General Information

General Information
1. No cattle will be allowed onto the grounds prior to 12:00 noon on Wednesday, April 11, 2018. No stalls or tie outs are available prior to that time. Cattle arriving after 6:00 p.m. will go to assigned tie outs behind the main arena and stalls will be assigned the following day. Gates lock at 11:00 pm. so cattle arriving after 11:00 pm must call before 7:00 pm for gates to be unlocked upon arrival. If not notified before 7:00 pm, entry to fairgrounds will be the next morning.
2. New for 2018: We are back in the Main Arena with stalls and the show as from previous years other than 2017. Stall assignments will be given to you by the show management upon your arrival.
3. No teardown allowed or cattle released from the open show prior to the completion of the show on Sunday, April 15. Firms that do not follow this requirement will forfeit all premium monies and the right to show in 2019. Junior Show cattle showing only in the Junior Show will only be released upon completion of the Junior Show. Junior Show tear down & load out must be completed on Saturday, April 14. No load-out or move out the morning of April 15. Junior Show cattle that show in the open show must adhere to the tear down and release on the completion of the open show. Questions should be directed to Rod Wesselman, Show Manager at 509-750-2185.
4. Tie outs will be assigned. Exhibitors are responsible for bedding. Straw may be purchased from Feed World (775) 323-1533. Pens will be occupied by cow/calf pairs and a limited number will be available. Transit cattle allowed in tie out if space permits. Transit cattle will be charged the following: $30/day if the management is notified prior to arrival and $50/day if the management is not notified prior to arrival.
5. Stall fees are paid with your entry fees. Cattle that arrive during the night will be charged stall fee for the day proceeding. Bedding will be provided and the cost of this will be deducted from the premium pool. All cattle are required to be in stalls by 9:00 am each show day to allow spectators to view entries prior to the show. Cattle shown in open show are released only at the completion of the show on April 15.
HOTEL HEADQUARTERS: Nugget Casino Resort, 1100 Nugget Avenue, Sparks, NV 89431, 800-648-1177. Room rate: Sunday (April 8) through Thursday (April 12): $69.00/single or double; Friday (April 13) through Saturday (April 14): $119.00/single or double. Sunday night (April 15): $69.00
Reno-Sparks Livestock Event Center (RSLEC) Rules
• Absolutely no alcohol may be brought onto the grounds or in the RSLEC main arena. Violators are subject to being banned and removed from the site by the RSLEC staff. • Food is only allowed in the RLEC prior to the beginning of the show on Friday, April 13. After the show begins on April 13, no food is allowed to be brought into the RSLEC if the concession stand is open. Food and beverage, including alcohol will be available at the concession stand. • These food and alcohol rules are RSLEC regulations not WNAF regulations, and MUST BE ADHERED to by all participants. No alcohol will be served in the RSLEC on Junior Day, April 14, 2018. The WNAF asks that these RSLEC regulations be honored by all WNAF and Western Regional Junior Show participants.
• All cattle you plan to exhibit in the 2018 WNAF must be registered via the online system fully completed information. You may pay online with credit card. (upon receipt of your entries your credit card will be charged). If you are paying by check the total entry fees must be postmarked on or before March 1, 2018.
• Substitutes will not be accepted after March 22, 2018.
• Extra stalls are $65 per stall space. Be sure to mark the number of extra stalls needed on entry form.
• Cattle will be released upon completion of the show on Sunday. Those leaving prior to this time will forfeit premium money. Only Junior show cattle are allowed to leave after they have shown.
• All cattle entered must be duly recorded in the herd books of the American Angus Association. In the case of Canadian entries, the entries must be recorded, or eligible to be recorded in the American Angus Association Herdbooks.
• Exhibitors who participate in shows that accept premium monies contributed by the American Angus Association are subject to the Association Rules as found in the Breeders Reference Guide of the Association. These rules are found in Part 2; Association Rules. The rules relating directly with the exhibition of Angus cattle are Part 2: Association Rules; Rule 800 Series; including Rule 800-810. These rules can be found at
• Altering the conformation and/or appearance of an animal for exhibition is prohibited. This includes the covering of white skin, false tail heads (or use of any false hair), with the exception of false tail switches. The use of graphite, powders, hemp or other similar substances used externally are also prohibited. Other prohibited products include those used internally such as steroids, illegal or unlicensed pharmaceuticals or artificial filling. Any animal found to be in violation will be barred from showing.
• At any show for which the American Angus Association appropriates funds toward the payment of premiums, no exhibitors, individuals assisting exhibitors or member owners at such show shall be allowed to use any coloring agents, on any animal exhibited. The Association may adopt and implement various tests designed to monitor this prohibition, including but not limited to a “white towel” or “white glove” test. No aerosol cans or other pressurized containers will be allowed in designated line up areas.
