Junior Livestock Program

The 4-H Jr. Livestock Program is designed for those youth with interest in livestock and livestock events. The focus is to provide experiences that help these youth develop leadership, citizenship, self esteem, social skills, as well as becoming better livestock men and women. The 4-H Livestock Program is educational, activity-oriented, and fun!

This program is for youth in grades 3-12, but not younger than 8 years old as of each September 1st enrollment year. In order to provide for the safety and best interests of the participants, the Junior Livestock Program is one of only a few 4-H programs that does not include Cloverbud enrollment (younger than third grade).  Enthusiastic 4-H Volunteers with expertise and interest in livestock and working with youth help to deliver and manage the program and it's objectives.

The 4-H Livestock Program includes projects for those youth who own/have access to livestock and those who do not, but still want to learn about the science of livestock selection, care, and management. Activities can include everything from educational and fun club meetings, livestock shows, county fairs, service projects, judging contests, and leadership opportunities. Club members hold club offices, give public speeches and demonstrations, do service projects, and spend time with their favorite friend...animal or human. 


Junior Livestock Rule Book

Salt Lake County Junior Livestock Rule Book

For more information or questions regarding the Junior Livestock program rules, contact:

Larisa Nageli- Jr. Livestock Council President

Contact: larisanageli@hotmail.com

Salt Lake County Jr. Livestock Facebook

Salt Lake County Jr Livestock Webpage

2022 Salt Lake County Jr. Livestock Show Dates 

Show Schedule

Salt Lake County Jr. Livestock Show - August 9th - 14th


The Salt Lake County Jr. Livestock tagging dates are as follows:

  • Steer Tagging: April 30th 9 -10 am (Other species welcome)
  • Hog, Goat, Lamb tagging: May 21st 9 - 10 am 

These will be held at the Bastian Agriculture Center (2100 W 11400 S, South Jordan, UT 84095) by the south end of the racetrack.

PLEASE NOTE: Salt Lake County 4-H members you MUST be active in 4h.zsuite.org for the current year (Sep, 1, 2021-->Aug, 31,2022) BEFORE your animal gets tagged. If you're having trouble with the 4h.zsuite.org enrollment or have questions, please reach out to the Salt Lake County 4-H staff. 
If you want a state (UJLA) tag for a different state sanctioned show, you must reach out to Sage Allen (Sage.Allen@usu.edu). 

The Salt Lake County Jr. Livestock Show is a state sanctioned show and is open to all 4-H and FFA exhibitors in the state of Utah.

SLCo Jr. Livestock Show Registration Information

The entry deadline(s) is typically 45 days prior to the start of the show. Late entries may be accepted up to 30 days prior to the start of the show along with a $25 fee per exhibitor. The link and entry deadline dates will be posted after the tagging deadline.

This year, registrations will only be accepted through "Fair Entry." You will be required to pay the registration fee ($10 per animal) in order to submit your registration. The address is: slcojrlivestockshow.fairentry.com. Registration deadline is June 25th. Late entries will be accepted with a $25 late fee per exhibitor until July 9th.

2022 Show Updates:

Utah Jr. Livestock Association Tagging:


All junior livestock shows supported by the Utah State Junior Livestock Association require that animal projects be tagged with a permanent, tamper-proof tag. The association has uniform tags to be used throughout the state. These tags identify specific animal projects, help track ownership, and are required to participate in any state show. It is the exhibitors responsibility to make sure they have the proper steer, hog, sheep, or goat tag for the show they plan to attend.  All exhibitors must be verified as Utah 4-H or FFA members in good standing to compete. 

Animals must be tagged 100 days before the weigh-in of a show for beef (steers and market heifers), and 60 days for sheep, goats, and hogs. The deadlines for tagging are listed below:

If you want a state (UJLA) tag for a different state sanctioned show, you must reach out to Sage Allen (Sage.Allen@usu.edu). 


Utah State Junior Livestock Show | Spanish Fork | May 4

Beef: January 24, 2022

Sheep, Goats, Hogs: March 5, 2022

Millard County Junior Livestock Show | Delta | May 31

Beef: February 20, 2022

Sheep, Goats, Hogs: April 1, 2022

Uintah Basin Junior Livestock Show | Vernal | June 6

Beef: February 26, 2022

Sheep, Goats, Hogs: April 7, 2022

Southeastern Utah Junior Livestock Show | Ferron | July 6

Beef: March 28, 2022

Sheep, Goats, Hogs: May 7, 2022 

Salt Lake County Junior Livestock Show | South Jordan | August 10

Beef: May 10, 2022

Sheep, Goats, Hogs: June 11, 2022 

Utah State Fair| Salt Lake City | September 14

Beef: June 6, 2022

Sheep, Goats, Hogs: July 16, 2022



Utah State Jr. Livestock Association Shows