TJLA By-Laws

2019-2020
TEXAS JUNIOR LIVESTOCK ASSOCIATION
MISSION STATEMENT

  • To collect, record and preserve the records of junior livestock competition within the state of Texas from one year to the next while maintaining a summary of the results.
  • To provide beneficial services for its members that enhance and encourage junior livestock ownership and participation.
  • To develop educational programs, material and curriculum that will position it as a leading resource organization in the junior livestock industry.
  • To generate growth of TJLA membership via marketing, promotion, and advertising of the Texas Junior Livestock Association.

Corporation By-Laws
Texas Junior Livestock Association

ARTICLE I

Title, Objects, Location, Corporation Seal

Section 1. Title: This association shall be known as TEXAS JUNIOR LIVESTOCK ASSOCIATION (TJLA)and shall at all times be operated and conducted as a nonprofit association in accordance with the laws of the State of Texas, providing for such organizations and by which it shall acquire all such rights as granted to associations of this kind.

Section 2. Objects: The purpose of the TJLA shall be to collect, record, and preserve the records of junior livestock competition from one year to the next; to maintain a summary of the results; to stimulate competition among junior livestock exhibitors; and to reward those top individual exhibitors of the junior livestock contests throughout the course of one fiscal year based on the total number of points given in a TJLA division of competition: TCCA Steer, TCCA Heifer, TCLA, TCPA, or TCMGA. It is also to provide diverse educational opportunities for its members and be a leading resource organization in the junior livestock industry.

Section 3. Place of Business: The principal place of business shall be Crockett, Houston County, Texas, but its members or officers may be residents of any part of the state of Texas, and business may be carried on at any place convenient to such members or officials, as may be participating.

Section 4. Corporate Seal: The seal of the TJLA shall be in the charge of the Executive Director and shall be in the form impressed hereon immediately below:

ARTICLE II

Members

Section 1. Members of the TJLA shall be admitted, retained, and expelled in accordance with such rules and regulations as the Board of Directors may, from time to time, adopt. In all matters governed by a vote of the members, each member in good standing shall be entitled to one vote.

Section 2. The Texas Junior Livestock Association reserves the right to refuse membership to anyone for any reason.

Section 3. Whenever in these By-laws the term member or members shall be used, unless otherwise specified, it shall mean a member or members in good standing having the right to vote.

ARTICLE III

Directors

Section 1. The business and property of TJLA shall be managed and controlled by the Board of Directors and an Executive Committee hereinafter created and empowered.

The Bylaws shall be subject to change only by the Executive Committee.

The rules governing the exhibition of livestock and accumulation of points within a TJLA division as presented in the Official TJLA Handbook shall be subject to change by the Board of Directors.

Each division of the TJLA shall have representation based on the number of active memberships within that division as of May 1 of the current membership year. At that time the Executive DIRECTOR will certify how the representation of the members of the Board of Directors will be apportioned among the divisions. If a division has less than the portion of required members to qualify for representation, it may be grouped with another division to have representation. Directors shall serve a one-year term to which they may be reappointed an unlimited number of times.

This method is to be used for the election of Directors beginning with the membership year 2015-2016. 

The Executive Director, with the advice and consent of the Board, shall appoint representatives to serve as members of the Board. Appointed Directors will serve a one year term which will expire on a rotating basis. This Board shall represent all divisions of TJLA membership and shall govern the rules of livestock exhibition under which TJLA members compete.

The Board of Directors shall, from time to time, establish criteria by which candidates are evaluated for nomination to the Board.

Any elected or appointed Director who is absent from three consecutive meetings of the Board of Directors may be removed as Director (without further action) upon his or her third absence, making available his or her position to be filled at the discretion of the Board. Absences shall be evidenced by roll call at meetings of the Board of Directors.

The Executive Director shall be a voting member of the board.

In accordance with the mission statement of the TJLA, its Directors are expected to assist in the provision of beneficial services for members. These services should enhance and encourage junior livestock exhibition and participation in the Texas Junior Livestock Association. Directors should be available to managers of sanctioned TJLA shows should they be unclear as to rules and regulations effecting members. Director availability and visibility to their respective division should be a service of the Director. Directors should be supportive of the TJLA to its membership. Each Director should be supportive in helping the TJLA acquire sponsorships and donations for its awards program. Each Director should be encouraged to submit a yearly report on the status of the industry in each of their respective divisions and to assist the TJLA in addressing and implementing change for members. 

Section 2. In case of any vacancy on the Board of Directors by death, resignation, disqualification, increase in number, or other cause, the Executive Director, with the advice and consent of the Board of Directors, shall appoint a qualified successor to serve until the end of the term of the director’s vacancy.

Section 3. The regular annual meetings of the Board of Directors shall be held during designated times specified by the Executive Director. The Executive Director shall notify board members not less than seven (7) days prior to such meeting as to the time and place. Meetings can also be conducted telephonically. The Executive Director shall give notice of such meeting not less than seven (3) days prior to such meeting.

Section 4. Special meetings of the Board of Directors shall be held whenever called by the Executive Director or by two-thirds of the Directors who are in office at that time.

The Executive Director shall give notice of each special meeting by mailing, texting telephoning, faxing or e-mailing the same to each Director at least seven days before the meeting, but any Director may waive such notice. Unless otherwise indicated in the notice thereof, any and all business may be transacted at a special meeting.

Section 5. Members present at an authorized meeting of the Board of Directors which include the Executive Director shall constitute a quorum.

Section 6. Written contracts of the TJLA shall be executed on behalf of the TJLA by the Executive Director of the TJLA.

Section 7. At the first regular meeting of the Board of Directors in a new calendar year the Board shall elect officers of TJLA.

Section 8. The Board of Directors shall have the power and the authority to make, amend, repeal, and enforce the rules and regulations, not contrary to law or the Certificate of Incorporation or these Bylaws, as they deem expedient concerning the activities of TJLA; the admission, classification, qualification, suspension, and expulsion of members; the rules and regulations governing the procedure of such suspension and expulsion and removal; regulations regarding the sanctioning of shows, conducting of shows, contests, exhibitions, sale, and social functions and other details relating to the general purposes of TJLA.

Section 9. The Board of Directors, from time to time, may create and empower other committees, general or special.

ARTICLE IV

Executive Committee

Section 1. There is hereby created an Executive Committee consisting of the Executive Director, the President of the Board of Directors, and one additional individual appointed by the Executive Director. This individual shall be appointed for a term of two (2) years and until the selection and qualification of his/her successor.

Section 2. The Executive Committee shall meet whenever and wherever called by direction of the Executive Director or the President. The Executive Director shall give three (3) days notice of such meeting, but any member may waive such notice.

Section 3. The Executive Director shall fill all vacancies in the Executive Committee occurring within a membership year.

Section 4. The Committee may act, without convening in meeting, by written resolution signed by all members thereof and duly entered in TJLA records. At all meetings of the Committee, two members shall constitute a quorum.

Section 5. All powers of the Board of Directors, except the power to change any rules pertaining to TJLA exhibition and competition, shall be and are vested in the Executive Committee.

Section 6.  The Executive committee of the TJLA shall fill all vacancies in the elective offices of the TJLA for the un-expired term and those so appointed shall serve until the election and acceptance of their duly qualified successor.

ARTICLE V

Elective Officers and Duties

Section 1. Officers: The officers of TJLA elected after January 1 of the current year. They shall be President, Vice-President, Recording Secretary, and other such officers as may be authorized from time to time by the Board of Directors, who shall be elected by the Board of Directors, and such officers shall hold office for the period of one (1) year and until their successors are elected and qualified. 

Section 2. President: The President shall preside at all meetings of the Board of Directors. He/she shall see that the Bylaws, rules, and regulations of TJLA are enforced, and shall perform all other duties that may be prescribed from time to time by the Board of Directors. He or she shall be an ex-officio member of all committees.

Section 3. Vice-President: In the absence of the President, the Vice President shall have the powers and perform the duties of the President and other duties as prescribed by the Board of Directors.

ARTICLE VI

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

Section 1. Executive Director: The Executive Director of the TJLA is the chief operating officer of TJLA, and pursuant to direction from the Executive Committee, shall implement the actions, decisions, and directions of the Board of Directors and Executive Committee and shall manage the TJLA’s physical facilities and personnel. He or she shall be the custodian for the safekeeping of all documents and records of TJLA. He or she shall keep a record of all competition within TJLA. He or she shall collect all monies due TJLA and report such to the Board of Directors. He or she shall edit and compile all official documents of TJLA. He or she shall give a report of his or her office to the Board of Directors when demanded and shall perform such other duties as may be prescribed by the Board of Directors from time to time.

He or she shall submit to the Board of Directors a detailed budget of the proposed and anticipated expenditures for the forthcoming fiscal year of TJLA. 

Section 2. Assistant Executive Director: The Assistant Executive Director shall assume the duties of the Executive Director when the Executive Director is absent. in addition, the Assistant Executive Director shall serve as a part of the committee directing all functions of the TJLA outside the office. He or she shall be a member of the Executive Committee and shall serve on any committees appointed by the President, the Board or the Executive Director.

Section 3. Points Coordinator: The Points Coordinator of the TJLA shall compile a record of all sanctioned shows and enter them into the official TJLA records for the competition year. The points coordinator shall be responsible for making sure that records of sanctioned shows are complete before entering them into the records of competition. The Points Coordinator shall submit a report to the Board of Directors when demanded and shall perform other duties as may be prescribed by the Board of Directors from time to time.

