New for the 2017-2018 show season, the Michigan Simmental Association will offer a futurity for Michigan bred Simmental heifers entered in the MI Shows program. Two awards will be presented; one for the highest point purebred Simmental female and one for the highest point percentage Simmental heifer (at least 50 percent Simmental) in the MI Shows program. Each winner will receive a $500 check.
Futurity Rules and Requirements:
- Heifers must be born in Michigan and the breeder must be a member of the Michigan Simmental Association in good standing.
- Junior must be entered in the MI Shows program and the breeder must nominate the heifer for the futurity at the time the heifer is entered in the MI Shows program. Entry fees are $25 per heifer, to be paid by the breeder.
- Both the junior and heifer must comply with all MI Show requirements and show rules.
- Winning heifers will be determined by the MI Shows points system; the highest placing futurity heifer in each division will receive the award.
- Winning females are subject to DNA testing to verify lineage.