Developed in 1989 by the Canadian Angus Association, the Gold Show program encourages breeders to move between regions to show cattle. Individual animals must show in a minimum of three Gold Shows in at least two different regions in a given year to qualify for awards. Awards are presented based on the number of points accumulated over the course of the show season.
Each year the following awards are presented in both red and black categories:
Show Bull of the Year
Show Female of the Year
Heifer Calf Champion
Bull Calf Champion
Junior Female Champion
Junior Bull Champion
Senior Female Champion
Senior Bull Champion
Gold Shows 2020 – dates and locations
Subject to change. Check back here for all the latest updates and information.
British Columbia Angus Association
Saturday September 5
**Cancelled due to COVID-19**
Saturday September 12
Burns Lake, BC
**Cancelled due to COVID-19**
Alberta Angus Association
Olds Fall Classic, Olds, AB
Farm Fair, Edmonton, AB
Saskatchewan Angus Association
Lloydminster Stockade Roundup, Lloydminster, SK
Saskatchewan Angus GOLD & Junior Show, Lloydminster
November 30-December 5
Canadian Western Agribition 50th Anniversary Show, Regina, SK
National Angus GOLD Show, Regina, SK
Manitoba Angus Association
Harding**cancelled for this year**
Keystone Centre in Brandon
Ontario Angus Association
Sunday September 20
Brampton Preview Show
Sunday November 8
Royal Winter Fair Toronto, ON
Quebec Angus Association
Expo Boeuf, Victoriaville, QC
Maritime Angus Association
Friday August 16
Old Home Week, Charlottetown PEI
Saturday September 26
NB Beef Expo, Sussex, NB
** NB Fairs and Exhibitions have been cancelled due to COVID-19**
Friday September 25
Heritage Beef Classic, Windsor, NS
**Due to COVID-19, the fair has been cancelled**
Canadian Angus Gold Show Requirements
- Each region may designate two shows per year as Gold Shows (except the Maritimes who can designate three shows) in which breeders can accumulate points for individual animals that are exhibited. The official list is maintained by the Canadian Angus Association. The Canadian Angus Association maintains the official list of recognized shows.
- Shows must be open to all members of the Canadian Angus Association. There is no cost to show organizers for inclusion in the program.
- Regions will notify the CAA of which shows have been designated along with show location and show dates by March 1st each year.
- Animals competing must have a Canadian Angus Association registration number at the time of judging. Unregistered, pending or “applied for” animals will not be awarded points or count toward grant funding.
- Animals born in or after 2012 must have a CCIA or ATQ ‘Angus Indicator’ in order to qualify for points.
- Any animal with colour products applied to it in a Canadian Angus Association sponsored show will be disqualified from the show and the show deemed ineligible for financial support from the CAA.
- The class structure may be determined by the show organizing committee however it is encouraged that the Canadian Angus Association Gold Show Class Structure provided be used whenever possible.
- Individual animal points vary depending on the number of entries in the show. Points are awarded to the top six animals in each class or split, divisional champions and reserve, grand champions and reserve.
- There are no limits on the number of animals that can be exhibited by an individual member.
Animals competing must have a legible tattoo that complies with Canadian Angus Association requirements at the time of check-in or they will not be eligible to be shown. All cattle identified as not tattooed or with an incorrect tattoo will be reported to CAA.
Requirements are subject to change. Changes will be communicated by the Canadian Angus Association to the regional associations.
The rules of individual shows differ, and it is the responsibility of each breeder to know and follow the rules of the show. Failure to comply with the show rules may result in an animal’s disqualification.
We congratulate many of our Angus friends on their outstanding show season in 2019. Here are the 2019 results:
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