Section 4. Sanctioning Coordinator: The Sanctioning Coordinator of the TJLA shall schedule all sanctioned shows and enter their dates into the official calendar of the TJLA. The sanctioning coordinator shall make sure that sanctioned show have all information necessary to make them aware of all TJLA rules that sanctioned shows do not conflict with TJLA rules regarding the mileage requirements for shows in the same TJLA Divisions. The Sanctioning Coordinator shall submit a report to the Board of Directors when demanded and shall perform other duties as may be prescribed by the Board of Directors from time to time.

ARTICLE VII

AMENDMENTS

Section 1. The Executive Committee shall have the power to make, amend, and repeal the Bylaws of the TJLA by vote of the majority of the Executive Committee at any regular or special meeting of the Executive Committee. The Board of Directors shall have the power to make, amend, and repeal the rules and regulations regarding exhibition and TJLA competition at any regular or special meeting of the Board of Directors.

Section 2. To be eligible for consideration by the Board of Directors, a proposal by a member of the TJLA to amend the rules and regulations regarding exhibition and TJLA competition shall be filed, in writing, in the office of the Executive Director at least thirty (30) days prior to the meeting of the Board of Directors at which time the proposed amendment is to be considered. The proposed draft shall be sent by the Executive Director to each individual eligible to vote at a meeting of the Board of Directors. The requirement contained in this paragraph may be suspended by the Board of Directors at any regular or special meeting upon a two-thirds majority vote of eligible voters present, provided a quorum is present.

ARTICLE VIII

Junior Board of Directors

Section 1. Junior Directors shall be elected from each of the TJLA divisions of competition. The membership of the Junior Board of Directors shall be made up of twenty (20) elected member representatives from the Texas Club Calf Association, ten (10) elected member representatives from the Texas Club Lamb Association, ten (10) elected member representatives from the Texas Club Pig Association, and ten (10) elected member representatives from the Texas Club Meat Goat Association. 

The TJLA Board of Directors has the authority to appoint an equal number of junior directors to the Junior Board.

Section 2. Members of the TJLA Junior Board of Directors from all divisions shall be elected by a vote of the membership online prior to the annual Belt Buckle Bonanza according to the provisions in Article VIII, Section 4.

Section 3. Junior Directors shall serve one (1) year terms unless they fulfill the requirements listed to automatically be reappointed to the Junior Board of Directors. 

Section 4. Each Junior Director elected to represent a division of TJLA shall be a member in good standing of the division of competition in which he or she is running for election.

To be eligible for election to and serve on the Junior Board of Directors, an individual shall be a member in good standing of TJLA for at least one (1) consecutive calendar years previous to nomination. To be eligible for election to and serve the Junior Board of Directors, an individual must fill out an application packet, agreeing to all requirements within said packet for junior Director and postmark that application packet to the appropriate address no later than the date established by the TJLA Jr. Director Sponsor. 

Section 5. Upon election all junior directors sign and agree to follow a Code of Conduct. In addition to knowing and following all TJLA rules, Junior Directors are held to an even higher standard and should not engage in any of the following: 

-Possession, consumption or distribution of alcohol, or remain in the presence of those that are abusing said substance
-Possession, use, or distribution of illegal drugs, or remain in the presence of those that are abusing said substance
-Possession or use of all tobacco products
-Theft, destruction or abuse of property
-Physical, verbal, emotional or mental abuse of another person
-Possession or use of a weapon
-Possession or use of a harmful object with the intent to hurt or intimidate others
-Use of inappropriate and/or abusive language
-Sexual misconduct
-Inappropriate dress

Any violation of the Junior Director Code of Conduct can result in the immediate removal from the TJLA Junior Board of Directors

Section 6.  In accordance with the mission statement of the TJLA, its Junior Directors are expected to assist in the provision of beneficial services for members. These services should enhance and encourage junior livestock exhibition and participation in the Texas Junior Livestock Association. Junior Directors should be available to serve as staff members during TJLA CAMP SHOW, TJLA CAMP, the the Belt Buckle Bonanza and the Fall Classic. Staff duties will include a minimum of four hours of work at each show. Junior Director availability and visibility to his or her respective division should be a service of the Junior Director.
Each Junior Directors should be supportive of the TJLA to its membership. Each Junior Director should be supportive in helping the TJLA acquire sponsorships and donations for its awards program. Junior Directors are required to participate in all fundraising activities, including but not limited to, the Silent Auction at the Belt Buckle Bonanza and the Fall Classic and any other fundraising activity, which the association undertakes. Each Junior Director should be encouraged to submit a yearly report on the status of the industry in each of their respective divisions and to assist the TJLA in addressing and implementing programs for members.

Section 7.  To be eligible for consideration by the Board of Directors, a proposal by the Junior Directors of the TJLA about amending the rules and regulations regarding exhibition and TJLA competition may be proposed at any regular or special meeting upon a two-thirds majority vote of legible voters present at the meeting, provided a quorum is present.

Section 8. Junior Director Officers: Each individual specie board (cattle, swine, lambs, goats and livestock judging) will elect from among their designated junior directors a board President and Vice- President. The TCCA board will have its own President and Vice President, the TCPA will have its own President and Vice President, the TCLA will have its own President and Vice President and the TCMGA will have its own President and Vice President. Their terms each will be one (1) year. The officers of each division will serve as the primary leadership of the division and will communicate with the Executive Director and Sponsor on committee assignments, banquet planning and other items as they become necessary.

ARTICLE IX

The Showbox Magazine

The Showbox magazine shall be the the Official Publication of the Texas Junior Livestock Association. 

As the official publication The Showbox magazine retains the exclusive right to publish the Official TJLA point standings either in print in the magazine or on its website www.theshowbox.com.

Section 2. Subscription for members: Each member family of the Texas Junior Livestock Association shall be eligible for one discounted subscription of The Showbox sent to them at the address as it appears on the records of the TJLA.

Section 3. Advertising: The TJLA may run advertising in The Showbox magazine at a reduced rate The amount of advertising that shall be needed each year shall be discussed when the budget for the new year is determined. 

OFFICIAL TJLA HANDBOOK

Section A.Show Rules and Regulations for all Divisions

101. Effective Date and Repeal. The rules and regulations become effective with the first sanctioned show of the current point year which shall be the Ft. Worth Stock Show and Rodeo. All previous rules are hereby repealed, except that the status of all previous records made under previous rules shall remain unchanged. Rules as printed in the Official TJLA Handbookshall be used at all TJLA sanctioned shows unless otherwise approved by the TJLA.

102. Animal Welfare. Every animal exhibited at a TJLA sanctioned show shall, at all times, be treated humanely and with dignity, respect, and compassion. The standard by which conduct or treatment shall be measured is that a reasonable person informed and experienced in generally accepted livestock exhibition training procedures or veterinary standards, would determine to be cruel, abusive, or inhumane.

103. Awards Year. The current Awards year begins January 1, 2019 and concludes December 31, 2019. 

104. Membership Requirements

(a) TJLA Disclaimer of Responsibility for Safety of Show Participants

(1) Show management is responsible for the condition of show premises, including the arena and stalling areas, the conduct and competence of show employees, and other representatives; implementation of show activities and events; and other aspects of this show.

(2) TJLA does not assume or accept duty or responsibility for safety at a sanctioned show in regard to participants or any other third parties, or for the livestock or other property thereof.

(3) As an express condition of the privilege to participate at TJLA sanctioned shows or events, each member of the TJLA, their families, fitters, third parties, and all participants assume the risks of participation, and release and discharge the TJLA, its officers, directors, representatives, and employees from any and all liability, whenever or however arising, as to personal injury or property damage occurring as a result of participation in an event conducted by the sanctioned show on the show grounds thereof.

(b) TJLA Disclaimer of Responsibility for Actions Taken by the Board of Directors.

(1) As an express condition of the privilege to participate at TJLA sanctioned shows or events, each member of the TJLA, their families and associates, (as defined in Section 108 Code of Conduct) agree to hold harmless the TJLA, its officers, directors, employees from and against all claims, losses, demands, obligations, causes of action and law suits and all damages (including punitive and exemplary damages), liabilities (including strict liability), fines, penalties, judgments, costs (including settlement cost),and expenses associated therewith (including the payment of reasonable attorneys fees and disbursements) (hereafter electively called Damages) to the extent that damages arise our of (1) the failure of the member or his family or associates to comply with the terms and conditions of thisHandbook of Rules and Regulations(2) action taken by the TJLA, its officers, directors or employees involving the member or his or her family or associates (3) actions taken by the management of a sanctioned show toward the member or his or her family or associates.

(c) Age Divisions: Age divisions are used in several areas of TJLA competition including, but not limited to, the All-Region Awards program and the Official Showmanship Divisions of competition (TJLA Steer, TJLA Heifer, TLJA Lamb, TJLA Swine, TJLA Goat, and TJLA Livestock Association).

(1) The age of the member must be true and correct in every respect. A member is eligible for participation as a member of the Junior Division when he or she is 8 to 11 years of age on or before September 1, of the current awards year.

(2) A member is eligible for participation as a member of the Intermediate Division when he or she is 12 to 14 years of age on or before September 1 of the current awards year.

