Department 10
Class 45 - 4-H & Vocational Youth Livestock Sale

Livestock Sale entries and fees will be collected at time of animal tagging. 

Chairperson: Carol Hoffman 
Vice Chairperson:  Kayla Beiler
Secretary/Treasurer: Kathy Shea
Sale Manager: Matt Brandt
(updated 01/23/2018)

  1. See General Animal Rules.
  2. Exhibitors must be members of the Snyder County 4-H Club and/or a Snyder County FFA Chapter. 
  3. A 4-H member is enrolled when the member's enrollment is approved by the county 4-H Educator.
  4. FFA record books must be verified by the adviser, for the exhibitor to be eligible to show during the current fair.  Advisers will provide a list to the livestock Manager by September 4. 
  5. 4-H animal project books must be judged at or prior to 4-H Roundup. Those failing to have project record books judged before Beaver Fair will be ineligible for competition in youth classes and also ineligible for the Youth Livestock Sale.
  6. An alternate project animal for all species may be tagged and exhibitor's choice of animals brought to the fair.  No Family Alternate.
  7. Animals will be castrated by a method chosen by the exhibitor prior to tagging.  However, if during the check of the animal, upon arrival at the fair, the exhibitor must realize that animals found to have testicular tissue will be sent home.

Fair Arrival and Animal Check In and Weighing

  1. There will be no reweighs during weigh-in Sunday of the fair. 
  2. Exhibitors may show and sell a maximum of:  1 steer; 1 dairy feeder, 2 lambs, 2 hogs, 2 goats, 1 rabbit meat pen, 1 single fryer, 1 poultry meat pen and 1 roaster. Exhibitors will be limited to show and sale 7 lots. 
  3. All livestock sale animals must arrive at the fairgrounds on Sunday between the hours of 9 am and 3 pm. Only the maximum number of animals eligible to be exhibited per species may be brought to the fair grounds.  Animals designated as alternates may not be weighed if those chosen do not meet weight requirements.
  4. All livestock will be weighed at the fair on Sunday according to the following schedule: 
        - Rabbits 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. 
        - Poultry 12:00 p.m.
        - All other weigh in will start at 4pm.  Signs for the order will be placed in   the barns and livestock office.
  5. Weights of animals must be within a specified range at weigh-in as follows:    
    - Market Hog (barrows or gilts only) 220-290 lbs
    - Market Lamb (wethers or ewes only) 85 lbs.-no top weight
    - Market goats (wethers or does only) 60-110 lbs.
    - Market Steers 900-1500 lbs.
    - Dairy Feeder Steers (steers only) 350-650 lbs.
    - Rabbits (pen of 3) not more than 70 days old weighing 3 1/2-5 1/2 lbs.
    - Rabbits (single fryer) not more than 70 days old weighing 3 1/2-5 1/2 lbs.
    - Poultry (Meat Pen) not more than 70 days old weighing 7 - 9 lbs.
  6. Weight classes will be designated after weigh-in due to weight variances and number of entries within each weight division.
  7. All animals must be dry for weigh ins.
  8. Lambs must be slick shorn to 1/2 inch or less with the exception of the leg wool. 


  1. Any and all animals that are not taken to the show ring due to the animal not being controllable will not be sold Thursday night during the sale.
  2. Sale start-time will be Thursday of the fair at 6:30 p.m. following any special presentations at 6:00 pm.
  3. Underweight or overweight animals will not be sold at the Livestock Sale.
  4. Sale animals for which the fair provides transportation, will be removed from the fairgrounds beginning at 7pm Saturday night by the fairs designated haulers.  Other animals will be released at 9pm unless there are still fair designated haulers who need to load out. 
  5. Exhibitors will be limited to show and sale 7 lots.