Welcome All Livestock Exhibitors
Each spring, Rodeo Austin welcomes junior livestock exhibitors and 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.
2023 Sale Order
2023 Junior Livestock Show
March 3 – Ag Mechanics Arrival
March 4 – Ag Mechanics Contest
March 9 – Jr. Market Steer Arrival
March 9 – Beef Cattle Skillathon
March 10 – Jr. Market Steer Show
March 11 – Jr. Market Steer Show
March 12 – Jr. Breeding Heifer Arrival (British/Continental)
March 13 – Jr. Breeding Heifer Show
March 14 – Jr. Breeding Heifer Arrival (American)
March 15 – Jr. Breeding Heifer Show
March 16 – Jr. Market Poultry Arrival/Sift & Show
March 17 – Jr. Market Lamb & Goat Arrival
March 17 – Sheep Skillathon
March 18 – Jr. Market Lamb & Goat Show
March 19 – Youth Robotics Challenge
March 20 – Poultry Judging Contest
March 21 – Jr. Market Barrow Arrival
March 21 – Swine Skillathon
March 22 – Jr. Market Barrow Show
March 23 – Jr. Market Barrow Show
March 24 – Livestock Judging Contest
March 24 – Gold Stirrup Horse Show Arrival
March 25 – Youth Auction
March 25 – Gold Stirrup Horse Show
*Schedule subject to change.
2023 Junior Livestock Show Judges
Jason Hoffman; Thedford, NE
Curtis Vader; Magnolia, TX
Keith Staggs; College Station, TX
Marty Gibbs; Ballinger, TX
Barrett Carlisle; Leavenworth, KS
Troy Sloan; Cameron, MO
Junior Breeding Heifers (British/Brangus, Red Brangus, Simbrah, ARB)
Blake Bloomberg; Secor, IL
Junior Breeding Heifers (Continental/Beefmaster, Brahman, Santa Gertrudis)
Chris Sankey; Council Grove, 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.
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 25th on the Rodeo Austin Fairgrounds. The sale order will be posted online by midnight on Thursday, March 23.
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.