ABBA Show Committee Announces Weight & Measurement Parameters and Rules for the 2018 International Brahman Show

February 1st, 2018 by brahmanabba

ABBA Show Committee Announces Weight & Measurement Parameters and Rules for the 2018 International Brahman Show 

In an effort to improve the uniformity of the show-ring, the ABBA Show Committee recently met and approved the Weight & Measurement Parameters for the 2018 International Brahman Show to be held during the Houston Livestock Show. The weight and measure parameters were derived by a Weighing & Measuring Sub-Committee who reviewed weights and measures from previous International, National & All American Shows. The parameters were then reviewed by the entire Show Committee and the Board of Directors and the feeling was that the parameters were quite liberal but would effectively eliminate those cattle that are too large or too small to conform to today’s industry standards. The Show Committee will continue to monitor the weights and hip heights at the conclusion of each show and has the option to adjust as needed.

The following are the rules associated with the weight & measurement program:

1. Cattle at the 2018 International Show will be weighed on Tuesday February 27 at 7:00 AM (prior to the show on March 1-2)

2. All animals in the Calf & Intermediate Divisions must meet the weight & measure parameters at the International Brahman Show.

3. Any animal that exceeds the weights and measures parameters at the National, International, or any other show that has official weights and measures, that animal will be ineligible for that show and any other approved ABBA shows until the next show that weights and measures are taken when they can re-qualify. If an animal who weighs or measures out and shows before re-qualifying, that animal will be disqualified for the remainder of their show career.

4. Any animal that does not meet the weight or measurement parameter may be re-weighed or re-measured immediately after coming off the scale. Only one time at the scale previously weighed/ measured on for qualification.

5. The hip height measurement will be taking directly over the hook bone.

The following are the Parameters for the 2018 International Brahman Show: