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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.

Gallery:

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

Junior Livestock Auction
Friday, August 11

Add-Ons and Buyers

We are accepting add-ons from August 11-August 21.

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.

Open Senior Dairy Goat and Sheep Show

Wednesday, August 2 – Sunday, August 6, 2023.

Junior Livestock Show Dates

Monday, August 7 – Sunday, August 13, 2023

Junior Livestock Auction

Friday, August 11, 2023

LARGE LIVESTOCK TAGGING & ENTRY DATES

Online entries only. No paper entries accepted.

Market Beef

Saturday, April 1, 2023 8AM-11AM

Market Hogs, Lambs & Goats

Saturday, June 3, 2023 8AM-11AM

Swine DNA Kits Due

Swine: June 14, 2023 by 4PM
Senior Breeding Divisions: July 3, 2023 by 11:59PM
Junior Breeding Divisions: July 3, 2023 by 11:59PM

NOTE: All Junior Market Divisions must be entered and paid online at www.vcf.fairwire.com by entry deadline, NO paper entries accepted on tagging days. No late entries accepted.

INDEPENDENT EXHIBITORS MUST SUBMIT AN “INDEPENDENT EXHIBITOR APPLICATION” TO BE ELIGIBLE FOR THE SHOW. THIS FORM IS DUE TO THE FAIR ADMINISTRATION OFFICE NO LATER THAN MARCH 1, 2023.

Livestock Demonstrations

Coming soon

Entry guide coming soon

SUPERINTENDENT

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

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