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Tennessee's Top Tier sponsored by Merck Animal Health

Tennessee’s Top Tier (TTT) sponsored by Merck Animal Health is a youth program of the Tennessee Cattlemen’s Association (TCA) and Tennessee Cattlemen’s Youth Association (TCYA) that exclusively recognizes and rewards TCYA members for their participation and placings through a series of sanctioned junior cattle shows. The TTT program is designed to increase youth involvement at junior cattle shows in Tennessee, promote commitment to the cattle industry at a young age, and allow youth the opportunity to network with their peers and industry leaders.

 

The TTT program is coordinated by the TCA Board of Directors and its staff. TTT strives to provide an environment for friendly competition and success while serving as an opportunity to create the next generation of leaders by educating juniors on beef industry issues, promoting family membership and participation in TCA, and rewarding the successful accomplishments and hard work of Tennessee’s youth cattlemen.

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Point Standings as of August 1, 2022

Note: The information is in the form of a PDF. There are multiple pages for each file. Make sure you scroll to find which division you are looking for (ie. steers or heifers, your respective showmanship division). The file may appear differently or not show all information when viewed from a mobile device. 

Note: Steer and showmanship point standings will be FINAL for the 2022 TTT year at the end of 5 business days (08/05). Winners will be recognized at the TCA Youth Banquet. Location and date TBD.

Update 5.16.2022: At the beginning of the 2022 Tennessee's Top Tier sponsored by Merck Animal Health program year, you might have noticed that Rule # 8 Minimum & Maximum Point Accumulation was left open-ended. Specifically, the maximum number of shows that would count per division was left open-ended as the COVID-19 pandemic continued to be prevalent and provided uncertain event situations. As we are well into the 2022 Tennessee's Top Tier program year, and it appears that all shows are going to happen as planned, two (2) shows will be dropped per division which will equate to the following...

Maximum Number of Shows Counted per division:

Total number of Heifer Shows = 9, Count each exhibitor's best 7

Total number of Steer Shows = 8, Count each exhibitor's  best 6

Total number of Showmanship Shows = 7, Count each exhibitor's best 5

The above information has been updated in Rule # 8 Minimum and Maximum Point Accumulation in the 2022 Tennessee's Top Tier sponsored by Merck Animal Health rules. It is important to note that counting a maximum number of shows per division (or dropping shows) has always been in effect since the inception of the Tennessee's Top Tier in 2018. The purpose of counting a maximum number of shows per division (or dropping shows) is to account for an "off day" that an exhibitor might have had in the show ring, or account for when an exhibitor must miss a show due to a parent working, a school event, sickness, injury, etc. Please remember that you must also exhibit at THREE or more sanctioned point shows to be eligible for end-of-the-year awards. 

2022 Tennessee's Top Tier sponsored by Merck Animal Health

Please click the "2022 TTT Rules" button above to read the full 2022 Tennessee's Top Tier (TTT) rules. It is imperative that all TTT exhibitors, family members, supporters, etc. read and abide by the rules in their entirety. The nomination forms for the 2022 TTT program year can also be found using the "Nomination Form" button above. Please understand that all information and documents on the TCA website are the easiest to view from a desktop, instead of a mobile device. 

Listed below is information for the 2022 Tennessee's Top Tier shows. This information will be updated to include nomination deadlines, show entry deadlines, etc. as we are made aware by show officials. Please check back often. There is also a link to each show's website/Facebook page which is where you can find the most up-to-date information regarding a show. If you have a question about the show, you need to contact SHOW MANAGEMENT DIRECTLY!

UTK Rocky Top Classic

Location: Greene County Fairgrounds, Greeneville, TN

Show Date: Saturday, December 4, 2021

Early Entry Deadline: Wednesday, November 17, 2021

TTT Nomination Deadline: Wednesday, November 17, 2021 (postmarked)

Entry forms can be downloaded HERE.

More information can be found HERE.

MTSU B&B Preview Show

Location: MTSU Tennessee Livestock Center, Murfreesboro, TN

Show Date: Saturday, February 19, 2022

Early Entry Deadline: January 25, 2022 (postmarked)

TTT Nomination Deadline: January 25, 2022 (postmarked)

Entry forms can be downloaded HERE.

More information can be found HERE as it becomes available.

Tennessee Beef Agribition

Location: James E. Ward Agriculture Center, Lebanon, TN

Show Date: Sunday, March 13, 2022

Check-In: Saturday, March 12, 2022, from 2:00-5:00 p.m.

TTT Nomination Deadline: Tuesday, March 1, 2022 (postmarked)

More information can be found HERE as it becomes available.

West TN Spring Classic Cattle Show

Location: Gibson County Fair Grounds, Trenton, TN

Show Date: Saturday, March 19, 2022

Early Entry Deadline: Tuesday, March 1, 2022 (postmarked)

TTT Nomination Deadline: Tuesday, March 1, 2022 (postmarked)

Entry forms can be downloaded HERE. 

More information can be found HERE as it becomes available.

Cumberland Mountain Showdown

Location: Bledsoe County Fair Grounds, Pikeville, TN 

Show Date: Saturday, April 16, 2022

Early Entry Deadline: Saturday, April 2, 2022

TTT Nomination Deadline: Saturday, April 2, 2022

Entry forms (online through showman.app) can be completed HERE.

Show flyer can be downloaded HERE.

More information can be found HERE as it becomes available.

Knoxville Spring Junior Cattle Expo (KSJCE)

Location: Appalachian Fairgrounds, Gray, TN

Show Date: April 28-30, 2022

Entry Deadline: Tuesday, March 15, 2022 (Entries MUST go through local Extension Office)

TTT Nomination Deadline: Tuesday, March 15, 2022

More information can be found HERE as it becomes available. 

UTM AGR Memorial Day Classic

Location: Obion County Fairgrounds, Union City, TN

Show Date: Saturday, May 28, 2022

Early Entry Deadline: Tuesday, May 24, 2022

Entry forms (online through showman.app) can be completed HERE. 

TTT Nomination Deadline: Tuesday, May 24, 2022

More information can be found HERE as it becomes available.

Tennessee Junior Beef Expo

Location: James E. Ward Agriculture Center, Lebanon, TN

Show Date: Thursday, June 30, 2022 - Saturday, July 2, 2022

Entry Deadline: May 1, 2022 (Entries must go through your local Extension Office)

TTT Nomination Deadline: May 1, 2022

More information can be found HERE as it becomes available. 

Tennessee State Fair

Location: James E. Ward Agriculture Center, Lebanon, TN

Show Date: August 12-21, 2022

Entry Deadline: July 30, 2022

TTT Nomination Deadline: N/A

More information can be found HERE as it becomes available.

  • As circumstances continue to remain uncertain due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Tennessee Cattlemen’s Association reserves the right to cancel the Tennessee’s Top Tier program at any point during the year.

 

Questions? Please contact Melinda Perkins, melinda@tncattle.org

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