Gold Shows

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
Armstrong, BC
**Cancelled due to COVID-19**

Saturday September 12
Burns Lake, BC
**Cancelled due to COVID-19**


Alberta Angus Association

October 2-4
Olds Fall Classic, Olds, AB
**Cancelled due to COVID-19**

November 11-15
Farmfair International, Edmonton, AB
**Cancelled due to COVID-19**


Saskatchewan Angus Association

November  4-7
Lloydminster Stockade Roundup, Lloydminster, SK

November  5-6
Saskatchewan Angus GOLD & Junior Show, Lloydminster

November 30-December 5
Canadian Western Agribition 50th Anniversary Show, Regina, SK
**Cancelled due to COVID-19**

December 3
National Angus GOLD Show, Regina, SK
**Cancelled due to COVID-19**


Manitoba Angus Association

July 17
Harding Fair, Harding, MB
**Cancelled due to COVID-19**

October 29
Keystone Centre in Brandon, MB
**Cancelled due to COVID-19**


Ontario Angus Association

Sunday September 20
Brampton Preview Show
**Cancelled due to COVID-19**

Sunday November 8
Royal Winter Fair, Toronto, ON
**Cancelled due to COVID-19**


Quebec Angus Association

September 4-7
Expo Brome
**Cancelled due to COVID-19**

October 9-11
Expo Boeuf, Victoriaville, QC
**Cancelled due to COVID-19**


Maritime Angus Association

Friday August 16
Old Home Week, Charlottetown PEI
**Cancelled due to COVID-19**

Saturday September 26
NB Beef Expo, Sussex, NB
**Cancelled due to COVID-19**

Friday September 25
Heritage Beef Classic, Windsor, NS
**Cancelled due to COVID-19**

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: 

2019 Gold Show Winners