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JUNIOR LIVESTOCK EXHIBITORS

The San Joaquin County Fair is accepting entries from the junior residents of San Joaquin County in the following divisions:

Jr. Livestock Guide Cover


Download the 2013 Jr. Livestock Guidebook here.

REPLACEMENT HEIFER PROGRAM

Click on links below to download PDF document with more details.

Junior Livestock Auction
What is the Junior Livestock Auction? The Junior Livestock Auction is the culmination of a year's project activities for 4-H, FFA & Grange members. The Livestock project is one of the most valuable educational experiences. A successful project provides the reward for the investment of money, time and personal sacrifice in feeding and caring for these animals. All projects, besides teaching scientific agricultural practices, stress sound business management, but small scale costs are high and it is hard to break.

Statement of Auction Purpose
The basic purpose of the 4-H, FFA and Grange program is education. Through the vehicle of agriculture, young men and women have the opportunity, by participation, to learn a skill, develop responsibility, receive business training, and develop attitudes towards themselves and others. It follows that the realistic prices awarded in the sale ring strengthen and reinforce this educational institution. Sometimes the educational lessons of the Fair and Sale are beclouded if prices are unrealistically high or if lesser quality is rewarded more than high quality.

This statement is intended to provide a means to set realistic prices. A lesson that is learned by these young people is that over the years a graphic example of civic concern and responsibility has been demonstrated by the business community of San Joaquin County, which has earned our deepest respect and gratitude.

The Water Cycle
Materials on the Water Cycle and how it affects agriculture. Teacher and student books, video & more. Make a rain stick, learn the importance of water. California Standards Referenced.

Bottle Biology
Students will learn about how plants and natural resources form a "web of life" while they build intriguing miniature "ecosystems" using simple plastic soda bottles.

Hydroponics
Cornell University & NASA Curriculum. Learn about growing plants without soil like the Aztecs did.

Create a Pig!
The Not-Quite-Livestock exhibit for 2013 will be a wood form pig. Classes can create faithful, fanciful, or favorite pig using students' imagination. Wood forms available. Two entries per class or club. Cash awards offered!

Worm Composting
A great partnership for your school garden. Students of all ages can learn how worms turn lunch leftovers into nutrient-rich material for plants.

Food Pyramid & 5-A-Day
California Standards referenced, lesson plan ideas.

2013 Fair Livestock Schedule

Entry Forms accepted through Tuesday, May 14, 2013. Schedule subject to change-check bulletin boards and livestock office for changes. Starting Sunday, June 9th, all livestock vehicles (cars and trucks) may be admitted onto the fairgrounds for drop off purposes only until 8 a.m.
No parking allowed. Don’t leave your car unattended as unauthorized vehicles still on the grounds will be removed at the expense of the owner. This rule must be enforced for the safety of all fair visitors.

BREEDING Show Friday

Breeding show open to exhbitors of contigous counties.
Must have 10 animals entered by three exhibitors to hold a show.

FRIDAY, JUNE 7

7 a.m. – 9:00 a.m. Arrival of Breeding Beef, Sheep, Swine, Boer Goats & Pygmy Goats. Sheep & Goat Vet check upon arrival.
10:00 a.m. @4-H Ring FFA/4H Breeding Sheep Showmanship followed by classes
10:00 a.m. @Swine Ring FFA/4H Breeding Swine Showmanship followed by classes
10:30 a.m. @FFA Ring FFA/4H Boer Goat Showmanship followed by classes,
Pygmy Goat Show (Goats penned sheep pens only - do not use hog pens).
12:00 p.m. @Beef Ring Breeding Beef classes followed by FFA/4-H Showmanship
Release At the conclusion of each show (must have release slip)

Breeding animals may show out of their trailer. All pen/tie stall and trailer areas used by Exhibitor must be clean before obtaining a release slip. Violation will result in loss of premiums. All animals must be removed from the grounds by 8:00 p.m.

2:00 – 9:00 p.m. All Barns open for tack drop off & pen set-up


SPECIAL EVENTS SCHEDULED FOR MARKET WEEK

Check livestock bulletin boards for dates and times.

1. Judging Contest
2. Hay Bucking Contest
3. Ag. Tractor, Lawn Tractor driving contest
4. Tractor Part ID Contest
5. Beef Fitting - Teams of 3 (Sponsored by Friends of The Fair)
6. Showmanship - Pee-Wee & Adult
7. Sheep Dog Trials
8. Costume Classes


NEW FOR 2013 FAIR MARKET WEEK ***MANDATORY***

ANIMALS, INCLUDING BREEDING RABBITS/POULTRY, DAIRY GOATS, NON-SALE, SECOND ANIMALS, & ALL DISPLAYS/DECORATIONS MUST REMAIN ON THE FAIR GROUNDS UNTIL 4:00 P.M. ON SUNDAY, JUNE 16TH.

Starting Sunday, June 9th, livestock vehicles, cars and trucks may be admitted onto the fairgrounds for drop off purposes only until 8 a.m.
No parking allowed. Unattended vehicles will be towed owner’s expense. Strictly enforced for the safety of all fair visitors.

