registration form is asking for a registration number for my steer. How do I register to show my steer?
You will register to show your steer at Round-Up just like you would a heifer except under the Calf Breed field you will select "Steer." You will then notice you are required to fill all the information boxes just like a registered heifer. Simply enter "n/a" in the boxes for information that does not apply.

When is weigh-in for steers?
Weigh-in usually occurs on Saturday around noon. After the Cattlemen’s Contest activities and before Showmanship begins.

Where do I show if my breed is not listed? Can I show if my breed is not listed?
If you show a breed or % that is not listed than your heifer will show in the Commercial-Crossbred show.

The online registration form is asking for a registration number for my Commercial Heifer. How do I complete the registration form for my Commercial Heifer? 
You will register to show your Commercial Heifer at Round-Up just like you would a registered heifer except under the Calf Breed field you will select "Commercial-Crossbred." You will then notice you are required to fill all the information boxes just like a registered heifer. Simply enter "n/a" in the boxes for information that does not apply. 


Out-of State Exhibitor Questions


Do I have to have the USDA Official eartag if I am coming from another state?
YES! This is a federal rule that we have to enforce. All cattle coming to Round-Up from another state MUST have a Certificate of Vet Inspection (CVI) and an official USDA ID. View the Out-of-State Exhibitors page by clicking the link on your left for more details.


How You Can Help


How can I help support South Carolina Jr. Beef Round-Up?

How can I sponsor a Breed Show? How can I bring in a new breed to be represented at Jr. Beef Round-Up? Why isn’t my breed represented?

I would like to donate items/money to Round-Up, who do I contact?
Please contact Mrs. Robin Long at 864-656-0496 or rlong2@clemson.edu or any one on the Round-Up Committee.