Beef Show

Rules & Regulations


The Lindsay Exhibition is committed to responsible animal care and treatment. This Code of Conduct outlines what is expected of livestock exhibitors in the handling and exhibiting of all animals involved with the LEX.

This Code has been developed to meet the following objectives:

  • To ensure the health and well being of all animals at the fair.
  • To demonstrate an accurate and responsible animal care message to the public.
  • To maintain the integrity of all livestock competitions, displays, and sales.
  • Livestock and poultry must be transported to and from the LEX in accordance with all humane transport regulations and standards.
  • Loading and unloading must be undertaken using proper equipment and procedures.
  • All animals must be treated and handled in a responsible manner. The well being of the animals shall take precedence over the demands of owners, sellers, buyers, organizers, sponsors, and officials.
  • The care of all animals must be as consistent as possible with their normal schedules and standards. High standards of nutrition, health, sanitation, environment and safety must be met at all times. All handling, housing and veterinary treatment must ensure adequate animal care.
  • Livestock should be prepared with proper training, fitting and grooming prior to the LEX. Excessive disciplining of animals at the LEX is unacceptable.
  • Exhibitors are expected to provide adequate training for anyone handling their livestock. Untrained individuals, including LEX personnel and visitors, should not be permitted to handle animals or equipment.
  • Exhibitors should take every opportunity to enhance public awareness, education and appreciation of proper livestock management and handling practices.

There will be no tolerance for any mistreatment of animals. Any unacceptable exhibitor conduct will be subject to action including possible elimination from the competition(s) and/or exhibit, at the discretion of the Board of Directors of the Lindsay Agricultural Society.


