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Large Livestock

(lärj lîv’stok’): Large animals raised for food or other products, or kept for use, especially farm animals such as meat and dairy cattle and pigs.

ABOUT THE DEPARTMENT

The Toyota Large Livestock department is one of the busiest departments at the Fair! There’s always action as exhibitors hustle and bustle around the fairgrounds taking care of their animals. You’ll always see someone walking a cow, blow-drying a sheep, or grooming a pig. That’s normal procedure around here!

The brand new Judge William P. Clark Livestock Center is a beautiful place for you to enjoy the Large Livestock Exhibits.

Did you know that 200 years ago the first fair featured a beautiful specimen of sheep tied to a tree in the town square? Livestock is and always has been the mainstay of the country fair.

4H, Grange, FFA, and independent exhibitors have worked hard all year to present this authentic livestock experience.

PURCHASE LIVESTOCK SHOW PHOTOS 

Interested in artistic photos of Livestock Shows? Check out the photography of Branded Rose. Images are for sale.

Click this link for Gallery:

https://brandedrose.smugmug.com/2022-Shows/VENTURA-COUNTY-FAIR

Junior Livestock Auction
Friday, August 12

Add-Ons and Buyers

We are accepting add-ons from August 12-August 22.

Please use the link above to register.

Buyers must register in order to add-on.  Once registered, a buyer can scroll and find the exhibitor(s) they wish to add-on. A buyer can also filter exhibitors by name, club or species.


Auction Sponsorships:
The Ventura County Fair Junior Livestock Auction is the oldest Livestock Auction in the state and one of the largest. Your participation through sponsorship of this event will help ensure that the tremendous commitment of time, energy, and money on the part of 4-H, FFA, and Grange Youth Exhibitors who participate is rewarded with a positive learning experience.

Order of Sale and Approximate Sale Times:

9:00 AM
MEAT PENS – CHICKENS
MARKET STEERS
MINIATURE MARKET STEERS
MARKET HEIFERS

11:00 AM
MEAT PENS – TURKEYS
MARKET SWINE

12:00 PM
SUPREME CHAMPION DRIVE
FOUNDATION MARKET LAMB

3:00 PM
MEAT PENS – RABBITS
MARKET GOATS
MARKET LAMBS

All times approximate

Silent Auction
Small Livestock Silent Auction
for all Market Ready Meat Pens
(Rabbit, Chicken, Turkey)

Livestock Demonstrations

Sheep to Shawl Demonstrations
Friday, August 5, 2022 – TBD
Patio Area in front of the Clark Pavilion

WOOL SPINNING AND DROP SPINDLE DEMONSTRATIONS
Sunday, August 7, 2022 - 12:00 PM – 6:00 PM
Patio Area in front of Clark Pavilion

CLICK ON THE FOLLOWING LINKS TO VIEW ENTRY FORMS:

Entry Deadlines

Senior Breeding Divisions: July 5, 2022 Junior Market Divisions: 

Junior Breeding Divisions: July 5, 2022 Steers/Heifers: April 2, 2022, 9AM-11AM 

Goats, Lambs & Swine: June 4, 2022, 7AM-11AM 

DNA Kits Due: 

Swine: June 15, 2022, by 4 PM 

SUPERINTENDENT

The Large Livestock Department and the Junior Livestock Auction are presented by Gold Coast Toyota Dealers

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