1. Organizations or individuals wishing to stage or sponsor a
meat goat show or contest, and wishing to be sanctioned by the
Missouri Junior Boer Goat Association must obtain the prior
approval of the MJBGA, if the results of such shows are to be
entered into the Associations records and points are to be
awarded to the exhibitors who place sufficiently high in their
classes. Approval does not carry over from year to year, but
must be obtained for each individual show or contest.
Organizations or individuals wishing to sponsor a sanctioned
MJBGA show must sign and return a standard MJBGA show contract
at least sixty (60) days prior to the approved show.
2. To gain Missouri Junior Boer Goat Association approval, a
show must be open to all goat owners who meet the age
requirements of those Divisions.
3. The MJBGA reserves the right to charge a sanctioning fee
for approving sanctioned shows. The fee for sanctioning will be
$125.00 for each sanctioned show. Sanctioned shows will receive
forms, ribbon packets, and advertising in the MJBGA news letter
and on the MJBGA web site. The MJBGA will notify all members of
the date and location of the show. The sanction fee is due and
payable sixty (60) days prior to the show.
4. The results of any approved show or contest must be
completed in its entirety on official forms and forwarded to the
MJBGA show secretary. The forms must contain the names and
member numbers of the exhibitors in order of their placings and
a notation made about the number of animals entered in the
class. These forms must be typed. Show management must report
the show results to the MJBGA secretary within fifteen (15) days
after said show. Failure to mail the completed result forms to
the Association in such time will result in approval being
denied the following year and the failure to comply will be
published on the MJBGA web site and in the MJBGA newsletter.
5. Every sanctioned show that charges an entry fee of $10.00
or less is not required to pay back any premium money or give
any prizes unless they wish to do so. Shows with entry fees of
$11.00 or more are required to pay back at least 50 percent of
the regular entry fees. This 50 percent pay back can include
money spent on the prizes awarded. For example, if a MJBGA
sanctioned show has an entry fee of $30.00, then a minimum of
$15.00 per animal shown in the show, shall be given back to the
exhibitors either in the form of prize money or awards. The late
fee does not have to be pro-rated back, since it is the
exhibitors responsibility to pay entry fees by the entry
deadline or face a penalty. This does not keep a show from
paying back more than 50 percent should they wish to do so.
Premium money must be paid to exhibitors no later than 10 days
after completion of the show. If the show is going to pay back
entry fees it must advertise its intent to do so on the entry
6 The MJBGA will not be responsible for the enforcement of
individual show results. These are the sole responsibility of
the show management.
7. The MJBGA reserves the right to set up a MJBGA booth at
all sanctioned jackpot sho
The Missouri Junior Boer Goat Association makes the following
recommendations and mandatory requirements for sanctioned and
1. Exhibitors who are 7 years of age & younger as of Jan
1 of the current year, shall be eligible for membership in the
MJBGAs Peewee Showmanship Division. Peewee members shall
be accompanied in the ring by someone 16 years of age or older.
Exhibitors who are 8-12 years of age as of January 1, of the
current year shall be eligible for membership in the MJBGAs
Junior Division. Exhibitors who are 13-16 years of age as of
January 1, of the current year, shall be eligible for membership
in the MJBGAs Intermediate Division. Exhibitors 17 -21 years
of age as of January 1, of the current year, shall be eligible
for membership in the MJBGAs Senior Division.
2. The MJBGA requires that sanctioned shows have prospect,
progress, market and showmanship divisions and will supply
3. The MJBGA makes it mandatory that sanctioned shows report
all results, awards and numbers in each class/division to MJBGA
for tabulation of points. Show results must be sent within 15
days following completion of shows. A sample of information will
be provided. Show results must be typed before being sent to the
MJBGA Show Secretary.
4. The MJBGA makes it mandatory that sanctioned shows follow
the MJBGA age breaks for showmanship. These breaks are as
follows: 7 and under; 8-12; 13- 16; 17 - 19. Age of
exhibitor is as of January 1st of current year.
5. MJBGA sanctioned shows who have made a mistake in
reporting their results must report any corrections, additions
or changes to those results within 60 days of the time that
those results are recorded in the MJBGA news letter. After that
date, no changes will be allowed.
6. The Missouri Junior Boer Goat Association reserves the
right to not sanction an organizations show for the following
year if that organization has violated or ignored any of the
current rules and regulations while producing their show during
the current year.
7. No sanctioned show may withhold points unless the member
is in violation of MJBGA or their show rules. They may withhold
premium money only if they have advertised such rules ahead of
time. (Example: A show that does not advertise that all grand
and reserve champions must stay for the champion drive may not
withhold an exhibitors points if they leave, when the show has
not advertised that rule.)
ADDITIONAL MANDATORY GUIDELINES:
1. Exhibitor may show as many animals as desired at any given
show - however, only the top two placings per class will be counted. These
points earned will go toward year-end totals in each age
division. Showmanship points are not figured into year-end
totals or overall placings, but will be totaled as separate
award divisions by exhibitor age. Only one animal per member may
be shown in the showmanship division.
2. All animals must be owned and exhibited by the exhibitor.
Registered animals must be registered in the name of the
participant only. The only exceptions for exhibiting shall be
1) if the exhibitor has more than one animal showing at that
time or 2) if the member is in attendance, but physically unable
to show his/her goat. If the member is physically unable to show
his/her animal, he/she must present a doctor's statement to show
3. Co-Sanctioned Breed shows shall follow ABGA, USBGA, or
International Boer Goat Association breed and show rules
depending on which Association has sanctioned the show.
4. If the MJBGA member does show his or her animal in
violation of rule 2 under "Additional Mandatory Guidelines"
of the MJBGA rules and regulations, and another MJBGA member
wishes to protest those points being recorded, then it is the
responsibility of the protesting party to contact the management
of the show and make sure that this infraction is noted on
official show results.
5. Any discrepancy in points reported by an exhibitor must be
sent to the MJBGA office in written form within 60 days of the
time the results first appear in MJBGA point standings in the
newsletter or on the website..
6. If a member (or their parent) wishes to lodge a protest
concerning a show, that protest must be made in writing within
14 days of said show and must be accompanied by a check for
$250.00 protest fee. If the protest is upheld, $200.00 of that
fee will be refunded to the protesting party with $50.00 going
to the Association for paper work and legal fees.
7. All protests are part of the MJBGAs official records
and thus will be made public if anyone requests that
information. All protests must be signed by the protesting
8. Sanctioned MJBGA shows must in some fashion, publicize or
post how the premium money will be paid. If the show does not
advertise its pay back, then it must be posted outside the
office at the show. This does not apply to established county
9. The MJBGA suggests that sanctioned prospect shows pay
premium money to exhibitors the day of the show.
10. Code of Ethics
Exhibitors are prohibited from showing unethically fitted
livestock or livestock of an ineligible age for exhibition.
Unethical fitting is deemed to mean any physical or
physiological attempt to alter the natural conformation,
musculature or weight of an animal. There will be no use of
injections or ingested material not conductive to the continued
health of the animal or marketability of its carcass. Animals
showing, in the opinion of the judge or show management, signs
of having been unethically fitted will be disqualified. Any
inhumane or other inappropriate action to animals by the
exhibitor will be cause for disqualification, forfeiture of
awards and MJBGA points, and removal of the exhibitor and
exhibit from the show grounds.
In addition, MJBGA members are expected to be honest in their
ownership of animals as well as in entries of those animals at
MJBGA sanctioned or sponsored shows. MJBGA members are the elite
of the show ring and junior livestock industry and are therefore
expected and encouraged to uphold to those high standards as and
example to others.