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.

Points as of July 16, 2020

2019-2020 Sanctioned Shows & Entry Forms

UTK Rocky Top Classic: December 7, 2019

More information and updates about the show can be found here.


MTSU Block & Bridle Preview Show: February 15, 2020

Download entry form & more information here. 


Tennessee Beef Agribition: March 15, 2020

More information can be found here.

West Tennessee Spring Classic Cattle Show: JUNE 13, 2020

Check here for show updates and entry information.

Knoxville Spring Junior Cattle Show: April 24-25, 2020 (CANCELLED) 

Show updates, entry forms & more information can be found here. 

UTM AGR Memorial Day Classic: JUNE 14, 2020


More information and updates about the show can be found here.

***Tennessee's Top Tier DOUBLE POINT Show***

Tennessee Tech University Purple & Gold Showdown: May 30, 2020 (CANCELLED)

Check back at a later date for more information and entry forms.

Wilson County Fair: August 13-23, 2020 (***NEW INFORMATION***)

Due to the Tennessee State Fair being cancelled, the Wilson County Fair will count for Tennessee's Top Tier points. Since the Tennessee State Fair did not have showmanship or a steer show, we will only count HEIFER points from the Wilson County Fair. By doing this, it allows us to keep the 2020 Tennessee's Top Tier program year on track. We apologize for any inconvenience and hope that you will understand that we are doing the best we can amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

Things you need to know for the Wilson County Fair Tennessee's Top Tier Show:

- Tennessee's Top Tier nomination deadline: Monday, August 10th (postmarked)

- Wilson County Fair entry deadline: ONLINE pre-registration deadline Monday, August 10th (registrations will also be accepted the day of the show for $15.00/animal)

- Please pay special attention to the cattle show schedule as each breed shows on a different day. A Tennessee's Top Tier Top 5 Heifers will be selected following the shows on Sunday, August 23rd

- Exhibitors and attendees will be required to sign and bring with them the waiver on the Wilson County Fair website

- Entry information, show rules, etc. can be found on the Wilson County Fair website

Tennessee Junior Beef Expo: AUGUST 28-29, 2020

Entry/tagging/ownership deadline: June 15, 2020 **entries MUST go through your local Extension Office

Tennessee's Top Tier nomination deadline: June 15, 2020

Entry information & more can be found here as it becomes available​.

***Tennessee's Top Tier DOUBLE POINT Show***

Tennessee State Fair: September- September 11-20, 2020 (CANCELLED)

Entry forms & more information can be found here as they become available.

Reminder: Once cattle are nominated for the 2020 program year, they do not have to be nominated again unless they change ownership. Exhibitors may nominate new cattle at any point through out the year. 

CLICK HERE for the Tennessee's Top Tier Update from April 28, 2020

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

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