Wasatch County Junior Livestock Program
The Wasatch Junior Livestock program provides an opportunity for 4-H and FFA youth to raise and sell a market beef, lamb, or hog at the Wasatch County Fair Junior Livestock Auction. Youth must be enrolled in 4-H or participating in an FFA program at Wasatch High School.
Each year, many of the same questions come up regarding participation in the market livestock program. Here are some general guidelines. Contact the 4-H Office for a complete list of guidelines and rules. Please enroll in 4-H early to assure that you receive important project information.
Age – All exhibitors must be in the third grade, and not less than 8 years of age on October 1, of the 4-H year. (The 4-H year is from October 1 through September 30)
Group Affiliation – Exhibitors must be enrolled in 4-H or FFA when beginning the project.
Tagging/Weigh-in – All market animals must be tagged on the designated dates set by the Junior Livestock Committee.
Brand Inspection - Utah law requires a Brand Inspection Certificate for changes of ownership for cattle. If you purchase an animal, make sure the seller provides this certificate.
Do Own Work - Each exhibitor must do his/her own work in caring for, feeding, training, and fitting for show, as much as they are capable. Parents, club or project leaders, FFA advisers may assist, but the exhibitor is primarily responsible for the project animal.
Code of Ethics – All exhibitors must comply with the code of ethics that includes the following: humane training, fitting, showing, and/or handling practices. Please see the Junior Livestock Contract.
Presentation of Animal – Animals that are not clean, fitted and controllable by the exhibitor can be sifted from competition by ring officials and/or department chairmen. Animals not feed/watered or in dirty pens or stalls can also be sifted at any time.
Market Animal Weights – Market animals must meet the minimum weight requirements to show and sale in the Market Livestock Sale.
Multiple Animals - An exhibitor can tag in animals in each species at the beginning of the year. Exhibitors may exhibit two animals of any combination at the fair show, and sell only one animal.
Participation – All youth exhibitors must show and sale their own project animals to be eligible to sell in the market auction.
Report Form – All 4-H exhibitors must submit a current and completed project report form prior to release of payment for animals sold at the sale. Print out the 4-H Junior Livestock Record Book or a fillable form version that the 4-Her can complete then print out. FFA members must complete the current version of the Utah FFA record book.