DAIRY & MARKET WEEK

FRIDAY, JUNE 7

2:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. All Barns open for tack drop off & pen set-up

SATURDAY, JUNE 8

6:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. All 4-H Swine must be in place
1:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. All Species: Completion of tack drop off and pen set-up

SUNDAY, JUNE 9

6:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m. Arrival/Vet Check for all Market Sheep & Market Goats.
Weigh-in after Vet Check
9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. Arrival/Vet Check for all Dairy Goats (open to all Exhibitors of contiguous counties)
7:00 a.m. Weigh-in all 4-H Swine
6:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. Arrival all FFA Swine (must enter and exit Main Gate on Airport Way)
3:00 p.m. Mandatory Exhibitors Meeting

MONDAY, JUNE 10

7:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m. Vet check /Weigh-in All Market Beef. All Market Beef MUST be pre-ear tagged before arrival. Must have Bill of Sale and Transport slip.
9:30 a.m. Weigh all FFA Swine
11:00 a.m. @4-H Sheep Ring FFA Market Goat Showmanship, followed by classes, followed by Champion Drive, followed by Chapter Groups, 4-H Show to follow.
4-H Market Goat Showmanship, followed by classes, followed by Champion Drive, followed by Club Groups, followed by Supreme Champion Drive
5:00 p.m. Beef Fitting Contest - Teams of 3.

TUESDAY, JUNE 11

7:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. Arrival all Dairy Cattle/Replacement Heifers
9:00 a.m. @4-H Swine Ring 4-H Market Swine judging followed by Barrows, followed by Champion Drive, Club Groups
FFA Market show to follow (approx. 2 p.m.)
FFA Market Swine Judging followed by Barrows, followed by Champion Drive, Chapter Groups followed by
Supreme Chapmion Drive
9:00 a.m. @FFA Sheep Ring FFA Market Sheep Judging, followed by Champion Drive, Chapter Groups
9:00 a.m. @4-H Sheep Ring 4-H Market show to follow (approx. 11 a.m.),
4-H Market Sheep judging, followed by Champion Drive,
Club Groups followed by
Supreme Champion Drive
2:00 p.m. Vet Check/Brand Inspection Replacement Heifers

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 12

6:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m. Arrival Breeding Poultry, Meat Birds, Market Turkeys, Weigh-in after PHI - Inspection Station in Main Parking Lot.
Enter Main Gate #3 off Airport Way.
6:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m. Arrival Breeding Rabbits (Health check Barn Area).
9:00 a.m. @4-H Swine Ring 4-H Market Swine Showmanship, followed by
9:00 a.m. @FFA Swine Ring FFA Market Swine Showmanship (approx. 2 p.m.).
9:00 a.m. @FFA Sheep Ring FFA Market Sheep Showmanship, followed by
9:00 a.m. @4-H Sheep Ring 4-H Market Sheep Showmanship (approx. 11 a.m.)
9:00 a.m. @Beef Ring FFA Market Beef Judging, followed by
Champion Drive, Chapter Groups followed by
4-H Market Beef Judging, followed by
Champion Drive, Club Groups followed by
Supreme Champion Drive, followed by
San Joaquin Co. locally Bred and Raised Class.
10:00 a.m. @Rabbit Barn Breeding Rabbit Show, followed by
Breeding Showmanship.
3:00 p.m. @Beef Ring All Dairy Showmanship, followed by
Dairy Replacement Heifer Show.

THURSDAY, JUNE 13

6:00 a.m. – 12 Noon 4-H Swine Barn consolidate pens/tack pens for FFA Swine
4-H Swine I.D. processing for Auction
7:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m. Arrival Market Rabbits, followed by
Weigh-In/judging, followed by
Market Rabbit Showmanship
9:00 a.m. @Beef Ring Dairy Cattle judging,
Registered AOB, followed by Grade AOB, followed by
Registered Holstein Show, followed by all Grade Holstein
Youngest to Oldest
9:00 a.m. @4-H Sheep Ring 4-H Market Turkey Showmanship, followed by Market Classes Champion Drive
FFA Market Turkey Showmanship, followed by Market Classes Champion Drive
Supreme Champion Drive
FFA/4-H Market Bird Showmanship, followed by Market Classes
12 Noon @Poultry Barn Breeding Poultry Show, followed Showmanship
2:00 p.m. @4-H Swine Ring Set-up 4-H Swine Barn to receive FFA Swine.
Mandatory for all FFA Swine Exhibitors.
2:00 p.m. @4-H Sheep Ring Dairy Goat Showmanship FFA/4-H, followed by Dairy Goat Classes
3:00 p.m. @Beef Ring 4-H Market Beef Showmanship, followed by
FFA Market Beef Showmanship
4:00 p.m. FFA Swine I.D. processing for Auction
4:30 p.m. @Livestock Office Arrival Dogs
5:00 p.m Dog Show (approx. time following goat show)

FRIDAY, JUNE 14

10:00 a.m. @Beef Ring Large Animal Master Showmanship
12 Noon @Rabbit Barn Small Animal Master Showmanship
4:00 p.m. @FFA Barn Awards (any not handed out at ringside)
Following Awards Move FFA Swine to 4-H Swine Barn
FFA Exhbitors must clean pens prior to move

JUNIOR LIVESTOCK AUCTION - NEW SCHEDULE

SATURDAY, JUNE 15

8:00 a.m. @Sheep Ring Dairy Replacement Heifer Sale, Beef, Sheep, Goats, Rabbits, Meat Birds, Turkeys
9:00 a.m. @Swine Ring Swine - NO VEHICLE WILL BE ALLOWED ON THE GROUNDS UNTIL ALL AUCTION ANIMALS HAVE BEEN LOADED AND SHIPPED!!!

SUNDAY, JUNE 16

1:00 p.m. @FFA Sheep Ring Pre-Junior Clover Showmanship, followed by Costume Class
4:00 p.m. Release All Animals