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Livestock Auction

Why become a buyer

The Junior Livestock Auction supports Ag educational programs throughout Kern County. Each purchase directly finances and supports individual youth participants who are working to become future agriculture and community leaders.

As a buyer, you help these young participants to finance future animal projects as well as their overall agricultural, general education, and life experiences. Additionally, you receive high-quality, locally sourced food for you and your family to enjoy.

Each youth participant spends 3-9 months and countless hours raising and caring for their livestock projects. Learning responsibility and dedication, as well as animal care and entrepreneurship, will benefit them far into their future

Only Market Beef, Goats, Lambs, Hogs, Rabbits and Poultry, that are judged “market- ready” will be permitted to sell at the Junior Livestock.This includes the Grand Champions of each species. Simply stated, it means the best of the best are available for you to purchase!

About 4-H

4-H is the nation’s largest youth development organization reaching more than six million youth from ages 5 to 19 years old around the nation. 4-H is focused on empowering youth to reach their full potential by focusing on four personal development areas or the four H’s: Head, Heart, Hands and Health. 4-H’ers spend their extracurricular time on projects focused on citizenship, healthy living and science so they can make a positive impact on their communities and the world. For more details, visit www.4-H.org

About FFA (Future Farmers of America)

Created in 1928, the Future Farmers of America (FFA) is a national youth organization with over 7,500 chapters. With a motto of “Learning to Do, Doing to Learn, Earning to Live, Living to Serve”, FFA prepares middle and high school students for successful careers and a lifetime of informed choices in the global agriculture, food, fiber and natural resource systems. For more details, visit www.FFA.org

Register to become a buyer

2022 Buyer Registration
2022 Buyer Registration
Buyer Registration: To purchase at the auction or to do add ons, click the link and follow the directions. Please make sure to retain your buyer number and keep your code you are sent as it will be used later for payment.

Add Ons

All Add Ons will be completed online this year.
As each set of specie entries close, entries will appear on the website and those exhibitors and their animals will be eligible for add ons.

Please keep a few things in mind:
  • Exhibitors may have multiple animals. Make sure to select the right specie.
  • All animals may not make the auction. That money will be refunded to you once they are withdrawn from the auction.
  • Auction lot numbers will change once the actual sale has been set. These numbers are only used during the add on portion.
2022 Livestock Add Ons
2022 Livestock Add Ons
All Add Ons will be done online this year. As each specie's entries close, entries will appear on the website and those exhibitors and their animals will be eligible for add ons.

Cuts Produced

Percentages are taken of the carcass weight. Below are a variety of cuts that may be offered. Contact your cut-and-wrap company to learn what cuts will be offered.





If you have questions about participating in the Livestock Auction, please email dstornetta@kerncountyfair.com or call (661) 529-6249
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