The International Brangus Breeders Association (IBBA) Board of Directors approved official parent verification rule modifications as submitted by IBBA’s Show Committee addressing original rule passed Aug. 19 in Okeechobee, Florida.

The following parentage verification rule will be in effect beginning May 15, 2018: Parentage verification will be required on animals shown in the following IBBA sanctioned open shows.

National Shows

  • Brangus Futurity
  • Western National Brangus Show
  • National Show of Merit
  • International Brangus Show

Regional Shows

  • California State Fair
  • Ozark Empire Fair
  • Greater Jacksonville Fair
  • Arizona National
  • Fort Worth Stock Show & Rodeo
  • Florida State Fair
  • San Antonio Livestock Exposition
  • Dixie National

The rule does not apply to junior shows.

All animals are required to have completed parent verification on file at IBBA prior to the show check-in. If an animal does not have parent verification completed at that time, they will be ineligible to show. It is strongly suggested that samples should be received by the lab at least 60 days prior to ensure that results are received in time.

IBBA reserves the right to collect DNA samples at any IBBA-sanctioned show listed. Collection will be conducted by random draw for retesting of parentage at the association’s expense. At the four national IBBA-sanctioned shows, three random samples will be collected from Brangus and Ultrablack entries and three random samples will be collected from Red Brangus and Ultrared entries.

The only exceptions are for calves on the side of heifers and cows and cow/calf pairs. The details for each exception are the following.

Calves on the side of heifers and cows

If the calf is over 60 days of age by the date of show check-in, it must have parent verification completed by show check-in. If it is under 60 days, parent verification of the calf is not required.

Cow/Calf Pair

Cows in the cow/calf pair classes are exempt from the parent verification requirement if they are born prior to September 1, 2016. (This exemption should be noted with an asterisked footnote next to the class that it applies to on the show classifications.)