2017 World Finals Participant's Letter

 Accepted Cowgirl's Futurity Bull List

Accepted Futurity Finals Bull List 

Accepted Lifetime Yearling Bull List

Accepted Open Futurity Bull List

Accepted Wild Card Classic Bull List

Accepted Classic Finals Bull List

Accepted Elite Yearling Sale List

Accepted Maturity Bull List

Accepted Lifetime Derby Bull List


Congratulations! One or more of your entries have been accepted to the 2017 World Finals Events.


_____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ WHEN: October 28th to November 5th, 2017



South Point Event Address:

South Point Arena

9777 Las Vegas Blvd.South

Las Vegas, NV  89183


T-Mobile Arena Event Address:

T-Mobile Arena

3780 Arena Dr.

Las Vegas, NV  89158


 Bull Housing (ALL):

 9777 Las Vegas Blvd.South

  Las Vegas, NV 89183


Host Hotel: Don't forget to make your hotel reservations! 

South Point Hotel Casino & Spa

9777 Las Vegas Blvd. 

South Las Vegas, NV. 89183


Bull Testing: ALL bulls are subject to drug screening. All bulls must remain at the event until the testing has been completed. Any of the bulls not tested will be fined and winnings forfeited.  Check board outside of ABBI office to check to see if your bull will be tested. Random Bulls will be tested.

Housing Hours: The pens will be closed from 10:00 pm until 6:00 am. Any person found in the housing area outside of the housing hours without written permission to present to security will be fined and automatic disqualification. Anyone that needs to be in pens during that time must contact Kyle Lewis or Ted Groene.

ON SITE ABBI PRODUCTION: Kyle Lewis (972)754-0825 or Ted Groene (775) 513-9089


Check in Time: All bulls will be accepted for check-in on Thursday, October 26th, Friday, October 27th, Saturday, October 28th, Sunday, October 29th, 2016 starting at 9:00 am and ending 5:00 pm each day.  All bulls must be checked in by 5:00 pm on Sunday. Classic bulls only will also be accepted on Monday, October 30th between 9am and 5pm.  Any bulls arriving outside the designated check in time need to contact Ted Groene @ 775-513-9089 to make arrangements.

Late Arrival: Late check-in - $250.00 per animal.  Late is defined as not being in line at the designated close time for check in of animals. Check-in officials will determine the end of the line and whether a fine will be assessed.

Trailer Parking:  All trailers will in the South Point Grand View Lot.

Check Out Time: All animals must be checked out Monday, November 6, 2017 by 10:00 am.  All bull owners must check with Housing Director before departing.  No one is allowed to load out during events.

Judging:  The producer has elected to use the 6 judge system for all events. (Shawn Ramirez, Mel Kimbro, Jim Kimbro, Royd Doyal, JJ Quintana & Robbie Teel)

Classic Bulls - All bulls will be reviewed by Livestock Director before advancing to Classic Event.

Tickets: One ticket per bull entered will be provided for the performance that bull is entered in. All classic bulls will receive only one ticket per bull entered for Wednesday's performance.  Any additional tickets for any of the events must be purchased. For additional Classic tickets, please call the PBR office at 719-242-2800 and speak to Gerry in the ticket office. For additional tickets for all other events, go on-line to http://www.southpointeventscenter.com/events.php.

Bull Exercising:  All bulls will be exercised at the Housing Director's discretion. Absolutely no feeding, exercising or moving of bulls while a competition is in progress. Please contact Ted or Kyle with any questions.

Water Tubs: Water tubs will be provided by ABBI, please leave these in pen when you leave or you will be fined.

Bedding:  No outside bedding of any kind is allowed at South Point. All bedding must be purchased at the South Point.


Onsite Vet:  If any bull needs any prescribed shots during the week, the on-site vet must receive the prescription from your vet to be filled by the on-site vet. Only the on-site vet is allowed to administer any shots. Please contact Kyle to make an appointment.

Conduct:  All participants are expected to meet the honesty, integrity and professionalism to reflect the image expected of members of the PBR/ABBI.  (Please refer to the PBR rulebook 17-11)


Horns: Your bull MUST have his horns tipped to the diameter of a 50 cent piece (25 cent piece for yearlings) according to ABBI rules prior to arriving at the event. We will not allow you to check in if you fail to comply.  No horn tipping will be done on site. Bull will be disqualified.


