Department 29 – Market Beef


Go to Junior Livestock Department Rules and Information
Go to Daily Schedule


All Livestock must be in place and checked in by the times stated in the 2019 Daily Schedule

All Market Steers & Market Heifers must be ear tagged by Leader/Advisor prior to entering AgFest

Entry Fee – $20.00 per Entry, per Class
Entry includes Showmanship
Danish System of Judging

Supreme & Reserve Supreme Champion – Rosette
4-H, FFA & Grange Champion & Reserve Champion – Rosette


SUPREME CHAMPION DRIVE
Tuesday, June 11th, 2019 at 7:00 pm
(30 minutes following the FFA Market Swine Show)

RULES AND INFORMATION
  1. AgFest does not provide any bedding for any animals.  All animals will be bedded on straw or shavings.  Rice straw and sprays are prohibited.  
  2. After weighing, market steers/heifers will be divided into weight lots within the 1,050 to 1,400 pounds limitations as desired by management for convenience in judging. Weights will be 1,050 to 1,400 pounds. Any steer/heifer weighing over 1,400 pounds will not be sifted but will NOT be paid for over the 1,400 pounds. 
  3. All Market Steers/Heifers must have a Bill of Sale and Yellow Transportation Slip at time of weigh-in. Exhibitor must own Market Beef for at least 120 days prior to AgFest.  See Owner Requirements for specie date.
  4. Independent exhibitors must submit pictures electronically with exhibitors name in the subject line to agfestlvstck@gmail.com(4 views, face, both sides & back including Exhibitor’s face in pictures with their animal), permanent tag and/or tattoo information along with a Bill of Sale as proof of ownership as of 120 days prior to AgFestSee Owner Requirements for date.
  5. Exhibitor entering this Department has read the Junior Livestock – Showmanship Section, and parents, leaders or advisors have reviewed with Exhibitor. 
  6. Exhibitors with 2 market animals will have one hour from the conclusion of their last market show to declare at the livestock office, which animal is not selling.  If an exhibitor does not inform the livestock office that they are not selling within that allotted time frame, the superintendents retain the right to choose which animal sells, decision is final.  
  7. ALL Exhibitors are to completely clean pens prior to release, and place debris in designated areas.
  8. Sale order will be determined by the judge.
  9. Must enter County Bred and Owned to participate in class. 

MARKET READY:  Market steers/heifers projected to have sufficient fat deposition to meet the marbling specifications for USDA Prime, Choice, or Select+ quality grades.  ELIGIBLE FOR SALE. 

NOT MARKET READY:  Market steers/heifers lacking evidence of sufficient fat deposition to produce a desirable consumer product.  Steers projected to grade USDA Select or lower.  NOT ELIGIBLE FOR SALE.

Division 1 – Market Steer / Heifer 1,050 to 1,400 pounds

CLASS
  1. 4-H / Grange
  2. FFA / Grange

Division 2 – San Joaquin Locally Born and Raised 

No entry fee

CLASS
  1. San Joaquin Born / Raised  
RULES AND INFORMATION
  1. All steers/heifers must have been entered and shown in the market show. 
  2. Must have a Bill of Sale for evidence that steer/heifer was born and raised in San Joaquin County. 
  3. Class will follow selection of Supreme champion. 
  4. Champion Born and Raised Belt Buckle donated by JMR Ranch.  Reserve Champion buckle donated by Boyd Farms. 
  5. The class will have NO effect on how the sale order is established.

Club / Chapter Group

 Enter Ringside
3 Animals

4-H / Grange Club Group
FFA / Grange Chapter Group

RULES AND INFORMATION
  1. No more than two animals owned by each exhibitor.  Each animal in the group pen competition must have been shown in the market classes in the Junior Department.  Quality and uniformity of the animals in the group pen will be emphasized.

Feeder Cattle

Entry Fee – $20.00 per Entry, per Class
Danish System of Judging

RULES AND INFORMATION
  1. Due to weight variances, division number only should make entries.  After weighing, animals will be divided by weight for convenience of judging.
  2. Market Beef animal entries not making weight are automatically entered into the correct Feeder Cattle division. 

Division 4 – Feeder Cattle 350 lbs to 1,049 lbs

CLASS
  1. 4-H / Grange  
  2. FFA / Grange

Beef Carcass Contest

Awards Sponsored by the San Joaquin / Stanislaus Cattle Women / Men

RULES AND INFORMATION
  1. All cattle sold at the Junior Livestock Auction and consigned to the commercial processing plant will be judged. 

!!NEW THIS YEAR!!
SUPREME CHAMPION DRIVE

Large Market Animals:Beef, Sheep, Swine, Goats

Tuesday, June 11th, 2019 7:00 PM
(Time is tentative…drive will begin approximately 30 minutes after the conclusion of the FFA Market Swine Show)
Beef and Dairy Ring

NON-SALE MARKET ANIMALS:

Exhibitors with 2 market animals will have one hour from the conclusion of their last market show to declare at the livestock office, which animal is not selling. If you have the same specie animal, or an animal that will not be sold it is one hour after that show. 

If an exhibitor does not inform the livestock office that they are not selling within that allotted period, the superintendents retain the right to choose which animal sells, decision is final. 

Check the Daily Schedule for release times and be sure to remove your non-sale animals after obtaining release authorizations from the livestock officeBe sure to remove the correct animal.  If a designated sale animal that has been given a lot number for the sale is removed from the Fairgrounds and or taken home in error, it may not be returned to the Fairgrounds.  The wrong animal kept at the fair will not be eligible to sell.


Market Beef Showmanship

Ribbons to 6th Place
American System of Judging

Division 20 – 4-H / Grange

CLASS 
  1. Novice 
  2. Intermediate 
  3. Advanced 

Division 21 – FFA / Grange

CLASS
  1. Greenhand
  2. True Novice
  3. Advanced

RELEASE FOR:
Non-Sale Large Market Animals:
TUESDAY from 6:00 -8:00 pm Only
WEDNESDAY from 6:00 AM to 8:00 AM OR 6:00 to 8:00 PM ONLY
Special accommodations will need to be approved by one of the superintendents including, showmanship animals.

All Beef, Sheep, Goat & Swine Market animals will need to be removed by Wednesday at 8 pm – unless arrangements have been made with the Superintendents