(3) A member is eligible for participation as a member of the Senior Division when he or she is 15 years of age as of September 1 of the current year through the year that the member graduates from high school. Graduating seniors are allowed to accumulate points at TJLA sanctioned shows through the Belt Buckle Bonanza following their graduation from high school in May or June. 

(4) In some divisions of TJLA competition there is a Peewee division. A member is eligible for participation in the Peewee Division if they are seven years of age or younger as of September 1, of the current awards year.

(5) It is the responsibility of the member to make sure that they enter the right age division. Points earned in an inappropriate age division will be disqualified.

(d) Categories of Membership. Membership shall be of two (2) categories: Active Memberships for junior livestock exhibitors wishing to participate at TJLA sanctioned shows.

The categories of competition are TJLA Steer competition, TJLA Heifer Competition, TJLA Swine competition, TJLA Lamb Competition, TJLA Goat Competition. Membership fees are due and payable on January 10th of each year and shall be considered delinquent if not paid before that date. Members wishing to join more than one division of TJLA competition may take advantage of a discount offered for multiple memberships or to families with more than one child as members of the association. Notice to the members of membership renewal fees shall be sent to members at their last known address not less than thirty (30) days prior to the end of the TJLA year.

(f) Deadline for Purchasing Membership for an Awards Year. An Active membership cannot be purchased after December 1, 2019 of this Awards Year.

(g) Membership Requirements to Receive Points. In order to be eligible to receive points to apply to the yearly standings in any division of TJLA competition, an exhibitor must be a paid up, active member of the TJLA prior to the show where which he or she is exhibiting. If membership dues are paid prior to the beginning of a given show, a member may receive points awarded at that show. Example: An exhibitor who participates at the Houston Livestock Show will not receive points unless their membership is paid prior to the contest in which they are participating at Houston. Points are awarded only after receiving membership dues to the TJLA. Members will not accumulate prior points at shows held during the TJLA year when they were not active members.

(i) Delinquent Membership. When an active membership becomes delinquent, the membership may be reinstated by simply paying the current year’s dues. There is no penalty for reinstatement.

(j) Memberships are Non Transferable. An active membership in any division of the TJLA Steer, Heifer, Goat, Lamb, Swine, and/or Livestock Judging is non-transferable to another division.

(k) Suspension of Membership. Any member of the TJLA may be suspended or denied privileges of the Association by the Executive Director of the Association for failure to pay, when due, any obligation owing the TJLA, its sanctioned shows, or The Showbox magazine. All worthless checks returned to the TJLA or to one of its sanctioned shows must be made good within fifteen (15) days of the date that said member is notified. Should the member fail to do so he or she will forfeit all previously gained points. If a member or non-member has an obligation owing the TJLA, one or more of its sanctioned shows, or The Showbox , he or she may be denied privileges of the Association fifteen (15) days after the check has been returned. When any person continues to remain suspended under this rule for ninety (90) days, shows shall be furnished a list of these individuals. A $50.00 fee shall be charged on all returned checks.

Any member of the association may forfeit points, be suspended and/or denied privileges of the Association for conspiring by themselves or with another person or persons to violate the rules of the association or circumvent the intent and purposes of the Association. This shall, at times, include, but not be limited to exhibiting heifers which are owned and registered to another exhibitor at a sanctioned show, exhibiting animals whether it be steer, lamb, pig, or goats which have been validated in the name of another exhibitor either for a county show or a Texas major show.

Any violations which involve exhibiting animals which have been validated in the name of another exhibitor will be reported to the state validation committee. 

105. Show Approval. Organizations or individuals wishing to stage or sponsor a TJLA sanctioned show or contest in any of the TJLA Divisions (Steer, Heifer, Lamb, Swine, or Goat) must receive prior approval by the TJLA if the results are to be entered into the Association’s records and points are to be awarded to the exhibitor members. Show approval is a privilege, not a right, granted or rejected at TJLA discretion on an annual basis according to continuous evaluation of the applicant, including, but not limited to, competence of show management, enforcement of TJLA rules, quality of show, and service to TJLA members.

(a) Sanctioning Contracts. Applicants desiring to hold a TJLA sanctioned show must obtain prior approval. Approval does not carry over from year to year but must be obtained for each individual show or contest. To obtain approval for a previously approved show, a sanctioning form, available from the TJLA and downloadable from the website www.theshowbox.com must be correctly and entirely completed and on file in the TJLA offices. A previously sanctioned show that wishes to retain the same weekend as the previous year must have their contract on file no later than January 1 preceding the new awards year. After January 1shows will lose their right to a previously approved weekend and other shows may sanction on that previously reserved date. Previously approved shows may work with the sanctioning coordinator in the TJLA office to obtain approval after January 1, but their date is not automatically reserved from the previous year. 

For new show approval or for previously approved shows that did not meet the filing deadline of January 1, a sanctioning contract must be on file in the TJLA office thirty (30) days prior to the show. The show must work with the sanctioning coordinator to find a date that does not conflict with another sanctioned show held within a 100-mile radius of the proposed show.t

(b) Sanctioning Fees. A sanctioning fee will be charged to all sanctioned shows unless there is special dispensation granted by the TJLA. The sanctioning fees for the current year are as follows:

(1) Steer and Heifer Shows: $185.00 per show sanctioned.
(2) Lamb Shows: $165.00 per show sanctioned
(3) Swine Shows: $165.00 per show sanctioned.
(4) Goat Shows: $150.00 per show sanctioned

All sanctioning fees are due and payable sixty days prior to the show. The failure of show management to pay the fees may result in the disqualification of those show results as a part of the official TJLA awards program.

(c) Changes in Shows. Changes in a show application after filing the sanctioning contract may be made provided that a written request is sent to the TJLA offices and that the TJLA is able to publish such changes in one issue of The Showbox magazine prior to the approved date. On months where no magazine is printed, these changes may be made provided that notice is made to members over the web.

(d) Approval. Approval does not carry over from year to year and must be obtained for each individual show. TJLA reserves the right to approve only the number of shows per calendar year that it deems appropriate for the same organization or management. The office will keep the Executive Committee informed if approval process is abused. No prospect or jackpot shows may be sanctioned on the dates of the TJLA CAMP, CAMP SHOW, TJLA Belt Buckle Bonanza, TJLA Fall Classic, or any other activity that the TJLA itself produces and wishes to keep the calendar clear unless extenuating circumstances arise. 

(e) Major Shows. Major livestock shows and county fairs may be on the same date as another approved show despite proximity. Such approval will be granted by the Executive Director of the TJLA based on his or her evaluation of the situation.

(f) 100 Mile Radius. No show will be approved if there already exists on the same day, within 100 miles shortest driving distance, another sanctioned show for the same TJLA division. Shows wishing to cooperate with other sanctioned shows to provide multiple shows in the same area must have prior approval by the TJLA and a written agreement on file in the office between the two shows.

No organization may sponsor more than four (4) shows in any division of the TJLA on one weekend in one facility. Sponsoring organizations may produce four (4) steer, four (4) heifer, four (4) lamb, four (4) hog and/or four (4) goat shows on the same weekend, but they may not have more than four (4) steer shows, etc. in the same location on the same weekend. A weekend shall be defined as Friday, Saturday, and Sunday.

(g) Breed Shows. Breed Association shows may be approved by the TJLA. Points earned at these contests will be allowed to become a part of the official records for that breed but will not be allowed to be a part of the yearly records for the All-Around standings or for the Regional Awards in any division of TJLA competition ( Steer, Heifer, Lamb, Swine, Goat).

(h) Open to all Members. In order to gain approval by the TJLA, the show must be open to all members in good standing of the TJLA for the year in which the sanctioned show is held provided they are ages 8 through 18 and currently enrolled in school below the college level. The TJLA strongly recommends that in divisions where there are competitions for Peewees that sanctioned shows allow Peewees to enter and exhibit at said show.

(i) Classes Offered at Shows. The TJLA strongly recommends that show management provide a breed or age class (classes) for any breed or age category in which the TJLA offers an awards program in any TJLA division ( Steer, Heifer, Lamb, Swine, Goat.)

(j) No Sanctioning By Other Organizations. The TJLA reserves the right to deny sanctioning of any show that is sanctioned by another junior exhibitor organization or series in any division of competition. For example, the TJLA may deny a show the right to sanction if it is sanctioned by another club calf association. Shows agree to not allow sanctioning by any other livestock association without the written permission of the TJLA. Shows that enter into contracts with other livestock associations without having the express written consent of the TJLA risk having their points excluded in the Association’s records for the current point year.

(k) Show Results.

(1) Show results must be sent into the TJLA offices no later than ten (10) days after the completion of the show. Show results must be submitted in a typed format or on official TJLA forms. Any show, which does not report the show to the TJLA within ten (10) days after the completion of said show, or any show that does not submit results in an approved format will be warned the first time. Should it happen again, they will be fined $50.00 per ring. They may also risk denial of approval for subsequent shows. Sanctioning fees must be paid before a show’s results are entered into TJLA competition.

(2) Shows agree to give information on the breed identity of any livestock whenever breeds are mixed in competition at any sanctioned show. Example: Most sanctioned Progress Steer Shows have divisions for British, American and Continental steers. The breed of the steer shown within the division should be noted on the class sheets. If it is a British division the breed whether it be Angus, Hereford, Shorthorn, etc should be noted on class sheets.

