Welcome All Livestock Exhibitors
Each spring, Rodeo Austin welcomes both junior and open livestock exhibitors as well as horse show exhibitors to the annual Fair and Rodeo typically held in March. On average more than 9,000 exhibitors compete to enhance their agricultural education. Rodeo Austin is proud to provide these opportunities for youth to succeed.
We are excited to announce that we will host the Junior Livestock Show, including Agricultural Mechanics and the Ultimate Scramble Championship, in March 2021. Rodeo Austin’s top priority remains growing the next generation of Texas kids; we look forward to having a great show in 2021!
Covid Safety Update
In order to stay true to our mission and follow proper social distancing and other health safety guidelines, Rodeo Austin has made a tough decision to temporarily suspend the Open Livestock and Horse Shows March of 2021.
We will continue to monitor and follow public health recommendations and guidelines set by government officials. Our events will be conducted in compliance with all state, county, city mandates. Protocols and requirements will be announced soon.Stay Up-To-Date
2021 Junior Livestock Show
March 12 – Market Goat Arrival
March 13 – Market Goat Show
March 14 – Market Lamb Arrival
March 15 – Market Lamb Show
March 16 – Market Poultry Arrival and Show
March 17 – Market Barrow Arrival – Wave 1
March 18 – Market Barrow Show – Wave 1
March 19 – Market Barrow Arrival – Wave 2
March 20 – Market Barrow Show – Wave 2
March 21 – Ultimate Scramble Championship
March 22 – Market Steer Arrival
March 23 – Market Steer Show
March 24 – Market Steer Show
March 25 – Breeding Heifer Arrival – Wave 1
March 26 – Breeding Heifer Show – Wave 1
March 27 – Breeding Heifer Arrival – Wave 2
March 28 – Breeding Heifer Show – Wave 2
Dates are subject to change.
Junior Market Steers – Nick Fitzsimmons, OK
Junior Market Barrows – Ben Bobell, IL
Junior Market Lambs – Evan Snyder, PA
Junior Market Goats – Spencer Scotten, OK
Junior Market Broilers – Brian Lowe, TX
Junior Market Turkeys – Keith Scott, TX
Junior Breeding Heifers (Brangus, Red Brangus, Simbrah, ARB, Continental) – Terri Barber, NM
Junior Breeding Heifers (Beefmaster, Brahman, Santa Gertrudis) – Cheramie Viator, TX
Junior Breeding Heifers (British) – Taylor Frank, KS
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Please see below for frequently asked questions about the Livestock Show.
Late entries for the junior livestock show are $500 per entry and accepted through arrival. Completed paperwork and payment must be submitted during arrival at the Howdy office. Only checks and cash are accepted.
Ag Mech late entries will be accepted through arrival. There is a $100 fee per project entered. Completed paperwork and payment must be submitted upon arrival.
Virtual Livestock Judging Contest
Late entries are accepted through March 1 for a $100 entry fee. Email [email protected] to enter.
All livestock must enter through Gate 1 on Decker Lane. No health papers are required for market animals at this time. In cooperation with the Texas Animal Health Commission, all breeding animals (Junior Breeding Heifers) must have health papers current within 30 days. Exhibitors with falsified papers will receive a $250 fine.
To stall together, you must arrive together. There will be no exceptions.
Making the sale
Join us for Rodeo Austin’s one of a kind Youth Auction! All market species will sell on Saturday, March 27 at ACL Live at the Moody Theater in downtown Austin. The sale order will be posted online by midnight on Thursday, March 25.
The sale schedule is as follows:
- 9 am – Poultry
- 10:15 am – Barrows
- 12:15 pm – Steers
- 2 pm – Lambs
- 3:30 pm – Goats
By the request of the Youth Auction committee and buyers, exhibitor substitutions are highly discouraged. Substitutions must meet the requirements listed in the Premium Book. A substitute must be arranged by the original exhibitor. Substitutions can be emailed to [email protected]. Please, no buyer baskets.