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GENERAL REGULATIONS
(For the conduct of competitions at QCAS affiliated Queensland Agricultural Shows)
Subject to the Rules, By-Laws and Regulations of the Queensland Chamber of Agricultural Associations Inc. and the Fraser Coast Agriculture Show Society Inc., the following General Regulations shall apply.
GENERAL REGULATIONS AND ACCEPTANCE OF ENTRIES
1 Judging will be performed by a Judge or panel of Judges appointed by the Fraser Coast Agriculture Show Society Inc.
2 The attention of Exhibitors is drawn to the fact that entries are accepted subject to the Rules, By-Laws and Regulations of the Queensland Chamber of Agricultural Societies Inc. and the Fraser Coast Agriculture Show Society Inc. in addition to the Special Regulations which appear in this schedule. Copies of the Rules and By-Laws may be obtained upon application to the Queensland Chamber of Agricultural Societies or the Fraser Coast Agriculture Show Society Inc.
3 No refunds will be made after close of entry.
4-5 Spare for assignment
NOTICE TO INTENDING EXHIBITORS
6 Entries for the upcoming Fraser Coast Agriculture Show can be made as described for each section in this schedule. Entries submitted other than on the correct form will be returned to the Exhibitor and, unless all requirements are complied with, and the forms returned to the Fraser Coast Agriculture Show office by completion of business on the closing date, as shown in this Schedule, they will not be considered.
7 Notwithstanding the provisions of General Regulation 6, late entries may be accepted at the discretion of the Section Chief Steward.
8 Entries are accepted subject to the Rules, By-Laws and Regulations of the Association, in addition to any Special Regulations, which appear in the Associations Schedule. All completed Entry Forms remain the property of the Fraser Coast Agriculture Show Society Inc. and are to be returned to the Fraser Coast Agriculture Show Society Inc. office after the Show for further office procedures as required.
9 Exhibitors whose entries have not been accepted shall be advised accordingly and entry fees refunded.
10 The exhibitor irrevocably consents to the Association publishing or reproducing in any manner whatsoever any particulars or information in relation to their exhibits; the publication or reproduction may be in a printed form or visual image through electronic means and/or on the internet.
PRIVACY STATEMENT
11 The information provided by Exhibitors is used by the Queensland Chamber of Agricultural Associations Inc. and the Fraser Coast Agriculture Show Society Inc. to organise, process and conduct competitions at the Fraser Coast Agriculture Show. By entering such competitions you consent to your personal information being used for this purpose including this information being made available to sponsors, breed Associations, the media, the public, promotional purposes, archival purposes, published in publications and could be made available to other third parties for the purpose of promoting the Queensland Agricultural Show Movement, or as otherwise required by law. Exhibitors have a right of access to and alteration of personal information concerning themselves in terms of the Privacy Act. This may be done by contacting the QCAS Chief Executive Officer or by writing to the Queensland Chamber of Agricultural Societies Inc.
12-15 Spare for assignment
WORKPLACE HEALTH AND SAFETY
16 All Queensland Chamber of Agricultural Societies Inc. affiliated Associations Showground’s are designated workplaces within the meaning of the Workplace Health and Safety Act 2011 and exhibitors / competitors are required to ensure that they and all persons under their direction or control, including their contractors or subcontractors, comply with all requirements of the Act. The Queensland Chamber of Agricultural Associations Inc. holds each exhibitor responsible to discharge its obligations to provide and maintain a safe place and system of work during occupation by the exhibitor/competitor of any area of the affiliated Agricultural Associations Showground’s.