W-9 Requirements: To avoid any delay in payment of prize money pleas have a 2015 W-9 to the ABBI office previous to the event. All prize money will be paid out by Check only. All required forms can be found at abbinow.com in the event forms.

Health Papers:All contractors are required to bring a copy of health papers to give ABBI staff. If EID tag is missing or has recently been replaced a copy of the EID tag paperwork is required. If health paperwork is not provided or an EID tag is missing, with no paperwork, you may be disqualified.


All bulls must have a 30 day health certificate with negative TB and brucellosis done within 365 days of event and the blanket permit number SW092217-17205. If selling any animal in Nevada a Trich test is required. Please contact Katie at Nevada Permit office at (775) 353-3718 for and individual permit number.

Outstanding Balances with ABBI have to be paid by Friday, October 20th at 5:00 PM (MT) or you may be drawn out of the event. Please check with the ABBI office in Pueblo if have any questions. (719) 242-2747.



***Important Information***


The blanket permit number for the October 28, 2017 through November 5, 2017 - PBR is #

SW092217-17205. Below are the requirements for livestock and horses coming to Nevada

for the PBR. Requirements are subject to change and Veterinarians writing health

certificates should check with the Nevada Department of Agriculture before doing so. Any

animal in need of a health certificate when leaving Nevada will need to meet the

requirements of the state they are traveling to. We can do Canadian Health Certificates for

horses, but not livestock due to requirements. Also, Canadian Health Certificates can take

up to 4-5 business days to complete. If you have any questions regarding the requirements,

please call the Nevada Department of Agriculture at 775-353-3718.


1. Health Certificate within 30 days

2. Negative Coggins (ELISA or AGID) within 6 months of entry.

3. Proof of ownership (brand inspection certificate, bill of sale, registration papers).

Traceability for Livestock moving Interstate (effective


Official identification is required for the following cattle and their official ID has to be recorded on

the health certificate:

1. All sexually intact beef cattle 18 months of age and over

2. All dairy cattle of any age

3. All cattle used for rodeo, recreation, show or exhibition

Acceptable forms of identification:

1. Official eartags: metal or 840-compliant (RFID or visual)

2. Official USDA backtags for cattle moving directly to slaughter

3. Registered breed tattoos when accompanied by certificate

Rodeo/Show/Event Livestock

1. Health certificate within 30 days

2. Entry permit

3. All sexually intact animals and steers 12 months and older require an annual TB and brucellosis


4. Heifers, 4 months and older, must be officially calf hood brucellosis vaccinates.

5. All cattle used for rodeos, shows and exhibitions of any age require official identification. All

animals must be individually identified on health certificate.

Rodeo/Show Bulls can be exempt from T. fetus regulation under the following conditions:

1. Not being sold.

2. No contact with females.

3. No pasturing while in Nevada.

4. Leave Nevada immediately after show.

5. Veterinarians have to add the following disclaimer on the CVI:

‘Not for sale or breeding in NV

Sale Bulls

1. Health Certificate within 30 days

2. Entry Permit

3. Bulls 12 Months or older MUST be T. fetus tested within 60 days of entry into

Nevada and have a T. fetus control program tag in the right ear.

4. Individual In Pouch Test or individual RT-PCR test accepted.

5. Bulls changing ownership and entering Nevada T. fetus test chart must be faxed to this office

BEFORE a permit will be issued.

6. Bulls need to be individually identified on T. fetus test chart and health certificate needs to

reference the T. fetus test chart.

Canadian Cattle:

1. Health Certificate within 30 days

2. Entry permit

3. All animals have to be individually identified as approved by USDA.

4. Individual ID has to be listed on the CVI.

5. All cattle except for immediate slaughter require a CAN brand on the right tail head.

6. Registered cattle may enter without a CAN brand if they have a CAN tattoo.

Mexican Cattle:

1. Health Certificate within 30 days

2. Entry permit

3. Only spayed heifers and steers allowed

4. Animals must be branded on right hip

5. Negative TB within 12 months before entry. Original entry paperwork must be faxed to this office

before a permit is issued.

6. All cattle used for rodeos, shows and exhibitions of any age require official identification and their

official ID has to be recorded on the health certificate.

7. Mexican cattle must not be co-pastured with any breeding cattle!!!

5000 North Jones * Las Vegas, NV 89130* (702) 645-2247* Fax (702) 645-4694

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