Beyond The Ring

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Beyond The Ring Junior Livestock Association By Laws

1.The BTRJLA points year will begin on January 1st of the current year and end on December 31st of the same year. 

2. A BTRJLA members age will be determined by the age they are as of January 1st of the current points year. 

3. BTRJLA membership is $50.00 per species (cattle, hog, lamb, goat) for a year. To become a member in 2 species is $100.00, 3 species $150.00 and for all 4 species $200.00.

 4. A BTRJLA member can accumulate points on a limit of 1 animal (breeding or market) per species per show/ring. Members can show as many animals as they wish but will only count points on the highest point accumulating animal per show/ring. 

5. A BTRJLA members highest 10 shows/rings per species will count as the final points total for that given points year. Members can exhibit at as many BTRJLA sanctioned shows as they wish but only the highest 10 shows/rings will count towards their final points total. 

6. Ties in the points standings will be broken based on the total number of BTRJLA points accumulated regardless of ring count.

7. BTRJLA will recognize 4 ages divisions in the points standings. Ages will be determined as of January 1st of the current points year. 

Novice – 9 years of age and under 

Junior – 10 – 13 years of age

Intermediate – 14-17 years for age 

Senior – 18-21 years of age 

8. BTRJLA National Awards Program

Top 10 in all 4 age divisions in all 4 species 

Top 10 overall per species 

Top 10 all-around across all species. 

In the all-around points division BTRJLA members will be allowed to count points from all the species they are members.

9. BTRJLA Regional Awards Program  

The BTRJLA will be divided into 6 regions:

Region 1 – Arizona, California, Nevada, New Mexico, IdahoOregon, Utah, and Washington.   

Region 2 – Kansas, Nebraska, North Dakota, South Dakota,Montana, Wyoming, and Colorado

Region 3 – Oklahoma and Texas   

Region 4 – Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina and Tennessee   

Region 5 – Iowa, Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Ohio and Wisconsin   

Region 6 – Alaska, Connecticut, Delaware, Hawaii, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Vermont, Virginia and West Virginia   

Depending on the number of members in each of the 6 BTRJLA Regions will determine the awards program for that region.  

Regions with less than 250 members a top 10 in each species will be recognized (top 10 cattle, lamb, goat and hog)

Regions with 251-500 members a top 10 in combined age divisions (Novice and Junior age groups will be combined and Intermediate and Senior age groups will be combined) per species will be recognized.

Regions that have over 500 members a top 10 in all 4 age divisions per species will be recognized (top 10 novice, junior, intermediate, and senior in cattle, lamb, goat and hog. The BTRJLA will be divided into 6 regions. 

10. BTRJLA State Awards Program 

Depending on the number of members in each of the states will determine the awards program for that state.

States under 100 members – no awards program unless sponsored.

States with 101-250 members a top 10 in each species will be recognized (top 10 cattle, lamb, goat, and hog). 

States with 251-500 members a top 10 in combined age divisions (Novice and Junior age groups will be combined and Intermediate and Senior age groups will be combined) per species will be recognized   

States that have over 500 members a top 10 in all 4 age divisions per species will be recognized (top 10 Novice, Junior, Intermediate and Senior in cattle, lamb, goat and hog). 

11. BTRJLA Show Sanctioning

 Any individual, group or show may pay for any show (county, jackpot, state or national) to be sanctioned by the BTRJLA. Sanctioning Fees will be $100.00 per species per show/ring. Whomever the party that agrees and pays the BTRJLA sanctioning fees for that given show/ring must fill out and submit the BTRJLA sanctioning form and pay the sanctioning fees 30 days prior to the show date and be responsible for getting the show manager to submit full and complete show results within 5 days after the show has been held. 

12. BTRJLA Points System

 Class Points 

1st – 20 points 

2nd – 18 points 

3rd – 16 points 

4th – 14 points 

5th – 12 points 

6th – 10 points 

7th – 8 points 

8th – 6 points 

9th – 4 points 

10th – 2 points 

11th place and lower or exhibitors that didn’t receive a placing but are listed on the class results – 1 point 

Breed/Division Champion – 10 points 

Reserve Breed/Division Champion – 5 points 

Grand Overall Champion – 20 points 

Reserve Overall Champion – 15 points 

Major Shows that are open to all exhibitors nationwide (NWSS, Cattleman’s Congress, American Royal, NAILE, and Arizona National) will count double for points. 

13. BTRJLA Membership

BTRJLA will begin accepting members on October 1st prior to the points year beginning on January 1st of the following year. There is no minimum age limit and a BTRJLA cannot be older than 21 years of age on January 1st of the current points year to be eligible for membership. Each member will receive 10 points for joining the BTRJLA.

14. Protest of any kind must be submitted in writing within 5 days of the alleged rule violation with a $500.00 nonrefundable protest fee.

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