The Cache Junior Livestock program provides an opportunity for 4-H and FFA youth to raise and sell a market beef, lamb, hog or a commercial dairy heifer at the Cache County Fair Junior Livestock Auction. Youth must be enrolled in 4-H or participating in an FFA program at Mountain Crest or
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. 2013 Market Livestock Tag In Information
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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. Commitment to Excellence Form
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 two 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. Youth will be given a record form at tag-in or they can be picked up in the 4-H office. Print out the 4-H Junior Livestock Record Book or a fillable form versionthat the 4-Her can complete then print out.
Junior Livestock Auction Boost Form (Business Boost Form)
4-H Junior Livestock Record Book fillable version
Junior Livestock Scholarship
The Cache County Junior Livestock Auction Committee offers an academic scholarship to graduating seniors who have participated in the Junior Livestock program. To be eligible for the scholarship youth must have:
Utah State Junior Livestock Show Association
The Utah State Junior Livestock Show Association provides additional opportunities for youth to participate in livestock shows throughout Utah. Rules and tagging information may vary from Cache County Junior Livestock Show rules. For more information contact the Cache County 4-H office.