• Each team will consist of four individuals. One team member must be from each age division: ages 9 to 13; ages 14 to 17; and ages 18 to 21. (Use contestant’s age as of the 1st day of the MN Beef Expo.) The additional team member may be from any of the three age divisions.
  • Teams must sign up during the contest registration period. Entry forms will be available in the Show Office unti
  • Each team will be responsible for bringing a heifer or steer to use in the competition. Heifers and steers are not to be groomed but should be washed and dried. Animals will be checked before the competition begins.
  • Each team must provide their own fitting equipment. Once the contest begins, no team member may leave the are
  • Once the fitting area is designated for each team by the contest officials, the team may set up their grooming chute and supplies in their designated area. These items should be in place at least 10 minutes prior to the announced starting time of the contest.
  • Each team will be allowed 30 minutes to fit their animal.
  • Each team member must fit a leg, using the clipper and blower.
  • All fitting and grooming techniques must be within the accepted practices of the IAFE National Code of Show Rin
  • Once the animal has been groomed and time is called, the team will stand at the head of the animal unti
  • Points will be awarded as follows:

   - Ability to fit - 20 points

   - Participation of each team member - 10 points

   - Overall effectiveness - 10 points

   - Organization of supplies & equipment - 5 points

   - Knowledge & response to questions - 5 points


Judging will be by a three-member panel of judges based on 50 points maximum from each judge. Each judge shall total their

score and rank the contestants in numerical order on the basis of their score. (Highest score first, lowest score last.)


The rankings (not the score) of the three judges shall be added for each team, and the final placings determined by the lowest

composite rankings. Actual scores will be used only to break ties. In the event the participants are still tied, they shall be named

co-winners and two awards will be given for that placing and none for the following placing.

The Sullivan Supply Stock Show University Fitting seminar will be on Thursday at noon & the

contest will follow beginning at 2:30 p.m.

Fitting contest supplies must be in place by 2:15 p.m. and the contest will start at 2:30 p.m.



Questions? Please contact:

Virginia Mold


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Event Contact:

Virginia Mold, Coordinator

phone: 651-643-6476

1265 Snelling Avenue North

St. Paul, Minnesota  55108

Event Hotel:

Radisson Hotel Roseville

2540 North Cleveland Ave.

Roseville, MN  55113

651-636-4567  |  800-333-3333

$102 Exclusive Rate - $8 going back to the Beef Expo until 9/23/19, OR UNTIL BLOCK IS FILLED

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