17 Each exhibitor/competitor will assess the risk to themselves, staff, volunteers, family, other exhibitors, Agricultural Society staff, show visitors, children and any person foreseeably affected by the presentation of their exhibit.
18 Risks identified by exhibitors/competitors will be eliminated or controlled by the exhibitor/competitor and particular attention will be paid to ensuring public safety and safety of other exhibitors/competitors.
19 Exhibits will only be held and handled by competent persons whose experience is known to the Exhibitor/Competitor.
20 A “No Smoking Policy” will be strictly adhered to by exhibitors/competitors. Smoking areas are marked in “ORANGE MARKINGS/FLAGS” which are located near the Cane & Cattleman’s Bar & Witches Hat Bar. No food or drink is allowed in the smoking area. The exhibitors/competitors are advised that the use of Primus stoves, any heating or lighting appliances of a like character, or any naked light, is strictly prohibited in pavilions.
21 Any exhibitors/competitors intending to bring electrical equipment to the Showground’s will be required to ensure that such equipment is fitted with residual current protection and that all electrical leads, tools and appliances have been inspected by a licensed electrical contractor and currently tagged. The use of double adaptors is prohibited and all power boards must also be tested and tagged.
22 All exhibitors/competitors will comply with the requirements of the Act and its Regulations and Standards in every other respect. This is essential for the safety of all exhibitors/competitors and the general public. The Act imposes very severe penalties in the event of noncompliance with its provisions. Any exhibitors/competitors who do not comply will not be allowed to exhibit at Queensland Chamber of Agricultural Associations Inc. affiliated Shows.
23-25 Spare for assignment
DISCLAIMER
26 The information contained in the Competitions Schedule is gathered for the purpose of providing information to Exhibitors and show patrons. The information is a compilation of information provided by third parties and the Queensland Chamber of Agricultural Associations Inc. and affiliated Agricultural Associations does not warrant its accuracy and advises that any such information may be subject to change or amendment occurring at any time and thereby making the information incorrect. Subject to the Queensland Chamber of Agricultural Associations Inc. legal obligations and responsibilities, if you require confirmation of any information please contact the QCAS Office.
27-30 Spare for assignment
PRIZES AND GST
31 The Australian Taxation Office has deemed that GST is payable on prizes if an Exhibitor is registered for GST and enters an Exhibit as part of a business enterprise.
32 The information an Exhibitor provides on the Application for Entry determines whether GST is applicable.
33 Any prize stated in this Schedule does not include GST.
34 GST will not apply:
(a) If an Exhibitor enters an Exhibit as a hobby or private recreational pursuit; or
(b) If an Exhibitor enters an Exhibit as part of a business enterprise, the Exhibitor has an ABN, but the Exhibitor is NOT REGISTERED for GST.
(c) If an Exhibitor enters an Exhibit as part of a business enterprise, the Exhibitor is not entitled to an ABN as the business or enterprise is not operating in Australia.
35 GST will apply if an Exhibitor enters an Exhibit as part of a business enterprise, the Exhibitor has an ABN, and the Exhibitor is REGISTERED for GST.
36 Where GST applies, the Association will pay the prize money quoted in this Schedule plus 10% GST. The Association will issue a recipient created tax invoice.
WARNING:
The Exhibitor must complete the Exhibitor’s Declaration on the Application for Entry.
The Queensland Chamber of Agricultural Associations Inc. recommends that the Exhibitor seeks professional advice before completing the Exhibitor Declaration