(3) If an entry does not actually exhibit in the class in which they are entered and are considered a “no show” that entry will not count as an entry in the class.

(4) If an entry is disqualified, it is not to be placed, regardless of the number of exhibitors in the class and it will not count as an entry in the class.

(5) Incomplete or inaccurate reports from any show can cause deserving members to lose a part or all of the points they would have earned at this show.

(6) Any sanctioned show that makes a mistake in reporting official show results must report any corrections or additions or changes within sixty (60) days of the time that those results are reported at www.theshowbox.com.After that date no changes will be allowed. Members with point discrepancies should contact the TJLA and the show manager immediately.

(7) The TJLA records show results from its sanctioned shows. It reports what is sent into the TJLA office. Any discrepancies in those results must be addressed to the show manager of the individual sanctioned show. 

(l) Publication of Show Rules. 

(1) Sanctioned shows must, in some fashion, publicize that they are an official sanctioned show of the TJLA. They must publicize in some fashion at the show or in their advertising how they plan on paying back premium money if their entry fee is above the minimum entry for a points only show. Show management must make available to exhibitors a payback schedule.

(2) They must publicize the minimum number of animals required to make a breed and/or the way in which they plan on breaking heifer classes within a breed. 

(3) If they have special grooming rules, they must publicize those grooming rules in advance of their show. For example: if a show is a “blow and show steer or heifer show” those rules must be publicized in advance or the show cannot punish the members in violation of the rule. 

(4) Shows that wish for a Champion or Reserve Champion exhibitor to stay for the Champion drive must publicize that rule in advance. They may not withhold points if the exhibitor does not stay, but they may withhold premium money. Points may be withheld from a member who in violation of a TJLA rule. 

(m) Formulation and Enforcement of Sanctioned Show Rules. The TJLA will not be responsible for the formulation or enforcement of individual show rules other than those listed above.These are the sole responsibility of show management. The TJLA produces three shows each year, the Belt Buckle Bonanza, the TJLA Camp Show and the Fall Classic. Individuals or organizations produce all other shows. Other than a sanctioning fee, the TJLA receives no other money from individual sanctioned shows. The distribution of the premium money is the responsibility of the shows. The TJLA will examine how each show handles its financial responsibility to its exhibitors in determining if a show is to receive sanctioning the next year.

(n) TJLA Recommendations and Requirements. The TJLA requiresthat if there are three or less animals in a breed at any sanctioned show in any species (Steers, heifers, lambs, pigs, goats) they shall show all in one class. If there are more than three animals in a breed the market animals will be divided by weight as evenly as possible according to the weights of the animals within that breed division. Show management will determine the number of weight classes that there will be within each breed. 

At sanctioned heifer shows, if there are more than three animals in the breed, animals will be divided by age divisions. These age divisions cannot be broken into classes of more than a four month age spread. January through April, May through August, September through December are standard heifer class breaks. Should a show be an established show that has pre-existing age breaks that span more than four months, the show must get prior approval of the TJLA. The TJLA does not allow shows to exhibit heifers over 30 months of age. 

Show Manager. Any reputable person may act in the capacity of show manager who is capable through ability and/or experience. All Show Managers are responsible for being familiar with TJLA Rules and Regulations.

The show manager shall:
(1) be the person in charge of the TJLA sanctioned show.
(2) have the authority to enforce all rules referring to the show and he or she may excuse any animal or exhibitor from the show or contest prior to or during the judging.
(3) have jurisdiction over preparing the rules of exhibition and receiving all entry forms and monies and shall enforce the rules of said show as advertised.
(4) be present on the show grounds for the duration of the show. In the event an emergency arises, and the show manager is unable to fulfill his or her duties, an acting manager shall be appointed.(5) receive complaints from members or parents of members if TJLA rules are being broken. For example: if a member is not present at the show but has some other exhibitor there showing his or her animal, members should report this to show management who should attempt to verify this information and if this information is correct and true, the show manager should note that on the official records of the show that will be submitted to the TJLA.
(6) Any TJLA Sanctioned Show which fails to pay for services rendered by a third party in connection with the holding of the sanctioned shows (i.e., judges fees, facilities charges, etc.) or pay premium money to exhibitors when premium money is due can be denied TJLA sanctioning for present and future shows.
(7) The TJLA requires that show managers familiarize themselves with the rules and regulations of the TJLA as printed in the Handbook of Rules and Regulations.
(8) No Show Manager or member of show management may direct abuse or threatening conduct toward an exhibitor, a member of an exhibitor’s family, or an associate of an exhibitor. All members of show management of the TJLA shall treat members and their families or associates with respect and courtesy at a sanctioned TJLA show or event. Violations of this rule can result in action taken against the show which could include, but is not limited to, loss of sanctioning rights.
(9) Violations of TJLA Rules which should be reported by show management to the TJLA office include:
(a) If the member is not present and does not exhibit his or her own animal according to the rules of the TJLA, show management should note that on show results.
(b) If the member exhibits a market animal which has been validated from a county other than the one in which the exhibitor resides or if there has been a violation of the states validation rules, it should be reported by show management. 
(c) If a member exhibits a heifer which does not have original registration papers or a scramble heifer certificate, it should be reported to the TJLA office by show management.
(d) Failure of the member to make good his or her financial obligations to the sanctioned show should be reported by show management.

Show Secretary. Any reputable person may act in the capacity of show secretary who is capable through ability and/or experience. The show secretary and show manager may be one and the same, but the show secretary cannot serve as ring Stewart at a show at which he or she serves as show secretary. It is the show secretary’s responsibility to:

(1) accurately maintain and record both entries and show results, including verification of exhibitor identity should any person question the identity of a member.
(2) keep a set of results on file for at least one year following the show.
(3) be responsible for forwarding to the TJLA office any membership fees collected on behalf of the TJLA.
(4) be responsible for verifying the registration papers of heifer exhibitors at approved heifer shows. Show management must inspect the official registration certificate of each heifer entered in a sanctioned heifer show to verify birth date and individual ownership.

Judges. A judge shall honestly, fairly, and impartially judge each animal exhibited to him or her strictly on the animal’s confirmation and performance as the rules of the particular event dictate. An individual’s conduct as a judge should be exemplary. 

Exhibitors.

It is Suggested That Exhibitors Should Not

(1) exhibit an animal at a show where the judge judging the show is any member of the exhibitor’s immediate family (son, daughter, sister, brother). If an exhibitor has a close connection with the judge, but is not a member of his or her immediate family, the exhibitor should refrain from entering that show. Exhibitors should recognize the need for any judge to be able to exercise an objective opinion, free from bias, or outside influence. The judge is, in all likelihood, able to do so no matter his or her connection with the exhibitor, but the exhibitor should recognize the perception that this gives other exhibitors and their families and refrain from entering a show where others could get a mistaken perception. 

There are generally multiple shows on the weekend so that exhibitors have more than one choice as to where to take their animal(s). Discretion is advised.

(2) exhibit an animal to a judge if that judge has been the breeder, seller, or agent in any capacity or conditioner of that animal within the previous six months.

(3) Exhibitors shall not contact, nor attempt to contact, a judge pertaining to judging of any animals that will be exhibited at a show where the judge has accepted a judging assignment. 

Exhibitors May Not

(5) No person, exhibitor, family member or associate as defined in section 108C Code of Conduct, shall direct abuse or threatening conduct toward a judge, either in the furtherance of their judging duties, or as a result thereof, whether or not the conduct occurs during an approved event or show, or on show grounds. A judge of a TJLA sanctioned show shall be treated with respect, courtesy, and cooperation.

(6) No person, exhibitor, family member or associate as defined in section 108C Code of Conduct shall direct abuse or threatening conduct toward another exhibitor, a member of another exhibitor’s family, or an associate of an exhibitor. All members of the TJLA shall treat other members and their families or associates with respect and courtesy at a sanctioned TJLA show or event. Violations of this rule can result in action taken against the member which could include, but is not limited to, loss of points or suspension from the organization. 

(u) Rights of the Association. The TJLA reserves the right to have a commercial exhibit space at no additional cost to the TJLA at all sanctioned shows. This booth may be used to sell TJLA merchandise, enroll members and distribute literature and official publications. The TJLA reserves the right to hang banners or have a booth promoting either the TJLA or its major corporate sponsors at all sanctioned shows at no additional charge to the TJLA.

106. Entry Fees.

(a) An entry fee may be charged at all TJLA sanctioned shows. Entry fees must be uniform to all exhibitors of the individual divisions with the exception of late fees that the sanctioned show has the right to charge should the exhibitor’s entry not arrive by the time of the entry deadline. Entry fees will be collected by show management and paid by the entering party.

(b) Any scheduled contest where there is no entry fee that is to be held as a part of a sanctioned show does not have to be designated on the entry application. (c)Mandatory premium paybacks are required at some sanctioned shows where the entry fee requires that the show pay a portion of the money back to the exhibitor(s).

(d) In the TJLA Steer and the TJLA Heifer competition a sanctioned show that charges an entry fee of $25.00 or less is not required to pay back any premium money or award any prizes at the show unless they wish to do so. 

A TJLA show that charges an entry fee of $26.00 or more is required to pay back to the exhibitors a minimum of 50% of the entry fee in the form of premium money or prizes. 

(e) Late fees do not have to be prorated back to the exhibitors since it is the responsibility of the exhibitor to enter the show by the deadline or face a late-fee penalty. 

