RANCH OF DISTINCTION
The AIME Points Program was developed with our membership in mind. This program will provide awards and recognition to those in the industry who strive to improve the genetic quality and performance of this breed.
Awards Presented Annually:
MHBA Ranch of Distinction I (1-3 head exhibited)
The “AIME Ranch of Distinction” Point show program would begin at the MHBA World show held at the NWSS in Denver, CO each year and ends at the last MHBA sanctioned show held prior to the subsequent NWSS. “AIME Ranch of Distinction” points shows must be recognized as an MHBA Sanctioned show in order for points to be allocated to a Ranch/Farm participating in the Program. The Ranch/Farm may enter and exhibit in as many MHBA Sanctioned shows as they wish; however, only the top four shows that they exhibit in during the year will be tallied and considered for the title of “MHBA Ranch of Distinction.”
To take part in the “AIME Ranch of Distinction” Program, only MHBA members holding a Family membership level will be allowed to participate. Those members will select the Ranch of Distinction level that they wish to participate in for each show year. They will need to complete and send the AIME Ranch of Distinction application to the MHBA Secretary. Each applicant will need to select the level in which they would like to participate. The level selected will determine the number of animals they will need to exhibit at each MHBA Sanctioned show. The number of animals selected must stay within the allotted number for the level selected; however, the animals selected to exhibit may change from show to show if so desired. The MHBA Show Committee understands that there may be some shows that an exhibitor will need to take more than the number of head signed up in the AIME program, so, we will allow one show that the applicant can exhibit more than the allotted number of cattle, however only the scores for the maximum number of head signed up for in the contract will be tallied (i.e. if you sign up for a level III which is 7 to 10 head and take 14 head, only 10 of those scores will count towards your AIME points). Also, if for some reason you are unable to take the minimum number of head to one show during the year you will not be penalized and only the number of head exhibited will count towards your total (i.e. signed up for a level III which is 7 to 10 head and are only able to exhibit 6 head, the scores for all 6 head will be counted towards your AIME total). Both of these examples will only be allowed one time per year per applicant. An applicant may request to increase the level in which they are currently listed and all the points earned from previous shows may be transferred to the next higher level. An applicant may lower their participation level, however the points currently accumulated are non-transferable and they must begin from zero. Any amendments to your previously submitted AIME participant applications must be submitted to the AIME Program Chairperson.
AIME Ranch Point Levels:
Ranch of Distinction I: One to Three entries per MHBA AIME Sanctioned show
Ranch of Distinction II: Four to Six entries per MHBA AIME Sanctioned show
Ranch of Distinction III: Seven to Ten entries per MHBA AIME Sanctioned show
Location of Awards Presentation:
Duration of AIME Program:
AIME Program Administration:
AIME Ranch of Distinction Program Participant Eligibility:
Eligible MHBA members must provide a Program application for the AIME Ranch of Distinction level he/she would like to enter. Applicant may only apply for one Ranch level per year or may request a change in level only once per year. Applications must be received prior to the first MHBA Sanctioned, AIME participating show that the MHBA member will be participating in and during which he/she anticipates accumulating AIME points. All applications shall be sent to the MHBA Secretary via email or post, which will then be forwarded to the current AIME Program Chairperson. Upon receipt of a completed application, the eligible MHBA member will receive a ‘letter of acknowledgment’ from the AIME Program Chairperson stating that he/she has been accepted into the Program. This ‘letter of acknowledgment’ also serves as the official notice that AIME points will begin accumulating commencing on the letter date; all subsequent shows will be tallied automatically for all eligible MHBA shows during that Program year. AIME Program applications will be available on the MHBA website, from the MHBA Secretary, or the AIME Program Chairperson.
AIME Program Sanctioned Show Requirements:
AIME Program Cattle Requirements:
AIME Program Cattle Ownership Requirements:
AIME Ranch of Distinction Program Point System:
Eligible points for animal(s) will be tallied from the top four (4) MHBA AIME point shows at which the group of animals was exhibited.
NOTE: Division points will not be acknowledged for Cow/Calf Pairs. An individual cow may accumulate a maximum of 25 points per show (5 points for first in class plus 20 points for Grand Champion Cow/Calf Pair).
Participants can only receive points on an entered animal for one division. Should a class be sub-divided, points will only be awarded to animals according to class placing, not sub-class placing. Group classes are not included within the AIME Program.
Complaint or Protest Procedure:
Any MHBA AIME Ranch of Distinction Program participant wishing to protest accumulated points for a given Program year must contact the AIME Program Chairperson and the MHBA Show Committee within seven (7) days of the final MHBA Sanctioned show of the award year.
MHBA Show Committee Decisions:
Exhibitor Code of Conduct:
NOTE: Only members that hold a MHBA Family Membership Level are eligible for this program.
NOTE: Only members that hold a Miniature Hereford Breeders Association(R) Family Membership Level are eligible for this program
“Excellence is the unlimited ability to improve the quality of whatyou have to offer.” R. Pitino