  1. All exhibitors must obey the general rules of the Lindsay Exhibition as well as the individual regulations of each division. An exhibitor violating any rule or regulation of this Society, at the discretion of the Board of Directors, may be required to forfeit all prizes won, and may be subject to other penalties as the Board may see fit.
  2. THE LINDSAY AGRICULTURAL SOCIETY reserves all rights to its grounds and may restrict or prohibit admittance to the grounds to any person or group of persons without giving reason for such action. Further, the Society may refuse the privilege of exhibiting to any individual without disclosing the reasons for such refusal. All members, exhibitors and others must place animals, cars, trucks and exhibits as instructed by the officials or remove same from the grounds.
  3. MEMBERSHIP: Any persons, on the payment of the annual membership fee of $15.00, shall be enrolled as a member of the Society for the current year and as such shall be entitled to the advantages and privileges conferred on members under the rules of the Exhibition. No membership fee will be retained from winners for their membership for the following year.
  4. *NEW 2022*Exhibitors will receive Admission Passes to the email that is listed on the entry form. Exhibitor admission passes will be allocated based on the number of livestock entered.
  5. OWNERSHIP: Animals or articles entered for competition must be the bonafide property of the person entering them, and with the exception of animals, must have been grown, produced, manufactured or made in the present year by the person or persons entering them. If any doubt arises on the subject, proof will be required. The President, Vice-President or Manager shall be obliged to cause any exhibitor with reference to whom such doubt exists, to make satisfactory declaration of compliance with the terms of the said Rule. If any person shall enter an article for exhibition as produced or manufactured by himself or herself when it has not really been so, he or she shall forfeit all prizes, which may be awarded to him, and shall be precluded from exhibiting in the future.
  6. PRIZES: Should there be only one exhibitor in a class or section the Judges may use their discretion as to awarding any premium. The Judges shall in no case award any prize unless they consider the exhibit actually worthy of such prize. No person shall be a Judge of any article or any class that they are interested in as an exhibitor, agent, employee or otherwise.
  7. ALCOHOL: Consumption of alcohol in the Livestock Building is prohibited. Following one warning the exhibitor will forfeit their prize money. This Rule will be strictly enforced.
  8. GLASS CONTAINERS: Absolutely no glass containers will be allowed in the Livestock Buildings or wash racks. Following one warning the exhibitor will forfeit their prize money. This Rule will be strictly enforced.
  9. SMOKING: Absolutely no smoking in the Livestock Buildings , or any other buildings. Following one warning the exhibitor will forfeit their prize money. This Rule will be strictly enforced.
  10. ENTRIES: All entries must be made on entry forms supplied with prize list, including all requested information. PLEASE NOTE: Insurance information required on entry forms. All entry forms must be in the Lindsay Exhibition Office on or before the closing date of entries as listed in the prize list. Entry fees and administration fee must accompany entry forms. **Entries can be made online at
  11. TRUCK PARKING: Immediately following unloading, all trucks MUST be moved to the stipulated truck parking area. Trucks and trailers not parked where directed may be towed at owner’s expense. Your understanding and cooperation is appreciated.
  12. FIRE RESTRICTIONS: No one is allowed to leave a vehicle in front of any building by order of the Fire Chief.
  13. DISTURBANCES: An exhibitor who is guilty of creating a disturbance, whether by openly criticizing the Judge or using obscene language to any Judge or Official, shall forfeit the right to any premium and may be suspended by the Society from exhibiting.
  14. FRAUD: Upon the discovery of fraud, deception, or dishonest practice, either in preparation, ownership, or of any misrepresentation concerning any article exhibited which may be affected, or may have been intended to affect the decision of the Judges, the Board of Directors shall have the power to withhold the payment of any prize awarded, and may prohibit any such party or parties from exhibition in any class for one or more years, and may publish the names of such persons or not as deemed most expedient.
  15. COMPLAINTS: Complaints as to errors in premiums must be made known to the Manager before the close of the Exhibition in order to be considered. No protest will be considered unless a deposit of $25.00 accompanies it. The deposit to become the property of the Exhibition if protest is not sustained, but if sustained, the full amount will be returned to the party who entered the protest.
  16. PREMIUMS: Premiums won in all classes of livestock will be paid by cheque as soon as possible following the Exhibition. Exhibitors who do not receive prize money by November 14th, 2022 are asked to contact the Exhibition Office at once, submitting an itemized statement of prizes claimed.
    **NOTE: Prize cheques must be cashed by MARCH 1st, 2023.
  17. STRAW: Absolutely NO STRAW will be provided by the Lindsay Exhibition.
  18. SAFETY: While the Directors will take every possible precaution under the circumstances to secure the safety of articles sent to the Exhibition, the owners themselves must take the risk of exhibiting, and should any articles be accidentally injured, lost or stolen, the Directors will give all assistance in their power towards its recovery, but will not make any payments for the value.
  19. LIABILITY INSURANCE: All Exhibitors and participants must carry a Public Liability Insurance (minimum $2 million). The Society will not be responsible for any accidents. Insurance information is required on entry forms.
  20. UNMANAGEABLE ANIMALS: Animals not under sufficient control shall not be allowed to compete.
  21. ATTIRE: Neatness of dress in the ring is required in all divisions.
  22. HUCKSTERING: The Society, under the Agricultural and Horticultural Organizations Act has the power to enforce all its rules and regulations, and the right to prohibit and prevent theatrical, circus, or acrobatic performances, exhibitions or shows, all kinds of gambling, soliciting for funds, the huckstering or trafficking in fruits, goods, wares or merchandise on the Exhibition grounds, or within three hundred yards thereof; and any person who, after due notice of such rules, violates same, will be removed by police officers or officers of the said society, and will be liable to penalty prescribed.
  23. PENALTIES: Every person who contravenes any of the provisions of the Agricultural and Horticultural Organizations Act, or the regulations or any rule or regulation of a Society under subsection 2 of section 19 or who gains admission to the grounds contrary to the rules of the society is guilty of an offence, and on summary conviction is liable to a fine of not more than $100.00.
  24. The Society reserves the right to interpret its own rules and regulations and should any dispute or question arise not provided for in the rules and regulations, the decision of the Board of Directors shall be final.
  25. In the event admissions to the exhibition are reduced due to weather conditions, the Board of Directors reserves the right to reduce the amount of premiums to be paid.
  26. PETS: No pets, except certified service animals are allowed on the Exhibition grounds. No dogs, including Exhibitor’s dogs, are allowed in the barns during the Exhibition.
  27. A $25.00 service charge will be applied to NSF cheques.



September 17

1:00 pm

Sheep Show & Market Lambs/Kids Show

September 18

10:00 am

Dairy Goat Show

September 20
10:00 amHolstein Show

September 22

2:30 pm

Market Turkey Show
4:30 pmMarket Steer Show
September 23
1:00 pmLes Stone Open Beef Junior Showmanship
2:00 pmMaine Anjou Show
5:30 pmCharolais BOSS Show
7:30 pmMarket Livestock Sale
8:30 pmVictoria Beef Farmers' Jackpot Draw
September 24
10:00 amLes Stone Open Beef Junior Showmanship
10:45 amLimousin & Shorthorn Junior Showmanship
11:30 amLimousin & Shorthorn Ontario Points Show
5:30 pmHereford Junior Showmanship Show
6:00 pmHereford MOE Show
September 25
9:00 amLes Stone Open Beef Junior Showmanship
9:45 amAngus, Blonde d'Aquitaine, & Simmental Junior Showmanship
10:30 amJuvenile Calf - Beef
Best Dressed Calf Show - Beef
11:00 amAngus, Blonde d'Aquitaine, & Simmental Show
4:00 pmLEX Beef Supreme Show