108. Code of Conduct. 

(a) Each member of the TJLA is expected to conduct himself or herself in a polite and courteous manner. Any member of the association who is found guilty of vandalizing the property of another member or the property of that member’s family, including, but not limited to, livestock and livestock equipment, shall face immediate suspension from the organization and removal of all points.

No member, a member of their family or their associates shall direct abuse or threatening conduct toward another member or his or her family or associates, a show official or judge at a sanctioned show or TJLA event. All members shall treat other members, as well as their families and associates with respect, courtesy and cooperation.

No member, a member of their family or their associates shall be able to discriminate against another member or member of their family based upon their race or sexual orientation. We believe that all individuals should be treated with respect and dignity and the failure to do so at a TJLA Sanctioned show may result in the person directing abuse at another person being banned from participating at TJLA Sanctioned Shows for a period of time to be determined by the TJLA Board of Directors.

(b) The TJLA and its representatives have the authority to conduct an investigation into such alleged activity and recommend appropriate action including, but not limited to, removal of points and/or suspension from the TJLA. Any member desiring to dispute or challenge the results of such an investigation may do so in accordance with procedures established by the rules of the TJLA.

(c) Appeal: An appeal from the decision of the TJLA designated association representative regarding the actions described above may be made to the Board of Directors of the TJLA if the following requirements are satisfied.

(1) The appeal is in writing and has been signed by the appealing party.
(2) The appealing party files the written appeal with the TJLA Board of Directors as soon as possible after the association representative’s decision was made. If an appeal satisfying foregoing requirements is filed with the TJLA Board of Directors, then said committee shall hold a hearing at which the appealing party and the designated association representative whose decision is being appealed shall present statements and other evidence that are relevant to the matter, following which the Board of Directors shall render a decision which shall be final and conclusive.

(d) Definitions The definition of immediate family shall include: Parents, Grandparents, Step-Parents, Siblings, Step-Siblings, Half-Siblings, Legal Guardians. An associate is anyone who is involved with the said member but is not part of the members’ immediate family. This shall include, but not be limited to, a county agent, agriculture science teacher, other relative not of immediate family, employee of the member or of the member’s family, and/or breeders or sellers of the members’ livestock.

109. Protests

(a) If a member or a parent wishes to lodge a protest concerning a show, organization, or individual violating the rules of the association, that protest must be made within fourteen (14) days of said show or event and must be accompanied by a check for $300.00 made payable to the TJLA as a protest fee. If the protest is upheld, $150.00 of that money shall be returned to the protesting party with $150.00 going to the TJLA for paper work and legal fees.

(b) All protests are part of the TJLA’s official records and thus will be made pubic if anyone requests that information. All protests must be signed by the protesting party.

(c) Once a protest is filed, if one of the protesting parties contacts the management of one of the shows involved, the protest becomes null and void. 

110. All-Region Awards. The TJLA will have a Regional Awards program for the current awards year.

(a) The All-Region Awards will recognize the top 10 exhibitors from each of the five (5) regions of competition within the state of Texas. The All-Region Awards program will be an addition to the traditional state wide over all awards program. The Regional Awards program will be for all divisions of TJLA competition (Steer, Heifer, Lamb, Swine, and Goats.)

The counties in each region of competition are listed below: 

Region 1 – Andrews, Armstrong, Bailey, Borden, Brewster, Briscoe, Carson, Castro, Childress, Cochran, Coke, Collingsworth, Cottle, Crane, Crockett, Crosby, Culberson, Dallam, Dawson, Deaf Smith, Dickens, Donley, Ector, El Paso, Fisher, Floyd, Foard, Gaines, Garza, Glasscock, Gray, Hale, Hall, Hansford, Haskell, Hardeman, Hartley, Hemphill, Hockley, Howard, Hudspeth, Hutchinson, Irion, Jeff Davis, Jones, Kent, King, Knox, Lamb, Lipscomb, Loving, Lubbock, Lynn, Martin, Midland, Mitchell, Moore, Motley, Nolan, Ochitree, Oldham, Parmer, Pecos, Potter, Presidio, Randall, Reagan, Reeves, Roberts, Schleicher, Scurry, Sherman, Sterling, Stonewall, Sutton, Swisher, Taylor, Terry, Tom Green, Upton, Ward, Wheeler, Winkler, Yoakum.

Region 2 – Archer, Baylor, Bell, Bosque, Brown, Callahan, Clay, Coleman, Comanche, Concho, Cooke, Coryell, Denton, Eastland, Erath, Falls, Hamilton, Hill, Hood, Jack, Johnson, Lampasas, McCulloch,McLennan, Milam, Mills, Montague, Palo Pinto, Parker, Runnels, San Saba, Shackelford, Somervell, Stephens, Tarrant, Throckmorton, Wichita, Wilbarger, Wise, Young.

Region 3 – Anderson, Angelina, Bowie, Camp, Cass, Cherokee, Collin, Dallas, Delta, Ellis, Fannin, Franklin, Grayson, Gregg, Harrison, Henderson, Hopkins, Hunt, Kaufman, Lamar, Marion, Morris, Nacogdoches, Navarro, Panola, Rains, Red River, Rockwall, Rusk, Sabine, San Augustine, Shelby, Smith, Titus, Upshur, Van Zandt, Wood.

Region 4 – Austin, Brazoria, Brazos, Burleson, Chambers, Colorado, Fort Bend, Freestone, Galveston, Grimes, Hardin, Harris, Houston, Jasper, Jefferson, , Leon, Liberty, Limestone, Madison, Matagorda, Montgomery, Newton, Orange, Polk, Robertson, San Jacinto, Trinity, Tyler, Walker, Waller, Washington, Wharton.

Region 5 – Aransas, Atascosa, Bandera, Bastrop, Bee, Bexar, Blanco, Brooks, Burnet, Caldwell, Calhoun, Cameron, Comal, Dewitt, Dimmit, Duvall, Edwards, Fayette, Frio, Gillespie, Goliad, Gonzales, Guadalupe,Hays, Hidalgo, Jackson, Jim Hogg, Jim Wells, Karnes, Kendall, Kenedy, Kerr, Kimble, Kinney, Kleberg, La Salle, Lavaca, Lee, Live Oak, Llano, Mason, Maverick, McMullen, Medina, Menard, Nueces, Real, Refugio, San Patricio, Starr, Terrell, Travis, Uvalde, Val Verde, Victoria, Webb, Willacy, Williamson, Wilson, Zapata, Zavala.

(b) Points will be accumulated from the first TJLA sanctioned show held in the region in which the member resides after the beginning of the TJLA year through the last TJLA sanctioned show of the awards year held in the region in which the member resides.

Points earned at TJLA sanctioned shows held within the region of the state in which the member resides will count toward both the regional awards programs and the state wide awards programs. A show which is an individual breed show does not count toward the All-Region awards.

(c) The points for the All-Region Awards will be awarded according to the regular TJLA point schedule for each division of competition (Steer, Heifer, Lamb, Swine, and Goats). Please see the point schedules listed for all divisions of competition. (See point charts)

(d) Should a member move from one region to another during the course of the awards year, his or her regional points are not transferable from the old region to the new region. The member retains the points earned in the old region, but they are not transferable.

(e) There will be no regional award program for the Peewee Division or the Mini Hereford Division.

(f) Points earned at the TJLA CAMP Show the Belt Buckle Bonanza and the Fall Classic shall count double in regional competition.

111. Creation and Retention of a Breed Division within the TJLA. Each breed division within the TJLA steer, heifer, lamb, pig, or goat association must maintain a minimum number of members who are participating within that breed division in order to maintain their status as a recognized breed within TJLA competition.

(a) Any time a group representing a breed or division of competition within the TJLA Steer, Heifer, Lamb, Swine, and Goats wishes to achieve recognition as an official TJLA breed division within the TJLA that group must submit a written request to the TJLA offices by December 30th prior to the beginning of the new TJLA awards year in January. 

That request must stipulate that the person or persons presenting the request to accept that breed as an official TJLA breed will support the new division by pledging a minimum of $6,000. That money shall be due and payable by December 31st prior to the year in which the breed division wishes to become a recognized breed. 

These requests must have approval of the TJLA Board of Directors. The Board must act upon these requests no later than September 1 for the current awards year.

(b) Newly recognized breeds have a period of three years in which to establish the minimum number of participants required to maintain status as an official breed division within TJLA competition. Twenty (25) participants who have actively earned points (bonus points and participation points do not count) are required for a breed to be active.

112. Points. 

(a) Each member of the TJLA shall receive five (5) participation points in each division of competition in which he or she is a member (Steer, Heifer, Lamb, Swine, and). The breed division in which the member wishes to have those points awarded must be designated on the membership card at the time that the member joins the TJLA. Members may from time to time be awarded bonus points for joining the association early, participating in a TJLA event, or a TJLA Fundraiser. These bonus point offers, as well as other bonus point offers, will be established by the TJLA Board of Directors and /or the TJLA Executive Director and will be added to a member’s points in the breed division in which the member designates. These bonus points are nontransferable.

(b) At major livestock shows, the TJLA records placings for points only as far down on the official TJLA scale as the show records places. For example, if the show does not record a ninth place, then the association will not award a ninth place. 

(c) Points are recorded in a class based on the number of animals that are actually exhibited in that class. It will be the responsibility of sanctioned shows to provide the TJLA with class sheets that reflect the number of animals that actually show.

