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Livestock Auction

Auction Dates + Sale Order

Day 1

Thursday, September 28, 2023

(Sales Pavilion)
5 PM - Dairy Replacement Heifers
Followed by Beef Open and Bred Replacement Heifers
Followed by Market Beef
Followed by Ag Mechanics

Day 2

Friday, September 29, 2023

(Swine Arena)
1 PM - Market Swine
Followed by Market Rabbits and Fryers, Market Turkeys and Pen of Poultry

Day 3

Saturday, September 30, 2023

(Sales Pavilion)
1 PM - Market Goat
Followed by Market Lamb

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

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.
  • Exhibitors are allowed to show multiple animals but only sell one, thus those monies applied to an exhibitors animals will be transferred to the declared selling animal eligible to sell.
  • All animals may not meet the requirements via weight or grading to make the auction and those monies on those animals will be returned to you, unless the exhibitor has an another eligible animal to sell.
  • Auction lot numbers will change once the actual sale has been set. These numbers are only used during the add on portion.
2023 Livestock Add Ons
2023 Livestock Add Ons
As each specie's entries close, entries will appear on the website and those exhibitors and their animals will be eligible for add ons.

You have four options to pay:

Click on the cart icon
  1. Pay with credit card
  2. Print invoice in cart and mail a check
  3. Be billed for what’s in your cart after the auction.
  4. Pay in person at the auction via check, cash or credit card

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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