Jr. Livestock Committee

President:  Craig Shupe

Vice President of Operations (shows):  Jen Wixom

Vice President of Marketing (buyers): Leslie Shupe

Marketing Superintendent:  Mindy Savage

Secretary:  Alisa Hardman

Treasure: Ben Sessions

Swine Superintendents:  Brady & Emily Peterson, Colby & Brittany Kuhn

Sheep Superintendents:  Brian House, Ladd Peterson, Mike Kinghorn

Beef Superintendents:  Jason & Rhonda Morgan, Justin Pentz

FFA Instructor:  Kylee Jo Crosby

4-H Program Coordinator: Nicole Reed

Sub Committee: Eric Turner, Bob Wixom, Audrey Peterson, Trina Pentz


Visit the Morgan Co. Jr. Livestock Website here

  • Premiums for Open and 4-H/FFA classes will be:  1st place $3.00, 2nd place $2.00, 3rd place $1.00.  Only two monies per animal will be paid.  Rosettes will be awarded to Grand and Reserve Champion and 3rd-6th place animals.

  • Belt Buckles will be awarded to the Grand and Reserve Showmanship, Market and Carcass winners at the Morgan County Fair.

  • Animals should be groomed and ready for judging according to the schedule that applies tot he appropriate division.

  • Open classes are open to any resident of Morgan County.

  • No bedding or feed will be provided.

  • Any "extra" animals processed will incur a $20.00 charge per animal.  It is the exhibitor's responsibility to place their "extra" animal(s) on the processing sheet by Saturday, Aug 1, 2020 at 3:00 pm.  The processing sheet will be located at the Jr. Livestock Office table.  The $20 charge is payable when the animal is placed on the sheet.

  • No market animals be released from the Morgan County Fair until 8:00 pm Saturday night.

  • Animal pens must be kept clean during the fair.  At the conclusion of the Fair, pens need to be cleaned with waste placed as directed.  Pens not cleaned will be done by management and a $25.00 fee assessed to the exhibitor.  Any animals fed by management will also be assessed a $25.00 fee.



  • Morgan County Jr. Livestock sale will be held in the Ray W. Little Education Pavilion Saturday, August 1, 2020 at 10:00 am.

  • Buyers will be assigned buyer's numbers.  Buyers are requested to settle accounts the day of the sale.


  1. ALL sales must go through the Jr. Livestock Show Sale Committee, including packet bought animals.  In order to cover various Jr. Livestock and sale expenses, a sale commission of 4% for beef and 6% for lambs and hogs will be assessed on all animals going through the Jr. Livestock Sale.

  2. Animals will sell by the head.

  3. All Grand and Reserve Champion winners in the market classes of the beef, sheep and swine divisions are required to sell their winning animals.

  4. Only blue and red ribbon animals will sell.

  5. Exhibitors may only sell one animal.

  6. It is the responsibility of the exhibitor to declare which animals will be sold immediately following their individual shows.

  7. Exhibitors must be properly dressed in 4-H or FFA approved attire for the Jr. Livestock Sale.  Refer to Show Rule #1.

  8. The Grand and Reserve Champions for each species will sell first; starting with steers, lamb and then hogs.  The sale will then alternate species with the number of animals in each species to be determined by the number of animals scheduled to sell.



The Morgan County Jr. Livestock Show and Sale is open to all youth who are residents of Morgan County.

To show and sell an animal, exhibitors must be:

  1. In the third grade, but not less than 8 years of age as of October 1 of the current 4-H year.  Exhibitors can only show through the same season as their high school graduation, but not past their 19th birthday.

  2. Exhibitors must be enrolled in 4-H or FFA by April 1 of the 4-H year.  No enrollment will be accepted after April 1st.

  3. Exhibitors must fill out an Educational Experience for each species shown.

  4. All livestock to be sold must be a 4-H or FFA project with appropriate records.  All exhibitors will be required to submit a finished, up to date 4-H Portfolio or FFA livestock record book by August 20, 2020.

  5. An appreciation letter/Thank you note to all buyers/boosters must be submitted prior to receiving their sale proceeds.  If these are not turned in by September 1st of the sale year, $50 will be taken off the exhibitor's sale check.  All checks must be cashed by December 31st of the sale year.


  1. A 4-H/FFA member in Morgan County must have ownership of their market livestock by the tagging dates as specified by each species supervisor.  The animal must be tagged with a Morgan County tag.  Animals will be tagged at a tagging/weigh in: Date, time and location to be announced.  The animal must be raised in Morgan County.

  2. All Exhibitors will be allowed to enter a maximum of 2 market animals per species/per exhibitor at the fair.  Only one animal may sell.  You can tag in more than 2 animals per species/per exhibitor, but there will be a $5 charge for each additional tag.

  3. Exhibitors must have shown EACH participating animal at the Morgan County Jr. Livestock June Show or any other state sanctioned Jr. Livestock show in addition to the Morgan County Fair.  Exception for Hogs: Exhibitors must have shown EACH participating animal at the Morgan County Jr. Livestock June Show or write a 2-3 page essay per Livestock Committee's requirements, in addition to the Morgan County Fair.

  4. A Bill of Sale is required on all market animals.  In addition, brand inspections will be required on steers and scrapies tags will be required on ewe lambs.  Above mentioned paperwork is due at weigh in.

  5. Minimum Weights:  Beef - 1100 pounds and up.  Lambs - 110 pounds and up.  Hogs - 240 pounds and up.  Weigh-In Rules will be as follows:  An exhibitor can request an instant re-weigh before the animal leaves the scale the first time.  The animal will then leave the scale, the scale will be zeroed out and the animal will immediately be re-weighed.  Animals will not be allowed food or water before re-entering the scale.  All animals will be dry when weighed.  Sheep must be slick shorn with no blanket and will be weighed with standard lamb halter.  All market animals will be divided into lots by weight.  Lots will be posted following the weigh-in.  Underweight animals can be shown in the exhibitor's showmanship class.  There will be no feeder class.  All underweight animals will need to be taken home following their show.

  6. All animals will be subject to a health inspection at weigh-in. No animal will be exhibited or sold unless found to be in a thrifty, sound, disease free, healthy condition. Any animal found unhealthy will be removed from the grounds. All livestock FDA rules on the use of drugs will be the responsibility of the exhibitor. Anyone using drugs on livestock will have the animal withdrawn from the show and sale. Any animal carcass found with drug residue or condemned at slaughter will result in forfeiture of sale proceeds. Any animal force fed will not be allowed to show. During the livestock event, in the case of an animal requiring treatment, all medication must be pre-authorized by the Morgan Co. Jr. Livestock Committee. The committee reserves the right to collect blood samples for random drug testing. Unruly animals will be sifted at the discretion of the species chairman. The Jr. Livestock Committee will have the final decision on any animals sifted prior to the show. Any animal sifted during the Fair Show will not sell.


  1. Exhibitors must be properly dressed in 4-H or FFA approved attire for the shows:  4-H - White collared shirt with a 4-H patch on the left arm.  FFA - FFA jacket with white collared button up shirt.

  2. Exhibitors must show their own animal for showmanship.  No adult will show for an exhibitor.

  3. Showmanship will be divided into the following classes:  3-5 grade, 6-8 grade, 9-12 grade of previous school year.  Order of the classes will be posted.

  4. Appropriate behavior of both youth exhibitors and parents is expected!  There will be no tolerance for foul language or inappropriate treatment of animals, judges or show officials.  Any infraction of this rule may result in a place reduction, forfeiture of premiums, and dismissal from the premises or banishment from future shows.


Each exhibitor is required to do the following:

  1. Be properly dressed in 4-H or FFA approved attire.

  2. Present your own animal to be ultrasounded that will sell in the Auction.

  3. Fill out and turn in a short questionnaire.


Any exhibitor/family member found to break any of the Morgan County Jr. Livestock Program rules contained in the Morgan Jr. Livestock Rules and Regulations, June Show Booklet or the Morgan County Fair Livestock Book before, during or after the county fair will forfeit up to all awards, sales monies and will not be eligible to enter the county fair for a minimum of at least one year following the rule infraction.  The Jr. Livestock Committee will determine the severity of the penalty on a case by case situation.


An exhibitor wishing to file a grievance must submit a grievance form along with $50 to the grievance committee. Forms will be available at the livestock table. The grievance committee will make a ruling on grievances brought to their attention. If the committee votes in favor of the grievance the $50 will be refunded to the submitter. If the committee votes against the grievance the $50 will be forfeited.


1. There will be a brief introduction on how to judge animals and then the judging contest will take place.  Livestock judging rules will apply and the following classes of animals will be judged.  Sheep, Hogs, and Steers.

2. There will be four classes in the contest:

  • Beginner

  • Intermediate

  • Senior

  • Open

3. There will be cash prizes for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place.

4. The decision of the livestock committee will be final, and the winners will be announced in a timely manner and will be posted at the livestock pavilion.

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