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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.



2024 Junior Livestock Show

March 1 – Ag Mechanics Show Arrival

March 2 – Ag Mechanics Show

March 7 – Junior Market Steer Arrival, Beef Cattle Skillathon

March 8 – Junior Market Steer Show

March 9 – Junior Market Steer Show, Gold Stirrup Horse Show Arrival

March 10 – Gold Stirrup Horse Show

March 11 – Junior Market Poultry Arrival & Show

March 12 – Junior Wether Dam & Doe Arrival, Poultry Judging Contest

March 13 – Junior Wether Dam & Doe Show

March 14 – Junior Market Lamb & Goat Arrival, Sheep Skillathon

March 15 – Junior Market Lamb & Goat Show

March 16 – Junior Market Barrow Arrival, Swine Skillathon

March 17 – Junior Market Barrow Show

March 18 – Junior Market Barrow Show

March 19 – Livestock Judging Contest

March 20 – Junior Breeding Heifer Wave 1 Arrival, Youth Robotics Challenge

March 21 – Junior Breeding Heifer Wave 1 Show

March 22 – Junior Breeding Heifer Wave 2 Arrival

March 23 – Junior Breeding Heifer Wave 2 Show


2024 Junior Livestock Show Judges

Junior Market Steers: Shane Bedwell

Junior Market Broilers: Keith Staggs

Junior Market Turkeys: Brett Meisinger

Junior Wether Dams: Charlie Hild

Junior Wether Does: Payton Dahmer

Junior Market Lambs: Al Schminke

Junior Market Goats: Caleb Boardman

Junior Market Barrows: Kyndal Reitzenstein

Junior Breeding Heifers: Ashley Wagner

Junior Breeding Heifers: Scott Werning



Livestock Show kids showing sheep

2024 Schedule

Young lady showing her heifer

2024 Premium Book

Poultry exhibitors

Weight Breaks

Coming Soon
Girl posed with champion junior market goat show



Junior 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.



Agricultural Mechanics

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.

Judging Contests

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 and Wether Dams and Wether Does) 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.


Join us for Rodeo Austin’s one of a kind Youth Auction! All market species will sell on Saturday, March 23rd on the Rodeo Austin Fairgrounds. The sale order will be posted online by midnight on Thursday, March 21.

The sale schedule is as follows:

  • 9 am – Poultry
  • 10:15 am – Goats
  • 11:45 am – Lambs
  • 1:15 pm – Steers
  • 3:00 pm – Art
  • 3:15 pm – Barrows


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.

Exhibitors who qualify for the Youth Auction in 2024 will receive the market/floor check for their respective project in addition to the sale amount the exhibitor receives through the Youth Auction. The 2024 Youth Auction will take place on Saturday, March 23, 2024 at the 100X Dance Hall on the Rodeo Austin Fairgrounds.

The market/floor price will be determined by a competitive bidding process facilitated by the Texas Livestock Marketing Association (TLMA) prior to the show based on current market values. All payments will be made based on the official turn-in weight of the respective project.

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