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 2021 – dates and locations
Subject to change. Check back here for all the latest updates and information.
The 2021 Gold Show season is back.
While we are aware that some events will not take place as planned and some uncertainty remains around others, we are confident that as we take the summer turn that some return to normalcy will occur and that a number of our prized events will take place as planned.
We are aware that the Gold Show series plays an important role in the marketing and promotion efforts of several Angus members and understanding this importance, we want to ensure the successes of the 2021 Show season are acknowledged.
For 2021, the CAA will be removing the requirement that points will be calculated on the best 3 shows across 2 regions requirement and the 2021 winners will be announced on total points accumulation. The same 5-tiered show points allocation system based on the number of entries and points awarded based on the number of entries will continue to be the basis on how points will be calculated.
Follow the CAA website for updated events as we are informed about them as well as updated results and standings as these events take place.
Good luck and looking forward to seeing everyone at one of these events in 2021.
Canadian Angus Association
British Columbia Angus Association
**Cancelled due to COVID-19**
Burns Lake, BC
Alberta Angus Association
Olds Fall Classic, Olds, AB
To Be Announced
Saskatchewan Angus Association
Lloydminster Stockade Roundup, Lloydminster, SK
November 22-November 27
Canadian Western Agribition 50th Anniversary Show, Regina, SK
Manitoba Angus Association
Harding Fair, Harding, MB
**Cancelled due to COVID-19**
Keystone Centre in Brandon, MB
Ontario Angus Association
Brampton Preview Show
Royal Winter Fair, Toronto, ON
Quebec Angus Association
Expo Brome, Brome, QC
Expo Boeuf, Victoriaville, QC
Maritime Angus Association
Old Home Week, Charlottetown PEI
NB Beef Expo, Sussex, NB
Heritage Beef Classic, Windsor, NS
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 Canadian Angus Association 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 Canadian Angus tag 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 Canadian Angus Association.
- 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 Canadian Angus Association.
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: