Jr Livestock Auction
July 7, 2024
2024 Information Coming Soon!
The Animals have arrived
The 4H and FFA animals have moved in to the Pavilion in the Red Zone! The shows are all week culminating in the Junior Livestock Auction on July 9, 2023.
Join us for the annual event
Buyer registration opens at 8:00am
Each year Alameda County youth select FFA and 4-H livestock projects (swine, beef, lambs, and goats) to compete at the county fair. In addition to the expense of purchasing their animal, feed, and supplies, these projects require hours of attention to feed, train, and prepare their animals for the show. The youth learn essential life skills such as communication, organization, cooperation, responsibility, and financial management. The months of educational work experience includes biology, nutrition, accounting, marketing and personal accountability training.
FFA & 4-H livestock projects provide opportunities for young people to develop solid values that will serve their community wherever they live. At the Alameda County Fair, their hard work pays off when these projects are judged, graded and sold.
There is nothing like the Junior Livestock Auction to generate excitement and see the culmination of many months of work by local youth. The Junior Livestock Auction provides the community an opportunity to invest in our youth and their future. Proceeds from the sale of projects go towards the exhibitor’s next year’s projects and often fund college educations enhancing the ability of these young people to contribute to their communities.
As a buyer, your participation in the sale recognizes youth for the time, expense and effort that has gone into raising a market animal. You receive top-quality meat, advertising value, and you may obtain tax benefits (consult with your tax preparer regarding deductions for price paid above market value) from the purchase of an animal.
Please support the Alameda County Junior Livestock Auction by investing in the youth of Alameda County!