IGRA Stock Requirements
- IGRA stock requirements must be included in the contract you sign with your selected stock contractor.
- Livestock must have all health certificates required by the state or province available for inspection at all times.
- The stock contractor must provide a copy of his/her liability insurance coverage to the Rodeo Checklist Trustee prior to starting any Rodeo Event, and have it available for inspection at the rodeo. Associations are encouraged to request a copy of this insurance as part of the bidding process.
- A stock inspection shall be conducted by the Arena Director or Chute Coordinator before the running of each performance. Horned animals will be inspected for compliance with IGRA regulations. Non-compliant animals will be removed from competitive status.
- A large animal veterinarian shall be present during the running of all rodeo events.
- No sore, lame, sick, diseased, unfit, or injured animals, or animals with poor eyesight shall be permitted in the arena. Any of the aforementioned animals will be removed as soon as possible and placed in an isolated area for medical attention.
- No animal shall be beaten, mutilated, or cruelly prodded. Standard electric prods shall be used as little as possible. Animals should be touched only on the hip or shoulder area with prod.
The rules for stock sizes and weights are set at the annual convention and tend to change from year to year. Refer to Rodeo Rule Book for current size requirements
The objective is to have horns smooth or rounded without jagged edges.
|Bull Horns ||Diameter of a Fifty Cent piece ||Bull Riding|
|Steer Horns ||Diameter of a Quarter ||All Steer Events|
|Steer Horns ||Minimum of 7" long measured |
from hairline - both sides & Diameter of a Dime
|Camp Events and Chute Dogging|
All stock must be run through the event chutes and the arena prior to the start of the rodeo, where conditions permit.
The Arena Director and/or Chute Coordinator may pull rodeo livestock from competition for the following reasons:
- Unfit: A. Unfit: If animals are found to be unfit on the first day of the rodeo, they shall be pulled form competition. These animals can be re-evaluated on the second day of the rodeo and may be used if found to be fit. The stock contractor will be informed that a veterinarian is available.
- Hazardous: If any animal is pulled at any time due to the animal's behavior which could jeopardize the contestants' well being, these animals are to be visibly marked and will not be used for that event for the remainder of the weekend.
Some stock contractors ask rodeos to put up banners on the return gates. This is done so the animals can see that the gate is closed. The animals are run through the Arena a few times before the rodeo to train them where the return gate is. Without a banner the animals could run in the closed gate. Check with your stock contractor to see if he wants banners on the return gates.