(d) The TJLA CAMP Show, the TJLA Belt Buckle Bonanza and the TJLA Fall Classic will count as double point shows. If a member would ordinarily earn 100 points in the first ring that point total will automatically be counted as 200. The number of points earned in the second ring will also count double.

(e) When classes are mixed at major shows (Example: Maine Anjou, Limousin points are awarded to the individual exhibitor based on the way that animal was entered on the official entry card. When classes are mixed at sanctioned jackpot shows, points are awarded to the individual exhibitor based on the way that the animal was officially classified at the show.

(f) All TJLA members must show their animals at all times while in the ring, including, but not limited to, class, breed, division, and grand champion competitions. 

The only exception shall be if the member has more than one animal in the class or another ring of competition at that same show. If a member does not show his or her own animal at the show for any reason other than the above he or she shall forfeit all points earned at that show. The TJLA rules cannot interfere with individual show rules should their stipulations for exhibition prohibit anyone else showing the animal even for the above reasons. A substitute show person is not required to be a TJLA member however they must meet the TJLA age requirements as specified in Section A104(c). A recently graduated student is eligible to show through the Belt Buckle Bonanza following their graduation from high school or the equivalent of such.

(g) If a member or his or her parents realize that another TJLA member is not exhibiting his or her animal, the parent or member should immediately go to show management and ask that this be denoted on the official class sheets of the show. If a member of the Board of Directors is in attendance at the show, the member or parent may call it to the attention of the Board member present. The Board member should then go to show management and have them denote the fact that the member was not showing his or her own animal. It is the responsibility of members to contact the show manager and make sure that this infraction is noted on official show results.

(h) In all divisions of competition, TJLA Steer, Heifer, Lamb, Swine, and Goat all animals must be entered in the name of the individual TJLA member for the points to be accumulated in his or her name.

(i) No points will be awarded a member who has competed in a breed division for which the TJLA does not have an awards program. The TJLA sanctioned show may offer a breed division which is not a part of the TJLA awards program, but no points will be given in that division to a member.

(j) The TJLA reserves the right to correct point standings at any time during the year.

(k) Points will be awarded at the following shows: The TJLA Belt Buckle Bonanza, the TJLA Fall Classic, the TJLA CAMP Show, the State Fair of Texas, the Fort Worth Stock Show, the San Angelo Stock Show, the Houston Livestock Show and any TJLA sanctioned show or contest. These sanctioned shows and contests will be listed in On The Roadin each publication of the The Showbox magazine.Should a sanctioned show not be listed in On the Road, a notice shall be posted www.theshowbox.com.

(l) In the TJLA Heifer division, individual members may only be awarded points by exhibiting heifers that are registered in the name of the individual member. Original registration papers in the name of the individual exhibitor must be presented at each sanctioned show. No partnership heifers or multiple owned heifers will be allowed. Scramble calves will be sent a certificate from the show where the member won the scramble heifer. These certificates will substitute for original registration papers for scramble calves. A member who exhibits his or her heifer at a sanctioned show where he or she did not have original registration papers or a scramble certificate in his or her name will face disqualification of points if the TJLA determines the member did not have original registration papers in his or her name at the time the heifer was being exhibited at the sanctioned show.

(m) TJLA OWNERSHIP OF TEXAS STATE VALIDATED OR COUNTY VALIDATED ANIMALS – TJLA members may not exhibit an animal which has been validated in the name of another exhibitor who is not a member of the immediate family. Anytime a TJLA member exhibits a Texas State Validated or County Validated Animal they should be able to prove ownership. Anytime a TJLA member violates this rule by exhibiting an animal from which he or she cannot prove ownership the TJLA member shall become subject to disciplinary action which could include the loss of all points and prohibition for showing at all TJLA sanctioned shows.

(n) Anytime an individual joins the TJLA he or she automatically gives permission for his or her point records to be made available to other members and for his/her photo to be published on the website or in The Showbox magazine..

113. Official Showmanship Divisions: TJLA Steer, Heifer, Lamb, Pig, Goat.

(a) The TJLA will award trophy belt buckles for showmanship in the TJLA Steer Heifer, Lamb, Pig and Goat members. In each of those divisions Showmanship competition is also divided by age. Junior Showmanship exhibitors are exhibitors who are 8 – 11 years of age on or before September 1, of the current awards year. Intermediate Showmanship exhibitors are exhibitors who are ages 12-14 years of age on or before September 1, of the current awards year. Senior Showmanship exhibitors are exhibitors who are ages 15 through high school graduation as of the current awards year. For those divisions having Peewee Showmanship the ages are 7 years of age and younger on or before September 1 of the current awards year. 

(b) It is the responsibility of the member to enter in the correct age division.

(c) Rules governing official TJLA Showmanship shows include:

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(1) Animals used in official showmanship contests must beowned, entered, and exhibited by the member at that particular show. Failure to comply with such rule shall result in the forfeiture of points. Example: If a member participates in showmanship but does not show that animal in the regular show his or her showmanship points will be forfeited.

(2) Each official showmanship show must submit the results of the official Showmanship contests as part of their official records. 

d) TJLA SHOWMANSHIP STANDINGS:The TJLA will award trophy belt buckles to TJLA Junior, Intermediate, and Senior steer and heifer members accumulating the greatest number of points in Junior, Intermediate and Senior steer, heifer, lamb, goat and pig showmanship.

(e) The TJLA will award Top Ten Jackets to the top 10 members across all age divisons who earn the greatest number of points in the steer, heifer, lamb, goat and pig divisions of competition.

(f) Official Showmanship Points will be awarded this year at the Belt Buckle Bonanza, the Fall Classic, and 5 other shows which will be chosen as follows: The list of these shows will be published in The Showbox.The member is responsible for keeping up with the announcement of official showmanship shows. Official Showmanship Shows will pay a sanctioning fee of $250.00 per division of showmanship held at their show. For example, if a show holds both a steer and heifer showmanship contest, they shall pay a showmanship sanctioning fee of $500.00. These showmanship sanctioning fees shall be used to provide the awards for the All Region Awards Program

Showmanship points can be accumulated on 6 of the 8 showmanship shows. 

(h) Each member may drop his or her lowest two scores or not participate in all showmanship shows. TJLA members may participate in any or all of the TJLA Showmanship contests. There is no minimum number of shows where a member must exhibit in order to win a Top Ten jacket in showmanship.

(j) Points will be awarded to TJLA members in official showmanship contests on the following basis:

# in Class 1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th 6th 7th 8th 9th 10th
1 and over 100 90 80 70 60 50 40 30 20 10

114. TJLA Lamb Division – Rules of Exhibition.

(a) The TJLA will award trophy belt buckles to the TJLA members accumulating the greatest number of points and top 10 jackets to the 10 members who earn the greatest number of points in the following breed divisions within a year: Southdown, Fine Wools, Fine Wool Crosses, Haired Medium Wools. The age requirement for each age division is defined in 104C.

(b) An All-Around Buckle will be awarded to the TJLA lamb member that accumulates the greatest number of points based upon two or more breed’s sets of points within a given awards year. This All-Around Division does not include Pee Wee members. 

(c) The TJLA will award Top 10 Jackets in each division of competition providing that the exhibitor has earned points in addition to participation points.

(d) Earned points means that those points must be earned thru placing at TJLA sanctioned shows, and may not include any participation or bonus points.

(e) Points will be awarded on the following basis to members in good standing of the TJLA Junior, Intermediate and Senior Lamb Divisions for the yearly awards program. Points are recorded in a class based on the number of lambs that exhibit in that class. The TJLA will not be responsible for “no shows” at the gate.

1st  2nd 3rd 4th 5th 6th 7th 8th 9th 10th 11th 12th  13th 14th 15th 16th 17th 18th
# Lambs  in class
1-  20
2-  30 20 
3-5  40 30 20 10 5*
6-10  45 40 35 30 25 20 10 5*
11-15  50 45 40 35 30 25 20 10 5*
16-20  55 50 45 40 35 30 25 20 10 5*
21-2  60 55 50 45 40 35 30 25 20 10 5*
26-30  65 60 55 50 45 40 35 30 25 20 10 5*
31-35  70 65 60 55 50 45 40 35 30 25 20 10 5*
36-40  75 70 65 60 55 50 45 40 35 30 25 20 10 5*
41-45  80 75 70 65 60 55 50 45 40 35 30 25 20 10 5*
46-50  85 80 75 70 65 60 55 50 45 40 35 30 25 20 10 5*
51 +   90 85 80 75 70 65 60 55 50 45 40 35 30 25 20 10 5 *

*5 points will be given to every animal in the class from this place to last.

(f) A TJLA Lamb member may accumulate points on a maximum of two (2) lambs per breed or a total of four (4) lambs per show.

(g) Members may enter more than four lambs at a show, but a member can accumulate points on only two (2) lambs per breed or four (4) per show. The member’s two highest point totals will automatically be those that are recorded unless the member contacts the TJLA Points coordinator within 7 days of the show.

(h) Anytime a member is named Champion or Reserve Champion of any breed, he or she shall receive the same number of points as the highest point class winner of that breed rather than the number of points for first place in his or her original class. In addition ten (10) points shall be added to the breed champion’s total and 5 points will be awarded to the reserve breed champion’s total.

