Junior Livestock Auction

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Date: June 29, 2024
Time: 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
The San Diego County Fair's Livestock program includes traditional breeding, market, and showmanship livestock competitions, as well as animals primarily bred for recreation or companionship. Viewing many of these animals is a real treat for urban dwellers, and engaging with the exhibitors that raise and show them is informative, educational and inspiring.

Youth involved in 4-H, FFA and Grange programs spend countless hours raising and caring for their animals, learning valuable skills and exhibitng in a competitive arena for prize money, recognition for their acheivements, and a chance at college scholarships. The Fair's Junior Livestock Auction is one of the annual highlights of the Fair. It is the culmination of Market Week, during which exhibitors who are members of 4-H, FFA and Grange show their market animal project, hoping to win a coveted blue ribbon and participate in the auction. In each animal species (swine, goats, rabbits, chickens, turkeys, lamb, and beef) a Grand Champion and a Reserve Grand Champion are chosen — the best of the best. Only Blue Ribbon-animals are eligible for auction.

Visit the Chevrolet Livestock Barns to learn about raising and showing livestock, and witness first-hand the hard work and dedication of these animal-lovers.

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  • Your auction purchase brings high quality food to your table. Know your farmer - know your food.
  • Animals are locally grown, humanely raised by youth who are trained in Quality Assurance providing for the best product for the consumer.
  • Processed and packed locally, or by a neighboring community small business.
  • Tax advantages—any amount over market price is a deduction.
  • Satisfaction in knowing that you are supporting California youth in a wholesome educational program.


  • Auction purchases finance and support these goal oriented youth and allows investment in future projects and their future.
  • Youth receive practical training in business, time management, record keeping, and responsibility.
  • Exhibitors develop skills in public peaking, interacting with other youth and adults as well as assisting younger members in their project development.
  • 4-H, FFA and Grange allow the opportunity to participate in not only local, but regional, state, and national events; exposing participants to new geographical areas, people and experiences.

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Junior Livestock Auction
June 29, 2024 | 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
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