KORY KESSINGER - Chairman
Junior LivestockSale Committee
1. According to Colorado State Fair Commission, no animals will be admitted to Junior
Show at the Colorado State Fair if they have been entered and sold at the Eastern
Colorado Roundup Junior Livestock Sale. However, these animals are eligible to be
shown in the open division of the State Fair.
2. All cattle, sheep, hogs, meat goats, meat/market rabbits and poultry to be sold in
livestock sale must have been shown prior to sale in a market class at Eastern
3. All exhibitors must show in their assigned showmanship class in the species they are
selling in the sale. Any exhibitor who chooses not to show in showmanship in a
specific species will not be allowed to sell in that species.
4. Animals will be weighed for class distinction, as indicated in the program schedule.
This weight will be used for the sale weight. Weights - steers (1050#-1550#), market
heifers (1000#-1550#), market goats (#50–110#), market hogs (220#- 290#) and
market lambs (100#-170#) will be standard used.
5. A 5% commission will be deposited to Washington County Junior Livestock Sale
Committee on all animals sold. This 5% commission will be used to finance next years
sale. Any amount above budgeted items will be added to the Sale Commission Fund
grant program This program is available to any livestock oriented event to benefit
youth of Washington County.
6. Animals will sell in three rounds in the following order:
Round 1: Grand Champion, Reserve Grand Champion, and Champion Rate of Gain of
each species; followed by Division Champions and Reserve Champions (Light to
Round 2: consisting of all youth selling their first animal of the sale, those who have
not previously sold in round 1
Round 3: youth selling their second animal of the sale. Rounds 2 and 3 will be made
up of small sets of animals per species in random order.
7. In order for an exhibitor to sell in Round 1 of the sale their animal must be exhibited in
the Parade of Champions that is sponsored by the Eastern Colorado Roundup. Any
animal that does not participate in accordance with the superintendent of that
department will not be allowed to sell in the first round and will be put into Round 2 of
8. Jr. Exhibitors may consign a total of two animals in the sale, no more than one animal
of any species per person. Market animals not consigned to the sale may be shipped to
the Packer at buy back price. A $5.00 per animal fee will be deducted from sale
checks on all animals shipped that did not go through the sale.
9. The sale will be limited to 144 lots. This will include 35 animals from Beef, Swine,
Sheep and Goats plus the Grand and Reserve Grand Champion from Poultry and
Rabbits. If a species does not fill all of its 35 spots in the sale, the remaining spots can
be moved to another species (except poultry/rabbits) to maintain the 144 lots total. If
all spots are filled, exhibitors will be entered into the sale based upon class placing.
10. Exhibitors are responsible for the health and welfare of their animals until the animals
are removed from grounds. In addition, exhibitor will absorb the loss of an animal
that fails to pass Federal meat inspection requirements at packing plant. Exhibitors
must comply with Wholesome Meat Act provisions as outlined in General Livestock
Rules. Any testing assessed by packer will be charged to seller.
11. Consignments for sale animals and extra market animals to be shipped close at 2:00
p.m. Thursday in the Extension Office.
12. If the consignor is not present at the sale ring when their number is called, they will
fall to the bottom of the list.
13. Bill of sale for market beef must be at preliminary weigh-in.
14. Beef animals must be led into the sale ring in order to sell.
15. Payment including any additional premiums will be collected from the buyers at the
conclusion of the auction. Sellers will receive checks with appropriate deductions
after all buyer funds are collected. This may take some time so do not expect check
immediately after the fair.
16. Photos of animals must be taken. Check with barn superintendents or Extension Office
for time and location. Photos and thank you card to mount photo on may be picked up
after 3:00 p.m. Friday afternoon in the south room of the Event Center. After 5:00 p.m.
photos may be picked up in the sale ring. All animals being sold in the sale must have
a picture taken to give to buyer.
17. In addition to the seller’s photo thank you poster, all exhibitors must write a thank you
card to the buyer. Sale checks will not be released until the thank you card(s) have
been turned into the Extension Office. Cards must be stamped and addressed to buyer,
with youth’s name and address as return address.
18. Any animal may check out Saturday morning with Superintendent to go to Brush
Livestock Sale. Animal must be listed as a take home on sale consignment form.
19. Sale BBQ – will begin at 4:30 p.m. on Friday under the pavilion in the southeast
corner of the fairgrounds.
20. Tri-State Show – Grand & Reserve Champions of each species are eligible for Tri-
State Show. If an exhibitor selling their animal in the Jr. Livestock Sale wants to
participate in the Tri-State Show, they must declare intentions on their consignment
form and pick up and complete a contract from the extension office. Exhibitor will be
required to make arrangements with the owner of the animal in order to participate in
the Tri-State Show.
21. Any exhibitor showing in more than one county may only sell in one junior livestock
sale per year.
22. Only high school FFA members and 4-H members in good standing will be allowed
to sell in the junior livestock sale.
23. Only the Grand and Reserve Champion Market Rabbit and Market Poultry will be
allowed to sell in the junior livestock sale.
24. No catch-it program animals will be allowed to sell in the junior livestock sale.
This information will be updated annually or as rules and regulations change.