2020 Southern Classic Sale RULESApril 18, 202012:00pm Central Standard Time
BULLS● Entries must be a minimum of 12 months of age and a maximum age of 26 months at the time of sale.● All bulls must have passed a breeding soundness evaluation (BSE) test from a vet. Test results must accompany health papers upon check in.● All bulls must be accompanied with health papers in accordance with Texas Animal requirements. Trichomoniasis Test is required on all bulls both in and out of state.● All bulls must have had a yearling weight submitted to the ABHA (digital beef reporting). Minimum adjusted yearling weight must be at least 850 lbs.● Weight requirements on bulls 18-21 months is 1,200 lbs. and 1,400 lbs. for 2- year old bulls. Any bull over 22 months of age is considered a 2-year old. Bulls will be weighed upon check in. Any bull not meeting these minimums may be scratched by the ABHA Sale Committee without refund of the entry fee to the consignor.HEIFERS● Females must be 41 months of age or younger on the day of sale.● Open heifers must not be over 18 months of age.● Heifers may be sold with a calf by their side.● Bred heifers must be pregnancy checked by a vet and be a minimum of 45 days bred in order to be considered safe in calf.● A Vet pregnancy test must be provided at the time of check in and have been performed within 45 days of sale date. ● Heifers must have a minimum adjusted weaning weight of 450 lbs. and minimum adjusted yearling weight of 650 lbs.
General information● Animals will be received on Thursday April 16th, beginning at 3 pm. and ending at 8 pm. All animals must be in place by 1 pm Central time on Friday April 17th ● All animals must be accompanied by the required health papers and information at the time of check in. Please have the correct lot numbers in correspondence with the vet state tags for each animal on the health papers. If you have multiple animals to check in, each animal must have their own separate health papers. If your vet has listed all your animals on one sheet, this is acceptable, however, you must have a LEGIBLE COPY FOR EACH ANIMAL. We will not make the copies for you.● Signed registration papers must be presented at the time of check in. All females must have breeding information completed on the back of the papers.● All consigned animals must have their heads clipped. Bodies should be clipped or torched.● Cattle will be assigned pens upon check in.● Sale order will be set by sale committee and auctioneer.● Consignors will be responsible for providing hay, feed and tubs for water for their animals and will be responsible for the care of them during the event.● The ABHA reserves the right to require that any unsafe or unmanageable animals consigned to the sale be removed without refund of entry fee.● All warranties written or expressed are the responsibility of the consignor. The ABHA assumes no liability for the representation of animals. Any claims or disputes must be settled between the buyer and the consigners. Any dispute that is deemed not to be handled in a professional manner by the consigner, will result in the consigner being restricted from participation in future events sanctioned by the ABHA.● All animals must be registered in the American Black Hereford herd book and all consigners must be in good standing with the ABHA.● All consigned animals are required to have minimum EPD of birth and weaning. Animals that are of age for yearling reporting are required to have EPDs and yearling weights on those animals.● All animals entering the ring will have a commission paid to the ABHA. If you choose to floor your animals and it does not sell, you will still be required to pay a commission based on the last bid taken by the auctioneer. ● Only consigned animals will be allowed on sale site. No private treaty sales permitted. Anyone found violating this rule will not be permitted to consign animals in the future. ● Animals must be consigned online through the ABHA website. Go to the ABHA website for entry forms. Entry forms, footnotes and all required information deadline is February 14th. Preferred method for footnotes is the JotForm. If email is your preferred method, footnotes may be emailed to: email@example.com ● A $100.00 non-refundable entry fee will be required on all consigned animals● Commission rate is 14% in addition to the $100 entry fee. ● The ABHA will handle all transactions and make payment to the consignors. No checks will be written to consignors until all checks by the buyers have cleared the bank.● Sale lot ear tags will be provided and mailed to consignors. It is recommended that tags be put in the animal’s ear just a few days before the sale.