Steer Classes

Market steers are classified based on the following restrictions.  These steps are listed in the order they are used to determine classes for steers in the shows.  In other words, once a steer has a breed, the remaining steps do not matter.
Purebred Balancers, Belgian Blues, as well as ChiAngus are classified AOB

Purebred Braford, Brangus, and Charbray are classified ABC

Purebred Angus, Red Angus, Hereford, Polled Hereford, Shorthorn, Maine Anjou, Limousin, Charolais, Gelbvieh, Pinzgauer, Simmental, and Chianina are shown in their relevant breeds.

If the steer is 1/2 Brahman or more, it is classified Brahman Cross

If the steer is 1/4 Brahman or more, it is classified ABC

If the steer is 7/8 or more Shorthorn, it is classified Shorthorn

If the combination of Angus, Red Angus, Hereford, Polled Hereford, and Shorthorn is 3/4 or higher, it classified British Cross

If the steer is registered as British Cross it is classified as a British Cross

If the steer is 1/2 Charolais or more it is classified Charolais

If the steer is 1/2 Maine Anjou or more it is classified Maine Anjou

If the steer is Maine Angus it is classified Maine Anjou

If the steer is 1/2 Limousin or more it is classified Limousin

If the steer is 1/2 Gelbvieh or more it is classified Gelbvieh

If the steer is 1/2 Pinzgauer or more it is classified Pinzgauer

If the steer is 1/4 Chianina or more it is classified Chianina

If after going through the above steps, a steer does not have a breed, it is shown in the AOB class.

 

Last Updated: 1/22/2011 3:58:24 PM