Youth from all over the county prepare for months in advance to exhibit animals at the Butte County Fair. We feel this is one of our most rewarding attractions during fair week. Youth can enter breeding and market of either species: Beef Cattle, Dairy Cattle, Sheep, Hogs, Meat Goats, Dairy Goats, Rabbits or Poultry during the week of August 22nd-25th in hopes to be named Grand Champion of their respected species. Our 4-H and FFA exhibitors pride themselves on animal welfare, providing the best life for their animal as well as the greatest end product for the consumer. Not only are the animals evaluated but the exhibitors compete in a division where their personal showmanship skills are tested.
On Saturday, August 24 at 10am the Junior Livestock Auction is held in the McClanahan Pavilion. This is open to everyone! To register as a Buyer, forms are now available in the main office and on sale day morning starting at 8am. This is a terminal sale, but Buyers are given the option to either process or resale the animal they've purchased. Resale prices will be available the week of the fair. Buyers are crucial for the success of the Junior Livestock Auction. With the support of Buyers, all of the exhibitors hard work pays off if they can make enough money after its all said and done. For most exhibitors, the money earned from selling their market animal is saved into a college fund or to help support them with their next project. Please take the time to come support our youth by purchasing or bump-bidding their animal at this years sale!