● It is the responsibility of the consignors that the animals are tattooed and visible. ● Pictures are acceptable but not required. We will only accept professional pictures. We strongly suggest this because of the large number of internet buyers. The ABHA reserves the right to accept or decline photos. If you have an interest in having the ABHA photographer shoot your pictures, we will try to accommodate you if we have enough demand to warrant sending him to your area. The cost of the photos and any other expenses for this service is your responsibility. ● A supplement sheet will be provided on sale day. Any updates or changes to the sale will be on this sheet. Please provide your updates at your earliest convenience. ● A sale catalog will be mailed in the spring issue of the ABHA magazine. Additional copies will be available upon request.● Sale fliers will be mailed to all consigners. We recommend that you place these in high traffic areas. Additional fliers will be available upon request.● The ABHA will advertise in areas they feel appropriate and needed.● Substitutions of lots must be approved by the ABHA sale committee.● Consigners may be limited as to the number of bulls and heifers able to be consigned.● Certified Herd Sire Requirements (CHS)o ABHA Rules require that all American Black Hereford breeding bulls born after January 1, 2017, that are used to produce Registered Black Herefords, be tested and certified that they are free of all known genetic defects in the breed. This is referred to as a (CHS) bull. The genetic defect test also includes the 50 K test and the tests are on file for parent verification of any offspring if ever needed. This is not a requirement for entries but is recommended. ● Bulls that have been CHS Certified will be noted and announced.● If you need assistance with the online entry, please contact the ABHA Office at 833-501-4750 option 1.
For more information:
Contact: Jason Schroeder 573-680-1439 SBH8627@gmail.com
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AGREEMENT OF RESPONSIBILITY AND LIABILITY
It is clearly understood and agreed that the American Black Hereford Association and its officials, officers, directors, employees and agents (hereinafter collectively referred to as “the Association”) shall not be responsible for any damage, loss or injury to any person or property which is caused directly or indirectly for any reason. The exhibitor, owner, their agents and/or representatives, (hereinafter collectively referred to as “Participants”), agree to indemnify and hold the Association harmless for any damage, injury or loss suffered during or in connection with the event. In the event the Association is subject to any expense or liability, including, but not limited to consultant fees, legal or court costs, the Association management labor and expenses, expenses and/or costs for blood, tissue, urine, hide and/or carcass sampling and testing incurred as a result of the Association’s rules and regulations violations and all agreements there under, including, but not limited to unethical fitting, filling, meat tampering, illegal or non-approved use of drugs, medication and/or prohibited substance(s) as a result of participants involvement in the event, participant shall indemnify and hold harmless the Association for all damage, expenses or liabilities incurred as a result thereof. Participant may also be subject to criminal charges.
All exhibitors showing at event must be members and in good standing at time of registration.
The participant will have full control, custody, care and feeding of any animal(s) and/or personal property, which are brought on or about the premises of the site of the event.
It is clearly understood and agreed between the parties that, as a material condition to any participant entering or showing at the event. The Association will at no time have control, custody or care of any animal(s) and/or personal property, which are brought on or about the event.
For the overall working of the event, the participant will maintain control, custody, care and feeding for any and all animals and/ or personal property in accordance with rules and regulations of the event, and in no way will the Association be responsible for any loss or damage that may occur or be caused by any animal or personal property.
By entry in this event, I grant permission to the ABHA and any organization associated with the ABHA to use, for any legitimate purpose, including future advertising of the Activity on the ABHA website or in other promotional materials, my name and likeness to the extent it may appear in any photographs, video or records of the Activity.
By submitting an application, participants agree to comply with all the rules and regulations governing the American Black Hereford Association. Further, these provisions include total ownership of the entry for the prescribed number of days, continuous possession and care and provisions against unethical fitting, filling, and/or alteration of conformation and color of animals(s), meat tampering and illegal or non-approved use of drugs, medication and/or prohibited substance.