September 17

7:00 pm

Horse Pull

September 21

8:30 am

4H East Central Championship Show


  1. It is the responsibility of each exhibitor to read and fully understand the rules governing cattle at the Lindsay Exhibition. Only the Chairperson, together with Assistants, may make exceptions to any rules.
  2. ENTRY FEE: $10.00 per entry, LATE FEE: additional $5.00 per entry. Entries can be made online at
  3. ADMINISTRATION FEE: All cattle exhibitors must pay an administration fee of $10.00. Administration fee and entry fees must accompany entries.
  4. ENTRIES CLOSE: WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 7, 2022 and must be in the fair office at this time. Complete pedigree information as requested on the entry form must be completed in full. Entries received after the close date will be treated as a late entry, and the late fee will apply. Late entries for the Beef and Dairy Shows will NOT be accepted after midnight WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 14, 2022.
  7. Exhibitors are responsible for providing feed and feeding their animals while they are at the LEX except as otherwise noted. Animals that are not fed by their owners/designate will be fed by LEX staff and a fee of $10/animal/day will be deducted from sale proceeds. The LEX takes no responsibility for adverse outcomes due to feeding animals in the owner’s absence.
  8. ALL BEEF ANIMALS (including calves) must be legibly tattooed. Those not tattooed will be disqualified.
  9. NUMBER OF ANIMALS ALLOWED: Each breeding unit is allowed a maximum of 10 exhibits except the Breeder’s Herd, Get of Sire, and Progeny of Dam classes.
    Beef Cattle: There is no restriction on multiple exhibits in any class except the Breeder’s Herd and Get of Sire classes. Nurse Cows will not be allowed. Calves from classes 14 & 15 will not be allowed to be shown singularly except as part of the Breeder’s Herd and Get of Sire, except in MOE Show (see page 16).
    Dairy Cattle: For Junior Female classes where prize money is offered, exhibits per breeding unit are restricted to a maximum of two (2) entries in two (2) classes. There is no restriction on multiple exhibits for Milking Female classes.
  10. DEFINITION OF AN EXHIBIT: All purebred registered animals, whether owned by one person or by more than one person (individually or jointly) are considered to be the production of the farm or breeding unit on which they are maintained.
    DEFINITION OF BREEDING UNIT: Where the same or common interests are involved in more than one breeding operation, such operations are considered as one breeding unit. In all cases where there is any doubt that more than one breeding unit exists, the interpretation shall be that only one breeding unit exists. The responsibility of proof of separation of breeding units shall rest with the exhibitor.
  11. STABLING AVAILABLE: No cattle or equipment will be allowed to stable in the Barns until after 6:00 pm on Thursday, September 22, 2022, unless previously arranged. NO STRAW WILL BE PROVIDED.
  12. Alternate arrangements for those coming from a significant distance MAY be arranged. Any exception to releases and arrival times must be approved by Committee Chair and Breed Co-ordinator IN ADVANCE.
  13. ASSIGNMENT OF STALLS: Stalls for cattle will be assigned by the Committee. No exhibitor may occupy any area other than the one assigned to his herd.
    Maine Anjou
    to arrive no earlier than 6:00 pm on September 22 - must be in by September 23 at 9:00 am - must leave after their show
    Charolais to arrive no earlier than 6:00 pm on September 22 - must be in by September 23 at 9:00 am - must leave after their show
    Limousins & Shorthorns
    to arrive no earlier than 8:00 pm on September 23 - must be in by September 24 at 9:00 am - must leave after their show
    Herefords to arrive no earlier than 8:00 pm on September 23 - must be in by September 24 at 9:00 am - must leave after their show
    Angus, Blonde d'Aquitaines, & Simmentals to arrive no earlier than 6:00 pm on September 24 - must be in by September 25 at 9:00 am - must leave after their show on Sunday night.
    If you are unable to make these times, please contact your Breed Rep or the Lindsay Agricultural Office and we will try and make other arrangements.