• All animals exhibited are subject to DNA marker or blood type test to verify accuracy of parentage as covered under the Association Rules and for other testing as required by the individual show.
• Authorized representatives of the Association have the authority to enforce the rules set forth herein as well as in the Association Rules, including the barring of a registered animal from a livestock show at which it is to be shown, if there are reasonable grounds to believe a violation has occurred. All entries are $65/entry including group classes.
FEMALE & BULL CLASSES: Age Classification- Bulls born between January 1, 2014 and October 31, 2016. Females born between September 1, 2014 and October 31, 2016.
COW/CALF CLASSES: Cow, born before September 1, 2014 with natural calf at side born after July 15, 2016.
GROUP CLASSES: All animals shown in group classes must have been exhibited in the individual classes. Each showman in the group classes must wear the number of the animal as exhibited in the individual classes and the heeler must wear the group’s entry number. Late entries will not be accepted at the show.
GET OF SIRE: Four animals by one sire, both sexes represented.
JUNIOR GET OF SIRE: Three animals by one sire, both sexes represented. Entries must have been calved between May 1, 2015 and October 31, 2016.
BREEDERS BEST SIX HEAD: The exhibitor of the breeders six head must be breeder and first owner, identified by the same member code for the animals exhibited. Cattle owned by other exhibitors may be included provided the exhibitor of the breeders six head is the breeder and first owner of the included animal(s). Animals must be exhibited in individual classes. Cattle bred and owned by a junior member(s) may be included if the exhibitor of the breeders six head is an individual or married couple and is the parent or legal guardian of the junior member(s).
PRODUCE OF DAM: Two head produced by the same dam.
PREMIUMS: Premiums will be paid from the “2018 WNAF Premium Pool”. This pool is calculated after 2018 expenses are deducted from the 2018 income.
1. The following trucking regulations are in effect in Nevada: Farm vehicles are exempt from carrier licensing and also the transportation of livestock by the owner thereof on his own single unit truck of 10,000 lbs. or less unladen weight. If the above mentioned vehicles are diesel powered, it will be necessary to purchase a 48-hour temporary fuel license. Units weighing over 10,000 lbs., and any units hauling for hire, will need 48 hour temporary licenses and registrations. It will be necessary for drivers to obtain licenses at the first available vendor upon entering the state of Nevada.
2. All animals from states other than Nevada must be accompanied by brand inspection papers! Nevada cattle must have a transportation slip.
STATE OF NEVADA HEALTH REQUIREMENTS No cattle may be exhibited without appropriate health papers. Listed below are Nevada’s requirements for all cattle entering Nevada for shows and/or sales. Cattle will be denied entry if these regulations are not met.
1.Health Certificates (Certificate of Veterinary Inspection) a. All cattle shall have a certificate issued by their private veterinarian and an entry permit number issued by this office prior to entry. (See #5) b. Each animal must be individually identified on the certificate by either USDA metal eartag, registration ear tattoo or registration firebrand. All vaccinations and/or test results and dates are to be recorded on the certificate.
2. Brucellosis vaccinations a. All females 4 months of age and older must be official brucellosis calfhood vaccinated with legible ear tattoo. No Exceptions! The vaccination tattoo symbol or vaccination date must be on the certificate. (Not”OV” or”OCV”) b. Females brucellosis vaccinated over 12 months of age (adult vaccinated) are denied entry.
3. Brucellosis and TB test requirements
1. Health Certificate within 30 days
2. Entry Permit
3. All sexually intact animals 12 months and older require an annual TB and brucellosis test.
4. Heifers, 4 months and older, must be officially calf hood brucellosis vaccinated.
5. All animals must be individually identified on health certificate (USDA tag, breed tattoos, etc.)
4. Bulls can be exempt from T. fetus regulation under the following conditions:
1. Not being sold.
2. No contact with females
3. No pasturing while in Nevada
4. Leave Nevada immediately after show.
5. The Veterinarian has to add the following disclaimer on the CVI: “Not for sale or breeding in Nevada”
4. All consignments must be free of lice, ringworm and scabies, and have a certificate attesting to the general good health of the animals, freedom from communicable diseases, etc., in addition to the brucellosis test.
5. Entry permit number After review and compliance with the above requirements, the consignor’s veterinarian is authorized to use the following blanket permit number exclusively for the WNAF: Permit #SW11151717477. Permit should be issued no more than 15 days prior to entry. The permit number must be on all copies of the certificate along with the name of the event, dates, and exact location. (Nevada Health & Vet Office: (775) 353-3709) Cattle entering USA from Canada are normally required to be tuberculosis and brucellosis tested and be accompanied by a current health certificate. Female cattle will have to comply with Nevada’s brucellosis vaccination requirements.