 

SPECIAL STUD BEEF, PRIME BEEF AND DAIRY CATTLE REGULATIONS

(For the conduct of Stud Beef, Prime Beef and Dairy Cattle competitions at QCAS affiliated Queensland Agricultural Shows)

 

Subject to the Rules, By-Laws and Regulations of the Queensland Chamber of Agricultural Society’s Inc. (QCAS) and the Society/Association relevant to this schedule, the following Special Cattle Regulations shall apply.

 

Where there is a conflict between these regulations and the regulations and rules of the local Agricultural Society, the rules of the Affiliated Agricultural Society prevail.

 

These regulations are to be read in conjunction with the General Regulations contained in this schedule.

 
  Text Box: Subject to the Rules, By-Laws and Regulations of the Queensland Chamber of Agricultural Society‚Äôs Inc. (QCAS) and the Society/Association relevant to this schedule, the following Special Cattle Regulations shall apply.

Where there is a conflict between these regulations and the regulations and rules of the local Agricultural Society, the rules of the Affiliated Agricultural Society prevail.

These regulations are to be read in conjunction with the General Regulations contained in this schedule.
 

 

 

 

  1. NOTICE TO INTENDING EXHIBITORS
    1. Stewards at Affiliated Shows have the right to remove any animal from the judging ring, public area, including stalls, if that animal is a danger to the safety of the public and other exhibitors.
    2. Any persons causing a nuisance by loud comments or the decision of the judges or otherwise unseemly behavior will, after being cautioned, be expelled from the showgrounds and in the case of exhibitors, be liable for disqualification.
    3. The Stewards shall have the power to redirect any beast to its correct class, BUT if the exhibitor objects the Steward can then ask that the animal in question and the person in charge exit the judging ring.
    4. In Breed Classes, registration papers (where applicable) must be available at the Show as proof of registration.
    5. An Exhibitor required by the Show Section Schedule or rules of the Affiliated Society to parade an exhibit in the Grand Parade and who fails to do so, shall not be entitled to and shall forfeit any prize money or trophy to that Exhibitor and/or for that Exhibit.
    6. All bovine over four (4) months must have appropriate nose grips and all bulls over 12 months must have a nose ring. All stock MUST be in the charge of exhibitor or representative at all times.
  2. JUDGING OF ANIMALS
    1. A Judge shall have no further information provided other than what is provided on the Neck Card of each entry by the Affiliated Show Society.
    2. Judging in Stud Classes to be on the basis of merits of the animal for breeding purposes.
    3. Should it be necessary to reduce numbers as a result of entries exceeding the available space for Stud Cattle, the first action will be to eliminate multiple entries by any single exhibitor in any one class.
    4. The section Chief Steward reserves the right to reallocate space previously allocated to any exhibitor upon the arrival of their exhibits on the grounds if the numbers indicated by them do not arrive.
    5. No animal will be allowed in the judging ring, unless its correct age and weight, if applicable, is on its neck card.
 
    1. An Exhibitor shall not compete nor show any animal in a section if the animal has been owned or leased by the Judge or a member of the Judge’s immediate family or if the Judge is the Exhibitor’s employer or business partner.
    2. An Exhibitor shall not compete if the Exhibitor or any animal being shown by the Exhibitor has been given tuition by the Judge or the Judge’s business partner within ONE (1) month prior to or during the show.
    3. An Exhibitor is ineligible to compete, if the Exhibitor has employed or has been employed by or has been a business partner of the Judge of the Section within three (3) months prior to or during the holding of the Show.
    4. A Judge shall not visit the livestock- housing complex of the Agricultural Society, nor the owners, nor inspect or discuss any animal entered in the Show prior to or during the judging of the relevant section.
    5. In Breed Classes, ALL animals must have current Registration and Ownership Certificates with the Breed Society.
    6. Judging will be performed by a Judge or panel of Judges appointed by the Society.
    7. In the event of the Judge deciding that the exhibits in any Class are not worthy of a prize, no prize will be awarded.
    8. If a Junior Judge or Associate Judge has been judging in his/her own right at any affiliated Agricultural Show, they are not eligible to enter the Young Judging competition at that Show.
    9. A Judge shall not adjudicate at more than one show within 30 days within a Sub- Chamber unless judging different sections. This rule applies to all affiliated agricultural show sections.
    10. In all affiliated Agricultural Show sections, Judges should not judge the same section within a two (2) year period at the same show.
    11. Judging cards and performance records shall be completed by the committee person in charge, Chief Steward and/or the Judge of a section (if required) during or immediately after the judging of the section or at the Judge’s convenience.
    12. If a Judge is unable to fulfil a judging commitment, the Judge shall notify the Society as soon as possible so a replacement can be arranged.

 

 

 

 

 

  1.        A Judge shall not send a substitute Judge but may nominate a replacement judge to the society. All invitations to judge         shall be sent by the affiliated Society.
    1. A Society shall report to QCAS any Judge who fails to attend a Show to which he or she has accepted an invitation to judge or, who has failed to judge at the time advertised for the commencement of the class provided that the failure to attend or appear is without reasonable cause.
    2. A Judge may not officiate, and compete or exhibit in the same section at the same show unless exceptional circumstances exist such as sickness or unavailability of the appointed Judge.
    3. A Steward assisting the Judge in a particular section shall remove him/herself from the section if within a period of THREE (3) months prior to or during the show he/she or any member of their immediate family, business partners, or employee has owned, leased, bred, trained or schooled an animal or competitor exhibiting in any class in that section.
    4. An Exhibitor shall not compete in a section if the Exhibitor is a member of the Judge’s immediate family.
    5. No Exhibitors shall deface or alter registration papers or performance cards for any exhibit.
    6. A Judge or Steward must not knowingly permit an ineligible Exhibit or Exhibitor to compete.
    7. No Exhibitor or members of the Exhibitor’s immediate family or employed by the Exhibitor shall approach a Judge with regard to a decision made by the Judge unless they first obtain permission from the Committee person in charge or Steward of the Section.
  2. IDENTIFICATION AND AGE OF CATTLE
    1. All animals must bear a brand, either tattooed (in ear) or fire. The brands and or tattoo must be stated on the entry form.
    2. Age of all cattle to be 1st day of month of the affiliated show where competing.
    3. The exhibitor of any female 3 years old or over which does not have a calf at foot shall supply proof or furnish a veterinary certificate that such exhibit is either in calf or has bred during the two years prior to the show.
    4. A certificate to this effect must be produced to the Chief Steward before judging.
    5. If in the case of any exhibit in the opinion of the judge:
 