    LEX Beef Supreme Show: Animals qualified for the Supreme Show must be on the grounds by noon on Saturday, September 25.
    Best Dressed Calf must be on the grounds and registered at least two hours prior to showtime.
  15. Any exhibitor removing animals or leaving before times outlined in rule #14 will forfeit all prize money.
  17. TRUCK PARKING: Immediately following unloading, all livestock trucks must be taken to the stipulated parking areas. Vehicles left by the barns will be towed at owner’s expense.
  18. Your attention is drawn to the fact that there must be at least 3 exhibitors and at least 24 animals in each breed of both Beef and Dairy cattle to receive the prize. If a breed does not meet the “Number of Head” requirements, prize money will be adjusted on a pro-rated basis (based on 24 head). Prize money will not be reduced by more than 50% for that breed.
  19. ATTIRE: Exhibitors must be attired in suitable uniforms and proper show harness with proper ring number in order to enter the show ring. Owner is responsible for making sure the correct ring number is worn.
  20. TAMPERING: Unnatural practices in fitting will not be tolerated and all cattle entered for competition shall be presented in the judging ring in their natural conformation and natural physical condition.
  21. BREEDING CAPABILITY: In cases where doubt exists in the mind of the judge or official as to the breeding capability of an animal, the exhibitor may be required to furnish evidence to the satisfaction of the officials concerned.
    Beef Fee: $20.00 each. Substitutions are limited to 2 head per exhibitor. Exhibitors may substitute only within the class already entered, not from class to class. All substitutions must be made at the office no later than three (3) hours prior to the commencement of that breed show. Substitute or additional entries will not be accepted at the show ring.
    Dairy Fee: $20.00 each. May substitute from one class to another, and one animal to another. All substitutions must be made at/to the office no later than 4:00 pm on Thursday of the fair week. Substitute or additional entries will not be accepted at the show ring.
  25. DAIRY CATTLE EXHIBITORS PLEASE NOTE: The current Rules and Regulations, including the "Standard Exhibitor's Agreement" of the Canadian Dairy Breeds (both Holstein & Milking Shorthorns), are in effect at LEX Dairy Cattle shows.
  26. BLOCKING CHUTES: Due to fire hazards and the safety of the public, BLOCKING CHUTES WILL NOT BE ALLOWED INSIDE THE BARNS. All blocking chutes must be located outside and placed where directed by the committee. Your cooperation and understanding is appreciated. Failure to comply with this rule will result in automatic forfeit of prize money, and the chute will be removed from the building.
  27. ALL GENERAL RULES of the Lindsay Exhibition shall apply to exhibitors participating in this section.
  28. Following the 4-H Calf Club Championship Show, a 4-H Member may enter a calf, which has been shown in this show by paying a $5.00 entry fee. All other rules of eligibility must be met. Cut-off time is Thursday at 4:00 pm, after which time no further entries of this type will be accepted.
  29. PETS: No pets, except certified service animals, are allowed on the Exhibition grounds. No dogs, including Exhibitor’s dogs, are allowed in the barns during the Fair.
  30. In the event that the COVID-19 pandemic negatively impacts paid attendance at the 2022 LEX, the Lindsay Agricultural Society (LAS) reserves the right to prorate prize money paid out in order to manage the financial impact on the LAS. The LAS guarantees that the prize money paid out for each show will, at a minimum, be the sum of the entry fees plus sponsorship dollars received for that show. If prorating of prize money is deemed necessary for a show, all exhibitor prize money for that show will be reduced by the same percentage.
  31. The LEX competitions will be held according to the latest COVID-19 Event Protocol approved by the HKPR Health Unit. All then-current COVID-19 health and safety protocols will be in place and all participants, including but not limited to exhibitors, officials, and volunteers will be expected to adhere to the restrictions at all times. Anyone who fails to adhere to the restrictions will be asked to leave the LEX Grounds and will forfeit any prize money earned.


  1. Any animals affected with ringworm or pinkeye will not be permitted to enter the Exhibition.
  2. US cattle entering Canada for exhibition purposes, having met ‘Canadian Import Requirements’, will be eligible without further certification for entry to Canadian exhibitions.

The Lindsay Exhibition has been approved as a qualifying show for the

Agribition Beef Supreme presented by CN

This November, Canada's most prestigious cattle show is back, but this time, it's got a new sponsor, new look, new attitude, and $50,000 in total prize money!

The Agribition Beef Supreme, presented by CN, will host the best of the best. On November 28 - December 3, 2022 invited Supreme and Grand Champions from major livestock shows across North America join Agribition’s Grand Champion Bulls and Females to compete together in the Agribition Beef Supreme with a chance at the Supreme Champion title.