(i) Superior Bonus Points are kept by the TJLA office for each breed and reserve breed champion at each of the following shows: the TJLA Camp Show, the TJLA Fall Classic, the TJLA Belt Buckle Bonanza, the State Fair of Texas, the Fort Worth Stock Show, the San Angelo Stock Show, and the Houston Livestock Show. A member receives fifteen (15) points for a breed champion and ten (10) points for a reserve breed champion to be added to his or her point standings in that particular category.

(j) Peewee members who participate in TJLA sanctioned lamb shows may receive points in a Peewee High Point division. There will be no awards for Peewee members in the junior breed divisions of competition. Pee Wee members’ showmanship points will go to the Pee Wee High Point Division

(k) At the TJLA CAMP Show, Belt Buckle Bonanza and the TJLA Fall Classic, points will count double. 

114. TJLA Swine Division – Rules of Exhibition. 

(a) The TJLA will award trophy belt buckles to the swine member accumulating the greatest number of points and top 10 jackets to the 10 members who earn the greatest number of points in the following divisions of state wide competition during the TJLA awards year: Duroc, Hampshire, Yorkshire, Crossbred, Berkshire, Light OPB, and Dark OPB. 

(b) The TJLA will award an All-Around Buckle to the swine member accumulating the greatest number of points based upon two or more breed’s sets of points. This All-Around Division does not include Pee Wee members. 

(c) A TJLA Swine member may accumulate points on a maximum of two (2) pigs per breed or a maximum of four (4) pigs per show total. Members may enter more than four pigs, but can accumulate points only on two pigs per breed and a maximum of four pigs per show. The member’s four highest point totals will automatically be those that are recorded unless the member contacts the TJLA Points coordinator within 7 days of the show.

(d) Points will be awarded on the following basis to members in good standing of the TCPA for the yearly awards program in each division. Points are recorded in a class based on the number of hogs that exhibit in that class. The TJLA will not be responsible for no-shows at the gate.

1st  2nd 3rd 4th 5th 6th 7th 8th 9th 10th 11th 12th  13th 14th 15th 16th 17th 18th
# Pigs  in class
1-  20
2-  30 20 
3-5  40 30 20 10 5*
6-10  45 40 35 30 25 20 10 5*
11-15  50 45 40 35 30 25 20 10 5*
16-20  55 50 45 40 35 30 25 20 10 5*
21-2  60 55 50 45 40 35 30 25 20 10 5*
26-30  65 60 55 50 45 40 35 30 25 20 10 5*
31-35  70 65 60 55 50 45 40 35 30 25 20 10 5*
36-40  75 70 65 60 55 50 45 40 35 30 25 20 10 5*
41-45  80 75 70 65 60 55 50 45 40 35 30 25 20 10 5*
46-50  85 80 75 70 65 60 55 50 45 40 35 30 25 20 10 5*
51 +   90 85 80 75 70 65 60 55 50 45 40 35 30 25 20 10 5 *

*5 points will be given to every animal in the class from this place to last.

(e) PeeWee members who participate in TJLA sanctioned swine shows may receive points in a Peewee High Point division. There will be no awards for PeeWee members in the junior breed divisions of competition. PeeWee members swine showmanship points will go to the PeeWee High Point Division as well.

(f) Anytime a member is named Champion or Reserve Champion of any breed, he or she shall receive the same number of points as the highest point class winner of that breed rather than the number of points for first place in his or her original class. In addition, ten (10) bonus points shall be added to the Breed Champion’s total and five (5) bonus points will be added to the Reserve Breed Champion’s total.

(g) Superior Bonus Points are kept by the TJLA office for each breed and reserve breed champion at each of the following shows: the TJLA CAMP Show, the Belt Buckle Bonanza, the Fall Classic, the State Fair of Texas, the Fort Worth Stock Show, the San Angelo Stock Show, and the Houston Livestock Show. A member receives fifteen (15) points for a breed champion and ten (10) points for a reserve breed champion to be added to his or her totals.

(h) At the TJLA CAMP Show, the Belt Buckle Bonanza and the TJLA Fall Classic, points will count double. 

115. TJLA GOAT DIVISION – RULES OF EXHIBITION

(a) The TJLA will award trophy belt buckles to the TJLA PeeWee, Junior, Intermediate, and Senior Goat Division member accumulating the greatest number of points and top 10 jackets to the 10 members who earn the greatest number of points in the age division within a given year.

(b) An All-Around Buckle will be awarded to the Junior, Intermediate or Senior member that accumulates the greatest number of points in both showmanship and regular meat goat competition within a given year. This All-Around Division does not include Pee Wee members.

(c) The TJLA Goat member may accumulate points on a maximum of 5 goats per show. Members may enter more than 5 goats, but can accumulate points on only 5 goats per show. 

(d) Points awarded to TJLA Goat Members based upon the number of animals in the class that are actually shown. The TJLA will not be responsible for NO SHOWS at the gate.

1st  2nd 3rd 4th 5th 6th 7th 8th 9th 10th 11th 12th  13th 14th 15th 16th 17th 18th
# Goats  in class
1-  20
2-  30 20 
3-5  40 30 20 10 5*
6-10  45 40 35 30 25 20 10 5*
11-15  50 45 40 35 30 25 20 10 5*
16-20  55 50 45 40 35 30 25 20 10 5*
21-2  60 55 50 45 40 35 30 25 20 10 5*
26-30  65 60 55 50 45 40 35 30 25 20 10 5*
31-35  70 65 60 55 50 45 40 35 30 25 20 10 5*
36-40  75 70 65 60 55 50 45 40 35 30 25 20 10 5*
41-45  80 75 70 65 60 55 50 45 40 35 30 25 20 10 5*
46-50  85 80 75 70 65 60 55 50 45 40 35 30 25 20 10 5*
51 +   90 85 80 75 70 65 60 55 50 45 40 35 30 25 20 10 5 *

*5 points will be given to every animal in the class from this place to last.

(e) In shows using the Division format, ten (10) bonus points will be awarded for being Division Champion and five (5) bonus points will be awarded for being Reserve Division Champion. Anytime an exhibitor is named Champion or Reserve Champion of his or her division he or she will receive the same number of points as the highest point class winner in that division rather than the number of points for first place in his or her original class.

(e) Anytime a member is named Division Champion or Reserve Division Champion of any breed, he or she shall receive the same number of points as the highest point class winner of that breed rather than the number of points for first place in his or her original class. In addition, ten (10) bonus points shall be added to the Breed Champion’s total and five (5) bonus points will be added to the Reserve Breed Champion’s total.

(f) Superior Bonus Points are kept by the TJLA office for each division and reserve division champion at each of the following shows: the TJLA CAMP Show, the Belt Buckle Bonanza, the Fall Classic, the State Fair of Texas, Fort Worth Worth Stock Show, the San Angelo Stock Show and the Houston Livestock Show. A member shall earn 15 points for a Division Championship and 10 points for a Reserve Division Championship on Top of their other points earner.

(g) At the TJLA CAMP Show, the TJLA Belt Buckle Bonanza and the TJLA Fall Classic, points will count double. 

(h) Peewee showmanship points will be added to TCMGA Peewee division.

116. TJLA STEER DIVISION – Rules of Exhibition

(a) The TJLA will award trophy belt buckles to TCCA Steer division members accumulating the greatest number of points and top 10 jackets to the 10 members who earn the greatest number of points in the following breed divisions within a given year: ANGUS, BRAHMAN, BRANGUS, CHAROLAIS, HEREFORD, POLLED HEREFORD, LIMOUSIN, MAINE ANJOU, MINI HEREFORD, SIMMENTAL, SHORTHORN, SANTA GERTRUDIS, RED ANGUS, AMERICAN BREEDS AND CROSSES, RED CROSSBRED, BLACK CROSSBRED, OTHER COLOR CROSSBRED, and SIMBRAH.

(b) The TJLA will award an All-Around buckle to the TJLA Steer Division member who accumulates the greatest number of points, based upon two or more breed division sets of points. To qualify for the All-Around points, the TJLA Steer division member must earn points by exhibiting more than one breed of animal.

(c) Points will be awarded on the following basis to members in good standing of the TJLA Steer division for the yearly awards program. Points are based on the number of animals exhibited in the class. The TJLA will not be responsible for “no-shows” at the gate.

1st  2nd 3rd 4th 5th 6th 7th 8th 9th 10th 11th 12th  13th 14th 15th 16th 17th 18th
# Steers  in class
1-  20
2-  30 20 
3-5  40 30 20 10 5*
6-10  45 40 35 30 25 20 10 5*
11-15  50 45 40 35 30 25 20 10 5*
16-20  55 50 45 40 35 30 25 20 10 5*
21-2  60 55 50 45 40 35 30 25 20 10 5*
26-30  65 60 55 50 45 40 35 30 25 20 10 5*
31-35  70 65 60 55 50 45 40 35 30 25 20 10 5*
36-40  75 70 65 60 55 50 45 40 35 30 25 20 10 5*
41-45  80 75 70 65 60 55 50 45 40 35 30 25 20 10 5*
46-50  85 80 75 70 65 60 55 50 45 40 35 30 25 20 10 5*
51 +   90 85 80 75 70 65 60 55 50 45 40 35 30 25 20 10 5 *

*5 points will be given to every animal in the class from this place to last.