      1. The Exhibit is not in a healthy breeding condition; or
      2. For any other reason its breeding potential is or has been reduced, such exhibit shall not receive a prize.
    1. An animal shall not be penalized for accidental injury which in the opinion of the Judge does not affect its breeding capacity.
  1. DENTITION
    1. With the exception of Prime Beef classes, only cattle showing not more than four permanent incisors may be exhibited (Some Classes may provide for a lesser number). Whether an exhibit is showing the correct number of teeth shall be subject to determination by the Chief Steward.
  2. INSURANCE
    1. All exhibitors must have Public Liability Insurance and to have same endorsed for traveling to affiliated Agricultural Shows.
  3. WORKPLACE HEALTH AND SAFETY
    1. It is the responsibility of each exhibitor to ensure that the leaders of their stock in judging rings, Grand Parades and exercise areas are capable of exercising control over the animals in their care. Children under 12 years of age leading cattle in the Grand Parade MUST be accompanied by an Adult over 18 years of age.
    2. Each exhibitor/competitor will assess the risk to themselves, staff, volunteers, family, other exhibitors, show stewards, show visitors and any person foreseeably affected by the presentation of their exhibit.
    3. The exhibitors/competitors are required to ensure that they and all persons under their direction or control comply with all requirements of the current Workplace Health and Safety Act, and the Affiliated Show Society holds each exhibitor responsible to discharge its obligations to provide and maintain a safe place and system of work during occupation by the exhibitor/competitor of any area of the Showgrounds.
    4. Energised electric fences are prohibited on the showground at any time, without the express permission of the society or unless specified in the societies schedule. Any fences are to be suitable signed.
  4. BIOSECURITY FOR CATTLE
    1. All QCAS affiliated agricultural societies have developed a comprehensive Agricultural Show Biosecurity Plan and all event organisers, competitors and spectators have a joint responsibility to ensure the successful implementation of

 

 

 

a biosecurity plan.

    1. It is the responsibility of the owner/person in charge of the stock, to ensure all cattle movement with regard to ticks have been met, by contacting their nearest Department of Primary Industries and Fisheries office, to acquire a Travel Permit with endorsed treatments if necessary. Persons not fulfilling requirements will be refused entry to showgrounds.
    2. All cattle to have National Livestock Identification System (NLIS) identification tags.
    3. The QCAS NLIS Fact Sheet is available at www.queenslandshows.com.au
    4. National Vendor Declaration Form / Waybill must be submitted with the Travel Permit at the showgrounds.
    5. All cattle must be accompanied by a current version of the NVD.
  1. EXCLUSION OF ANIMALS
    1. Any animal, which in the opinion of the Stewards is not in a fit state to be exhibited, may be rejected by them and debarred from competing in the class or classes for which it is entered. Any animal rejected must be removed from the judging ring as soon as the exhibitor is notified.
  2. EXHIBITOR ATTIRE
    1. All persons leading Stock during judging or parades are required to be neatly attired. A plain grey or white dust coat or any other Breed Society colour dust coat or jacket approved by the Chief Steward must be worn. Stud Brands embossed on clothing or equipment must not be displayed during judging.
 

STUD BEEF CATTLE

  1. REGISTRATION
    1. All cattle entered must be registered in the name of the exhibitor, as owner in a Herd Book of the respective breed recognised by the Association for that breed in accordance with the Rules of the Herd Book Society, provided that an animal shall be deemed to be so registered if the exhibitor furnishes proof at time of the entry.

Registration certificate must be made available to Stewards if requested.

 

    1. Dual Society Registered animals can be shown in one breed only.
    2. Cattle can enter in Large or miniature/small breeds but cannot enter in both.
  1. Age of Exhibits
    1. Animals 20 months and under are to be shown in the junior section.
    2. Animals up to 48 months will be shown in the senior section.
    3. Affiliated Shows may have a senior up to any age class.

PRIME BEEF CATTLE

  1. JUDGING
    1. Judging will be on the basis of their ability to meet respective market (Trade or Export) suitability. Consideration will be given to the age and weight of each exhibit.
    2. No heifer in calf will be eligible to compete in Prime Beef. Any prize awarded to any heifer/cow found, after being sold or killed, to be in calf, shall be forfeited. No bull or stag may compete in any Class.
    3. All cattle entered in this division must be dehorned or poll. Horned cattle which have not been dehorned will not be eligible to compete.

STUD DAIRY CATTLE

  1. REGISTRATION
    1. All Dairy Cattle to be from herds classified as Accredited Free from Enzootic bovine leucosis (EBL).
    2. Cattle must not be introduced at the show if they are under current quarantine restrictions.
    3. Only Dairy Cattle approved by the Heard Book Societies will be accepted for entries.
    4. All cattle entered must be registered in

 

 

 

the name of the Exhibitor as owner, in a Herd Book of the respective breed recognised by the Association for that breed in accordance with the Rules of the Herd Book Society provided that an animal shall be deemed to be registered if the Exhibitor furnishes proof that at the time of entry:

      1. In the case of an animal of sufficient age to be registered, all necessary documents to procure registration in his name have been lodged with the authority controlling the Herd Book and the delay in registration is in no way due to his default; or
      2. in the case of an animal not eligible for registration by reason of age that it is the progeny of registered parents and all necessary steps required to the date of entry have been taken to enable its registration in his name upon its attaining the required age.
      3. Any animal owned by a partnership, or group of persons, may be entered in the name of the joint owners or, with the written consent of the others, in the name of any one, or in joint names of two or more of the co- owners.
    1. All dairy cattle entered in classes must conform to the policy of each individual
 

Breed Society. Any animal not meeting Breed Society showing policies will be withdrawn.

  1. BIOSECURITY IN DAIRY CATTLE
    1. All Dairy Cattle exhibited must be Bovine Tuberculosis (TB) and BRUCELLOSIS tested according to existing rules.
  2. CRUELTY
    1. The following conditions will be considered to be in Breach of Cruelty to Animals and are therefore prohibited:
  1. Administration of any type of Teat Sealant
  2. Surgical Enhancements to the Udder or Teats
  3. Air or Gas insufflations of the Udder, and
  4. Inappropriate use of or non- prescribed administration of Drug Enhancements to any part of the animal.
  1. AGE OF EXHIBITS
    1. A junior entry is any animal under three

(3) years.

    1. A senior entry is any animal three (3) years and over.

 

 

Cattle Classification for Showing at Queensland Agricultural Shows

 

BRITISH

TROPICAL

EUROPEAN

MINIATURE

OTHER BREEDS

+ Angus

+ Adaptaur

+    Bazadaise

* Ausline

** Wagyu

+ Belted Galloway

+ Africander

+    Belgian Blue

* Belted Galloways Mini

*    Texas Longhorn

+ British White

+ Belmont Red

+    Blonde d'Aquitaine

* Brahman Mini

 

+ Devon

* Bonsmara

+    Braunvieh

* Dexter

 

+ Galloway

+ Boran

+    Charolais

* Galloway Mini

 

+ Hereford

+ Braford

** Chiangus

* Hereford Mini

 

+ Highland

+ Brahman

+    Chianina

* Lowline

 

+ Luing

* ^ Brahmousin

+    Gelbvieh

* Miniature Grey

 

+ Lincoln Red

+ Brangus

+    Limousin

* ^ ^^ Nadudana

 

+ Murray Grey

+ Charbray

+    Maine-anjou

 

 

+ Poll Hereford

+ Droughtmaster

** Mandalong Special

 

 

+ Red Angus

* Greyman

+    Piedmontese

 

 

+ Red Poll

* ^ ^^ Nadudana

++ * Pinzgauer

 

 

+ Shorthorn

+ Red Sindhi

+    Romagnola

 

 

+ South Devon

+ Sahiwal

+    Salers

 

 

++ * Speckle Park

+ Santa Gertrudis

+    Simmental

 

 

* ^ Square Meater

* ^ Senepol

 

 

 

 

+ Simbrah

 

 

 

 

+ Tuli

 

 

 

 

+          As recorded in the MLA Handbook of Australian Livestock

 

++        Identified from Breed Website

 

*          Not recorded in MLA Handbook of Australian Livestock

 

**         Recorded in the MLA Handbook of Australian Livestock as “Other Temperate”

 

^          As advised by Breed Society

 

^^        Classified as Tropical and Miniature

 

Bring a printed copy of your entry which has been emailed to you NOT an electronic copy.  You must have this printed copy to put with your exhibit. 

 

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