(d) Anytime a member is named Champion or Reserve Champion of any breed, he or she shall receive the same number of points as the highest point class winner of that breed rather than the number of points for first place in his or her original class. In addition, ten (10) bonus points shall be added to the breed champion’s total and five (5) points shall be added to the Reserve Breed Champion’s total.

(e) A TJLA Steer member may accumulate points on a maximum of two animals per breed or a total of three animals per show. The member’s highest three marks will automatically be recorded unless the member contacts the TJLA Points coordinator within 15 days of the time the show first appears at www.theshowbox.com

(f) Superior Bonus Points are kept by the TJLA office for breed and reserve breed champions at each of the following shows: the TJLA CAMP Show, the Fall Classic, the Belt Buckle Bonanza, the State Fair of Texas, the Fort Worth Stock Show, the San Angelo Stock Show and the Houston Livestock Show, A member receives fifteen (15) points for a breed champion and ten (10) points for a reserve breed champion to be added to his/her point standings in that particular category at Superior Bonus Point Shows.

(g) At the TJLA CAMP Show, the Belt Buckle Bonanza and the TJLA Fall Classic, points will count double. 

117. TJLA HEIFER DIVISION –Rules of Exhibition

(a)For the current point year the TJLA will award trophy belt buckles to TCCA Heifer division members accumulating the greatest number of points and top 10 jackets to the 10 members who earn the greatest number of points in the following breed divisions within the given year: ANGUS, BEEFMASTER, RED BRAHMAN, GREY BRAHMAN, BRANGUS, RED BRAHMAN, RED BRANGUS, BRAUNVIEH, CHAROLAIS, CHIANINA, HEREFORD, POLLED HEREFORD, LIMOUSIN, MAINE ANJOU, MINI HEREFORD, SIMMENTAL, SHORTHORN, SANTA GERTRUDIS, RED ANGUS, SIMBRAH, American Registered Breeds (ARB), Other Registered Breeds (ORB) and ABERDEEN.

(b) The TJLA will award an All-Around buckle to the TJLA heifer division member who accumulates the greatest number of points in TJLA Heifer competition.

(c)Points will be awarded on the following basis to members in good standing of the TJLA Heifer division for the awards program. Points are based on the number of animals exhibited in the class. The TJLA will not be responsible for “no-shows at the gate. 

1st  2nd 3rd 4th 5th 6th 7th 8th 9th 10th 11th 12th  13th 14th 15th 16th 17th 18th
# Heifers  in class
1-  20
2-  30 20 
3-5  40 30 20 10 5*
6-10  45 40 35 30 25 20 10 5*
11-15  50 45 40 35 30 25 20 10 5*
16-20  55 50 45 40 35 30 25 20 10 5*
21-2  60 55 50 45 40 35 30 25 20 10 5*
26-30  65 60 55 50 45 40 35 30 25 20 10 5*
31-35  70 65 60 55 50 45 40 35 30 25 20 10 5*
36-40  75 70 65 60 55 50 45 40 35 30 25 20 10 5*
41-45  80 75 70 65 60 55 50 45 40 35 30 25 20 10 5*
46-50  85 80 75 70 65 60 55 50 45 40 35 30 25 20 10 5*
51 +   90 85 80 75 70 65 60 55 50 45 40 35 30 25 20 10 5 *

*5 points will be given to every animal in the class from this place to last.

(d) Anytime a member is named Champion or Reserve Champion of any breed, he or she shall receive the same number of points as the highest point class winner of that breed rather than the number of points for first place in his or her original class. In addition, ten (10) bonus points shall be added to the breed champion’s total and five (5) points shall be added to the Reserve Breed Champion’s total.

(e) A TJLA Heifer member may accumulate points on a maximum of two animals per breed or a total of three animals per show. The member’s highest three marks will automatically be recorded unless the member contacts the TJLA Points Coordinator within 7 days of the show.

(f) Superior Bonus Points are kept by the TJLA office for breed and reserve breed champions at each of the following shows: the TJLA CAMP Show, the TJLA Fall Classic, the Belt Buckle Bonanza, the State Fair of Texas, the Fort Worth Stock Show, the San Angelo Stock Show and the Houston Livestock Show, A member receives fifteen (15) points for a breed champion and ten (10) points for a reserve breed champion to be added to his/her standings in that particular category at Superior Bonus Point Shows.

(g) At the TJLA CAMP Show, the TJLA Belt Buckle Bonanza and the TJLA Fall Classic, points will count double. 

(h) AOB HEIFER HEIFERS WILL SHOW IN THE ORB DIVISION:

(1) All AOB heifers will participate in the ORB Division beginning in the 2015 Awards year. In order to participate in the ORB heifer division the AOB heifer must be tattooed with the letters AOB in the left ear and the birth date in the right ear. ORB heifers are heifers having papers from a recognized breed association. In such cases, those heifers may be tattooed with the tattoo numbers that correspond with their breed’s official registration papers.

(2) No AOB heifer competing in the ORB Division may be entered in another breed division throughout the year. If an AOB heifer is entered at a sanctioned show as another breed, the TJLA heifer member shall forfeit all ORB points earned.

(3) Any member wishing to participate as an AOB heifer in the ORB division must secure a TJLA AOB Certificate of Registry from the TJLA office. The certificate shall stipulate the animal’s birth date and parentage. A processing fee of $25.00 shall be mailed with the application for registry. TJLA AOB Certificate of Registry applications may be secured from the TJLA office or they may be downloaded at www,theshowbox.com. Should a member wish to have an AOB Certificate of Registry processed within 10 business days he or she will be charged a rush fee of $20.00 per certificate. 

4) All AOB heifers will be given an ear tag with AOB that must be put in the heifer’s ear. AOB tags must be visible and must be in the animal’s ear in order for the animal to receive points. AOB tags will be sent to the member along with his or her TJLA AOB Certificate of Registry. Any AOB heifer that loses an ear tag must have that tag replaced. Replacement tags will cost $5.00 and must be paid prior to the time they are sent to the member.

(5) All TJLA sanctioned heifer shows must require members to present the Certificate of Registry during heifer check-in in order to show an AOB heifer in the ORB division. . The certificate number should be noted on the class results. Without the certificate number, no points will be awarded.

(6) The TJLA reserves the right to take photos and pull tail hair of all TJLA AOB and TJLA ABC Heifers

(i) ABC HEIFER DIVISON WILL SHOW IN THE ARB:

(1) An American Breed Cross Heifer (ABC) shall participate in the AORB division beginning in the 2015 Awards Year. An ABC heifer shall be defined as any heifer with one or more parent being from an American breed of cattle or crosses between the following breeds: Brahman, Brangus, Santa Gertrudis, Beefmaster, Simbrah, Brahmousin, Braford, Charbray, etc. All ABC Heifers should be a minimum of 3/16th Brahman blood and phenotypically exhibit Brahman characteristics.

(2) All ABC Heifers must be classified as ABC’s by a committee appointed by the association. The committee shall classify heifers at the TJLA Camp Show, TJLA Belt Buckle Bonanza, and the TJLA Fall Classic.There will be a charge for classifying an ABC heifer.

(3) In addition other shows may be designated as ABC Heifer Classification Shows.

(4) Classifiers must ear tag all ABC and AOB heifers with a TJLA Validation tag. The validation tags will have a validation number on the tag to correspond with that individual heifer. 

(5) Any member wishing to show an ABC heifer in the ARB heifer divisionmust secure a TJLA ABC Certificate of Registry that will be mailed following classification of the heifer as an ABC. The certificate shall stipulate the animals’ birth date and parentage. A processing fee of $30.00 shall be charged for any heifer that is classified as an ABC. 

(6) Should a breeder or a member sell a heifer that has already been classified as an ABC, a TJLA ABC Certificate of Registry must be processed through the TJLA office. An application for a TJLA ABC Certificate of Registry may be secured from the TJLA office or it may be downloaded at www.theshowbox.com. A processing fee of $30.00 will be charged for any heifer that is transferred from one name to another. Should a member wish to have an ABC Certificate of Registry processed within 10 business days he or she will be charged a rush fee of $20.00 per certificate. 

(8) Any heifer that goes through the classification process and fails to classify as an ABC will not be allowed to try to classify again until a period of four (4) months has passed. 

(9) Any ABC heifer that loses an ear tag must have that tag replaced. Replacement tags will cost $5.00 and will be charged for at the time they are sent to the member.

(J) Pedigree Verification

(1) The TJLA and its representatives have the authority to require such tests as they deem necessary to verify the accuracy of the classification and pedigree of exhibited pedigreed heifers. Said authority shall extend to and cover the TJLA rules of exhibition.

(2) Each member shall submit his or her registered heifer to such tests and examinations as requested and/or required by the TJLA, its representatives, and those of the relevant show.

(3) For and in consideration of the opportunity to participate in TJLA sanctioned functions, each exhibitor and his or her representatives hereby release the TJLA, its officers, and representatives from negligence, any and all claims, suits, and judgments, past, present, or future, arising from or connected with the administration or use of such test or exam and the resulting decisions there from.

(4) Any member desiring to dispute or challenge the results of such test or exam, or show rule enforcement as applied to his animal shall do so in accordance with procedures established by the TJLA. 

(5) The TJLA reserves the right to take photos and pull tail hair of all TJLA AOB and TJLA ABC Heifers

Copyright 2019 by Cherie Rash Carrabba
Published by Texas Junior Livestock Association
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Crockett, Texas 75835

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Most Current Revision: 2/15/2019